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Upcoming Presentations by the Masters Lab

McCoy CM, Quinn AM, Duxstad KA, Masters KS. Characterization of sex-related differences in valvular interstitial cell response to transforming growth factor-beta1. 6th Biennial Heart Valve Biology & Tissue Engineering Meeting, London, England, September 10-12, 2014.

Porras AM,Shanmuganayagam D, Meudt JJ, Kreuger CG, Reed JD, Masters KS. Insights into CAVD Pathobiology and Relationship to Atherosclerosis Provided by Familial Hypercholesterolemic Swine. 6th Biennial Heart Valve Biology & Tissue Engineering Meeting, London, England, September 10-12, 2014.

Hutson H, Masters KS. Second Harmonic Generation Microscopy For Analysis Of Collagen Fiber Alterations In Calcific Aortic Valve Disease. 6th Biennial Heart Valve Biology & Tissue Engineering Meeting, London, England, September 10-12, 2014.


2013

Prof. Masters is on sabbatical in an undisclosed location. :)

The Masters Lab also welcomed its newest member, Rosalie Autumn Masters, on April 7, 2013.


2012

September 2012:
Prof. Masters gives her insights on innovation in the latest issue of Engineering Perspectives. Also check out the very cool video!

September 2012:
Prof. Masters was selected to attend the 2012 NAE Frontiers of Engineering Conference.

July 2012:
And one more congratulations to Chloe McCoy on successfully defending her Ph.D.! Dr. McCoy will now be starting her third year of medical school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

June 2012:
Prof. Masters will once again be speaking at the Delta Program workshop “Developing an Education Plan for your Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Proposal”. Workshop slides and materials can be found here.

June 2012:
Yet another congratulations to Chloe McCoy on her manuscript on sex-related differences in valvular interstitial cells being accepted to PLoS ONE!

May 2012:
Congratulations to Chloe McCoy, winner of the Best Poster Award at the 5th Biennial Conference on Heart Valve Biology and Tissue Engineering in Mykonos, Greece!

McCoy CM, Nicholas DQ, Masters KS. “Characterization of sex-related differences in valvular interstitial cells”, 5th Biennial Conference on Heart Valve Biology and Tissue Engineering, Mykonos, Greece, May 18-20, 2012.
UW News release here: http://www.engr.wisc.edu/news/archive/2012/Jun12-McCoy-poster-award.html

May 2012:
Prof. Masters will be giving a keynote presentation on the “Role of Cell Signaling in CAVD” at the 5th Biennial Conference on Heart Valve Biology and Tissue Engineering, Mykonos, Greece.

April 2012:
Prof. Masters will be delivering an invited talk on “Learning from the Extracellular Matrix to Guide Cardiovascular Tissue Regeneration and Elucidate Disease Etiologies”, at the Materials Research Society Spring Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

March 2012:
The WISE Residential Community (for which Prof. Masters serves as faculty advisor) was featured in a fantastic article!

March 2012:
Prof. Masters will be talking about “Maintaining Balance and Resilience in your Professional and Personal Life” for this month's Online Coffee Hour hosted by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL).

January 2012:
Masters Lab research is featured on the UW homepage, as well as the UW YouTube channel! Check out a cool video about our heart valve work here:
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January 2012:
Congratulations to Dr. Elyssa L. Monzack, Ph.D.! She has successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis and will soon be leaving for a post-doc position at the NIH!


2011

October 2011:
Welcome to two new Masters Lab graduate students: Ana Maria Porras and Mary Regier! And congrats to Mary on being awarded a fellowship by the Biotechnology Training Program!

October 2011:
Prof. Masters will be speaking at the Delta Program workshop on “Writing Broader Impact Statements for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Proposals”. Slides and materials from the workshop can be found here.

June 2011:
Prof. Masters, along with collaborators Prof. Pam Kreeger and Prof. Justin Williams, has been awarded an NIH R01 entitled "Combinatorial Analysis of Migration Stimuli for Enhanced Wound Healing"

June 2011:
Prof. Masters will once again be speaking at the Delta Program workshop “Developing an Education Plan for your Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Proposal”. Workshop slides and materials can be found here.

May 2011:
Prof. Masters will be the Director of the Women in Science and Engineering Residential Program (WISE) for 2011-2012 and is very excited to continue working with young female scientists and engineers!

May 2011:
Prof. Masters' Invited Feature Article "Covalent Growth Factor Immobilization Strategies for Tissue Repair and Regeneration" is featured on the materials science news site <a href="http://www.materialsviews.com/details/news/1067511/Covalent_Growth_Factor_Immobilization_Strategies_for_Tissue_Regeneration.html" target="_blank">MaterialsViews.com</a>.

