INBT symposium poster session prize winners

Over 80 posters were presented at the 3rd Annual NanoBio Symposium hosted by Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology on May 18. Posters came from four divisions of the university, the Applied Physics Lab and also from industry. The first authors on six outstanding student research posters were awarded prizes. Winners include:

First Prize, iPod Nano, valued at $150

“MS-qFRET: A Quantum Dot-Based Method for Analysis of DNA Methylation,“ Vasudev Bailey, Alic Chen, Jeff Wang, collaboration between the School of Medicine’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Whiting School of Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Second Prize, Springer textbook, valued at $125

“Human Neural Stem Cell-Biomatrix Preparations as Tools in Reconstructing Neural Pathways,“ V. Machairaki, C. Yu, S. H. Lim, I. Nasonkin, H.-Q. Mao, and V. E. Koliatsos, a collaboration between the Whiting School of Engineering departments of Materials Science and Engineering and the School of Medicine Department of Neuropathology.

Third Prize Runners Up, $25 iTunes gift cards

“Chemiluminescent Solid Lipid Nanoparticles and Interactions with Intact Skin,“ Julia B. Patrone, Huong Le, Jennifer Breidenich, Lisa Kelly, Jason J. Benkoski, Amit Banerjee, and Jennifer L. Sample from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.

“Neural Open Culture System Reveals Cellular Mechanisms of Axon Degeneration and Microglial Response,“ Suneil Hosmane, In Hong Yang, April Ruffin, Shilpa Sakhalkar, Parastoo Jangouk, Prech Uapinyoying, Nitish Thakor, and Arun Venkatesan, a collaboration between the School of Medicine’s departments of Biomedical Engineering and Neuroimmunology.

Fourth Prize Runners Up, $15 Barnes and Nobel gift cards

“One-Dimensional Optoelectronic Nanostructures Derived from the Aqueous Self-Assembly of Ï€-Conjugated Oligopeptides,“ J.D. Tovar, Stephen Diegelmann and Brian Wall from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Department of Chemistry

“Dynamic Response of Low-Density Monolayers,“ Gloria K. Olivier, Donghoon Shin and Joelle Frechette from the Whiting School of Engineering Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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