News

2013

  • March 2013: Dr. Clyne gave a talk at Cornell University.
  • March 2013: Dr. Clyne was accepted into the 2013-2014 Class of the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE) Program.
  • February 2013: Dr. Clyne gave a talk at the University of Minnesota.
  • February 2013: Dr. Clyne gave a talk at UC-San Diego.
  • February 2013: Dr. Clyne presented a keynote talk at the Nanoengineering in Medicine and Biology conference in Boston, MA.

2012

  • December 2012: Steve and Stephanie's paper, "Glycated collagen and altered glucose increase endothelial cell adhesion strength," was accepted for publication in the Journal of Cellular Physiology.
  • October 2012: Danni and Tania presented their research at the BMES fall meeting in Atlanta, GA.
  • September 2012: Dr. Clyne's paper, "What great creation," was accepted for publication in Science Translational Medicine.
  • August 2012: The expanded Engineering Summer Diversity Program, created and directed by Dr. Clyne, took place from August 12-24.
  • August 2012: Welcome to our newest lab member -- Samuel Ethan Clyne!July 2012: Adam successfully passed the last part of his qualifying exam!
  • July 2012: Nisha's paper, "A computational model of fibroblast growth factor-2 binding in fluid flow," was accepted for publication in Annals of Biomedical Engineering.
  • June 2012: Justin, Nisha, and Miao presented their research at the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference in Puerto Rico.
  • June 2012: The Drexel MEM REU program began its last summer!
  • June 2012: Congratulations to Aniel for finishing his master's degree!
  • June 2012: Welcome to our newest lab member -- Sofia Figueroa! Congratulations to Danni and Manny!
  • May 2012: Dr. Clyne was awarded an NSF TUES grant to redesign the Drexel biomechanical engineering curriculum.
  • May 2012: Dr. Clyne was officially awarded early tenure! Thanks to all the students who made this possible!
  • April 2012: Congratulations to Steve for successfully defending his PhD thesis!
  • April 2012: Miao's paper, "Dextran and polymer polyethylene glycol (PEG) coating reduce both 5 and 30 nm iron oxide nanoparticle cytotoxicity in 2D and 3D cell culture" in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.
  • March 2012: Becky successfully passed her candidacy exam!
  • March 2012: Dr. Clyne presented two posters at the NSF Engineering Education Conference-- one on the Mechanical Engineering REU program, and one on a collaborative Nanotechnology in Undergraduate Education program.
  • February 2012: Dr. Clyne, in collaboration with Yasha Kresh, was awarded a Single Cell grant to study the dielectrophoretic device in cardiac mechanics.
  • January 2012: Dr. Clyne, in collaboration with Aleister Saunders in Biology, was awarded a GRID grant to study vascular endothelial cells in Alzheimer's disease.
  • January 2012: Dr. Clyne presented a paper at the BMES-SPRBM meeting in Puerto Rico.

2011

  • October 2011: Dr. Clyne presented a paper at the North American Vascular Biology meeting in Hyannis, MA.
  • October 2011: Dr. Clyne, Danni, and Stephanie presented their research at the Biomedical Engineering Society Fall meeting in Hartford, CT.
  • September 2011: Dr. Clyne presented a paper at the IEEE EMBC conference in Boston, MA.
  • August 2011: The first Engineering Summer Diversity Program, created and directed by Dr. Clyne, took place from August 14-20.
  • June 2011: Congratulations to Danni for winning third place in the ASME BED PhD student paper competition!
  • June 2011: Krishna, Steve, Danni, and Miao presented their research at the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference in Nemacolin, PA!
  • May 2011: Congratulations to Krishna for successfully defending her PhD thesis!
  • May 2011: Krishna's paper, "Non-thermal dielectric barrier discharge plasma induces angiogenesis through reactive oxygen species" was accepted for publication in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.
  • April 2011: Dr. Clyne gave a seminar titled "Integrated biochemistry and biomechanics in atherosclerosis and angiogenesis" at Columbia University.
  • April 2011: Danni's paper, "Glycated collagen impairs endothelial cell response to cyclic stretch" was accepted for publication in Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering.
  • April 2011: Congratulations to Miao, who was awarded an NSF fellowship to attend the Cancer Nanotechnology Summer Institute in Houston, TX.
  • April 2011: Steve's paper, "Glycated collagen alters endothelial cell actin alignment and nitric oxide release in response to fluid shear stress" was accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomechanics.
  • March 2011: Congratulations to Stephanie, who was one of only 12 students admitted into the Drexel Mechanical Engineering iREU program out of more than 200 applicants!
  • March 2011: Dr. Clyne gave a seminar titled "Integrated biochemistry and biomechanics in diabetic cardiovascular disease" at WPI.
  • February 2011: Welcome to Aniel Padrino, a Bridge to Doctorate fellow who just joined the lab!
  • February 2011: Dr. Clyne presented a poster "Endothelial cell mechanical response is impaired by glycated collagen substrates" at the Vascular Biology Gordon Conference in Ventura, CA.
  • February 2011: Steve's paper, "A simplified implementation of edge detection in MATLAB is faster and more sensitive than Fast Fourier Transform for actin fiber alignment quantification" was accepted for publication in Microscopy and Microanalysis.
  • January 2011: Dr. Clyne was selected as a "Rising Star" at the BMES-SPRBM meeting in January. She presented Danni and Steve's work on endothelial cell response to mechanical forces on glycated collagen.
  • January 2011: Dr. Clyne was awarded a research grant with Dr. Gershon Golomb of Hebrew University for "Targeted nanoparticles for treatment of mammary carcinoma."

