Advanced Wound Healing Lab

Author: Ethan Pozy

Paid REU Research Opportunity for Undergraduates!

This summer The Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering will be hosting a Summer Research Experience for undergraduate students that is supported through an institutional award from the American Heart Association. Applications are Due March 1st!

The research experience partners with NC State’s Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI), which has an extensive track record of developing technical and professional skills for undergraduates. The program engages participating undergraduates with in-depth research topics ranging from cardiovascular stem cell therapies to novel microelectronic implants. The curriculum also provides students with a broad background in areas related to cardiovascular biology and medicine, research methodology and team science. Each undergraduate participant will work directly with multiple faculty members, including potential mentors from the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Textiles and Comparative Medicine Institute, and their associated research groups.

See the link below for more information and to apply!

Brown Lab Member Awards and Recognitions for 2023

To start off 2024, we wanted to recap some of the highlights for Brown Lab members from the past year!

  •  Third-year PhD student Ana Sheridan was awarded the NSF GRFP award, a prestigious fellowship awarded by the National Science Foundation for early graduate researchers in the sciences.
  • Fifth-year PhD student Grant Scull was elected president of the National Student Chapter of SFB as well as a STAR award from the 2023 SFB National Meeting.
  • Fourth-year PhD Student  Aryssa Simpson earned the NCSU/UNC BME Student Service Award for her involvement as BME senator in the UNC Graduate and Professional Student Government, BMEGSA 2021-2022 Vice President and 2022-2023 Science Outreach Chair, and NC State representative of the Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) for building infrastructure for faculty careers for underrepresented minority (URM) dissertation students.
  • In addition to defending her PhD thesis, MD-PhD student Nina Moiseiwitsch won a Cariovascular SIG Poster Award at the 2023 Society for Biomaterials (SFB)  Annual Meeting.
  • Second-year PhD Student Melika Osareh received support from the T32-funded Molecular Biotechnology Training Program (MBTP) aimed at training future academic, government, and industrial researchers interested in biotechnology.
  • First-year PhD student Ethan Pozy received support from the T32-funded Chemistry of Life Training Program (CLP) aimed at propelling research a the interface of molecular sciences and the life sciences .
  • Lab manager Jennifer Sollinger received and NCSU/UNC BME 2023 Award for Excellence for Excellence in Outstanding State Government Service for going above and beyond an employee’s normal responsibilities.
  • PI Ashley Brown was elected the titles American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellow and American Heart Association (AHA) Fellow


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