December 13, 2019

Today was a day for celebrating! Morgan, Sarah, and Jenna all completed their degrees in August, but we finally got to celebrate their accomplishment with the College of Engineering convocation ceremony today. Congratulations all!

Morgan and Sarah at convocation with Dr. Gomillion and School Chair, Dr. Warnock. We missed you, Jenna!

November 8, 2019

Dr. Gomillion is collaborating with Dr. Dominik May and CMBE graduate student Ryan Devine on a study evaluating the efficacy of simulated labs for engineering. Ryan and Dr. May visited Dr. Gomillion’s Tissue Engineering course today to discuss a Labster simulated lab with her students.

October 24-27, 2019

Dr. Gomillion and lab members Damion Dixon and Daniel Shah had the pleasure of attending the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring in Atlanta. Professional development and networking opportunities were plentiful for both Damion, as a new SREB Doctoral Scholar Fellowship awardee, and Daniel, as participant in the Grant and Fellowship Writing Bootcamp.

October 7, 2019

Dr. Gomillion was the invited guest speaker for the University of Florida Biomedical Engineering Department seminar series. Those gators were very welcoming to an SEC rival!

October 3, 2019

Lab member Bryant Bolds presented his work at the Peach State LSAMP STEM Innovators Conference held here at UGA. Congratulations to Bryant for winning the 1st Place Poster Presentation Award for Bioengineering, Chemical, and Agricultural Engineering. Nice job, Bryant!

October 2, 2019

Lab member Morgan Mantay presented her thesis work at the ASTM Workshop on the Role of Standards in Cell and Tissue Manufacturing held today in Atlanta. A great opportunity for learning and networking.

August 15, 2019

Congratulations to undergraduate researchers Kyndra Higgins and Otuto Nwagbata for receiving CURO Research Assistantships for the fall semester!

August 14, 2019

Summer “break” is over, and it’s the start of a new semester. Welcome to new graduate student Daniel Shah and new undergrad student members Otuto Nwagbata and Anna Gong joining us this semester!

August 1, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS to doctoral student Damion Dixon for being awarded the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Doctoral Scholar Fellowship!! With a goal of increasing faculty diversity, the SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program (DSP) provides financial support, mentoring, and professional development opportunities and activities for its awardees. In particular, students participate in the annual Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring. Congratulations Damion!

July 15, 2019

Our busy summer continues!  Dr. Gomillion was accepted to participate in the Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) Fellowship program. PRIDE is a mentored research program funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Dr. Gomillion was accepted to participate in the Functional and Translational Genomics program held at Augusta University. Learn more about the program here!

July 12, 2019

Congratulations to Morgan Mantay for successfully defending her Master’s thesis entitled “Design and Validation of a Low-Cost Bioreactor System for Therapeutic Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Expansion“. Special thanks to Dr. Kastner and Dr. Yan for serving on her committee. Great job, Morgan! A perfect 3 for 3 on MS defenses this summer!

July 11, 2019

Congratulations to Sarah Chaji for successfully defending her Master’s thesis entitled “Bioprinting of Three-Dimensional Models to Evaluate Adipocyte-Breast Cancer Cell Interactions and Migration“.  Special thanks to Dr. Averett and Dr. Pidaparti for serving on her committee. Great job, Sarah!

July 9, 2019

Whew! It’s been a busy, busy summer, so we thought it great to relax a little…at least for one afternoon. Members of Gomillion Lab and the Harbor Lights Lab from the UGA Vet School joined together for their 1st annual Lab Party at Sandy Creek Park. It was HOT, but the rain held off for an enjoyable afternoon of fellowship and fun, highlighted by a round of shoe toss!

July 5, 2019

Congratulations to Jenna Alsaleh for successfully defending her Master’s thesis entitled “Evaluation of a Biomaterial-based Three-dimensional Model of Breast Cancer Metastasis“.  Special thanks to Dr. Kisaalita and Dr. Freeman for serving on her committee. Great job, Jenna!

May 23, 2019

Congratulations to undergraduate member Rachel Yu for receiving a CURO Research Assistantship for the summer!

May 20, 2019

Welcome to new undergraduate researchers Kyndra Higgins, Helen McIntire and Rachel Yu joining the lab this summer!

April 26, 2019

The lab was well-represented at the annual Regenerative Bioscience Center (RBC) Fellows Symposium held this afternoon in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Science ADS building. Lab members Damion and Sarah presented posters of their work while engaging in great conversation with others. Nice job!

April 2-6, 2019

We have another successful meeting under our belts this week. The 2019 Society For Biomaterials meeting was held in Seattle, WA. Dr. Gomillion co-organized and moderated a panel for Career Catalysis: Strategies for Engaged and Effective Teaching, which was well attended and highlighted by great discussion with the panelists. Lab member Jenna presented her work (in collaboration with undergraduate Megan) during the poster sessions, and also helped man Sarah’s poster that was presented there as well. Overall, it was a great time.

February 22, 2019

This has been a busy week for Gomillion Lab members. While Sarah was presenting in DC, Morgan and Jenna were busy presenting their work at the College of Engineering 2019 Research Showcase. Great work by all students was on display during this event. Nice job!

Graduate student Morgan presenting at the College Research Showcase.

February 20 – 24, 2019

Gomillion Lab was well represented at multiple events in Washington, DC this week. Congratulations to lab member Sarah Chaji for winning 1st Place for Graduate Oral Presentations in Technology and Engineering at the Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM! Great job, Sarah!

Sarah wasn’t the only Gomillion Lab member presenting at ERN this week. Dr. Jeff Rapp and Juliane Webb, faculty and student from Athens Technical College, respectively, conducted research in our lab last fall through the NSF-supported CMaT Research Experience and Mentoring Program and were also at ERN presenting their work.

Sarah also presented her work at the Bridge to Doctorate Conference earlier in the week. Nice work by everyone!

February 8, 2019

Dr. Gomillion was invited to participate in the Speaker Series at Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology today, where she talked to 9th grade students about “Manufacturing Cells for Therapeutic Purposes”. The students and school were quite impressive!

Guest speakers and student ambassadors participating in the Speaker Series.

January 18, 2019

Our lab members are active all across campus. This morning, undergraduate member Bryant was tasked with introducing the keynote speaker, Tiffanie Cochran, at the MLK Freedom Breakfast held in Tate Grand Hall. Nice job, Bryant!

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