Archive for Awards

Laura Blanco awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Laura Byrnes-Blanco was awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. The highly competitive NSF Graduate Fellowship Research Program will support Laura in her phD program starting next Fall.

Laura headed to NIST again

Laura Blanco was invited to the NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program for the second time!

Asma wins College of Engineering Research Week Best Poster Award

Congratulations to Asma Sharfeddin for winning a Travel Grant for her presentation on the “Effects of Elastomer Stiffness and Thickness on Fibroblast Cell Adhesion and Morphology”.

Kemi awarded UNCF-Merck Fellowship. Congratulations!

Olukemi Akintewe was awarded a UNCF-Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowship. Kemi was one of 12 students nation-wide granted this Fellowship through a highly competitive selection process for her work on modular building block tissue fabrication.

Cooper awarded NSF Fellowship. Congratulations Joel!

Joel Cooper was awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. The highly competitive NSF Graduate Fellowship Research Program will support Joel’s research on using acoustic waves to manipulate the spatial organization of cells.

Congratulations Laura!

Laura Blanco was invited to the NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program!

Dr. Gallant receives Outstanding Faculty Award

Dr. Gallant was recognized with an Outstanding Faculty Award by USF President Judy Genshaft.

Lab funded by NIH Moffitt PS-OC

The Gallant Lab was awarded a Pilot Project grant from the NIH National Cancer Institute Physical Sciences-Oncology Center on The Physical Microenvironment in Cancer Biology and Therapy to study tumor microenvironmental regulation of cell adhesion strength in collaboration with researchers at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Dr. Gallant receives BMES-SPBRM Rising Star Award

Dr. Gallant was recognized at the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)-Society for Physical Regulation in Biology and Medicine (SPRBM) Conference on Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering with a “Rising Star Award”. He was invited to present the lab’s work on Regulation of Adhesion Strength by Cell Shape and Focal Adhesion Position in a special session.

Dr. Gallant receives NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Gallant received the NSF CAREER Award to investigate combinatorial biomaterials for mechanobiology.

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