McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine is pleased to announce that Jenna Dziki, a doctoral student within the Bioengineering Department at the University of Pittsburgh and a graduate researcher in the Stephen Badylak Laboratory, will be awarded the 2016 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Outstanding Student Award during the upcoming 2016 TERMIS-AM Conference. The 2016 TERMIS-AM Conference will be held from December 11-14 in San Diego, California. The TERMIS-AM Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Outstanding Student award presentation will be conducted on Wednesday, December 14th, after the keynote presentation.
Ms. Dziki’s award-winning manuscript will be published in the journal, Tissue Engineering, Part A. Her research focuses on the characterization of extracellular-matrix-mediated host innate immunomodulation and stem/progenitor cell activation. Specifically, Ms. Dziki is interested in macrophage polarization following ECM treatment in skeletal muscle and gut repair applications and the effects of polarized macrophages upon endogenous stem cell populations.
At the award presentation ceremony, Ms. Dziki will be presented with a plaque recognizing her outstanding research accomplishments within the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine field. She will also receive a complimentary registration to the 2016 TERMIS-AM Conference as well as an honorarium of $500 and reimbursement up to $1,000 to be used towards her travel expenses (airfare, hotel) to attend the conference.
Congratulations, Ms. Dziki!