Eric J. Minner Wins First Place Tie, Third Place Award

Eric J. Minner, Biomedical Engineering won a first place tie in the Michigan Tech Graduate Student Council Colloquium and a third place award in the Poster Session in March 2008.

His presentation was: Hydrogel System Delivers Interleukin-10 and Glutathione to Mitigate Spinal Cord Injuries

In photo at left, Eric Minner (right) with Dr. Ryan Gilbert, Biomedical Engineering Department, advisor

Biomed Engineering Undergraduate Named Goldwater Scholar

Sophomore Jared Cregg (Biomedical Engineering), of Eden Prairie, Minn., has been named a 2008 Goldwater Scholar. The scholarship provides $7,500 for tuition, fees, books and room and board.

Under the direction of Assistant Professor Ryan Gilbert (Biomedical Engineering), Cregg is conducting research on the development of novel, tissue-engineered peripheral nerve grafts. Currently, nerve material is harvested from other locations within the body to repair damaged peripheral nerve. Thus, developing synthetic replacements is necessary. Cregg has invented a polymer coating technique that allows for the construction of three-dimensional conduits that direct axonal outgrowth. He has presented his work at the fall 2007 Biomedical Engineering Society meeting.

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