2016

  1. BulletA collaborative paper with UNMC, titled “Drug-Loaded Particles: "Trojan Horses" in the Therapy of Atherosclerosis” is published in Atherosclerosis. Congrats to all!

  2. BulletKimberly was selected for the NIH T32 graduate students fellowship as part of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease Program. Congratulations!!! Ed Germany, co-mentored by Dr. Kidambi also was selected!

  3. BulletThe UCARE program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has awarded Matthew Sis, Erin Eickman, Michael Moeller, and Phu Nguyen undergraduate research grant for the 2016-2017 academic year. Congratulations!

  4. BulletChristina successfully defended her PhD thesis and ready to embark on her new position as a postdoc in Dr. Andrea Holmes’s lab at Doanne College, Nebraska starting June 2016. Congratulations Dr. Wilson!!!

  5. BulletVaishaali successfully defended her PhD thesis and ready to embark on her new position as a postdoc in Dr. Todd McDevitt’s lab at Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, San Francisco starting August 2016. Congratulations Dr. Natarajan!!!

  6. BulletProf. Kidambi is awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor. Congratulations!!! Link 1   Link 2

  7. BulletKimberly Stanke joins the FOCμS LAB to pursue her doctoral degree in Complex Biosystems Program. Kimberly received her B.S. in Computational and Applied Mathematics from Michigan Technological University. Welcome to the group

  8. BulletOur group’s paper titled “Astrogliosis in a Dish: Substrate Stiffness Induces Astrogliosis in Primary Rat Astrocytes” is accepted in RSC Advances. Congrats to Christina! 

  9. BulletOur group’s paper titled “Hyaluronic Acid-Conjugated Liposome Nanoparticles for Targeted Delivery to CD44 Overexpressing Glioblastoma Cells” is accepted in OncoTarget. Congrats to Steve!

  10. BulletThe UCARE program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has awarded Matthew Sis, undergraduate research grant for Summer of 2016. Congratulations!

  11. BulletProf. Kidambi presented an invited talk in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

  12. BulletProf. Kidambi presented poster at the 2016 AACR Special Conference “The Function of Tumor Microenvironment in Cancer Progression”

2015

  1. BulletProf. Kidambi’s project has been awarded NPOD Pilot grant. Congratulations!

  2. BulletSteve successfully defended his PhD thesis and ready to embark on his new position as a postdoc in Dr. Muneesh Tewari’s lab at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor starting March 2016. Congratulations Dr. Hayward!!!

  3. BulletProf. Kidambi chaired Biomaterials and Drug Delivery session in the Annual AIChE meeting held at Salt Lake City, UT.

  4. BulletVaishaali, Steve, and Christina gave amazing talks at the Annual AIChE meeting and received enormous interest in their work. Great job!!.

  5. BulletVaishaali, and Steve presented their poster at the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases (NPOD) symposium. Vaishaali also won first prize in the poster competition. Congratulations and great job!!!

  6. BulletSteve and Prof. Kidambi presented talks at the ACS Annual Meeting at Boston, MA.

  7. BulletOur group’s paper titled “Substrate Elasticity Regulates Primary Hepatocytes Functions” is accepted in RSC Advances. Congrats to Vaishaali!

  8. BulletOur group’s paper titled “Ionic Driven Embedment of Hyaluronic Acid Coated Liposomes in Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Films for Local Therapeutic Delivery” is accepted in Nature Scientific Reports. Congrats to Steve!

  9. BulletOur group’s paper titled “In vitro Co-cultures of Breast Cancer Cells and Stromal Cells to Emulate Tumor Progression and miRNA Profiles of Clinical Conditions” is accepted in Langmuir. Congrats to Amita and Karleen!

  10. BulletProf. Kidambi is awarded 2015 UNL Emerging Innovator Award from NuTech. Congratulations!

  11. BulletDr. Daverey leaves FOCμS Lab and will start her new position as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Nebraska Medical Center starting August 2015. Congratulations Dr. Daverey!!!

  12. BulletProf. Kidambi is selected as one of the two faculties representing UNL in the Big 10 Speaker Exchange this year and will be giving a seminar at Northwestern U.

  13. BulletSteve, Vaishaali, and Christina successfully completed their PhD Candidacy Exam. Congratulations!

  14. BulletProf. Kidambi is selected as one of three President’s Choice Oral Presentations at the upcoming 18th International Symposium on Cells of the Hepatic Sinusoid (http://www.ischs2015.com/program) to held at Asilomar, California. Congratulations!

  15. BulletOur group’s paper titled “Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Loss of Glutamate Uptake in Primary Astrocytes Exposed to Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles” is accepted in Nanoscale. Congrats to Christina, Vaishaali, and Steve!

