Baxter Young Investigator Award

2017 Winners

FIRST-TIER WINNERS
Umer Hassan
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Advisor: Rashid Bashir
Research Title: Point-of-Care Biosensor for Individualized Monitoring of Sepsis Molecular Biomarkers

Sydney Hollingshead
Graduate Student
Purdue University
Advisor: Julie Liu
Research Title: Elastin- and Mussel-Inspired Soft Tissue Surgical Adhesives for Internal Application

Samira Musah
Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard University
Advisor: Donald Ingber
Research Title: Human glomerulus-on-a-chip established by directed differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells into mature kidney podocytes

Qinglin Su
Postdoctoral Fellow
Purdue University
Advisor: Gintaras Reklaitis
Research Title: A Systematic Framework for Resilient Product Quality Control Design and Risk Analysis in Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
SECOND-TIER WINNERS
Beatrise Berzina
Graduate Student
Iowa State University
Advisor: Robbyn Anand
Research Title: An electrokinetic separation route to source dialysate from excess fluid in blood

Jonghyun Choi
Graduate Student
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Advisor: SungWoo Nam
Research Title: Architectured Two-Dimensional Materials for Advanced Biomedical Devices

Rui Fang
Graduate Student
University of Connecticut
Advisor: Robin Bogner
Research Title: Improving the Batch Quality of Lyophilized Protein Formulations Using Controlled Ice Nucleation

Cyonna Holmes
Graduate Student
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Advisor: Matthias Peltz
Research Title: Perfusate Solution Substrate for Optimizing Myocardial Metabolism During Machine Perfusion of Donor Hearts

Gurneet Sangha
Graduate Student
Purdue University
Advisor: Craig Goergen
Research Title: Vibrational Photoacoustic Tomography: Applications for Intraoperative Surgical Imaging

Tong Si
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Advisor: Jonathan Sweedler
Research Title: Multimodal imaging to study biofilm formation and develop new antibiotics

Chuming Zhao
Graduate Student
University of Michigan
Advisor: Karl Grosh
Research Title: Flexible implantable piezoelectric pressure transducer