Congratulations to newly minted Dr. Bailey Cooper on passing her thesis defense!
Congratulations to graduating doctoral students Jose Rios and Nicole Ricapito and to graduating undergrads Annie Chau, Jaclyn Higgins, and Catalina Pagan!
Congratulations to undergrad Aditya Misra, who will be heading to Columbia University this summer to conduct research as an Amgen Scholar! There, Aditya will conduct research under Dr. Megan Sykes M.D., director of the Columbia Center for Translational Immunology.
Congratulations to Nicole on successfully defending her thesis, “Synthesis, Characterization, and Evaluation of Dihydroxyacetone-Based Polymers for Use as Rapidly Degrading Functional Biomaterials” and earning her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering! We will miss you!
Congratulations to Jose Rios on successfully defending his thesis, “Anionic Microgels Fabricated with a New Microemulsion Approach for the Encapsulation and Release of Proteins and Higher Order Constructs.” Special committee members were Michael Shuler and Geoffrey Coates.
Congratulations to co-first authors Hannah and Garrett, as well as former post-doc, Cassie, and current undergraduate, Annie, on their recent publication in Vaccine: M2e outer membrane vesicle vaccines protect against lethal influenza A challenge in BALB/c mice. Thank you DeLisa Lab, Leifer Lab, and Whittaker Lab for your contributions to this work!
Congratulations to Nicole Ricapito on her first author paper, Synthetic Biomaterials from Metabolically Derived Synthons, published in Chemical Reviews! This review paper was a collaborative effort between the Putnam Lab at Cornell and the Grinstaff Lab at Boston University http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00465
Congratulations to Jaclyn on receiving an Engineering Learning Initiative Undergraduate Research award from Cornell University. This award will provide Jaclyn with funding for her research project “Role of Dendritic Cells in Immune Response to Outer Membrane Vesicle Derived Influenza Vaccines”
Putnam Lab members showed off their mad bowling skills while feasting on pizza and wings at an end of the year celebration.