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The award is supported by the joint UF-CASIS (Center for the Advancement of Science in Space) initiative to support space-related research.&nbsp; <br> Dr. Allen is motivated by data that has shown a link between space flight and the incident of cardiovascular disease (CVD). &nbsp;With the underlying contributing factor in CVD being dysfunctional vascular cells, it becomes important to study these cells under altered growth conditions.&nbsp; &nbsp;The goal of the work proposed is to elucidate the mechanism of vascular cell damage in the space environment by exposing vascular cells to space flight.&nbsp; In this pilot study, we will assess changes in transcriptomics of vascular cell types in space compared to those in a ground based study. It is our hope that the insight that will be gained will contribute to a greater understanding of CVD disease as well opening new lines of research and/or treatment option to study and/or repair these damaging molecular mechanisms.&nbsp; <br> Dr. Allen has teamed up with implementation partner, Space Technology and Advanced Research Systems, Inc. (STaARS) to provide advanced flight hardware.&nbsp; The project is expected to be flown on ISS in late summer 2017.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: left;">July 2016: After doing his PhD and a postdoc in the Ameer lab, Robert van Lith is now leaving&nbsp; to start&nbsp; a new career as a Medical Writer&nbsp; at EBSCO. Congrats and many thanks for all your contributions the past years!<br> </p> <p style="text-align: left;">May 2016: Another paper by Bin Jian was accepted by Advanced Healtcare Materials, titled: Mechanocompatible Polymer-Extracellular-Matrix Composites for Vascular Tissue Engineering". Excellent job Bin! <br> </p> <p style="text-align: left;">May 2016: Robert van Lith was chosen as one of the 2016 World Biomaterials Congress Trainee Award winners. Congrats!<br> </p> <p style="text-align: left;">April 2016: Komal Prem has decided to leave Northwestern ti pursue other interests. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors.<br> </p> <p style="text-align: left;">January 2016: A paper by Robert van Lith was accepted by ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, titled: "Biodegradable Elastomers with Antioxidant and Retinoid-like Properties". Great job Robert! </p> <p style="text-align: left;">December 2015: Jisheng Xiao and Robert van Lith both were awarded the prestiguous American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship, fantastic job guys!</p> <p style="text-align: left;">October 2015: Former PhD student Eunji Chung-Yoo will start her own lab as an assistant professor at the University of Southern California in 2016. Congrats Eunji and we're looking forward to the great research you'll undoubtedly continue!</p> <p style="text-align: left;">August 2015: Sherry Zhu has been awarded the NIH-Biotechnology Program cluster fellowship, which will support her for 1 year, congratulations!</p> <p style="text-align: left;">July 2015: Simona Morochnik was selected for the Chemistry of Life Processes Predoctoral Training Program, which provides funding for 2 years. Congrats Simona, a great achievement!</p><p style="text-align: left;">January 2015: Former graduate student Josephine Allen, now assistant professor at the University of Florida, received the prestiguous NSF Career Award! Congrats Josy, fantastic job, we're proud of you! See <a href="http://allen.mse.ufl.edu/">link</a></p> <p><a href="Archive.html">Archive</a> </p> <p></p> <h1 align="center"><img style="width: 421px; height: 331px;" alt="group2016" src="file:///C:/Users/Lammy/Downloads/IMG_1139.JPG"><br> </h1> <p align="center"><em><font size="1">The Ameer-lab in July 2016. From left to right: </font></em><a href="w_bjiang.html"><em></em><em><font size="1"><a href="w_sherry.html">Sherry Zhu, </a></font></em><em><font size="1">Bin Jiang</font></em></a><a href="w_baler.html"><em></em></a><em><font size="1"><a href="w_sherry.html">,&nbsp;</a></font></em><em><font size="1"></font></em><em><font size="1"><a href="w_jyang.html">Simona Morochnik, </a></font></em><a href="w_jyang.html"><em><font size="1">Charlotte,&nbsp;</font></em></a><em><font><a href="w_jyang.html"><em></em></a><em><font size="1"><a href="w_jxiao.html">Jisheng Xiao</a>,</font></em></font></em><em><font size="1"> </font></em><em></em><a href="w_baler.html"><em></em><em></em></a><em><font size="1"><a href="w_robert.html">Robert van Lith,</a> </font></em><em><font size="1">Duan Chongwen, and</font></em><em><font size="1"><a href="w_sherry.html"> </a></font></em><a href="w_bjiang.html"><em></em></a><em><font size="1"><a href="w_sherry.html"> </a></font></em><a href="w_baler.html"><em></em></a><em><font size="1"><a href="w_ameer.html">Prof. Guillermo Ameer</a></font></em><em></em><em></em><em></em><em></em><em></em><em></em><em></em><em></em><em></em><em></em></p> <p>The Ameer Research Lab, part of the <a href="http://www.bme.northwestern.edu/">Biomedical Engineering Department</a>,&nbsp;is located on the third floor of the Technological Institute of <a href="http://www.northwestern.edu/" target="_blank">Northwestern University</a>, right next to the lake on the beautiful Evanston campus.<br> <br> </p> <div style="text-align: left;"> In <a href="research.html">our research</a>, we investigate novel in vivo (in the body) as well as ex vivo (out of the body) approaches to assess, replace and/or regenerate tissue function. Towards this goal, we are working on projects that integrate fundamental principles from the areas of <a href="research.html#biomaterials"><strong>biomaterials</strong></a>, <a href="research.html#tissue"><strong>tissue engineering</strong></a>, <a href="research.html#stem_cell_differentiation">stem cell engineering</a>, <a href="research.html#drug_and_gene_delivery">drug and gene delivery</a> and <a href="research.html#biotechnology"> <strong>biotechnology</strong></a>.&nbsp;<img src="Tech3.jpg" border="0" height="201" hspace="0" width="579"> <p></p> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="bottom"><br> <!-- Start of StatCounter Code -->Visitors so far:<br> <a href="http://www.statcounter.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="frontpage hit counter" src="http://c8.statcounter.com/counter.php?sc_project=924069&amp;java=0&amp;security=0b11d745&amp;invisible=0" border="0"></a><!-- End of StatCounter Code --> </p> <p class="bottom">(C)opyright 2005 Guillermo Ameer, All Rights Reserved <br> Last Update 09-21-2012 </p> </center> <p></p> </body></html>