Dr. Abigail Koppes,
Principal Investigator

Lab News and Updates

Jessica Snyder Defends her Thesis

Jessica Snyder Defends her Thesis

On July 31st, Jessica Snyder successfully defended her thesis "Bioengineering the intestinal niche on a chip: investigating signal transmission between the epithelium and enteric neurons". This success has officially earned her the title of doctor. Dr. Snyder has...

Bryan Schellberg Successfully Proposes

Bryan Schellberg Successfully Proposes

Bryan Schellberg, graduate student of both Drs. Abigail and Ryan Koppes, successfully defended his research proposal this past May. This defense earned him the title of "PhD Candidate"! We all look forward to watching Bryan's work unfold as he fulfills his proposed...

Katelyn Neuman’s Article Accepted for Publication

Katelyn Neuman’s Article Accepted for Publication

Katelyn Neuman, current graduate student of Dr. Ryan Koppes, had her article titled "En route to next-generation nerve repair: static passive magnetostimulation modulates neurite outgrowth" accepted for publication in the Journal of Neural Engineering. Her article...

Dr. Adam Bindas’ Paper is Published

Dr. Adam Bindas’ Paper is Published

Previous graduate student, Dr. Adam Bindas, successfully published his article "Aggregation of alpha-synuclein in enteric neurons does not impact function in vitro" in Scientific Reports. Co-authored by current graduate student, Kyla Nichols, the article investigates...

ABNEL Welcomes New PhD Students Bryan, Brent, and Kat

ABNEL Welcomes New PhD Students Bryan, Brent, and Kat

ABNEL welcomes Bryan Schellberg, Brent Buchinger, and Kat Nilov to the lab. Bryan (joined in January 2022) comes from the University of Rochester. Brent (joined in May of 2022) is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. And the most recent addition, Kat (joined in...

Jessica Woolston Joins the Fray!

Jessica Woolston Joins the Fray!

Scientist in the making and dog mother of two, Jessica Woolston joined ABNEL in the Fall semester of 2023. While living in Europe, Jess reached out to Dr. Abigail Koppes after reading her work. Showing both an interest in the gut-microbiome and the initiative to...

Katelyn Neuman Defends her Thesis

Katelyn Neuman Defends her Thesis

Today on December 1st at approximately 4PM, LNNR lab member, Katelyn Neuman, successfully defended her thesis "Engineering New Strategies for Peripheral Nerve Repair: Investigating Materials, Biophysical Cues, and Cellular Compositions for Next Generation Clinical...