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BME graduate student Asad Ahmad has been selected to receive an F31 fellowship from the National Institutes of Health to fund his doctoral degree. Asad’s fellowship will run for three years and support his research with Dr. Allbritton’s group. Asad’s project involves developing a micro-engineered technology to introduce tightly controlled gradients of relevant morphogenetic factors to primary colonic cells in order to reveal contributions of individual factors on colonic stem cell expansion. The colonic stem cell niche drives the most rapidly self-renewing tissue in the human body—the colonic epithelium. Ahmad’s application fell under the umbrella of the National Cancer Institute, which funded less than one third of F31 applications it reviewed in 2013. BME congratulates Asad on both the fellowship and the external recognition of the importance of his envisioned research!

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