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Celebrating a major achievement: Kudos to Ali

Congratulations to Ali for successfully passing his Nanoengineering Literature Review Exam and for receiving the highly selective Merkin Graduate Fellowship.!


Lab dinner: A refreshing break before the Fall rush!

After a productive summer of experiments, fellowship applications, and hard work, we celebrated the start of a new academic year together.


Summer research for High school Students

Roberto and Monica, two high school students from Mexico, joined our lab as a part of the ENLACE summer program (Jun 25 – Aug 11, 2023) this year. They worked with Dhivya Pushpa Meganathan and were mentored by Leah, Ali, and Shivani to study how shape of a cell's environment affects the way cells grow. We are so grateful for the opportunity to host these talented students. We're so proud of Roberto, Monica, and all of our ENLACE mentors for their hard work and dedication!


Dhivya Meganathan is recognized 2023 ACS Graduate Student Recognition Program

Congratulations to Dhivya Pushpa Meganathan for being recognized in the ACS Graduate Student Recognition Program for her outstanding leadership. Dhivya's mentorship has positively impacted our undergraduate and master's students, as well as the four high school students she guided during the ENLACE Summer Research Program in 2021-2022 and 2022-2023.


Summer lab gathering

We celebrated the graduations of Rutuja, Ryan, and Leah, and everyones hard work during the winter and spring quarters. We enjoyed a sunny day outdoors filled with laughter, togetherness, and the joy of celebrating our accomplishments as a team.


Graduation of our MS students

Rutuja defended her masters thesis, titled "Electrophysiological and mechanical characterization of iPSC-CMs using a Nano-electrode array and fluorescent nanospheres for cardiotoxicity assessment" She also completed a 10-mile hilly run in La Jolla as a part of her physical challenge before graduating.

Cheers to Ryan as well not only for graduating but also securing a job offer as a process engineer at Atomica. We're cheering for your success. Best wishes to Rutuja and Ryan as they dive into new adventures.

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