April 2016 - Lab participates in 10th Fischell Festival
Several lab members attended and presented at the 10th Annual Fischell Festival celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the founding of our department. Thanks to the Fischell family for the continued support of our department
April 2016 - Natalie Livingston awarded HHMI fellowship
Natalie will continue her work on EVs with this award.
April 2016 - Sri Ayyagari receives Maryland Summer Scholars award
This award will support Sri's work in the lab this summer.
March 2016 - John Schardt passes PhD proposal examination
September 2015 - New publication in Molecular Pharmaceutics
Tek's paper reports on crucial parameters that dictate the efficacy of extracellular vesicles for gene therapy.
July 2015 - Lab receives funding from National Cancer Institute (NCI)
This funding, made through the UMD-NCI Partnership for Integrative Cancer Research, will support John's work on designing novel HER3 inhibitors for cancer therapy along with collaborator Dr. Stanley Lipkowitz
June 2015 - Tek Lamichhane promoted to Research Assistant Professor
May 2015 - Lab awarded Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award
Dr. Jay received a 2015 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award sponsored by Oak Ridge Associated Universities for our work on developing extracellular vesicle biotherapeutics for miRNA delivery.
April 2015 - Sonja awarded NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship
Dr. Sonja Sokic received an NIH NRSA F32 fellowship to fund her postdoctoral studies. This prestigious award will support Sonja's work examining ErbB signaling in vascularization.
March 2015 - Divya receives travel scholarship
Divya received a travel scholarship sponsored by the NSF to the ISEV 2015 Congress in April in Bethesda, MD to present her work involving extracellular vesicles for therapeutic vascularization.
March 2015 - Divya and Anjana join the group
Divya Patel and Anjana Jeyaram have joined the group as PhD students.
March 2015 - Douti and Alex awarded research fellowships
Two undergraduates in the lab have been awarded research fellowships. Alex George will enter the NIH Baccalaureate Program starting Summer 2015 prior to applying for graduate school. Lampouguin Douti received a summer research fellowship in nanomaterials at NIST. Both of these were highly competitive and great achievements.
February 2015 - Douti receives travel scholarship
Douti received a travel scholarship sponsored by NIH to the ISEV 2015 Congress in April in Bethesda, MD to present his work involving extracellular vesicle mechanobiology.
October 2014 - Tek and Douti receive travel awards
Tek and Douti each received travel awards to the TERMIS-AM conference in December in Washington DC to present their work involving extracellular vesicles.
July 2014 - Lab awarded UMD-UMB Seed Grant
The group was awarded a UMD-UMB Seed Grant in collaboration with Dr. Raj Sarkar at UMB to study extracellular vesicles for vascular therapy. Thanks to the UMD-UMB Seed Grant Program for the support.
June 2014 - New publication in Tissue Engineering Part B
Tek's review article, "Emerging roles for extracellular vesicles in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine", was published in Tissue Engineering Part B with contributions from everyone in the lab.
January 2014 - John joins the lab
John Schardt becomes the first Ph.D. student in the lab! John recently passed the Research Aptitude Exam with flying colors and has already been awarded a departmental prize for his fellowship application.
January 2014 - New publication in Endocrinology
A new article reporting the use of drug delivery technology to investigate metabolic homeostasis was published in the journal Endocrinology. This work was done in collaboration with corresponding author Dr. Chuhan Chung of Yale University.
January 2014 - Lab awarded UMD Tier 1 Grant
The group was awarded a Tier 1 seed grant from the University of Maryland to pursue studies of extracellular vesicles as drug delivery carriers. Thanks to UMD for the support.
November 2013 - Tek joins the lab
Dr. Tek Lamichhane has joined the lab as a research scientist. Tek will head up extracellular vesicle and molecular biology work in the lab and we look forward to his exciting contributions.
September 2013 - New publication in CIrculation Research
A new review article, "Protein engineering for cardiovascular therapeutics: untapped potential for cardiac repair", was published in the journal Circulation Research. This work was done with Dr. Richard T. Lee at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
August 2013 - BMES Innovation and Career Development Award to Dr. Jay
This award from the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) provides funds for travel and registration at the BMES Annual Fall Meeting in Seattle, WA. Thanks to BMES for the support.
July 2013 - New publication in Circulation
A new paper detailing the design of a novel protein that has potential as a therapeutic for cancer patients was recently published online in the journal Circulation. The article was also featured in an editorial in the same issue of the journal.
June 2013 - Jay Lab opens with NIH R00 award
The Jay Lab at UMD has officially opened and the lab has been awarded a Pathway to Independence R00 grant from the National Institutes of Health. This award will fund new research in protein engineering and drug delivery for improved wound healing in diabetes. Thanks to NIH for the continued support.