Adam Craig, PhD student in BIOMED (Advisor: U. Hershberg), received a $24K 1-year David L. Boren Fellowship for overseas study at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.
Drs. Karen Moxon, professor and associate director for research in BIOMED (PI), and John Bethea (CoAS – Co-PI), received a 5-year mult-PI $3M NIH R01 grant for the project titled “Enhancing Supraspinal Plasticity to Improve Functional Recovery After SCI.” It is becoming increasingly evident that plasticity within supraspinal networks, induced by therapeutic interventions, is necessary for optimal recovery of function after spinal cord injury. The goal of this project is to study the impact of a range of novel therapeutic interventions on neuronal and glial plasticity in the central nervous system to understand how to improve behavioral outcomes after severe, mid-thoracic spinal cord injury.
Chau Dang, undergraduate student in BIOMED, with a concentration in biomaterials and tissue engineering, received a 2016 Drexel University Cooperative Education Award for her co-op with biotechnology company Amicus Therapeutics, where she examined the stability of a lipid molecule important in the study of Gaucher disease, which affects many of the body’s organs and tissues. Chau's discoveries on how samples may be exposed during analysis caused her employer to change how they handle samples in the lab.