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Last month, BME Industrial Advisory Board member Peter Johnson chaired the NC Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Symposium (NCTERMS), a one-day meeting aimed at fostering collaborations in tissue engineering. Dr. Fran Ligler highlighted the activities of the joint BME department, while Dr. Danny Freytes provided a lecture describing not only his work, but the broader issues surrounding the role of the immune system in tissue regeneration.

Dr. Danny Freytes


Erin Sproul, Teng Su, Shilpa Sivashankar, and Yanqi Ye enjoy networking between sessions


Not to be outdone, five BME students won poster awards for their excellent and innovative research. Those students were: Stephanie Cone (PI: Matt Fisher); Seema Nandi (PI: Ashley Brown); Paul Warren (PI: Matt Fisher); Jhon Cores (PI: Ke Cheng); and Amber Hochstapler (PIs: Ashley Brown and Thom LaBean-MSE). Only 12 awards were given in total.

Congratulations to our five outstanding winners, and thank you to all who attended!

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