2010

  • December 2010: The lab made quesadillas! Check out the pictures.
  • December 2010: Dr. Clyne presented "Endothelial cell mechanical response changes in a diabetic microenvironment" as an invited talk at the MRS fall meeting.
  • November 2010: Krishna's paper, "Direct and controllable nitric oxide delivery into biological media and living cells by a pin-to-hole spark discharge (PHD) plasma," was accepted for publication in the Journal of Physics Part D.
  • November 2010: The lab participated in the American Heart Association walk and raised nearly $3000 to support cardiovascular research.
  • October 2010: Steve presented "Glycated substrate alters endothelial cell response to fluid shear stress" at BMES
  • October 2010: Dr. Clyne gave Cardiology Grand Rounds at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
  • October 2010: Dr. Clyne presented "Reactive oxygen species contribute to cell toxicity in a nano-bioprinting system" at the Biofabrication conference.
  • September 2010: Welcome to Camilla and Justin who just joined the lab!
  • September 2010: Kivilcim's paper, "Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles change endothelial cell morphology and mechanics via reactive oxygen species formation" was accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research
  • July 2010: Dr. Clyne was awarded an NSF EAGER grant titled "A hybrid nano-bioprinting system for tissue engineering"
  • July 2010: Karl's paper, "Basement membrane fibroblast growth factor - 2 binding varies with fluid shear stress" was accepted for publication in Matrix Biology.
  • July 2010: Steve was awarded a GK-12 fellowship!
  • June 2010: Welcome to Nick who just joined the lab!
  • June 2010: A collaborative paper with Dr. Ulrike Wegst, "Directionally Solidified Biopolymer Scaffolds: Mechanical Properties and Endothelial Cell Responses" was accepted for publication in the Journal of Materials.
  • June 2010: Krishna presented "A novel pin-to-hole spark discharge plasma produces nitric oxide for medical applications" at ICOPS 2010.
  • June 2010: Dr. Clyne presented "Integrating new male and female junior faculty into the Drexel University College of Engineering" at ASEE.
  • May 2010: Dr. Clyne was awarded an American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant titled "Endothelial cell – basement membrane response to strain in high glucose"
  • May 2010: Welcome to our newest lab member -- Joseph Barrett Clyne, born May 3, 2010 at 5 AM!
  • May 2010: Dr. Clyne, together with Dr. Surya Kalidindi, was awarded a Department of Education GAANN award.
  • April 2010: Karl successfully defended his masters thesis. Congratulations!
  • April 2010: Dr. Clyne spoke at the MATHCOUNTS Banquet
  • April 2010: Dr. Clyne, together with Dr. Surya Kalidindi, was awarded an NSF REU for a project titled "iREU: Interdisciplinary Research Experience for Undergraduates in Medicine, Energy, and Advanced Manufacturing"
  • March 2010: Danni was awarded a UNCF-Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowship!
  • February 2010: Dr. Clyne presented "A hybrid nano-bioprinting device for tissue engineering" at the ASME 2010 First Global Congress on NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology.
  • February 2010: Kivilcim won the George Law Fellowship at the Drexel Engineering Awards Ceremony!
  • February 2010: Steve won the Corleone Fellowship at the Drexel Engineering Awards Ceremony!

