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We are proud of our team's accomplishments in research, teaching, and service.  Keep up-to-date on our latest news!

Monet to be inducted to prestigious society

Monet has been selected to be inducted into the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society at Yale University in April for her scholarship & service as a graduate student. Congrats, Monet!  

 

Nov 2018

Steven presents his work on campus

Steven presented his work on Scanning Angle Interference Microscopy at the annual biophysics symposium.  Congrats, Steven!  

 

Nov 2018

Monet presents her work in Atlanta

Monet presented her glycocalyx-induced microvesicle biogenesis work at the Annual Biomedical Engineering Society Meeting in Atlanta, GA.

 

Oct 2018

Monet receives distinguished award

Monet receives the Distinguished Social Justice Award from the Graduate & Professional Student Diversity Council at the Graduate Diversity & Inclusion Spring Recognition Banquet for her efforts in service in this realm. Congrats, Monet!

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May 2018

 

Monet presents her work in Phoenix

Monet presented her work on the involvement of the glycocalyx in microvesicle biogenesis in a platform talk as well as her collaborative work with Carolyn and Joe on glycocalyx-induced membrane bending in a poster presentation at the Annual Biomedical Engineering Society Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.

Oct 2017

Jay presents his work in New Orleans 

Jay presented his modeling work at the annual Biophysical Society Meeting.  Congrats, Jay!  

 

Jan 2017

Zhu wins best talk

Zhu's presentation on cellular perception of surface stresses was voted by faculty as the best talk at the CBE Graduate Research Symposium.  Congrats, Zhu!

 

Jan 2017

Carolyn wins best poster

Carolyn's work on engineering the cellular glycocalyx was awarded best poster at the Cornell Physical Sciences Oncology Center's Annual Retreat.  Congrats, Carolyn!

 

Jan 2017

Monet, Carolyn, and Joe present their work

A great representation of our lab's work at Cornell's Physical Sciences Oncology Center Annual Retreat.

Jan 2017

New NIH pilot grant awarded

The lab received new pilot funding from the National Cancer Institute to develop high affinity reagents for glycoscience as part of new collaboration with the DeLisa Lab.  Find out more about our collaborators.

 

Jan 2017

Carolyn and Marshall submit their paper

Carolyn, Marshall, Vivek, and Shelby submit their paper on glycocalyx engineering to ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering. The work describes our creation of the first genetically encoded toolbox for engineering the structure and chemistry of the glycocalyx. 

 

Jan 2017

Zhu and Carolyn submit their paper

Zhu, Carolyn, Vivek, and Grace submit their paper on cellular perception of surface stresses to Nature Materials.  Congrats!

 

Jan 2017

Grace travels to South Africa 

Grace served as a mathematics teacher and ambassador to students in the rural South African town of Mamelodi, a community still affected by the legacy of apartheid. Read more about the Mamelodi Initiative.

 

Jan 2017

Grace is selected as a Kessler Fellow

Grace will explore her entrepreneurial spirit through this year-long fellowship supported by the generosity of Andy Kessler.  Congrats to Grace for this honor.  Read more about the program.

 

Dec 2017

Zhu presents in San Francisco

Zhu traveled to San Francisco to present her work at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting. 

 

Nov 2016

Carolyn gives podium presentation in San Francisco

Carolyn gave a podium talk on her cell migration work at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting. Congrats, Carolyn!

 

Nov 2016

Matt presents in Berlin

Matt gives a talk on the lab's research at the inaugural CellMatrix meeting in Berlin, Germany.

 

Nov 2016

Grace organizes Untold

Grace creates Untold, an event sharing the stories of the elderly, homeless, refugees, and Ithacans through photographs and audio.  Thank you for bringing to light these compelling narratives, Grace.  Read more.  

 

Nov 2016

Grace wins prestigious scholarship

Grace is the recipient of the Frank and Rosa Rhodes Scholarship!  The award is one of the School of Engineering's highest honors in recognition of undergraduate leadership and academic achievement.  Congrats, Grace!!

 

Nov 2016

Monet presents her work in Minneapolis

Monet presented her work on tumor microvesicles at the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting in Minneapolis.  

 

Oct 2016

Grace leads Cornell to iGEM nomination

Grace leads Cornell iGEM team to be nominated for Best Integrated Practices at the 2016 International iGEM competition.  Congrats to Grace and the rest of the iGEM team.  Read more.

 

Oct 2016

Matt presents in the United Kingdom

Matt presented the lab's work at the Physics of Living Matter meeting in Cambridge, United Kingdom. 

Sept 2016

Matt presents in Italy

Matt presented the lab's work in Venice at the Center for NanoScience Workshop: Nanoscale Matter – Novel Concepts and Functions.

Sept 2016

Monet presents her work in Washington, D.C. 

Monet presented her work on tumor microvesicles at the Ford Fellows Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.  Way to go, Monet!

Sept 2016

Cornell awarded new NCI cancer center!!

Our lab and a cohort of investigators from Cornell Ithaca, Weill Cornell, and across the nation were recently funded by the National Cancer Institute to form the new Center for the Physics of Cancer Metabolism.  The center aims to pioneer our understanding of how the cancer-specific metabolic program changes the fundamental physics of the cancer cell and tumor tissue.   A special thanks to members of the Paszek lab who's dedicated efforts contributed to our successful proposal.  Learn more.  

Sept 2016

Joe joins the lab!

Dr. Joe Kuo joins the group as a new postdoc from the University of Cambridge.  We're glad to have you, Joe! 

Aug 2016

Carolyn passes her A Exam!

Carolyn is now officially a PhD candidate after passing her A Exam.  Congratulations, Carolyn, for passing this milestone with ease!

