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Baxter Young Investigator Award - 2015 Winners

Baxter Young Investigator Award - 2015 Winners

To celebrate and promote innovative research, Baxter sponsors an annual award program open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The 2015 winners are listed below:

FIRST-TIER WINNERS

Anna Dikina
Graduate Student 
Case Western University, Cleveland 
Biomedical Engineering 
Advisor: Eben Alsberg 
Research Title: Engineering cartilaginous tracheal

Adam Jakus 
PostDoctoral Fellow
Northwestern University, Evanston 
Materials Science & Engineering/Surgery: Organ Transplantation 
Advisor: Ramille Shah 
Research Title: A liquid Ink 3D-Printing Platform for Rapidly Producing Biomedical Ceramics, Metals, Bio-Regenerative, and Filter Materials

Si-Eun Kim 
Graduate Student 
Case Western University, Cleveland 
Macromolecular Science & Engineering 
Advisor: Jon Pokorski
Research Title: A scalable multifunctional biomaterial scaffold through melt co-extrusion

Bin Li 
PostDoctoral Fellow 
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 
Chemistry 
Advisor: Jonathan Sweedler 
Research Title: Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Microbial Biofilms

Joseph Uzarski 
PostDoctoral Fellow 
Northwestern University, Evanston 
Medicine, Dept. of Surgery, Comprehensive Transplant Center 
Advisor: Jason Wertheim 
Research Title: Decellularized Kidney Extracellular Matrices serve as Perusable, Three-Dimensional Templates for Regeneration of Nephron Components

Yu Shrike Zhang 
PostDoctoral Fellow 
Harvard Medical School 
Medicine 
Advisor: : Ali Khademhosseini 
Research Title: Integrated and Automated Multi-Organ-on-a–Chip Platform

SECOND-TIER WINNERS

Renee Bouley
Graduate Student 
University of Notre Dame, South Bend 
Chemistry 
Advisor: Shahriar Mobashery 
Research Title: Discovery of Quinazolinone Antibiotics for the Treatment of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections

Chunbai He
PostDoctoral Fellow 
University of Chicago
Chemistry 
Advisor: Wenbin Lin
Research Title: Nanoscale Coordination Polymers for Combination Therapy of Cancer

Kuan-Hsun Huang
Graduate Student
Penn State University 
Nutritional Science 
Advisor: A. Catharine Ross 
Research Title: Intraliped, ClinOleic, and Omegaven in the prevention of the progression of parenteral nutrition-associated steatosis using “omics” analyses

Andrew Johnson 
Graduate Student 
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul 
Chemistry 
Advisor: Erin Carlson 
Research Title: An Analytical Platform to Expedite Natural Products Structure Elucidation by Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry and CID Fragmentation

Ritu Raman 
Graduate Student 
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 
Mechanical Engineering 
Advisor: Rashid Bashir 
Research Title: Targeting Ishemia using High-Resolution 3D Bio-Printing

Alexandra Rutz 
Graduate Student 
Northwestern University, Evanston 
Biomedical Engineering 
Advisor: Ramille Shah 
Research Title: A Multi-Material Bioink Method for 3D Printing Turnable and Cell-Compatible Hydrogels

Tanmoy Sadhukha 
PostDoctoral Fellow 
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul 
Pharmaceutics 
Advisor: Swayam Prabha 
Research Title: Nano-engineered mesenchymal stem cells as targeted therapeutic carriers

Mustafa Unal
Graduate Student
Case Western University, Cleveland 
Mechanical Engineering/Biomechanics 
Advisor: Ozan Akkus 
Research Title: Assessment of Bone Quality by Novel Spectroscopic Biomarkers

Yaqi Wo 
Graduate Student 
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 
Chemistry 
Advisor: Mark Meyerhoff 
Research Title: Fundamental and Applied Studies of Novel Thrombo-resistant/Bactericidal Nitric Oxide Releasing Materials with Enhanced Storage Stability based on Polymer-Crystal Composites