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Students enrolled in the College of Engineering APEX program have kicked off their summer of transition to Iowa State and are spending time in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE). The Academic Program for EXcellence for Engineers (APEX) is an intensive eight-week summer bridge program designed to increase the success rate of incoming multicultural, first-year engineering students who have just graduated from high school. Participants, some of whom are undecided about which engineering discipline to pursue, are exposed to all departments in the College of Engineering through the program.
Dr. Wang presented his research on “Intestinal Stem Cells Mediated Drug Delivery Treat Ulcerative Colitis” on 128th Iowa Academy of Science (IAS) Annual Meeting Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Grand View University, Des Moines, Iowa.
Dr. Liping Sun joined Wang Lab as a postdoctoral fellow to work on intestinal stem cells projects. Welcome!
Dr. Wang is appointed as the Track Chairman for the “Nano Biotechnology” track at the ‘Global Biotechnology Congress 2016 (GBC 2016)’ in Boston, USA from May 11th – 14th, 2016. GBC 2016 is the 4th in the Series which provide a platform for researchers and decision makers in biotechnology to present their latest findings and learn about all the important developments in biotechnology. Many Nobel Laureates and world’s renowned experts will participate in the conference. See you in Boston!
Dr. Wang was honored as the first Lloyd Mayer Scholar in the 2015 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (AIBD) Conference at Orlando, FL. This award is in honor of Lloyd Mayer, MD (1952-2013), a visionary leader and brilliant scientist whose life was dedicated to finding cures for patients with IBD and improving the quality of life of those suffering from these diseases. This Lloyd Mayer Scholarship is established to recognize an exceptional early career scientist who emulates Dr. Mayer’s passion for innovative research in studying IBD immunology and mucosal health, as well as his commitment to fostering a robust IBD research community through leadership and collaboration. Congratulations!
Dr. Wang presented the poster titled “An Intestinal Trojan horse as Regenerative Therapy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease” at the Kenneth Rainin Foundation Innovations Symposium: Wound Healing, Repair & IBD on July 20-21, 2015 at the Hyatt Embarcadero in San Francisco. The Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s annual Innovations Symposium brings together influential and collaborative researchers, and innovative and creative thinkers to work toward the common goal of curing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The 2015 Innovations Symposium focus on Wound Healing, Repair & IBD, and take part in setting new directions in the field of IBD research.
Dr. Wang was invited as Editor for Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Smart Materials Series. Smart materials are materials that respond sensitively to small changes in physical or chemical conditions with relatively large conformation or property changes. Smart materials for tissue engineering are produced by modifying the physicochemical and biological properties of the scaffolds with response to external stimuli to enhance the tissue regeneration. Congratulations~
Dr. Wang has been awarded the 2015 Career Development Award from Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). Thanks to CCFA for the kind support on the intestinal stem cells research in Wang Lab.
The new paper of Ufuoma Ikoba, “Nanocarriers in Therapy of Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases“, was published on Nanoscale! Ufuoma has worked as undergraduate researcher in Wang Lab since Spring 2013. Congratulations!
Dr. Peng’s article “An Intestinal Trojan Horse for Gene Delivery” has been chosen as Front Cover of Nanoscale. Congratulations!