Aug 2016

Marshall presents his work in Hong Kong

Marshall presented his advancements in interference microscopy at the Single Molecule Approaches to Biology Gordon Research Conference in Hong Kong.  Congrats on this honor, Marshall! 

July 2016

Marshall completes SAIMScanner V3

Marshall completes our third generation microelectronic control board for microscope automation.  We believe this is now the most powerful, open-source control board for ring TIRF and Scanning Angle Interference Microscopy.  Thanks, Marshall, for this contribution to the scientific community.

July 2016

Carolyn presents her work in Boston

Carolyn presented her work on glycocalyx engineering at the American Association for Cancer Research Physical Sciences-Oncology Meeting in Boston.  Congrats, Carolyn!

June 2016

Grace named Rawlings Research Scholar

Grace is selected as a Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research Scholar! Way to go, Grace!  Learn more.

June 2016

Marshall completes SAIMScanner V2

Marshall completes version 2 of our custom microscopy control board.  Congrats to Marshall on this milestone in our development of interference microscopy!

May 2016

Carolyn is selected as a Fleming Scholar!

Carolyn is selected as a Fleming Scholar in recognition of being one of the very best biomolecular engineering graduate students at Cornell.  The award is made possible through a generous gift by Samuel and Nancy Fleming.  Congrats, Carolyn!  Read more.

April 2016

Grace wins research fellowship

Grace is awarded an Engineering Learning Initiative Undergraduate Research Fellowship.  Congrats, Grace!

April 2016

Monet is awarded prestigious fellowship

Monet is awarded the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation!  Way to go, Monet!

May 2016

Grace wins research fellowship

Grace is awarded an Engineering Learning Initiative Undergraduate Research Fellowship.  Congrats, Grace!

Jan 2016

Rose joins the lab

Rose Yin joins the lab as an undergraduate researcher.  We are looking forward to working with you, Rose.

May 2015

Monet presents her work in Boston

Monet presents her work at the Academic Research & Leadership Network Conference, National Society of Black Engineers, in Boston.  Congrats, Monet!

March 2016

March 2016

Marshall passes his A Exam

Marshall is the first official PhD candidate in the lab!  Congrats! 

Oct 2015

Grace's iGEM team wins

Grace's team wins Best Environment, Best Applied Design, and Best Supporting Entrepreneurship at the 2015 International iGEM Competition.

Oct 2015

Matt is named New Innovator by the NIH

Matt received the prestigious New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health's Directors Program.  The award will provide over $2 million to fund the some of the labs work on the glycocalyx.  Read more.

Sept 2015

Carolyn awarded NIH training grant position

Carolyn was awarded a position on the Biophysics Training Grant, a National Institutes of General Medical Sciences Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award.  Way to go, Carolyn!

Aug 2015

Matt delivers keynote address in Japan

Matt traveled to Osaka, Japan to present the keynote speech at the Japanese Association for Metastatic Research Annual Meeting!

July 2015

Marshall completes SAIMScanner V1

Marshall completes version 1 of our microscope control board and firmware.  Way to go, Marshall.

June 2015

Hao joins the lab

Hao Pan joins us as a graduate student from the Field of Biophysics!  We are excited to work with you, Hao.

June 2015

Grace joins the lab

Grace Chuang joins the lab as an undergraduate researcher.

May 2015

Lab receives its first NIH grant

The lab received a three-year award from the National Cancer Institute's Innovative Molecular Analysis Technology program!  The award supports a new collaboration with the Zipfel group to develop next generation Scanning Angle Interference Microscopes.  Through the construction of fully custom optoelectronics, our goal is to dynamically map the molecular architecture of cancer cell machinery with the greatest precision to date.  

May 2015

Monet is named Ford Fellow

Monet is selected as a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow.  This prestigious award will support Monet for up to three years.  Congrats, Monet! 

April 2015

Marshall is awarded prestigious fellowship

Marshall is awarded the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation  Congrats, Marshall, on being the first member of the group to win the award!

March 2015

Divya, Shelby, and Rahul join the group

Divya Gupta, Shelby Head, and Rahul Rajagopalan join the group as undergraduate research assistants.  We are glad to have your help!

Jan 2015

Zhu joins the group

Zhu Cheng joins the group as a graduate student from the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.  We're excited to work with you, Zhu!

Nov 2014

Monet joins the group

LaDeidra Monet Roberts joins the group as a graduate student from Biomedical Engineering.  Welcome, Monet!

Nov 2014

Jay joins the group

Jay joins the group as a graduate student from the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.  Jay will be co-advised by Prof Donal Koch.  We're glad to have you onboard, Jay!

Nov 2014

Carolyn receives fellowship

Carolyn is selected as the inaugural Knight Family Fellow in recognition of her work in biological nanoscience.  This award is the lab's first graduate research fellowship.  Congrats, Carolyn!!

Oct 2014

Lab is awarded Kavli grant

The lab is award a KIC Nano Instrumentation Development Grant to design and construct a new super-resolution microscope for imaging biological architecture at the nanoscale.  We thank KIC for our first grant!

Oct 2014

Marshall joins the group

Marshall Colville joined the group from the Field of Biophysics to lead our early efforts in instrumentation development.  We are glad to have your expertise, Marshall!

June 2014

Carolyn receives honor

Carolyn received honorable mention from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.  Congrats, Carolyn!

March 2014

Carolyn joins the group

Carolyn joins the group as our first graduate student!  We are glad to have her help at this early stage of our research venture.  

Jan 2014

Michael, Vivek, and Sherry join the group

Michael Hollander, Vivek Gupta, and Sherry Liu join the group as our first undergraduate research assistants.  We are glad to have your help!

Jan 2014