NEWS & EVENTS
What's happening in SITE Lab?
RESEARCH TECHNICIAN HELPS HEALTH CLINIC IN AMAZONIAN TRIBES
June 20th, 2022
Our very own, Dillon Noltensmeyer, had the chance to serve in the Amazon by collaborating with fellow doctors and nurses in a medical missions trip. They visited underserved tribes along the Amazon River and administered necessary drugs, glasses, and reading material. The mission was 10 days long, and they saw over 600 patients.
LOCAL OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY WITH SCHOOLS
July 10th, 2022
Our graduates students recently hosted a summer STEM camp at the local Bryan ISD. They taught basic principles of cell culture and mechanics. The students even had a chance to visit the lab!
ABBIE CLEVENGER PUBLISHES FIRST RESEARCH MANUSCRIPT
The SITE Lab's first research manuscript, spearheaded by Abbie Clevenger and Logan Crawford, and assisted on by Dillon Noltsenmeyer, has been published in Karger Publisher's "Cells, Tissues, Organs" The manuscript describes a new bioreactor designed to mimic peristalsis and is a huge accomplishment for the lab as a whole
August, 27, 2021
Dr. Raghavan has received a High Impact/High Risk Research Award from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. The award and subsequent grant were received for Dr. Raghavan's research in Engineered Enteric Nerve-Perineural Invasion Models used to Improve Predictive Preclinical Screens in Early-Stage Colorectal Adenocarcinoma
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 he had come to love in the Raghavan lab, this next step in his career has far exceeded his expectations. He is happy that he 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.
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
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.
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!