Fromen Research Group

Engineering Particle-Lung Interactions

Welcome to the Fromen Research Group!  Our research is all about the lungs. We seek to advance understanding of the unique environment of the airways, from fluid dynamics to mucosal immunology. Armed with this foundation, we develop new therapeutics and analytical tools to treat a range of diseases specific to the lungs.



A Blockbuster AIChE!

Congrats to the Fromen lab students attending the AIChE conference in Orlando! Nisha, Lucas, and Emma presented at the Undergraduate Research Poster session, Zach presented a poster in the Materials Division, and Bader gave a fantastic talk about the biological results of our collaborative work with the Bloch lab!  Meanwhile, Prof Fromen was running around chairing sessions for Nanobiotechnology and Biomaterials sections. We all enjoyed connecting with old friends and making new networking connections!  Special congrats to Nisha and Lucas for winning first and second place awards in their poster division!!

Paper published in Polym Chem

Congrats to Zach, Bader, Nisha, and Premal for their recently accepted paper in Polymer Chemistry! This work details the degradation kinetics and products of PEG-diacrylate nanogels as part of the Emerging Investigators Issue!

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And here to check out all of the awesome other contributions to the 2020 Polymer Chemistry Emerging Investigators Issue! What an honor to be included among such fantastic researchers!

Of course… we celebrated with a paper cake!

Fromen Lab’s First BMES

The Fromen Lab had an awesome time attending the 2019 BMES conference in Philadelphia! Ellie, Lucas, Emma, and Nisha all presented posters at the undergraduate poster session on Saturday morning. Also that morning, Emily gave a fantastic oral presentation titled “Realizing Lobe-Specific Targeting of Aerosols in a 3D Printed Lung Model”. We all had a great time networking with new and old friends in the BMES society and look forward to many return visits to this conference!

Qualifier Passes!

Congrats to Ian and Kartik for passing their Quals! Kartik presented his work on a joint project with April Kloxin’s lab “Understanding Macrophage Interaction in Pulmonary Fibrosis by Utilizing Hydrogel-based In Vitro Lung Model” and Ian received a commendation for his presentation “A Dynamic Lung Model and Airway Approximation for Aerosol Study in Health and Disease”! Congrats to both of you – we can’t wait to see what great things you’ll accomplish during your PhDs!

The enthusiasm from the senior Fromen Lab students was definitely appreciated! They’ve started quite the tradition…

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