  16. BulletChristina was selected for the NIH T32 graduate students fellowship as part of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease Program. Congratulations!!! Ed Germany, co-mentored by Dr. Kidambi also was selected!

  17. BulletOur group’s paper titled “Physical Intimacy of Breast Cancer Cells with Mesenchymal Stem Cells Elicits Trastuzumab Resistance through Src Activation” is accepted in Nature Scientific Reports. Congrats to Amita and Allison!

  18. BulletOur group’s paper titled “Mitochondrial Dysregulation and Loss of Hepatic Functions due to Chronic Exposure to Titanium dioxide Nanoparticles to Primary Hepatocytes” is accepted in PLOS One. Congrats to Vaishaali, Christina, and Steve!

  19. BulletDavid Francis successfully graduated with B.S. in Chemical Engineering and will start his PhD program in Chemical Engineering at Georgia Tech University this Fall. Congratulations!

  20. BulletThe UCARE program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has awarded Eric Berglund, Matthew Sis, Erin Eickman and Michael Moeller undergraduate research grant for the 2015-2016 academic year. Congratulations!

  21. BulletA collaborative paper with IIT Bombay, titled “Dye-doped silica encapsulated magnetic nano-assemblies for dual optical/MRI imaging and hyperthermia,” is published in RSC Advances. Congrats to all!

  22. BulletSteve Hayward has been awarded Milton E. Mohr graduate Scholarships. Congratulations!

  23. Bullet A collaborative paper with Harvard Medical School, titled “FMR1 Deficiency Alters Self-Renewal, Proliferation, and Pluripotency of Mouse Embryonic Cells,” is published in NanoLife. Congrats to all!

  24. BulletOur group’s paper titled “Targeted Delivery of MicroRNA-125a-5p by Engineered Lipid Nanoparticles for the Treatment of HER2 positive Metastatic Breast Cancer” is published in Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology. Congrats to Steve, David, and Parviz!

  25. BulletErin Eickman and Michael Moeller has been awarded Summer REU Fellowship to work in our lab for Summer 2015. Congratulations!

  26. BulletSteve was selected to present in the 2nd Annual Biopharmaceutical R&D Symposium at UNMC. He received the best presentation award as well. Congratulations!

  27. BulletSteve, Vaishaali, and Christina successfully defends their Masters Thesis and will continue to pursue their PhD in the FOCμS Lab. Congratulations!

  28. BulletThe UCARE program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has awarded Erin Eickman undergraduate research grant for Summer 2015 academic year. Congratulations!

2014

  1. BulletProf. Kidambi chaired Biomaterials and Drug Delivery session in the Annual AIChE meeting held at Atlanta, GA.

  2. BulletAmita, Vaishaali, Steve, and Christina gave amazing talks in Annual AIChE meeting and received enormous interest in their work. Great job!!.

  3. BulletEmma, Junior from East High School, has been selected to work in our lab as part of the Summer High School Internship program mentored by Prof. Kidambi and Vaishaali. This will be her second summer working in our lab.

  4. BulletThe UCARE program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has awarded David Francis, Claire Uryasz, and Dorothy Chen undergraduate research grant for the 2014-2015 academic year. Congratulations!

  5. BulletSteve Hayward has been awarded Milton E. Mohr graduate Scholarships. Congratulations!

  6. BulletAmita, Vaishaali, and Steve presented their poster at the Molecular Mechanisms of Disease Program retreat. Steve also won first prize in the poster competition. Congratulations and great job all three!!!

  7. BulletChristina was selected for the graduate students fellowship as part of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease Program and gave a talk as a fellow in the  Molecular Mechanisms of Disease Program retreat. Congratulations and great job!!!

  8. BulletAllison Drain successfully graduated with B.S. in Chemical Engineering and will start her PhD program in Bioengineering at U California, Berkeley this Fall. Congratulations!

  9. BulletThe UCARE program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has awarded David Francis and Parviz Kholmatov undergraduate research grant for Summer 2014 academic year. Congratulations!

2013

  1. BulletProf. Kidambi has been awarded Young Investigator Award in the 17th International Symposium on the Cells of the Hepatic Sinusoid (ISCHS). He is also invited to give a talk in the Conference held in Osaka, Japan. Congratulations!

  2. BulletAmita, Vaishaali, Christina presented their poster at the Molecular Mechanisms of Disease Program kickoff retreat. Christina’s abstract was selected as one of the 4 graduate student talks from 58 abstracts. Christina also won second prize in the poster competition. Congratulations and great job all three!!!

  3. BulletProf. Kidambi attended and presented a poster in the Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering GRC meeting.

  4. BulletEmma, Junior from East High School, has been selected to work in our lab as part of the Summer High School Internship program mentored by Prof. Kidambi and Olivia. She did amazing work in the span of 5 weeks and presented her poster in the UNL Research Symposium.

