Sept 1, 2021 - Two new members join the Cornelison Group! We welcome new graduate student Natsai Prisca Nyabadza (B.S. from Smith College) and undergraduate honors thesis student Kimia Abedi (BME). We're excited to have you join us!
Aug 25, 2021 - Sherly becomes the first student in the lab to pass her qualifying exam. Congrats Sherly!!
May 21, 2021 - First paper of the lab is now out! Recent graduate Aleeza and I review the current state of microphysiological neural tissue models, with a special focus on fluid flow. Congratulations to Aleeza on her first paper! Read it here.
May 14, 2021 - Aleeza graduates from UMass BME and becomes the first lab alumnus! She is off to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) to pursue a PhD in BME. Congratulations Aleeza, and best wishes for a bright future!
April 13, 2021 - Sherly is selected as a Teaching Fellow for the College of Engineering! She will develop and lead her own freshman seminar course this coming fall. Congrats on the honor and opportunity, Sherly!
March 23, 2021 - The lab will officially receive its first research grant! A Trailblazer award will be funded through the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) for 3 years to develop cancer-inspired scaffolds for neural repair. Find the press release here. Check back later for exciting updates!
Jan 18, 2021 - Sherly Makar joins the group from the University of Arkansas with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. She will study the anti-inflammatory effects of glioblastoma on the tumor microenvironment. Welcome Sherly!
Jan 12, 2021 - First paper from the lab was submitted! An invited review on current microphysiological models of the central nervous system with incorporated fluid flow. Stay tuned for the final version!
Sept 17, 2020 - Dr. Cornelison gave a seminar at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Biomedical Engineering.
May 8, 2020 - Dr. Cornelison has been appointment as adjunct faculty in the Neuroscience and Behavior program (https://gpls.cns.umass.edu/nsb) as well as in Chemical Engineering starting 9/1/2020.
March 10, 2020 - Dr. Cornelison gave a talk entitled "Pathological fluid flow in brain cancer progression and therapy" as part of the UMass Chemical Engineering Seminar Series!
Dec 14, 2019 - The Cornelison Group has its first of many end of semester celebrations! At Kaiju Ramen, a first for everyone 😋
Nov 8, 2019 - The lab moved into our new home in the Life Science Lab building, and our first big order of tissue culture supplies arrived! Ready to make some multicellular models of neural tissue!