As we head into the fall 2021 semester, we have a few important notes to wrap up the summer:

Congratulations to PhD candidate Bader Jarai for winning 1st Place in the Technology Session Lightning Talks at the v-NERIC Conference this past week! His talk was titled: “Internalization of Nanoparticles Enhances the Survival of Primary Macrophages”. You can access his talk and other talks from the INBRE NERIC Meeting until mid September here. Congrats Bader!!

A HUGE congratulations to PhD candidate Emily Kolewe for receiving an NIH NHLBI F31 Fellowship!!! Her project is titled “Dynamic, Cellularized, 3D Printed Model Development for Aerosol Targeting in Pediatric JORRP Patients”. The purpose of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31) is to enable promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research. Emily will have the opportunity to train with our collaborator, Dr. Jena Briddell, at Nemours/AI Du Pont Hospital for Children while developing better pediatric models for inhaled drug delivery. Congrats Emily!!

Finally, the FROMEN LAB IS HIRING! We are looking for outstanding postdoctoral fellows to join our in vitro lung modeling project and our mucosal therapeutic immune engineering project. You can read more about the two positions and how to apply here:

Postdoctoral Researcher – Mucosal Therapeutics

Postdoctoral Researcher – In vitro Pulmonary Drug Delivery Modelling

We’ll be looking to recruit new first year PhD students and undergraduate researchers as well! Stay tuned for more updates as our team evolves and hope everyone has a great fall 2021 semester!