Gaharwar wins Biomedical Engineering Society Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Rising Star Award

GaharwarDr. Akhilesh K. Gaharwar was selected to receive the 2018 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) Rising Star Award at the 2018 CMBE Annual Conference--Discovering the Keys: Transformative and Translational Mechanobiology, which was held Jan. 2-6, 2018 in Key Largo, Florida. 

The BMES-CMBE Special Interest Group brings together researchers with diverse scientific and clinical interests with a common goal of understanding and engineering molecules, cells, their interactions and microenvironments in the pursuit of controlling biological processes and improving the practice of medicine. In 2018, the conference theme focused on addressing key challenges in mechanobiology and how to advance the study of pathophysiology and improve human health.

Gaharwar is one of eight awardees selected internationally for the Rising Star award, which is given to exceptional junior principal investigators. The awardees are invited to give a podium presentation at the conference. Gaharwar’s talk titled “Widespread changes in transcriptome profile of human mesenchymal stem cells by two-dimensional (2-D) nanosilicates,” focused on understanding how nanomaterials interact with human stem cells. 

For additional information visit the BMES-CMBE Conference website or Gaharwar’s lab website.