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BME student wins first place in Student Research and Creativity Expo

June 6, 2010

Karissa Henson of the biomedical engineering master’s program won a first-place award in a chemical and biomolecular engineering session of the Ohio University Student Research and Creativity Expo. The Expo, held May 13 at the Convocation Center, featured about 500 projects presented by about 600 undergraduates, graduate students, medical students, and postdoctoral fellows.

Henson works in the laboratory of BME faculty member Monica Burdick, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering.

Three students from the lab of BME faculty member John Kopchick won first-place awards: John Blischak in a biological sciences session; Lucila Sackmann-Sala in a biomedical sciences graduate session; and Tianxu Yang in a human consumer sciences session. Sackmann-Sala also took second in an Edison Biotechnology Institute session. Hiroyoshi Tanda took second in a biomedical sciences undergraduate session. Kopchick is the Goll Ohio Eminent Scholar and professor of biomedical sciences.

A pair of students from the lab of BME faculty member Stephen Bergmeier won awards: George Acquaah-Harrison won first place in a chemical biology graduate session, and Weihe Zhang took second in a chemistry session. Bergmeier is an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry.

Paul Eichenseer, a College of Osteopathic Medicine student who works in the lab of BME faculty member John Cotton, won first place in medicine. Cotton is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering.


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