December 7, 2022

Today was Reading Day, but also a perfect day for a little lab fun before the holidays. We’re getting pretty good at escape rooms, with a successful escape from the Office Christmas Party room at Escape the Space. We escaped with 14 minutes to spare and placed our lab mark on the winner’s wall (check out those cells!). After a little break, we’re all ready for the home stretch here at the end of the semester. Best of luck to everyone for exams, and we hope everyone has a great holiday season and winter break!

December 5, 2022

Very nice job today by Ph.D. candidate Damion Dixon presenting his research at the College Enhancing Diversity Brown Bag Series Seminar! There was also great Q&A and discussion time with students, staff, and faculty from the college. We look forward to the next series session in 2023.

December 1, 2022

We’re excited to have our most senior graduate student, PhD candidate Damion Dixon, present his research during the College of Engineering Enhancing Diversity Brown Bag Series. Come out on Monday, Dec. 5th at 4pm to hear about his work developing scaffolds for bone tissue engineering!

November 22, 2022

Congratulations to undergraduate lab member Erika Landree who was selected for the College of Engineering’s Extraordinary Engineer feature! Check out the story highlighting Erika here

November 9, 2022

We’re hosting a lab tour tomorrow for our BMES Student Chapter. Come out to talk with our lab members and learn more about our work!

October 15, 2022

It’s been a great time in San Antonio! We were happy to be able to network again and to see what’s been happening in research in person. Great job by Kyndra and Patterson for presenting their work during the meeting!

August 17, 2022

Welcome back for the start of a new semester! We’re excited to kick off the fall semester today by welcoming new members to the lab. Join us in welcoming new undergrad Erika Landree and new graduate student Erika Bowen. We’re also excited to welcome back Pravalika Irukulla who is transitioning from undergrad to graduate student as part of the Double Dawgs program. Lastly, we’re excited to welcome new Young Dawgs high school intern, Viveka to the lab!

What better way to start the new semester than with good news. Congratulations to undergraduate lab member Ciara Mitchell for being named recipient of the UGA CURO Undergraduate Research Assistantship for Fall 2022! Also, congratulations to recent graduate Kianna Young for starting a new position as Bioengineer at 3D Systems.

July 8, 2022

Congratulations to lab member Kianna on a successful master’s thesis defense today! Many thanks to her committee members Dr. Mortensen and Dr. Pidaparti, and best wishes to Kianna on her next steps!

June 17, 2022

CONGRATULATIONS to lab member Damion Dixon for being awarded the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Emerging Scholars Assistantship for the 2022 – 2023 academic year!! This prestigious award is part of a program established by the SEC provosts to support historically underrepresented doctoral and postdoctoral students across the SEC to prepare for tenured faculty positions in higher education. You can read more here in this announcement. Way to go, Damion!

June 14, 2022

Welcome to new lab undergrad member Ciara Mitchell. We look forward to having you join us.

May 27, 2022

Check out this story in the newsletter of the Georgia Research Alliance describing origins of the lab collaboration with Axion Biosystems. Key takeaway – always pay attention to who and what is in front of you because you never know how a conversation with someone can change your path.

May 16, 2022

We made it to the end of another semester/school year! What better way to celebrate than with a little lab fun bowling. We had one person missing since Eric couldn’t make it, but overall had a great time. Who knew what competitive nature exists among many of our lab members?! Trophies went home with Damion for 1st place and Kianna for 2nd place for highest scores for students. There may have to be a rematch in the near future.

May 12, 2022

Congratulations to our lab undergraduates Evan, Divya, Pravalika and Rachel on their graduation from our Biological Engineering program! Best wishes to you all and all members of the Class of 2022!

April 28-29, 2022

What a great time at SFB in Baltimore! Dr. Gomillion and lab members Damion and Rachel participated at varying times, but overall, everyone enjoyed the conference festivities.

April 27, 2022

Looking forward to a return to in-person conferences with #SFB2022 in Baltimore. We are excited for graduate student Damion and undergraduate student Rachel to have the opportunity to share what they’ve been working on in lab! Congratulations to Damion on being awarded a STAR Award Honorable Mention recognition for his work!!

April 9, 2022

It’s been a busy week for the lab. Graduate student Kyndra represented the lab well at the Institute of Biological Engineering (IBE) annual meeting held right here in Athens this week. Nice job!

April 8, 2022

The UGA Graduate School has been highlighting graduate students for their Celebrating Graduate Students Building Community feature. From the Graduate School site, “Our graduate students have contributed in a variety of ways to build community within their departments, the university and larger community. While there are so many amazing students we like to highlight those who have contributed above and beyond to build community within their disciplinary areas on campus and within the broader community of Georgia.” Our very own Damion Dixon was highlighted in this feature.

April 7, 2022

Dr. Gomillion has been invited for a seminar at the University of California – Irvine Department of Biomedical Engineering. Looking forward to the virtual visit!

April 5, 2022

We’re riding the wave of good news this week. We’re very, very excited to officially announce that our lab has received a prestigious NSF CAREER award!! This support will be instrumental for continuing our education and research goals. Special thanks to Gomillion Lab students, past and present, for their support and hard work for this and other projects! We are excited for things to come!!! Learn more about awards received by College of Engineering faculty Dr. Gomillion and Dr. Saleh from ECAM in this announcement Two College of Engineering assistant professors receive NSF CAREER Awards.

April 4, 2022

Congratulations to doctoral students Damion Dixon and Kyndra Higgins who were both awarded Summer Research Grants from the UGA Graduate School. Great news!!

Gomillion Lab was represented well at the 2022 UGA Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) Symposium. Our lab undergrads were able to showcase their research at the in-person (yay for return to in-person!) event held at The Classic Center. Great job Eric, Divya, Pravalika, Evan and Rachel (there in spirit)!

March 1, 2022

Check out this feature on Dr. Gomillion by UGA Research News about work happening in our lab. Exciting times ahead!

Photo by Jason Thrasher

February 22, 2022

Congratulations to undergraduate lab member Pravalika Irukulla who was selected for the College of Engineering’s Extraordinary Engineer feature! Check out the story highlighting Pravalika here.

January 28, 2022

Check out this article highlighting Dr. Gomillion’s work with campus colleagues from the Medical Partnership and UGA Innovation Gateway for engineering capstone design.

January 10, 2022

Congratulations to undergraduate lab members Divya Bhakta and Pravalika Irukulla for being named recipients of the UGA CURO Undergraduate Research Assistantship for Spring 2022!

Also, big congratulations to undergraduate lab member Rachel Yu on her co-op position beginning this semester at Bristol Myers Squibb! Rachel will be working as a Mechanisms of Cancer Resistance (MoCR) co-op student at their research facility in Cambridge, MA. Congratulations!

January 2022

Welcome back for a new semester! What better way to kickoff the new semester than celebrating Damion’s newly published article, “Conductive Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering: Current State and Future Outlook” published in Journal of Functional Biomaterials.

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