Proposals sought for ‘moonshot’ bio-nanotechnology research
Alvarez wins Women in Science Nanotechnology Award
Ameer named ‘Researcher to Know’ by ISTC
SQI member Guillermo Ameer was highlighted as a “Researcher to Know” by the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC), whose annual list recognizes faculty across the state who have made a significant impact in their field. Ameer has pioneered the development of citrate-based biomaterials, now used in FDA-cleared tissue fixation devices, and was one of three researchers listed in the ISTC’s medical technology category.
Stupp selected for MRS Von Hippel Award
Quaggin named AHA Distinguished Scientist
SQI mourns the passing of Alexandra Kolot
Scott wins 2022 Biomedical Engineering Society Mid-Career Award
Controlling the shape of chiral molecules
Meet the Researchers: Rebecca Keate
Illustrating the invisible: Seniw provides new service through ANTEC
Artificial ribosome continues advancing
Ameer wins 2022 Innovation Commercialization Award
Advancing medicine with nanocarriers
Stupp elected to Latin American Academy of Sciences
SQI director Samuel Stupp has been elected to the Latin American Academy of Sciences (ACAL), the Academy announced. A native of Costa Rica, Stupp was recognized for leveraging supramolecular chemistry and the self-assembly of organic molecules to develop materials with biological functionality, among other efforts.
SQI graduate students honored for DEI efforts
Ameer wins 2022 Bioactive Materials Lifetime Achievement Award
Alvarez wins Rafael Hervada Award for spinal cord injury research
Meet the Researchers: Michael Vincent
Kelley awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
New COVID-19 nasal spray outperforms current antibody treatments in mice
Lymphatics aid heart repair
Mussels’ underwater glue inspires synthetic cement
Using a novel method to arrange molecules, researchers led by SQI member Nathan Gianneschi have created a material that outperforms the extraordinarily strong glue secreted by mussels. Their findings expand on how these protein-like polymers can be used as a platform to create new materials and therapeutics.
“The polymer could be used as an adhesive in a biomedical context, which means now you could stick it to a specific tissue in the body and keep other molecules nearby in one place, which would be useful in wound healing or repair,” Gianneschi said.
Scott elected as AIMBE fellow
SQI remembers Lou Simpson
Tumors dramatically shrink with new approach to cell therapy
Researchers led by SQI member Shana Kelley have developed a new tool to harness immune cells from tumors to fight cancer rapidly and effectively.
Their findings, published in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering, showed a dramatic shrinkage of tumors in mice compared to traditional cell therapy methods. With a novel microfluidic device that could be 3D printed, the team multiplied, sorted through and harvested hundreds of millions of cells, recovering 400% more of the tumor-eating cells than current approaches.