Recent News

Elizabeth presentation at the Vanderbilt Biomaterials Day

October 31, 2022

Elizabeth provided a great talk during the 2022 Vanderbilt Biomaterials Day hosted by Vanderbilt University, Tennessee. Stay tuned to our website to know more about her innovative work on peptide nanofibers!

Collier Lab at 2022 BMES Annual Meeting

October 25, 2022

Members of our team assisted to the 2021 Annual Meeting of BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society) which took place in San Antonio, Texas.

Congratulations to Shamitha for passing her PhD preliminary exam!

October 25, 2022

Shamitha has succesfully defended her PhD candidancy exam focused on active immunotherapies against chronic inflammmation using a self-adjuvanted nanofiber-based vaccine platform.

Rachel Katz completed an Internship at Seagen

September 6, 2022

During the summer 2022, Rachel Katz worked at Seagen in the Therapeutic Discovery Research division to design new strategies for delivery of antibody drug conjugates. We are glad to see your professional growth! 

We attended the 2022 Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery Symposium

September 3, 2022

Pablo, Emily, Elizabeth, Shamitha, Yaoying, Deleah and Joel attended the 2022 Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery Symposium this week.

Congratulations Helena Freire Haddad!

September 2, 2022

Helena was recently awarded the The James H. McElhaney Second-year PhD Fellowship after the careful consideration by a committe of BME faculty. Helena, we are proud of your achievement! 

Welcome Kat Lazar!

August 26, 2022

The Collier Lab is very excited to welcome Kat Lazar to our research group. Kat, who graduated from Tuffs University with a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering will work in Collaboration with the Chilkoti Lab during her PhD at Duke.

Congratulations to Emily Roe for passing her PhD preliminary exam! Well done, Emily!

August 26, 2022

Emily has succesfully approved her PhD premilinary exam focused on the sublingual delivery of peptide nanofibers for sexually transmitted infections. 

Check out our new paper on multiepitope supramolecular peptide nanofibers.

July 22, 2022

We are pleased to announce that our newest paper "Multiepitope supramolecular peptide nanofibers eliciting coordinated humoral and cellular antitumor immune responses" is now published online. Congrats to Dr. Yaoying Wu for leading this effort!

GRC presentations and poster award

July 20, 2022

Yaoying and Elizabeth recently attended the inaugural Immunoengineering GRC in Ventura, CA. They both presented posters, and Elizabeth gave a Poster Preview talk. Elizabeth also won a Poster Award. Congratulations!

Dr. Nikki Votaw

November 29, 2021

Congratulations to Nikki Votaw, who defended her PhD thesis in September!  Nikki is off to a Principal Scientist position in Viral Vector R&D at Isolere Bio.  Congratulations Nikki!  

Dr. Chelsea Fries

November 29, 2021

Congratulations to Chelsea Fries, who defended her PhD thesis in September!  Chelsea is now off to postdoc with Neil King at the University of Washington.  Congrats Chelsea!

Dr. Lucas Shores

October 1, 2021

Congratulations to Lucas Shores, who defended his PhD thesis in September! Lucas is off to postdoc with Melody Swartz and Jeff Hubbell at UChicago.  Congratulations Lucas!

Dr. Kelly Hainline

May 1, 2021

Kelly successfully defended her PhD thesis and is off to Los Angeles to work as a Scientist at Amgen.  Congratulations, Kelly!

Dr. Sean Kelly

January 15, 2021

Sean successfully defended his PhD thesis and is off to Baltimore for a postdoc with Jennifer Elisseeff's Group.  Congratulations Sean!

Joel is elected to the AIMBE College of Fellows

March 9, 2017

Joel is elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

NIH R21 Grant For Exploring 3D Culture

November 19, 2016

Fall, 2016  NIH grants an R21 to a collaborative effort between the Collier lab and the Vander Griend lab at UChicago, on exploring engineered matrices for the 3D culture of prostate cancer cell organoids

The Collier Lab Welcomes New PhD Students

November 19, 2016

Fall, 2016  Kelly Hainline, Lucas Shores, Nikki Votaw, and Chelsea Fries join the Collier Group as new PhD students

Biomedical Engineering Society Presentations

November 19, 2016

October, 2016  Yi Wen and Joel Collier present at the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Philip Jung Joins Faculty at Louisiana State University

November 19, 2016

Fall, 2016   Philip Jung, Collier lab alum, joins Louisiana State University as an Associate Professor in Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Greg Hudalla Receives Young Innovator Award

November 19, 2016

October, 2016   Greg Hudalla, Collier lab alum, named a 2016 Young Innovator by the journal Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering

Yalini, Robert, and Yi win awards at the World Biomaterials Congress

May 25, 2016

Last week at the World Biomaterials Congress in Montreal, Yalini Vigneswaran won the award for "Outstanding Research by a Hospital Intern, Resident, or Clinical Fellow".  Her paper describing her work will appear soon in the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research-A.  Robert De Loera won a Cato... read more

Sean Kelly and Lucas Shores win NSF Fellowships

May 24, 2016

Sean Kelly and Lucas Shores have been awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships.  Congratulations Sean and Lucas!  

Collier Group Moves to Duke

January 1, 2016

The Collier Group has moved to Duke University, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.