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Department of Biomedical Engineering PI: Casim A. Sarkar
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Recent News

  • May 2017 - Honoree is selected for an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program award. Congratulations, Honoree!

  • February 2017 - George is awarded a predoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture at the USDA! Congratulations, George!

  • November 2016 - Ayako Ohoka and Victor Garcia join the lab. Welcome, Ayako and Victor!

  • November 2016 - Harish Venkatachalapathy joins the lab. Welcome, Harish!

  • September 2016 - Casim is a member of an interdisciplinary team that has been awarded a UMN Grand Challenges research grant.

  • August 2016 - Bence Bruncsics joins the lab. Welcome, Bence!

  • August 2016 - Casim is awarded a new R21 grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at the NIH.

  • August 2016 - Honoree Thor joins the lab. Welcome, Honoree!

  • February 2016 - Congratulations to George for being awarded an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Minnesota!

  • November 2015 - Meryl Lewis joins the lab. Welcome, Meryl!

  • November 2015 - Zi Ye joins the lab. Welcome, Zi!

  • September 2015 - Fred Sadler joins the lab. Welcome, Fred!

  • May 2015 - Spencer Duncan joins the lab. Welcome, Spencer!

  • May 2015 - Irena is the winner of the 2015 UMN Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Award! Congratulations, Irena!

  • April 2015 - Casim is awarded a new R01 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the NIH.

  • April 2015 - Tiffany is selected for an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program award. Congratulations, Tiffany!

  • March 2015 - Dr. Wesley Errington joins the lab. Welcome, Wes!

  • November 2014 - The Minnesota iGEM team's accomplishments are highlighted by the College of Biological Sciences and the Minnesota Daily.

  • November 2014 - Casim and collaborator Prof. Burckhard Seelig are awarded a new grant from the BioTechnology Institute.

  • November 2014 - The Minnesota iGEM team wins a Gold Medal and Best Overgrad Environment Project at the Giant Jamboree in Boston! Congratulations, Gopher iGEMmers!

  • October 2014 - Tiffany Lo joins the lab. Welcome, Tiffany!

  • September 2014 - Our recent ACS Synthetic Biology paper is one of the most read articles in the journal in the past year.

  • July 2014 - Igor is promoted to Research Associate. Congratulations, Igor!

  • April 2014 - Congratulations to George on receiving an honorable mention in the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship competition!

  • February 2014 - Daphne has developed a new web tool, NP-Sticky, which can aid in optimizing DNA ligation reactions. Check it out, along with her new article describing the tool.

  • February 2014 - Casim is part of an interdisciplinary team of investigators, led by Prof. Yiannis Kaznessis and Prof. Gary Dunny, which received a grant from the Institute for Engineering in Medicine.

  • January 2014 - Chemical & Engineering News highlights work done by Mike, Avin, Peter, and Ashwin!

  • November 2013 - Irena is selected for an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program award. Congraulations, Irena!

  • November 2013 - George Markou joins the lab. Welcome, George!

  • September 2013 - Irena Cich joins the lab. Welcome, Irena!

  • August 2013 - Casim and collaborator Prof. Matthew Lazzara are awarded a new grant from the Directorate for Engineering at the NSF.

  • July 2013 - We're moving! We are excited to be joining the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota!

  • July 2013 - Casim is awarded a new R21 grant from the National Cancer Institute at the NIH.

  • June 2013 - Dr. Igor Dodevski joins the lab. Welcome, Igor!

  • June 2013 - Casim is giving a talk at the Systems Biology of Stem Cells Symposium.

  • May 2013 - Daphne successfully defends her doctoral thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Ng!

  • May 2013 - Najaf successfully defends his doctoral thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Shah!

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