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Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Stabenfeldt Lab

Regenerative Strategies for Neural Injury

Each year in the United States over 1.7 million individuals will experience a traumatic or ischemic-related brain injury, with 350,000 persons sustaining a severe to moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI) and an additional 800,000 people suffering from stroke. Our laboratory specifically focuses on (1) engineering novel targeted diagnostic and therapeutic (‘theranostic’) biomaterials for neural injury/disease and (2) identifying endogenous neural stem cell homing mechanisms after injury and incorporating such biosignals into tissue-engineered matrices.

Moderate to Severe TBI

Annual U.S. TBI Incidents

Additional People Suffer from Stroke

Mid-Career Award

Congratulations to Dr. Stabenfeldt for receiving the Mid-Career Award from the Society for Biomaterials! It's a recognition of all the fantastic work everyone in the lab has contributed over the years. Lots more great research to come!
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R01 Confirmed!

The new R01 (sex-dependent nanoparticle delivery) will officially start January 1!  5 yr grant!! Thanks to all that contributed to the project... more exciting work to be done!!
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ASU Student Chapter Society for Biomaterials

This rapid fire event was an opportunity to present biomaterials research with prizes for top presenters. Kami earned first place in undergrad presentations. Great job Kami!
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HA Biomaterials for CNS Regen Med

Congratulations to Greg for publishing Hyaluronic Acid Biomaterials for Central Nevous System Regenerative Medicine to MDPI! Great job!
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Summer Graduation Congrats!

Congrats to Silina for graduating this summer from her undergraduate program! Way to go, Silina!
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SDF-1 Modeling Published!

Congratulations to Kassy for publishing Stromal Cell-Derived Factor-1a Autocrine/Paracrine Signaling Contributes to Spatiotemporal Gradients in the Brain to Springer! Awesome job!
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NIH RO1

Good news for the lab: the NIH R01 (sex-dependent nanoparticle delivery) is slated to be funded! Looking forward to continuing this project in the lab! Thanks to all who contributed to the proposal/work: Vimala, Connor, Jordan and Crystal!
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SDF-1alpha Modeling Manuscript Accepted!

Congrats to Kassy for her hard work on the newly accepted SDF-1a modeling manuscript, "Stromal Cell-Derived Factor-1a Autocrine/Paracrine Signaling Contributes to Spatiotemporal Gradients in the Brain," for publication in Cellular and Molecular...
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Congrats Kendall!

Congrats to Kendall who accepted a laboratory technician position at University of Pennsylvania Med School in Dr. Paul Bates lab, focusing on the interactions between viruses and their host cells. Best wishes to Kendall in the new position and the move across the...
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PhD Thesis Prospectus

Congrats to Kassy for successfully completing her PhD thesis prospectus!! Well done, Kassy!!
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Check out our recently published #review paper discussing delivery of #intranasal polypeptides such as #Oxytocin for pain. We also discuss the delivery via the #nose to #brain mechanism. 🤕:👃—> 🧠 :
@DrDaveYeomans @SUMedicine @MDPIOpenAccess @MDPIpharma

https://www.mdpi.com/1999-4923/13/7/1088/htm

Join us for the first UNITE webinar & mentoring session this month if you want to:
✅increase visibility to future employers
✅receive mentoring on the application & interview process
✅network with future and current BME faculty

Register & learn more: http://www.bmes.org/unitewebinar

"It's like being visible (I know that I stand out) & invisible (I may be silenced or ignored) at the same time. This is hyper-invisibility."

If you missed our #WomenInOptics Spotlight with Audrey Bowden @VandyBME, read this interview instead! #BlackInSTEM https://bit.ly/3xTDNIK

Attn rising 1st/2nd yr PhD students! Apps are open for the NextProf Pathfinder Workshop, which prepares students for careers in academia. @UMengineering & @UCSDJacobs partnered on this program to diversify engineering faculty. Spread the word & apply! RT https://nextprofpathfinder.engin.umich.edu

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Page last updated: July 27, 2017