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PhD Defense – Emine Sumeyra Turali Emre
DATE: Monday, August 02, 2021 TIME: 1:00 pm—2:00 pm

Title: Nanobiotechnology: Engineered Inorganic Nanoparticles at the Interface With Biomacromolecules

Chair: Nicholas Kotov

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PhD Defense – Daniel Clough
DATE: Wednesday, August 04, 2021 TIME: 10:00 am—11:00 am

Title: Manufacturing and Transplantation of Stem Cell Derived Beta Cells

Chair: Lonnie Shea

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PhD Defense – Bradley Dice
DATE: Wednesday, August 04, 2021 TIME: 2:00 pm—3:00 pm

Title: Complex Crystallization Pathways Analyzed in a Continuous Feature Space

Chair: Sharon Glotzer

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PhD Defense – Dorsa Haji Ghaffari
DATE: Thursday, August 05, 2021 TIME: 11:00 am—12:00 pm

Title: Improving the Resolution of Prosthetic Vision through Stimulus Parameter Optimization

Chair: James Weiland

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PhD Defense – Yingying Zeng
DATE: Thursday, August 05, 2021 TIME: 2:30 pm—3:30 pm

Title: Organic Room-Temperature Phosphorescent Materials: from Triplet Exciton Modulations to Biosensing Applications

Chair: Jinsang Kim

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Chestek and Weiland co-investigators on NSF award
Neuroregeneration and Cognition Challenge Save The Date
DATE: Friday, October 08, 2021—Saturday, October 09, 2021 TIME: 12:00 pm—12:00 pm LOCATION:
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Save the Date for a joint Biointerfaces Institute and Michigan Neuroscience Institute Joint Challenge on “Neuroregeneration and Cognition” on October 8 and 9, 2021.

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BioInnovations in Brain Cancer launches faculty search
July 22, 2021

The BioInnovations in Brain Cancer Initiative (BIBC) at the University of Michigan invites applications for a tenure-track position at any level in brain cancer biology and technology research (including, drug/molecular transport/imaging in the brain tissue; translation-focused glioma, epigenetics and/or scRNA-seq research; and non-viral nucleic acid delivery).

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021.

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Tuteja Lab publishes review on repellent surface in Science
July 20, 2021

The Tuteja lab publishes a new review in Science on liquid-repelling surfaces and coatings.

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Newly developed implantable carbon fiber electrode developed by Chestek and Bruns labs
July 20, 2021

The tiny, implantable carbon fiber electrode developed jointly by Cindy Chestek and Tim Bruns shows promise as a   long-term brain-computer interface.

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Tessier Lab Discovers New Protein Engineering Method
June 25, 2021

Researchers in the Tessier lab found a simple method for identifying nanobodies with drug-like properties suitable for preventing COVID-19 infections, which likely can be used to develop nanobodies against other viruses and disease targets.

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Faculty Promotions
May 21, 2021

Congratulations to James Moon, Sunitha Nagrath, Anna Schwendeman and Anish Tuteja on being promoted to Professor!

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2021 BI Innovator Awardees
May 17, 2021

Congratulations to the 2020 BI Innovator Award Recipients. BI Innovator awards recognize members of the BI research community who are active participants in the research, innovation and translational ecosystem at BI and making a difference in our community.

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New BI Research Cluster Launches Website
May 11, 2021

The Biosciences-funded BioInnovations in Brain Cancer,  a newly established research cluster at BI, has launched its new website.

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Recent BI Publications
April 1, 2021

Publications from BI Research Groups in March

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Kotov Lab develops structural batteries for mobile robots
March 17, 2021

Researchers in the Kotov lab are working on biomorphic structural batteries which could provide more energy to robots.

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