It was very special to be invited to speak at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in the department of Chemistry, meeting up with former Ismagilov-lab colleague Prof. Bo Zheng for the day. Plus we got a beautiful view from the top of the mountain that this unique university is built upon.
Prof. Pompano and Jennifer Ortiz made the trek to Hong Kong to present in the 2019 Gordon Research Conference for Physics and Chemistry of Microfluidics. It was a wonderful conference, filled with much exciting new data as well as new and old friends. Plus we had a great time exploring. Jenn’s poster, Rebecca’s poster on Meg and Sophie’s recent work, and Rebecca’s short talk went over well and we received lots of valuable feedback. Look for papers on these topics soon!
Prof. Pompano visited our friends at Virginia Tech in the Department of Bioengineering on October 30, hosted by amazing scientist Prof. Jenny Munson. So much interesting work going on at VT, including the immunomicrofluidics in the Jones and Li labs in Biology!
“A Glimpse into the Chemistry of the Immune System”
It was a special honor to be invited to speak to UVA staff members at their annual professional development event in June 2018. Although the event was meant to inspire the attendees, in the end it was just as inspiring for me! Sharing our lab’s vision, goals, and progress with people from mostly non-science backgrounds, many of whom provide the daily support that make it possible, was a special privilege and a touching reminder of why I am here.
Maura Belanger presented at the annual AAI conference held this year in Austin, Texas She presented her work on delivery of beads to lymph node slices. While there she saw some great talks and returned with a lot of new ideas for the lab. We look forward to the new insights and to following some of the scientific advancements coming out of this conference!
Meg, Andrew, and Prof. Pompano attended the "2nd inaugural" NanoSymposium on Engineered Health, held this year at VA Tech in Roanoke, VA. Meg and Andrew presented posters and Prof. Pompano gave a talk, and we heard lots of great science from researchers across the state.
We are so proud of Meg Catterton for receiving the award of "Best Poster" at the annual 3rd-year PhD student Poster Session in the Department of Chemistry. Meg presented her work on a device for local stimulation of tissue slices with a movable microfluidic port. Following the poster session, she had the opportunity to present her work to the entire department in a celebratory seminar. Great job Meg! Look for her paper coming soon.
Congratulations also to the 2nd and 3rd place winners of a great poster session!
Image credits: Dr. Jim Demas
Dr. Pompano and Jennifer Ortiz flew to Phoenix to present at MRS 2018 (Materials Research Society national meeting), in a special 2-day symposium on Immuno-modulatory biomaterials. The symposium was organized by Susan Thomas (GA Tech), Evan Scott (Northwestern), and Kara Spiller (Drexel). Such exciting science is being done in this area, led by a wonderful community of researchers -- we are excited to see the innovations to come.
We are proud that Meg Catterton and Sangjo Shim both presented posters to the international audience MicroTAS 2017 in Savannah, Georgia this year. Their work was well received. We enjoyed talking with fellow microfluidics researchers from all over the world, and catching up with former Ismaglov lab members!
After a very productive summer of research the Pompano Lab went to the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Washington DC. We presented two posters, one of which was featured at SciMix!
Thanks to everyone at ACS and here is to another productive year!