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UMD-JHU BME Research Day trophy retained for third year

March 30, 2016

JHU BMES President Adarsha Malla (left) and 1st Place Oral Presentation Winner James Shamul

JHU BMES President Adarsha Malla (left) and 1st Place Oral Presentation Winner James Shamul, both JHU BME Juniors

Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering undergraduate students made a great showing at the 4th Annual UMD-JHU BME Undergraduate Research Day competition — and brought the coveted trophy to Homewood Campus for placing first in the oral presentation.

The mid-atlantic regional competition includes BMES chapters from the University of Maryland, College Park, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Delaware. This years’ event was hosted by the BMES chapter of the University of Maryland.

Oral Presentations

Johns Hopkins BME junior James Shamul placed first in the oral presentation with his entry “Doxorubicin-Loaded Amphiphilic Poly(β-amino ester) - Poly(ethylene glycol) Block Copolymer Micelles for Cancer Therapy.” He was awarded the BME Undergraduate Research Day trophy to bring back to Johns Hopkins along with a $300 prize.

Johns Hopkins junior Alexandra Berges came in third for her oral presentation “Identifying PET Activation Biomarkers to Predict the Conversion of Mild Cognitive Impairment to Alzheimer's Disease.” Alexandra was awarded $100 for the win.

Senior Ivan Kuznetsov, of JHU, was also one of six selected to present for his work, “Selective two-photon collagen cross linking in situ measured by Brillouin microscopy.”

Poster Competition

Johns Hopkins BME senior BaDoi Phan won the best poster award with his entry “Transcriptome Analysis of Pitt Hopkins Syndrome in a Murine Model.”. This “People’s Choice” award begets BaDoi a $50 prize.

Other BMEs who entered the poster competition were Alexandra Berges, Eric Bridgeford, Steven Chen, Andrew Gould, Eric Huang, Ivan Kuznetsov, James Shamul and Michael Signorelli.

Research Day is designed to showcase the quality of student research projects conducted during the academic year, as well as to inspire classmates in the biomedical engineering programs to pursue their own research. 

Congratulations to all the winners and participants at this spirited competition.