Northeastern Hosts "Boston Biomaterials Day" Conference with Society For Biomaterials
Over one hundred students, researchers, professors and industry professionals came together on June 30th for Boston Biomaterials Day at Northeastern University, funded by the Society For Biomaterials Biomaterials Days Grant. Led by Bioengineering PhD student Michelle Stolzoff, the conference featured top-tiered research in biomaterials from the Greater Boston Area and beyond. Dena Shahriari, a PhD student from the University of Michigan, received a travel grant from the NEU Department of Chemical Engineering to present an oral presentation and a poster on her work: “Northeastern Biomaterials day had so much to offer: meeting intelligent delightful colleagues, learning about exciting research, and making life-time collaborations. Thank you to the organizers and participants!”
Highlights included David F. Williams’ plenary presentation; a “Life after PhD” panel discussion including Northeastern professors Ryan Koppes and Adam Ekenseair, as well as recent BioE PhD graduate David Walsh; concurrent workshops highlighting biomaterials in food science and strategies for entering the entrepreneurial world; and, of course, networking with peers and colleagues.
The poster session was energetic and lively, with over 30 posters from a variety of research areas. A talented team of judges from industry and academia voted on “Best Student Poster” (Ehsan Shirzaei Sani), while all attendees voted for “People’s Choice Best Oral Presentation” (Andrew Spencer) and “People’s Choice Best Poster” (Caterina Bartomeu).