December 15, 2017

Congratulations to Gomillion Lab member Nancy Shabazi on her graduation! Nancy completed her BS in Biological Engineering and we couldn’t be more proud of her–military vet and now c/o 2107 Bulldog alum! Congratulations!

December 12, 2017

What a day! We’ve all survived the end of exams and today, we survived/escaped the Dorm Room at Urban Enigma of Athens–Gomillion Lab successfully escaped with a whole 12 minutes to spare! A fun time was had by all at today’s lab outing with a fun team activity and holiday celebration (we missed you Nancy and Sarah!) Happy end of semester!!

November  2017

Lab member Ridge Maxson was featured in the Fall 2017 issue of the Honors Program Magazine. Check out his profile here!

October 31, 2017

Our recently published paper with collaborator, Dr. Leonid Ionov, was highlighted online by multiple sites. Check out the pieces here:

October 13, 2017

Our latest collaborative work with Dr. Leonid Ionov’s lab has been published in Advanced Materials.  Check out the manuscript, “4D Biofabrication Using Shape-Morphing Hydrogels” here.

August 14, 2017

Welcome to new lab members Sarah Chaji and Morgan Mantay! Sarah and Morgan will be joining us to complete their graduate work in Biochemical and Biological Engineering, respectively.

Also, congratulations to lab member Nancy Shahbazi for receiving the UGA CURO Undergraduate Research Assistantship award this semester!

August 3, 2017

The CURO Summer Fellows Research Symposium was held today. As a summer fellowship awardee, lab member and UGA Honors Program member, Ridge Maxson, was invited to present a research seminar on his work completed in the CURO program. Nice job, Ridge! Ridge was also featured on the Honors Program Facebook page. Click here to learn more!

June 2, 2017

Today was our lab re-opening inspection, and after a successful inspection, we are officially “open for business” again. Not really. We are still waiting for a few work orders to be completed before being fully operational, but we are unpacked and eagerly awaiting our chance to get going again. Check out our new setup.

May 30, 2017

Gomillion Lab member, Jenna Alsaleh, will be the featured speaker a the Riverbend Research Highlight Series (learn more here) today at 10:00 a.m. in Riverbend South Auditorium. Thank you, Dr. Rotavera for organizing the seminar series and inviting us to participate. See you there!

May 25, 2017

Welcome to new lab member Nancy Shahbazi! Nancy is joining us as an undergraduate researcher, and we are excited to welcome her to the group.

May 19, 2017

Congratulations to lab member, Pam Poteh, on her graduation from North Oconee High School today! Pam was her class VALEDICTORIAN, and did an awesome job with her speech. We wish her all the best as she starts this fall at Stanford!

May 16, 2017

It’s moving day! The movers are here and now begins the fun of unpacking and setting up everything again. Hello Riverbend South family.

May 9, 2017

We’re moving! We’ve been busy this week packing the lab and Dr. Gomillion’s office for a move to Riverbend South. We will miss our Driftmier family, but look forward to settling into our new space. What a way to start the summer!

May 5, 2017

It’s graduation day! Today was a big day for our lab as our first graduate student, Ritopa Das, completed her Master’s degree in Engineering. Congratulations are also in order for undergraduate lab members, Jeremy Miller and Bryanna Moppins (not pictured), who completed their B.S. degrees in Biological Engineering and Biology, respectively. Congratulations graduates!

May 4, 2017

Special CONGRATULATIONS to lab member, Pam Poteh, for winning the Best Presentation Award for her final presentation as part of the Young Dawgs program. Pam worked closely this semester with graduate student Jenna Alsaleh. Great job, Pam!

April 29, 2017

What a great day to “Introduce a Girl to Engineering”!  Dr. Gomillion and students represented the College of Engineering (who served as a co-sponsor of the event) at the Introduce a Girl to Engineering event hosted by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia. The event was held in Atlanta at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, and a great time was had by all. Thank you to Ritopa Das, Mackenzie Carter, Priya Sighna, and Maryam Pirmoradi for helping with this outreach event!

April 25, 2017

Look whose photo appeared in an article featured on the UGA homepage! UGA was recently awarded funding from the National Science Foundation to increase participate of underrepresented students in graduate programs as an extension of the LSAMP program. Lab member Bryanna Moppins is an LSAMP participant and soon-to-be alumni of program and UGA graduate. Learn more about this award here.

April 20, 2017

Congratulations to lab member Ritopa Das for successfully defending her Master’s thesis entitled “Application of Nitric Oxide in Regenerative Bone Tissue Engineering”!

April 5-8, 2017

The Society For Biomaterials annual meeting was held this week in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Gomillion was co-organizer and moderator for a session entitled “Evaluation of Tissue Engineering Constructs”, and undergraduate researcher, Kerri Andre, attended and presented a poster of her work entitled “Controlled Linoleic Acid Release in a Hydrogel-Based Mammary Adipose Tissue Model”

April 3, 2017

Today was a big day as members of the Gomillion Tissue RegenX Lab presented their work at the annual Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) Symposium held at the Classic Center here in Athens. The Gomillion Lab was well-represented with 4 posters and 1 podium presentation. Great job, everyone!

February 4, 2017

Congratulations to lab member Bryanna Moppins for her 2nd place award for best Oral Presentation for Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, and Agricultural Engineering at the Peach State LSAMP STEM Innovators Conference held in Savannah, GA.

January 2017

Congratulations to lab members Jeremy Miller and Ridge Maxson for receiving UGA CURO Undergraduate Research Assistantship awards this semester!

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