  5. BulletProf. Kidambi was invited to give a talk at the UNMC Regenerative Medicine Seminar Series

  6. BulletThe UCARE program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has awarded Allison Drain and Dorothy Chen undergraduate research grant for the 2013-2014 academic year. Congratulations!

  7. BulletOlivia Lambdin successfully graduated with B.S. in Biosystems Engineering and will start her PhD program in Bioengineering at U California, Berkeley this Fall. Congratulations!

  8. BulletProf. Kidambi’s project in collaboration with Dr. Band, UNMC has been awarded NSF-MRSEC Seed Grant. Congratulations!

  9. BulletAllison Drain presented her work in Mid America Regional Conference held at the University of Oklahoma and came in First. She will be presenting her work in the 2013 Annual AIChE Meeting at San Francisco for the National Competition. Congratulations!

  10. BulletProf. Kidambi was invited to give a talk at the Center for Nanohybrid Functional Materials (CNFM) Seminar Series

2012

  1. BulletProf. Kidambi chaired Biomaterials session in the Annual AIChE meeting held at Pittsburgh, PA. Amita and Allison gave amazing talks as well and received enormous interest in their work. Good job Amita and Allison.

  2. BulletDr. Amita Daverey and Allison Drain’s abstract has been accepted for talks in the Annual AIChE Meeting to be held at Pittsburgh, PA. Congratulations.

  3. BulletVaishaali, Karleen, Allison and Olivia presented their work as posters for the Life Sciences Symposium. Click here for pictures.

  4. BulletSunith Sinha, Steve Hayward and Wenjian Zheng joins the FOCμS LAB to pursue their doctoral degree. Steve received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Maryland-College Park; Sunith received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Kolkatta and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University; and Wenjian received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Xiamen University and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from East China University of Science and Technology. Welcome to the group.

  5. BulletFirst publication from the FOCμS LAB on Dr. Daverey’s and Austin’s work has been officially accepted in NanoLIFE Journal. Congratulations!

  6. BulletChristina Davis has been awarded Milton E. Mohr graduate Scholarships. Congratulations!

  7. BulletAllison Drain and Karleen Crone have been awarded Milton E. Mohr Undergraduate Scholarships. Congratulations!

  8. BulletAustin Mytty successfully graduated with B.S. in Chemical Engineering and will start his new position as Process Engineer in Novozymes. Congratulations!

  9. BulletThe UCARE program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has awarded Karleen Crone and Allison Drain for Year 2 and Olivia Lambdin and Claire for Year 1 Uryasz undergraduate research grant for the 2012-2013 academic year. Congratulations!

  10. Bullet Prof. Kidambi’s project in collaboration with Dr. Harris, UNL has been awarded Interdisciplinary Grant by the Research Council. Congratulations!

2011

  1. BulletAustin Mytty and Olivia Lambdin joins the FOCμS LAB as undergraduate researcher. Welcome to the group.

  2. BulletChristina Davis has been awarded Othmer Fellow. Congratulations!

  3. BulletChristina Davis and Vaishaali Natarajan joins the FOCμS LAB to pursue their doctoral degree. Christina received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Kansas State University and Vaishaali received her B.S. in Biotechnology from Anna University. Welcome to the group.

  4. BulletProf. Kidambi has been awarded Layman’s Award. Congratulations!

  5. BulletDr. Amita Daverey joins the FOCμS LAB as a postdoctoral fellow. Amita received her Ph.D. in Life Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University and worked as a postdoc at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and University of Nebraska-Medical Center prior to joining the group. Welcome to the group.

  6. BulletAkshat Saraf’s proposal titled “Effect of Omega-3 Fatty Acid on Liver Function in Space” was selected as one of the finalist for the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program from 530 proposals. He was selected as one of the 20 honorable mention finalist. Congratulations Akshat! More details available here.

  7. BulletThe UCARE program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has awarded Karleen Crone, Allison Drain, and James Watson undergraduate research grant for the 2011-2012 academic year. Congratulations!

2010

  1. BulletProf. Kidambi has been selected as Research Development Fellow by the Office of Research and Economic Development. More details available on the UNL website here.

  2. BulletProf. Kidambi joins the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience (NCNM). Congratulations!

  3. BulletProf. Kidambi was interviewed by the NewsNetNebraska about the research carried out in the FOCμS LAB. Click here to watch the interview.

  4. BulletSylvia Jarosz joins the FOCμS LAB to pursue her doctoral degree. Sylvia received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Welcome to the group.

  5. BulletProf. Kidambi gives an invited talk at the Department of Anesthesiology at New York Methodist Hospital.

  6. BulletDr. Srivatsan Kidambi joins the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at UNL to establish the Fabrication of Organoid & Complex μ (micro/nano)-scale biomimetic Surfaces Laboratory (FOCμS LAB).


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