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Multiple positions available for graduate students interested in tissue engineering!

Aug. 27, 2021—We currently have multiple openings for graduate students interested in tissue engineering, microfluidics, human brain organoids, and non-traditional micropatterning approaches.  These positions are supported by projects funded by NIH and NSF.  Interested students should contact Prof. Bellan for more details.

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Our work on a new treatment for burn wounds is published

Aug. 9, 2021—Exciting results from our collaboration with Dr. Wes Thayer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were just published!  Check out the manuscript here.

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Brian’s paper on GelMA-Cad is published in ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering

Aug. 28, 2020—Brian’s paper describes a new bioinstructive hydrogel we call GelMA-Cad.  Not only is it easily patterned, but it promotes survival and maturation of iPSC-derived neurons, and facilities their assembly into synaptically connected networks.  This is the latest result from our extensive collaborative efforts with the Lippmann lab, where Brian is now a postdoc.  Check out...

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Xin’s latest paper on microfluidic devices to synthesize PET tracers is published in Molecular Imaging and Biology!

Jul. 13, 2020—Xin’s paper describing simple, high throughput synthesis of ready-to-use [68Ga]Ga-PSMA-11 (a critically important PET tracer for identifying prostate cancer cells) is published in Molecular Imaging and Biology!  Congratulations Xin!

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Our cotton candy work is featured in Chemical and Engineering News

Nov. 8, 2018—A series entitled “The Chemistry of Delight”

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Naomi Mburu (2015 summer research student from UMBC) wins a Rhodes Scholarship!

Nov. 29, 2017—Naomi Mburu, a student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County who worked in our lab during the summer of 2015 on a 3D printing project, just won a Rhodes Scholarship. She is the first student in UMBC’s history to win this prestigious award, and the Bellan lab is incredibly proud of her and her...

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Cheap and easy incubator alarm monitor system

Aug. 1, 2017—Check out our Resources page for a quick, cheap, and easy incubator alarm monitoring system.  If you want text messages at 3AM if your incubator is alarming at that time, here’s a nice way to do it!

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