And one more congratulations to Chloe McCoy on successfully defending her Ph.D.! Dr. McCoy will now be starting her third year of medical school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Yet another congratulations to Chloe McCoy on her manuscript on sex-related differences in valvular interstitial cells being accepted to PLoS ONE!
Congratulations to Chloe McCoy, winner of the Best Poster Award at the 5th Biennial Conference on Heart Valve Biology and Tissue Engineering in Mykonos, Greece!</p>
McCoy CM, Nicholas DQ, Masters KS. “Characterization of sex-related differences in valvular interstitial cells”, 5th Biennial Conference on Heart Valve Biology and Tissue Engineering, Mykonos, Greece, May 18-20, 2012.
UW News release here: http://www.engr.wisc.edu/news/archive/2012/Jun12-McCoy-poster-award.html
Masters Lab research is featured on the UW homepage, as well as the UW YouTube channel! Check out a cool video about our heart valve work here:
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Congratulations to Dr. Elyssa L. Monzack, Ph.D.! She has successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis and will soon be leaving for a post-doc position at the NIH!
Welcome to two new Masters Lab graduate students: Ana Maria Porras and Mary Regier! And congrats to Mary on being awarded a fellowship by the Biotechnology Training Program!
Prof. Masters, along with collaborators Prof. Pam Kreeger and Prof. Justin Williams, has been awarded an NIH R01 entitled "Combinatorial Analysis of Migration Stimuli for Enhanced Wound Healing"
Prof. Masters will be the Director of the Women in Science and Engineering Residential Program (WISE) for 2011-2012 and is very excited to continue working with young female scientists and engineers!
Prof. Masters' Invited Feature Article "Covalent Growth Factor Immobilization Strategies for Tissue Repair and Regeneration" is featured on the materials science news site <a href="http://www.materialsviews.com/details/news/1067511/Covalent_Growth_Factor_Immobilization_Strategies_for_Tissue_Regeneration.html" target="_blank">MaterialsViews.com</a>.
Prof. Masters has been awarded an R21 from the NIH (NIBIB)! The grant is entitled "Nylon-3 Copolymers as Synthetic Cell-Adhesive Moieties for Tissue Engineering" and is in collaboration with co-PI Sam Gellman, Department of Chemistry.
Masters Lab alumna Dr. Xiaoxiao Gu received a post-doctoral grant from the LAM (lymphangioleiomyomatosis) Foundation! Nice job, Xiaoxiao!
Congratulations to Karien J. Rodriguez, Ph.D.!!! Dr. Rodriguez has accepted a post-doctoral position in the lab of Prof. Chuck Czuprynski, School of Veterinary Medicine, UW-Madison.
Congratulations to Xiaoxiao Gu, Ph.D.!!! Dr. Gu has accepted a post-doctoral position in the lab of Prof. John Blenis, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard University.
Kristyn has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.
Congratulations to Tracy Puccinelli, Ph.D.!!! Dr. Puccinelli has accepted a post-doctoral position with the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at the UW-Madison.
Prof. Masters was awarded an NIH R01 (”Creating Engineered Models of Valvular Disease to Study Anti-Calcific Therapies”)!!
Prof. Masters was awarded the Emil H. Steiger Distinguished Teaching Award by the UW-Madison! You can read about it in the News release  or view some pictures of the ceremony on our Photos page!
Elyssa's article is featured on the cover of the current issue of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology!
Congrats to Kyle on successfully defending his M.S. thesis!
Prof. Masters was awarded the “Biomedical Teaching Award” by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Biomedical Engineering Division!
Prof. Masters was awarded another grant from the Wallace H. Coulter Translational Partnership at UW-Madison - “<a href="http://bmec.wisc.edu/" title="coulter site">Advanced, Bioactive Materials for Healing Chronic Wounds</a>“.
Prof. Masters was awarded “<a href="http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/asee/awards.html" title="ASEE award">Outstanding New Educator</a>” by the ASEE North Midwest Section!
