Congratulations to Dr. Laura McKiel on her publication in Frontiers in Immunology! Check our her paper on “MyD88-dependent Toll-like receptor 2 signaling modulates macrophage activation on lysate-adsorbed Teflon™ AF surfaces in an in vitro biomaterial host response model” here: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fimmu.2023.1232586/full
Congratulations to Grace on her 2023-2024 OGS award!
Congratulations to Grace Riddell who won the Best Presenter Award April 27 at this year’s Regenerative Medicine Symposium: Uncovering New Pathways to Promote Regeneration, for her presentation on “Examining the Effect of Supra-Physiological Insulin in an In Vitro Human Insulin Infusion Cannula Host Response Model.” See more about Grace and her research at Smith Engineering…
Congratulations to Yuxi Zhang (PhD student) for being awarded one of the WBC2016 Legacy Travel Awards for top abstracts. Yuxi will be presenting her PhD research on “Effects of exogenous insulin on macrophage survival and pro-inflammatory signaling” at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Biomaterials Society in Banff, Alberta. Thank you to the CBS 2022 Program Committee for your support.
Congratulations to Yuxi Zhang (PhD student) and Anuj Kaushal (MASc) on having your abstracts selected for oral presentations. Yuxi will be presenting her PhD research on “Effects of exogenous insulin on macrophage survival and pro-inflammatory signaling”. Anuj will be presenting his research “Examining The Proinflammatory and Profibrotic Effects of Adsorbed Damage-Associated-Molecular-Patterns and Toll-Like Receptor 2-Dependent Signaling in…
Congratulations to Anuj Kaushal on successfully defending and submitting his MASc Thesis, entitled “Toll-like receptor 2 and the early chronic inflammatory and fibrotic macrophage response to adsorbed damage associated molecular patterns”. Well done, Anuj, and best wishes for a bright future!
Laura McKiel successfully defended her PhD thesis on September 18th, 2020. Congratulations, Laura! We wish you success and happiness in your new career!!
Laura McKiel’s article, A Macrophage Reporter Cell Assay to Examine Toll-Like Receptor-Mediated NF-kB/AP-1 Signaling on Adsorbed Protein Layers on Polymeric Surfaces, has been published in JoVE! Click the link below to view. Well done, Laura!! https://www.jove.com/embed/player?id=60317&access=hc3a01tgow&t=1&s=1
Congratulations to the new Master of Applied Science, Ali Motahhari. Ali successfully defended his thesis titled DEVELOPMENT OF A SCREENING PLATFORM FOR ANGIOGENIC DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS USING ZEBRAFISH EMBRYOS this month! Best of luck in your future endeavours, Ali!!
Laurel Ballantyne joins us from the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queen’s. She is excited to join a new department and eager to help make life a little easier for Lindsay and the students in the lab!
April 2019 – Rosa Comas defended her master’s thesis: Modulating the Inflammatory Response of Macrophages on Biomaterial Surfaces. Well done!
Laura McKiel (PhD Candidate) received an Ontario Graduate Scholarship for the 2018-19 year. Congratulations Laura!
May 2018 – Laura received one of only five WBC 2016 Legacy Travel Awards ($1300) to attend the annual Canadian Biomaterials Society Meeting in Victoria BC. Laura also received an oral presentation award ($300) at the conference for McKiel, LA* and Fitzpatrick, LE. (2018) “Toll-like receptor 2-mediated NF-κB activation by damage-associated molecular patterns on polymeric…
June 2017 – William Chaplin defended his master’s thesis: Development of a Microinjection Platform for the Examination of Host-Biomaterial Interactions in Zebrafish Embryos
Laura McKiel (PhD Candidate) and Rosa Comas (MASc Candidate) both received Ontario Graduate Scholarships for the 2017-18 year. Congratulations Laura and Rosa!
Congratulations to Ph.D. Candidate Laura McKiel on her successful comprehensive exam. Well done Laura!
Congratulations to Michael Sefton on receiving the 2016 ESB International Award at WBC2016 and the 2016 Terumo Global Science Prize.
Great seeing my old lab mates and supervisor at WBC2016! Looky: An armful of McAlumni @Dr_ASingh @lfitz613 @pri12579 & @mhhettiaratchi #WBC2016 #Biomaterials16 #McDevittLab pic.twitter.com/HIgxh4lrLg — Todd McDevitt (@ToddMcDevitt) May 20, 2016
Congratulations to Laura McKiel on being awarded an NSERC Canadian Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Award. Way to go Laura!
The World Biomaterials Congress (WBC) took place May 17-22 2016 in Montréal, Québec. The conference had over 4000 delegates from 60 different countries. There were 2000 poster presentations and 1200 oral presentations. Highlights included a plenary session by David Mooney about anti-cancer vaccines using biomaterials, moose calls, and the congress party. Presentations: Jeremy Antonyshyn (Poster):…