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NIBIB Trailblazer Award

Dr. Wang has been awarded the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) Trailblazer Award. This generous support from NIBIB will help Wang Lab to explore new oral drugs to treat inflammatory and infectious diseases using organoid platforms.

Gut organoids with the crypt-villus and the lumen structure.

ASEE 2022 Annual Conference

Dr. Wang participated in the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) 2022 Annual Conference. As the sponsor of ASEE, ISU had various sessions and programs. A lot of fun!

2022 SFB Exhibit

With Tissue Engineering SIG officers @NganHuang @GuldenCU at 2022 SFB Exhibit @SFBiomaterials

Join SFB 2022 Annual Meeting!

We’re less than one week away from the 2022 SFB Annual Meeting! Join us at the “Biomaterials for Organoids” Session and “Biomaterials for Regenerative Engineering” Session in Baltimore. A lot of great programs and SIG Mixer social. See you then!

Welcome, Zhao, Jack, and Elijah!

New students, Jack Girton and Elijah Vanderkamp will join Wang Lab as Honor Research program researchers to work on organoids reprogramming and cell-mediated drug deliver projects. Chemical Engineering senior Zhao Ren Tan will start his research this Spring on the oral vaccine project. Welcome!

Serve as Finance Committee member of CRS

Dr. Wang has been nominated as a member of the Finance Committee for the Controlled Release Society (CRS). The overarching function of this standing committee is to provide advice to the Board on all financial matters, ensuring that the CRS will fulfill its Mission and move towards its aspirational Vision. Dr. Wang has had a long-term relationship with CRS since the 2010 Jorge Heller Postdoctoral Fellow supported by CRS. It’s a great honor to serve CRS, the leading society in the Drug Delivery field.

Talk tomorrow at the 2021 AIChE Annual Meeting

Tomorrow, Dr. Wang will talk at the 2021 AIChE Annual Meeting in Biotherapeutic Development and Delivery Session. The title is “Gut Organoid As a Platform for Evaluating the Delivery of Nanoparticles to Treat Gastrointestinal Diseases.” Join us to learn about organoids’ latest biotherapeutic technologies at 8:00 AM ET, Thursday, November 18, 2021. The Zoom Access Link: https://meetbreakout.zoom.us/j/92982577004?pwd=Vmt4c1ZKeitZaUZwMHpycUFUTHBxUT09

Seminar at Nanovaccines Institute Thursday, Oct. 28th!

Dr. Wang will give a talk at Nanovaccines Institute on 4:00 PM Thurs., Oct. 28th, about “Organoid as a New Platform to Develop Oral Vaccines and Nanomedicines.”

Please Join us Thurs., Oct. 28th for our @nanovax Seminar Series!

This live, virtual seminar will feature Dr. Qun Wang with @iastate @ISU_CBE

Register: https://conta.cc/3lrAWTA Learn more: https://bit.ly/3AwtKK3

New paper in Chemical Society Reviews

Our recent manuscript, “Soft Materials as Biological and Artificial Membranes”, is published on Chemical Society Reviews. The past few decades have seen emerging growth in the field of soft materials for synthetic biology. This review focuses on soft materials involved in biological and artificial membranes. The membranes discussed here are those involved in the structure and function of cells and organelles. The illustration is a conceptual scheme of artificial membranes synthesized by human-made hydrophilic and hydrophobic soft materials. Congratulations to the team!

Welcome back, Dr. Davoudi!

Dr. Zahra Davoudi revisited Ames for the graduation ceremony. She got her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Iowa State University in 2020. She works as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research of the National Cancer Institute (NIH). She is working on cancer organoids project for cancer diagnosis and treatments. Welcome back!