WELCOME TO ABNEL!

Dr. Abigail Koppes, Principal Investigator

Best wishes to Francesco!

Best wishes to Francesco!

Francesco Fontana joined the lab as a visiting scholar over the winter from Italy and conducted experiments in magnetism on cells. He will hopefully defend his thesis in the coming months. Good luck Francesco!

Lab goes on a winter retreat in Vermont

Lab goes on a winter retreat in Vermont

Enjoying a fresh snowfall, the ABNEL and LNNR labs spent the weekend near White River Junction, Vermont. The members split the time playing ultimate spoons, playing in the snow, skiing at Killington, and racing in Mario Kart. 

Jessica speaks in Skype a Scientist program

Jessica speaks in Skype a Scientist program

Jessica volunteered through the program Skype a Scientist to share her enthusiasm and experience to an all-girls high school class. From Omaha Nebraska, Marian High School students tuned in and learned about Jessica’s path to becoming a scientist and her current and...

Dr. Koppes receives the 2020 CMBE Young Innovator Award

Dr. Koppes receives the 2020 CMBE Young Innovator Award

2020 CMBE Young Innovators were recognized at the 2020 BMES conference where they gave invited talks. Dr. Koppes was awarded a 2020 CMBE Young Innovator award for the recent paper: Cholinergic Activation of Primary Human Derived Intestinal Epithelium Does Not Ameliorate TNF-α Induced Injury. The paper (first author by lab alumni Sanjin Hosic) was published […]

Research in the Advanced Biomaterials for Neuroengineering Laboratory (ABNEL) focuses on neural engineering and the interface between neurons and surrounding tissues. Specifically ABNEL develops novel and transformative devices, biomaterials, and biophysical-based therapies for this aims. Current work centers on the gut, heart, and central/peripheral nervous system.

Please feel free to also visit our sister lab Laboratory for Neuromodulation and Neuromuscular Repair (LNNR)

NEWS

2020 CMBE Young Innovators were recognized at the 2020 BMES conference where they gave invited talks.

Dr. Koppes was awarded a 2020 CMBE Young Innovator award for the recent paper: Cholinergic Activation of Primary Human Derived Intestinal Epithelium Does Not Ameliorate TNF-α Induced Injury. The paper (first author by lab alumni Sanjin Hosic) was published as part of the eponymous special issue. Congrats Dr. Koppes!

Editorial:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12195-020-00659-4

Paper:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12195-020-00633-0?wt_mc=Internal.Event.1.SEM.ArticleAuthorOnlineFirst&utm_source=ArticleAuthorOnlineFirst&utm_medium=email&utm_content=AA_en_06082018&ArticleAuthorOnlineFirst_20200625&error=cookies_not_supported&code=a3bbbc4a-5a12-420c-b1c2-bf2f7766952b

Tweet from the journal:
https://twitter.com/CMBEjournal/status/1317093574035505155

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Best wishes to Francesco!

Best wishes to Francesco!

Francesco Fontana joined the lab as a visiting scholar over the winter from Italy and conducted experiments in magnetism on cells. He will hopefully defend his thesis in the coming months. Good luck...