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Image of the Week - 1/13/23

thin hagfish membrane in transwell assembly

To better visualize the hagfish protein membrane production process, we dyed the membranes red. Here, we have a membrane in a Transwell insert assembly. Retinal epithelial cells are cultured on these assemblies for biocompatibility testing and Bruch's membrane research. (Rickabaugh, 2023)

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Spring 2023 Lab Meetings

Mondays, 2:30pm, ENGR 402C

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Updated 1/14/2023

Recent News

  • Cassandra received an URCO AND an EURP to support her undergradaute research developing computational simulations of retinal vasculature invastion. Great work!
  • Congrats to Emilee and Dillon who won an award for their poster at the 2022 Hansen Life Sciences retreat!

  • Emilee and Dillon are new graduate students in Fall 2022! Emilee will be restarting our muscle project and Dillon will continue working on our NIH-funded eye research.