NEWS & EVENTS

What's happening in SITE Lab?

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SITE LAB GRADUATE AT ALCON

August, 2, 2021

Logan Crawford, a SITE Lab Graduate is now working as a full-time materials engineer contractor for the Nozzle Characterization Team within the Alcon Intraocular Lens (IOL) Delivery Device R&D division. His main duties consist of surface characterization of both existing and prototype delivery nozzle designs. He also analyze and perform investigations for nozzles that have undergone aging studies, have come from production lots with a new or consistent defect, and nozzles that have produced less than desirable performance both in the field and in testing.

While he misses the team I had come to love in the Raghavan lab, this next step in his career has far exceeded my expectations. He is happy that I was able to help set the ground for such an amazing group, and can’t wait to see the research that everyone puts forth.

SITE RESEARCHER HONORED BY FORD FOUNDATION

July, 28, 2021

Through the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. A total of 2228 applications were reviewed by panels composed of highly qualified science, engineering, social sciences, and humanities scholars from across the nation. Only 75 applicants were awarded the fellowship and our very own Abbie Clevenger was delighted to be awarded the distinction of Honorable Mention.

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June 10, 2021

Our research to help better understand the mechanisms behind Gulf War Illness. has now been funded by the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program through their Gulf War Illness Research Program. We believe this research can be used to improve the quality of life of aging Gulf War veterans  by better understanding the pathobiology of GWI-Related gastrointestinal dysfunction.

UNDERGRADUATES LEADERS IN RESEARCH!

June, 1, 2021

Our very own Heather Farris and Lucas Weddle will be conducting research at the SITE Lab through Texas A&M's Undergraduate Summer Research Grant

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SITE LAB WINS A T3 AWARD!

January 4, 2021

Along with the Walsh lab and the TAMU Institute for Biosciences and Technology, SITE Lab won a T3 Texas A&M Triads for Transformation Award, to do some exciting collaborative research at the intersection of engineering and immuno-oncology.

SITE LAB WINS ITS FIRST RESEARCH GRANT!

August 1, 2020

We are now funded by the Kaplan Gynecologic Cancer Research Fund through the Houston Methodist Cancer Center to develop nano-immunotherapies in ovarian cancer, with our collaborators - Dr. Biana Godin and Dr. Aparna Kamat.

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OUR LAB HAS GROWN!

August 19, 2020

We now have a fantastic team of postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate researchers that work to achieve the research goals of SITE Lab!

PICTURE A SCIENTIST PANEL

September 10, 2020

Dr. Raghavan will participate in a promoting real lives of today's generation of scientists - organized by the Women's Resource Center and the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

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