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Postdoctoral Fellow, Wen Yih Aw, Receives 2022 Research Grant From The Congenital Lipomatous Overgrowth, Vascular Malformations, Epidermal Nevis, Spinal/Skeletal Anomalies/Scoliosis (CLOVES) Syndrome Foundation

June 29, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Wen Yih Aw, a biomolecular engineering (BME) postdoctoral fellow in the Polacheck Lab, for recently receiving a 2022 research grant from the CLOVES Syndrome Foundation. The one-year pilot grant provides funds to extend Dr. Aw’s work in developing patient-specific microfluidic models of the microvasculature to screen for potential therapeutic interventions for CLOVES.

Graduate Student And Integrative Vascular Biology (IVB) Trainee, Elizabeth Doherty, Receives F31 Individual Fellowship Award From The National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute (NHLBI)

May 3, 2022

Congratulations to Elizabeth Doherty, a graduate student and IVB trainee in the Polacheck Lab, for recently receiving an F31 individual fellowship award from NIH’s NHLBI.     The fellowship provides stipend support to develop cell and tissue biomechanical methods to better understand and treat vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Elizabeth’s project is titled, “Defining the role of extracellular … Continued

The Polacheck Lab Publishes A New Microfluidic Platform For Vascular Biology In Biofabrication

January 25, 2022

Congratulations to the Lab of William Polacheck, Ph.D., an MHI member and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Member, Cell Biology and Physiology Curriculum, UNC Medicine; Member, Comparative Medicine Institute, NCSU, for publishing a new microfluidic platform for vascular biology in Biofabrication. Dr. Gi-Hun Lee and colleagues in the lab addressed shortcomings with previous vascular organ-on-chip … Continued

The Polacheck Lab Awarded R35 Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) Grant From The National Institutes Of Health (NIH)

October 12, 2021

Congratulations to the Lab of William Polacheck, Ph.D., an MHI member and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Member, Cell Biology and Physiology Curriculum, UNC Medicine; Member, Comparative Medicine Institute, NCSU, for the receipt of R35 MIRA grant from the NIH. The grant, titled, “Integrative Approaches for the Fluidic Microenvironment”, is a 5-year grant and funds … Continued

William Polacheck, Ph.D. Received Career Development Award (CDA) From The American Heart Association (AHA)

June 21, 2021

Congratulations to William Polacheck, Ph.D., an MHI member and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Member, Cell Biology and Physiology Curriculum, UNC Medicine; Member, Comparative Medicine Institute, NCSU, for the receipt of CDA from the AHA. Dr. Polacheck received this grant for his studies, titled, “The role of the Notch mechanosensory complex in the vascular endothelium”, … Continued