Congratulations to Nicholas Supron for the acceptance of his abstract titled “Microparticle OMV constructs may offer better protection than nanoparticle OMV vaccines for certain pathogens”! Nick will be presenting his poster virtually at ABRCMS 2020, Nov 9th-13th.
Congratulations to Mariela for passing her A exam and Dr. (No Chill) Dave Gnopo on passing his B Exam! Mariela will be continuing her work to develop OMV-based vaccines for influenza and COVID-19, and Dr. Gnopo will be working at Merck later this fall. Great job all!
Dr. Putnam, Mariela, and Stephanie were recently featured in an article published by the BME department on COVID-19 research being done at Cornell. The Putnam Lab received an Office of the Vice Provost (OVPR) Seed Grant for the research. You can check out the article here.
Sarah passed her B exam this June, graduated in August, and was accepted as a postdoctoral associate in the Stayton Lab at University of Washington! At UW, she will be working on a COVID-related project. Congratulations to Sarah on her new position and all of her achievements! We hope you enjoy Seattle, good luck!
Congratulations Zhexun on your new job in China!
Congratulations to Cara for winning the BME Excellence in Teaching Award for her outstanding work as a TA in BME 2110: Bimolecular Thermodynamics in the 2019/2020 academic year! This award is in recognition of her tremendous work for the course and the deep appreciation by the instructor and students in the course.
Yehou Gnopo and Stephanie Curley, along with John Brenner from Rheonix, were awarded the National Science Foundation’s Innovation-Corps (I-Corps) Grant! I-Corps is a 7 week program where Yehou (as entrepreneurial lead) and Stephanie (as technical lead) will interview over 100 people to learn how to take their OMV technology to market! John Brenner, as the team’s industrial mentor, will be guiding them along the way. Congratulations on the award!
Congratulations to two Putnam Lab BME PhD students, Cara Robertus and Ruben Trujillo, who were each awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships this year! Your accomplishments are truly out of this world!
The program for A.D. White Professors-at-Large presented a public seminar and panel discussion about Academic Entrepreneurship. The talk “Academic Entrepreneurship: Creating Impact Beyond Publishing Papers” was given by Stephen Quake, Ph.D. from Stanford University. Professor Putnam was invited to join the panel discussion with Dr. Quake and Andrea Ippolito, lecturer in Engineering Management at Cornell University. The panel was moderated by David Erickson, Ph.D, from Cornell Biomedical Engineering.