As part of the 10th annual Center for Clinical Translational Science Spring Conference, attendees nominated UK faculty to receive Research Mentor Recognition Awards. One of the recipients was Guoqiang Yu from the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He was presented the award during the keynote luncheon of the conference on March 25 at the Lexington Convention Center.
Additionally, three students won awards for their posters. The winners were:
First place: Soroosh Torabi, student teaching assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering. His abstract was titled “A Novel Microfluidic Platform for 3D Cell Culture and Study of Cancer Cell Metastasis.”
Second place: Anastasia Kruse Hauser, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering. Her abstract was titled “Development of CREKA-conjugated iron oxide nanoparticles for hyperthermia treatment of cancer.”
Third place: Michael Akenhead, graduate research assistant, Department of Biomedical Engineering. His abstract was titled “An Ongoing Investigation to Link Cathepsin B-Mediated Cleavage of Mac-1 Integrins to the Shear-Induced Regulation of Neutrophil Adhesivity.”