October 10th 2007:
Prof. Masters will be giving a presentation on how to write a broader impacts plan for NSF proposals. This workshop is organized by the <a href="http://www.delta.wisc.edu/" target="_blank" title="delta">Delta</a> program, and is geared toward graduate students and post-docs. Further information (including slides and handouts from the event) can be found on the <a href="http://www.delta.wisc.edu/" target="_blank" title="delta">Delta</a> website.
The Masters lab’s work on aneurysm occlusion devices was featured in this semester’s <a href="http://www.engr.wisc.edu/bme/newsletter/article05_balloon_effect.html" target="_blank" title="newsletter">BME newsletter</a>. The investigators on this W.H. Coulter-funded work are Prof. Masters, Prof. Wendy Crone (Engineering Physics), and Dr. Roham Moftakhar (Neurosurgery), and all of the hard lab work is done by Fangmin Xu (Masters lab), Claire Flanagan (Masters lab), and Kevin Hart (Crone lab).
Elyssa L. Monzack, a Ph.D. candidate in the Masters lab, has been awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship by the UW-Madison’s Training Program in Translational Cardiovascular Science. Congrats, Elyssa!
Prof. Masters was named interim faculty co-director of the <a href="http://www.delta.wisc.edu" title="Delta Program">Delta Program for Research, Teaching, and Learning</a>!
June 26th 2007:
The Masters lab won their first ever intramural softball game (17-10)!
June 20th 2007:
Karien J. Rodriguez, a Ph.D. candidate in the Masters lab, has been awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship by the UW-Madison’s Training Program in Translational Cardiovascular Science. Congrats, Karien!
Prof. Masters will be delivering a talk on how to write a successful NSF CAREER proposal at the annual <a href="http://www.delta.wisc.edu/workshops/workshops_main.html#nsf" target="_blank" title="career workshop">NSF CAREER workshop</a> sponsored by <a href="http://www.delta.wisc.edu/" target="_blank" title="delta">Delta</a> (see website for details).
Prof. Masters has been awarded two more grants by the <a href="http://bmec.wisc.edu/" target="_blank" title="bmec">W.H. Coulter Translational Partnership</a>!
- “Enhanced Delivery of Liquid Embolic Agents for Aneurym Occlusion”
co-investigators: Prof. Wendy Crone, Ph.D. (Engineering Physics) and Dr. Roham Moftakhar, M.D. (Neurosurgery)
- “Bioactive Polyurethane-Based Materials for Vascular Applications”
co-investigator: Dr. Takushi Kohmoto, M.D. (Cardiothoracic Surgery)
You can see video of Prof. Masters talking about her previous Coulter-funded project at the <a href="http://bmec.wisc.edu/faculty.html" target="_blank" title="bmec faculty">Biomedical Engineering Center for Translational Research webpage</a>.
The heart valve research of Prof. Masters was featured in the 2005-2006 UW-Madison <a href="http://www.engr.wisc.edu/news/ar/bme.html" target="_blank" title="annual report">College of Engineering Annual Report</a>
Prof. Masters was featured in the BME Newsletter for:
Prof. Masters was awarded an R21 by the <a href="http://www.nih.gov" target="_blank" title="NIH">NIH</a>/<a href="http://www.nibib.nih.gov/" target="_blank" title="NIBIB">NIBIB</a> for her project entitled “Immobilized Gradients of Epidermal Growth Factor for Accelerated Wound Healing”.
Prof. Masters was awarded a grant from the W.H. Coulter Translational Partnership for her application entitled “Design of a Bioactive Spherical Aneurysm Occlusion Device”. Her co-investigators are Prof. Wendy Crone, Ph.D. (Engineering Physics) and Dr. Roham Moftakhar, M.D. (Neurosurgery).
Prof. Masters was awarded an <a href="http://www.engr.wisc.edu/news/headlines/2006/May11.html" target="_blank" title="career news release">NSF CAREER award </a>for her proposal entitled “The Relationship Between Material Properties, Cellular Mechanics, and Heart Valve Disease: An Integrated Plan for Research Discovery and Promotion of Science Literacy”.