The Myers Lab joined Columbia Doctors and the team from the CUMC Preterm Birth Prevention Center at this year’s March of Dimes Walk for Babies. Thank you to all that walked and to the March of Dimes for contributing funds to our research. Pictured here from the Myers Lab: Charles Jayyosi, Shuyang Fang, Lei Shi, and Nicole Lee. Photo credit: Joy Vink.
Please check out the Columbia News article on our research.
The Myers Lab celebrated our Spring 2017 academic semester – congrats to Shu, Lei, and Nicole for passing their doctoral qualifying exams, Andrea for publishing her first paper, Frank for defending his doctoral thesis, and Charles for winning the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Collaborative Research Travel Grant. Pictured here (L-R): Andrea Westervelt, Michael Fernandez, Kristin Myers, Shuyang Fang, Lei Shi, Nicole Lee, Frank Yao, and Charles Jayyosi.
Kyoko and Michael have successfully defended their doctoral thesis – congratulations!
The Myers lab had the pleasure to join fellow mechanics colleagues and other former students to honor Alan Wineman in his 50th year of teaching at the University of Michigan at this year’s USNCTAM meeting at MSU. Our work in trying to understand and model the complex collagen remodeling behavior of cervical tissue during pregnancy is directly inspired by Prof. Wineman’s work in scission and crossliking of rubbers. Kudos, Alan, to an amazing career and inspiring so many students!
Alan Wineman and Kristin Myers
Eli and Kyoko developed new methods to mechanically test uterine tissue to understand its function during pregnancy. Congratulations to Eli for an excellent research poster at this year’s Columbia University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) poster session at the Low Library.
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Our lab would like to welcome a new PhD student to Columbia and the Department of Mechanical Engineering – Ashutosh Giri. Ash comes to us from the University of Pittsburgh and Adelphi University. This semester he will be TAing the Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Course with Prof. Myers.
The work of our collaborators in the Kitajewski lab at the Columbia University Medical Center were featured in a news brief for their groundbreaking work on the Anthrax Toxin Receptor 2 (ANTXR2) protein. Their work explores the importance of cervical extracellular matrix maintenance for a healthy labor and birth.
[Columbia University Medical School News]
Professor Myers will be given the Rodriguez Family Junior Faculty Development Award at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) Class Day on May 14, 2012. This award was founded by SEAS alumni Ana Rodriguez (SEAS’86, ’88) and her brother, Marcos (SEAS’83), to support and recognize the achievements of under-represented junior faculty.
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Watch our collaborator Dr. Michelle Oyen from the Engineering Department at Cambridge University use the Lego Mindstorm in a clever way to execute her biomechanics research!