Please join us in supporting CATER trainee Ben Rothrauff, who has scheduled his PhD Dissertation Defense and Final Examination on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 3:00pm in Bridgeside Point 2, 4th floor conference room.
The 16th Annual Department of Pathology Retreat was held on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 12:00PM in Scaife Hall, 4th Floor, Lecture Room 5. The keynote address was by Dr. Charles A. Parkos, MD, PhD, the Carl V. Weller Professor and Chair, Mucosal Inflammation and Epithelial Pathobiology, Department of Pathology, University of Michigan School of Medicine.
The poster session was effective in introducing the focus of the Retreat and interests of the faculty and the guests. Andrew Duncan, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology, Division of Experimental Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, and his committee organized the session and judged the posters.
The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine congratulates the following 2015 Cellular Approaches to Tissue Engineering and Regeneration (CATER) Training Program participants who have successfully defended their research theses:
Heidi Hofer, PhD, dissertation defense was March 17, 2015. Dr. Hofer entered the CATER Training Program through the University of Pittsburgh, Swanson School of Engineering’s Bioengineering Graduate Program. Her advisor was McGowan Institute associate director Rocky Tuan, PhD, professor and director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. The title of her thesis was: “Traumatized Muscle-Derived Multipotent Progenitor Cells: Pro-angiogenic Activity, Promotion of Nerve Growth, and Osteogenic Differentiation.” Dr. Hofer is currently employed at Gradalis, Inc., Dallas, Texas, as a Manufacturing Associate.