Beth Straight named Undergraduate Researcher of the Week

The Office of Undergraduate Biology named Beth Straight as Undergraduate Researcher of the Week:

Beth’s work on the stem-cell-lineage basis for the material properties of bone was recently featured in a Cornell MSE student spotlight:

Congratulations Beth!

Undergraduate researcher Beth Straight

Xu awarded ELI Undergraduate Research Award

Xiangyun (Joyce) Xu was awarded an Engineering Learning Initiatives Undergraduate Research Award for her proposal entitled, “Characterization of tissue composition in Type II diabetic human bone.” The ELI grant provides support for living and research expenses for her research in the lab this summer. Congratulations Joyce!

Donnelly receives NSF CAREER award

Eve Donnelly was awarded a grant through the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program entitled “CAREER: Role of Variations in Tissue Material Properties in Bone Fracture Behavior.” This work is expected to identify and predict how the changes in bone tissue composition that occur in osteoporosis will affect bone fracture behavior. More information is available via Cornell and NSF.