2009

  • December 2009: Sameer's paper, "Endothelial cell proliferation is enhanced by low dose non-thermal plasma through fibroblast growth factor-2 release," was accepted for publication in Annals of Biomedical Engineering.
  • October 2009: Karl and Heather presented posters on their work at the 2009 Biomedical Engineering Society Fall Meeting.
  • October 2009: Kivilcim successfully defended her PhD thesis! Congratulations!
  • September 2009: Kivilcim's paper, "Bioprinted Nanoparticles for Tissue Engineering applications," was accepted for publication in Tissue Engineering.
  • August 2009: Kivilcim's paper, "The role of printing parameters and scaffold biopolymer properties in the efficacy of a new hybrid nano-bioprinting system," was accepted for publication in Biofabrication.
  • July 2009: Dr. Clyne was awarded a Pilot grant from the Nanotechnology Institute for a project titled "Toxicology of bare and coated iron oxide nanoparticles for vascular applications." The project is a collaboration with Vladimir Muzykantov from the University of Pennsylvania.
  • July 2009: Dr. Clyne's paper, "Vascular growth factor binding kinetics to the endothelial cell basement membrane, with a kinetics-based correction for substrate binding," was accepted for publication in Cytotechnology.
  • July 2009: Congratulations to Krishna Priya Arjunan, who won a scholarship to attend Vasculata 2009 at the Cleveland Clinic.
  • July 2009: Kivilcim's paper, "Controlled flame synthesis of Fe2O3 and Fe3O4 nanoparticles: effect of flame configuration, flame temperature and additive loading," was accepted to the Journal of Nanoparticle Research.
  • June 2009: Welcome summer students! Heather Weber (Penn State), Alissa Sperling (Lehigh University), Clara Engel (Drexel STAR), and Bora Baydere (Summer Mentorship, Koc High School, Turkey)
  • June 2009: Dr. Clyne, Dannielle Figueroa, Kivilcim Buyukhatipoglu, Sameer Kalghatgi, and Steve Kemeny presented their research at the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference in Lake Tahoe, CA. Congratulations to Sameer and Steve who won 2nd place and an honorable mention! It wasn't all work... check out the pictures.
  • June 2009: The senior design team, consisting of Pak Kau Lim, Kate Strubinger, Caitlyn Locey, Kwok Lee, and Frank Gillan successfully developed a microfluidic device to test endothelial cell permeability.
  • May 2009: Congratulations to Dannielle, who received the NSF IGERT fellowship for the second year.
  • May 2009: Manjima Dhar, a senior at Masterman high school, presented her senior project, "Effect of strain on endothelial cells." She worked with Dannielle on the project.
  • May 2009: Dr. Clyne was awarded an NIH R03 grant, "Design and development of a dielectrophoretic device for cell mechanics," which provides $150,000 over 2 years.
  • May 2009: Dr. Clyne presented an invited seminar, "Bioprinted nanoparticles for tissue engineering," at the IEEE CIMSA special session on Biomanufacturing in Hong Kong.
  • April 2009: All lab members and the senior design team presented posters at Drexel Research Day 2009.
  • April 2009: Dr. Clyne received funding an NIH R03 grant titled "Design and development of a dielectrophoretic device for cell mechanics."
  • March 2009: Dr. Clyne presented her research on the effects of collagen glycation on the plasminogen system balance at the 2009 Vascular Matrix Biology and Bioengineering Workshop in Whistler, BC, Canada.
  • February 2009: Dr. Clyne was awarded the Louis and Bessie Stein Fellowship for a collaborative project on local drug delivery with Hebrew University.
  • January 2009: Dr. Clyne was awarded a research co-op position, which will allow Karl to get paid while doing his master's thesis this spring and summer.
  • January 2009: Kivilcim's paper, "Interaction of superparamagnetic, flame synthesized iron oxide nanoparticles with porcine aortic endothelial cells: toxicity, cellular uptake and proliferation studies" was accepted in the Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.
  • January 2009: Dr. Clyne won her NSF CAREER award! The project, titled “Biochemical and biomechanical interactions within the endothelial cell – basement membrane co-regulatory unit,” provides $400,000 over 5 years and comes from the Biomedical Engineering program in CBET.

2008

  • December 2008: The lab made sushi and played Trivial Pursuit (1990's edition). Check out the pictures!
  • December 2008: Kavitha defended her master's thesis. Congratulations!
  • November 2008: Kivilcim Buyukhatipogly presented her research on combustion synthesized nanoparticles in oral presentations at both ASME and AIChE conferences.
  • October 2008: Dr. Clyne presented her work on comparative responses of endothelial and smooth muscle cells in high glucose at the Biomedical Engineering Society meeting.
  • September 2008: Dr. Clyne's paper was published in the Journal of Cellular Physiology.
  • September 2008: The lab went bowling! Check out the pictures!
  • August 2008: Dr. Clyne chaired a session and presented Sameer's plasma medicine project at IEEE EMBC in Vancouver, CA.
  • August 2008: Dr. Clyne presented her work on endothelial cells, fibroblast growth factor, and tumor necrosis factor at the Endothelial Cell Phenotypes in Health and Disease Gordon Conference in Maine.
  • July 2008: Dannielle Solomon Figuera was awarded a $1000 scholarship to attend Vasculata 2008, a conference on vascular biology in Seattle, WA
  • June 2008: Dr. Clyne presented her work on endothelial cell response to growth factors in high glucose conditions at the 9th International Conference on Angiogenesis in Patras, Greece.
  • June 2008: Sameer Khalghatgi won the Best Student Paper Award for his work on plasma cell treatment at the 2008 IEEE ICOPS conference.
  • April 2008: Dr. Clyne gave a seminar at Temple University in the Mechanical Engineering department.
  • April 2008: Dr. Clyne presented her work on endothelial cells, fibroblast growth factor, and tumor necrosis factor at Experimental Biology.
  • April 2008: Dannielle Solomon Figuera was awarded a Nano IGERT fellowship.
  • April 2008: Pak Kau Lim won Best Student Paper at Drexel Research Day.
  • March 2008: Dr. Clyne gave a seminar at Johns Hopkins University.
  • March 2008: Greeshma Manomohan and Kavitha Rajendran presented their dielectrophoretic mechanics device at the spring Materials Research Society Meeting.