Recent News

Mingzhi receives AHA Fellowship

February 13, 2024

Mingzhi received a predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association for the two year period January 1, 2024-December 31, 2025.  Her project is entitled "Integrating engineered blood vessel mimic and muscle to study the relation of rheumatoid arthritis and atherosclerosis"

Mingzhi receives IFER Fellowship

September 26, 2023

Mingzhi received a fellowship from the International Federation for Ethical Research (IFER) for her project "An Integrated Microfluidic System with Engineered Blood Vessel Mimic and Skeletal Muscle to Investigate the Relation Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Atherosclerosis "  The fellowship [...]

Ellery receives F31 Award

August 11, 2022

Elley Jones receive an F31 fellowship from NHLBI for her project entitled "Atherosclerotic Risk of Branched Chain Amino Acids in a Tissue Engineered Blood Vessel Model" which is aprt of her PhD dissertation.  Congratulations Ellery for your hard work and this important recognition!

Lauren receives a CMN Hospitals Trainee Research Award

July 24, 2022

Lauren received a one year award beginning March 1 for the proposal entitled, Role of Type I Interferon in Juvenile Dermatomyositis: Novel Approach with Engineered 3D Human Skeletal Muscle Model, was selected for a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Trainee Research Award [...]

New PhD graduates

July 24, 2022

Anandita, Catherine and Nadia successfully defended their PhD dissertations during the last week of March, 2022.  Congratulations for all of your excellent research!

Lauren receives a T32 fellowship

July 24, 2022

 Lauren received a two-year fellowship for the Duke-UNC Unified Program for Therapeutics in Children T32 Training Program beginning April 29, 2022.

Zixie and Mingzhi present master's research

July 24, 2022

Zixie Liang and Mingzhi Xu successfully presented their master's research on April 11, 2022.  Excellent work.  Zixie is off to yale for her PhD in BME.  Mingzhi will continue PhD studies in the Truskey lab.

Ellery receives 2021 Pratt Outstanding Research Mentor Award

July 24, 2022

Ellery received one of two 2021 Pratt Outstanding Research Mentor Awards from the BEM Department.  Undergraduates nominated graduate students for their mentoring.  This is the citation Ellery received: 

Kevin's CBTE Fellowship renewed

July 24, 2022

Kevin received a second year of support on the NSRA T32 Pre-doctoral Fellow in the Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering (CBTE), commencing on 9/1/22.

Crystal Kennedy Receives NIH F31 Predoctoral Fellowship

November 8, 2020

Crystal received an NIH Predoctoral Fellowship for the period July 1, 2020 - June 30,2023 for the project entitled "Progeria and Vasculature: Investigating Genetic Effects and the Potential of Genome Editing for Treatment".  Her research examines Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria [...]

Truskey Lab Alumna Erica Brown Peter's work on the cover of Tissue Engineering Part B: Reviews (Feb 2018)

September 6, 2018

Lab alumna Erica Brown Peters work was featured on  the cover of the February 2018  issue of Tissue Engineering part B: Reviews (Vol 24, No 1)

Dr. George Truskey appointed Editor-in-Chief of Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering

September 6, 2018

Dr. Truskey is Editor-in-Chief, Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering 

Megan Kondash awarded 3rd prize in the 2018 Envision the Invisible Contest

September 6, 2018

Megan Kondash, a PhD student in biomedical engineering, was awarded third prize for her image of striated human skeletal muscle myotubes in the 2018 Envision the Invisible contest.

Graduate Student Brittany Davis Receives Dean's Award for Mentoring Excellence

June 2, 2016

Senior graduate student Brittany Davis was recognized for her excellence in mentoring. She was one of three graduate students to be honored with this award this year. The Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring recognizes the dedication that Brittany has displayed.

Jonathan Repper Presents Masters Research

April 18, 2016

Jonathan Repper presented the results of his Master's research at a poster session for Pratt students and faculty today. This poster session allows the Pratt community to see the research that Master's candidates have conducted during their time at Duke. 

Truskey Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

December 1, 2014

George Truskey, the R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor of Biomedical Engineering and senior associate dean for research at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, has been elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Brittany interning with CSIR

November 1, 2014

Brittany will be interning with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria, South Africa this summer! Her project will be designing a paper-based biosensor to detect harmful concentrations of pathogenic bacteria in surface water.

Michaela studying in Germany

December 3, 2013

Michaela will be spending a semester studying abroad in Germany!

Alex to present at 18th International Vascular Biology Meeting

December 3, 2013

Alex received an oral presentation at next summer's 18th International Vascular Biology Meeting in Kyoto, Japan! The conference will be help in April 2014. Congrats, Alex!

Pratt Undergraduate Research Fellow

November 3, 2013

Congrats to our newest Pratt Undergraduate Research Fellow: Justin!

Engineering World Health Internship

October 3, 2013

Jessica was selected for Engineering World Health Internship for the Summer 2014!