We are excited to welcome Yan Carlos Pacheco, our newest bioengineering graduate student, to the lab! Yan joins us from the University of Florida where he recently completed a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. Yan is co-advised by Dr. Nick Willett and will be working on biomaterials for bone repair.
We're excited to welcome two new undergraduate researchers to the lab: Lily Mozipo and Simon Oh. Lily will be working with Veronica on hydrogel chemistry, and Simon will be working with John on affinity binding partners.
See more details and the video of the official announcement here! This gift will fund the next phase of the new campus, enabling further expansion of bioengineering and applied scientific research at the University of Oregon, including training additional students, hiring new faculty members, and a second building.
We're so excited to welcome Veronica Spaulding (Chemistry) and John O'Hara-Smith (Institute of Molecular Biology) as the newest graduate students in the Hettiaratchi Lab! They bring their unique expertise in chemistry and biology to our interdisciplinary work.
Congratulations to Hons Rajabzadeh for winning an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Mini-grant! This funding will support his senior thesis project on developing hyaluronic acid hydrogels for neuro-modulation.
We published our first review paper, led by graduate student Jonathan Dorogin, in the 2021 Emerging Investigators issue of Biomaterials Science.
We welcome rotation students Andres Guerrero and Wyatt Parks from the department of chemistry and biochemistry to the lab!
Congratulations to Ireland Johnson for being named a Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholar! This award will fund a full year of Ireland's research on biomaterials for bone regeneration in the Hettiaratchi Lab.
Graduate student Jonathan Dorogin is featured on the website for the new UO-OSU Bioengineering Graduate Program.
September was an exciting month for the Hettiaratchi Lab! The lab moves into the new Knight Campus building! We're very quickly getting set up to do science in our new space.
We welcome Jonathan Dorogin, our first graduate student in Bioengineering, and John O'Hara Smith, rotating graduate student from the Department of Biology! We also welcome undergraduate researcher Henry Hochstatter from the Clark Honors College, who is majoring in human physiology.
We welcome rotation student, Dillon Willis, from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and undergraduates, Branden Henry, Hons Rajabzadeh, and Ireland Johnson to the lab!
The lab may be closed, but we're still receiving orders! Here's all the boxes have that arrived so far with new equipment to set up.
The lab officially opens its doors!Our new paper on heparin-based biomaterials for protein delivery to repair large bone defects in rats is out in Science Advances. Check out the story in Around the O!