News Archive

REU sends eight to BMES October 12, 2017 - The Cellular Bioengineering REU sponsored posters from eight of the 2017 participants - Kaylie Sheehan, Carolina Leynes, Amanda Solbach, Victor Suarez, Rose Warren, Vincent Cali, Eric Dubofsky, Audrey Lee - at the annual BMES meeting in Phoenix, APhoenix, AZ. Several former REU students also attended, including Alex Magsam and Jamie Hernandez.

REU well represented at BMES October 7, 2016 - The Cellular Bioengineering REU sponsored posters from three of the 2016 participants - Emily DiMartini, Alex Magsam, and Caroline Wood - at the annual BMES meeting in Minneapolis, MN.

SUPER-Grad Fellowship Program Receives Major Funding Award from Chancellor's Office

September 15, 2016 - Chancellor Edwards' office has awarded a grant of $588,812 to expand the Summer Undergraduate Pathway to Excellence at Rutgers Graduate Fellowship Program (SUPER-Grad).The SUPER-Grad program provides fellowships for alumni of summer resaerch programs who attend Rutgers for their doctoral studies. Dr. David Shreiber and Dr. Evelyn Erenrich are the PI's of the grant.

Cellular Bioengineering REU renewed by the NSF
September 9 ,2016 - The REU Site in Cellular Bioengineering was renewed for another 3 years with a grant of $412,491 from the NSF.

Rutgers welcomes 7 scholars for 2016 REU
May 30, 2016 - Seven undergraduates were welcomed to Rutgers for the 2016 REU program. The students hailed from schools big and small, and from as far as Nebraksa and Puerto Rico.

Record number of REU students present at 2015 BMES

October 8, 2015 - Seven scholars from the summer 2015 cohort traveled to Tampa, FL to present their research: Marleny Arones, Rebecca Drake, Josh Leipheimer, Adrianna Lebron-Garcia, Robert Mines, Ilse Valencia, and Jorge Zhingre-Sanchez.


Journal Publication

June 2, 2016: A paper authored by 2014 REU participant Michelle Graham appears in the journal Annals of Biomedical Engineering. Michelle worked in the lab of Professor Boustany.

New Scholars Welcomed

May 29, 2015 - A new cohort of 10 students from across the country was welcomed into the REU in Cellular Bioengineering.

Journal Publication
February 25, 2016: A paper authored by 2011 REU participant Chris Lowe (now a PhD student in BME at Rutgers) and 2014 REU participant Matt Grota appears in the journal ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering. Chris and Matt worked in the lab of Professor Shreiber.

REU well represented at BMES
October 22, 2014 - The Cellular Bioengineering REU sponsored poster from four of the 2014 participants - Alice Chen Liaw (advised by Francois Berthiaume), James Jackson (advised by Joseph Freeman), Kevin Smith (advised by Prabhas Moghe), and Matthew Grota (advised by David Shreiber). In addition, 2013 REU student Stephanie Knowlton presented work from her home institution, and 2010 participant and current Rutgers BME PhD student Christopher Lowe won a best poster award for his graduate research.
Dr. Shreiber speaks about "Boot Camp" at BMES
October 23, 2014 - Dr. Shreiber gave a presentation entitled ""Boot Camp Training in Cellular Bioengineering to Accelerate Research Immersion for REU Participants" at the BMES conference in San Antonio.
New Scholars Welcomed
May 30, 2014: A new cohort of 12 students from across the country was welcomed into the REU in Cellular Bioengineering.
BMES Presentations
September 28, 2013: A trio of REU students – Stephanie Knowlton (advised by David Shreiber), Jose Hawayek-Carrera (advised by Martin Yarmush and David Shreiber), and Daniel Tekverk (advised by Jeffrey Zahn) – traveled to Seattle to present their research at the annual BMES meeting.

Summer Symposium
July 31, 2013: The Cellular Bioengineering REU students celebrated their summer-long research experience at the end-of-summer symposium. Students presented posters that summarized their research and pitched business plans to their fellow REU students from partner programs in Physics, Green Energy Technologies, Structured Organic Particulate Systems, International Environmental Sciences, Pharmacy, and the umbrella Research in Science and Engineering (RiSE) program.
Applications Available
January 15, 2013 : Application forms for the 2013 program are available. See Applications link.

Journal Publication
January 7, 2013 : A paper co-authored by 2011 REU participant Michelle Sempkowski appears in the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics. Michelle worked in the lab of Professor Sofou.
Journal Publication
December 8, 2011 : A paper co-authored by 2010 REU participant Kevin Trout appears in the journal Annals of Biomedical Engineering. Kevin worked in the lab of Professor Langrana.
Best Poster Award!
November 11, 2011 : Congratulations to Izmarie Poventud-Fuentes, who won a Best Poster award at the recent Annnual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. Izmarie was a 2011 REU participant working with Professors Moghe and Roth.
Applications Available
December 16, 2010 : Application forms for the 2011 program are available. SeeApplications link.
Summer Symposium
July 9, 2010 : Come to the joint RiSE/REU Symposium on August 4. See flyer for details.
Program Underway

July 1, 2010 : The first month of our inaugural program has been busy and exciting, including Cellular Bioengineering Boot Camp, immersion into research, weekly seminar and a joint summer picnic.
Participants Accepted
April 30, 2010 : The application deadline of March 12 has passed, and all participants for the 2010 program have been selected. Please check back in the fall for applications and deadlines for 2011.
Mentor Meetings
April 27, 2010 : The newly established Project AGER -- Advancing Graduate Education at Rutgers -- is sponsoring a soft skills workshop for near-peer research mentors on May 13th from 9:00-11:30 in BCC 120. This will be followed by a summer program orientation for faculty and near-peer mentors from 12-1 pm in BME-116.
Come Explore Research Opportunities
Nov. 24, 2009: A Winter Science & Engineering Forum will be held on 1/14/10 where undergraduate students from within and beyond Rutgers can learn about research opportunities at Rutgers. See for more details.

Applications Available
Oct. 29, 2009: Applications for next summer’s program are now available via the Applications link.
Mark Your Calendar
Oct. 1, 2009: The inaugural Cellular Bioengineering REU Program will run from June 1 – August 6, 2010. See Program Info for further details.