 

<a href="http://www.materialsviews.com/details/news/1067511/Covalent_Growth_Factor_Immobilization_Strategies_for_Tissue_Regeneration.html?utm_source=author&utm_medium=badge&utm_campaign=badge"><img src="site_logo.gif" alt="MaterialsViews.com Featured Article" border="0" height="113" width="246" /></a>
Our research was featured on MaterialsViews.com:
<a href="http://www.materialsviews.com/details/news/1067511/Covalent_Growth_Factor_Immobilization_Strategies_for_Tissue_Regeneration.html?utm_source=author&utm_medium=badge&utm_campaign=badge">Covalent Growth Factor Immobilization Strategies for Tissue Regeneration</a>

March 2011:
Prof. Masters has been awarded an R21 from the NIH (NIBIB)! The grant is entitled "Nylon-3 Copolymers as Synthetic Cell-Adhesive Moieties for Tissue Engineering" and is in collaboration with co-PI Sam Gellman, Department of Chemistry.


2010

November 2010:
Masters Lab alumna Dr. Xiaoxiao Gu received a post-doctoral grant from the LAM (lymphangioleiomyomatosis) Foundation! Nice job, Xiaoxiao!

June 2010:
Congratulations to Karien J. Rodriguez, Ph.D.!!! Dr. Rodriguez has accepted a post-doctoral position in the lab of Prof. Chuck Czuprynski, School of Veterinary Medicine, UW-Madison.

May 2010:
Congratulations to Xiaoxiao Gu, Ph.D.!!! Dr. Gu has accepted a post-doctoral position in the lab of Prof. John Blenis, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard University.

May 2010:
Prof. Masters was awarded the Polygon Outstanding Professor Award.

March 2010:
Kristyn has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.


2009

October 2009:
Prof. Masters will be speaking at the Delta Program workshop on “Writing Broader Impact Statements for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Proposals”. Slides and materials from the workshop can be found here.

August 2009:
Congratulations to Tracy Puccinelli, Ph.D.!!! Dr. Puccinelli has accepted a post-doctoral position with the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at the UW-Madison.

May 2009:
Prof. Masters will once again be speaking at the Delta Program workshop “Developing an Education Plan for your Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Proposal”. Workshop slides and materials can be found here.

April 2009:
Prof. Masters was awarded an NIH R01 (”Creating Engineered Models of Valvular Disease to Study Anti-Calcific Therapies”)!!

April 2009:
Prof. Masters was awarded the Emil H. Steiger Distinguished Teaching Award by the UW-Madison! You can read about it in the News release or view some pictures of the ceremony on our Photos page!

February 2009:
Elyssa's article is featured on the cover of the current issue of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology!


2008

August 2008:
<p>May 2008:
Prof. Masters will be speaking at the Delta Program workshop “Developing an Education Plan for your Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Proposal”. Workshop slides and materials can be found here.

Congrats to Kyle on successfully defending his M.S. thesis!</p>

March 2008:
Prof. Masters was awarded the Biomedical Teaching Award by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Biomedical Engineering Division!

Prof. Masters was awarded another grant from the Wallace H. Coulter Translational Partnership at UW-Madison - "Advanced, Bioactive Materials for Healing Chronic Wounds".

February 2008:
Prof. Masters was awarded "Outstanding New Educator" by the ASEE North Midwest Section!


2007

October 10th 2007:
Prof. Masters will be giving a presentation on how to write a broader impacts plan for NSF proposals. This workshop is organized by the Delta Program, and is geared toward graduate students and post-docs. Further information (including slides and handouts from the event) can be found on the Delta website.

September 2007:
The Masters lab’s work on aneurysm occlusion devices was featured in this semester's BME newsletter. The investigators on this W.H. Coulter-funded work are Prof. Masters, Prof. Wendy Crone (Engineering Physics), and Dr. Roham Moftakhar (Neurosurgery), and all of the hard lab work is done by Fangmin Xu (Masters lab), Claire Flanagan (Masters lab), and Kevin Hart (Crone lab).

September 2007:
Elyssa L. Monzack, a Ph.D. candidate in the Masters lab, has been awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship by the UW-Madison's Training Program in Translational Cardiovascular Science. Congrats, Elyssa!

August 2007:
Prof. Masters was named interim faculty co-director of the Delta Program for Research, Teaching, and Learning!

June 26th 2007:
The Masters lab won their first ever intramural softball game (17-10)!

June 20th 2007:
Karien J. Rodriguez, a Ph.D. candidate in the Masters lab, has been awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship by the UW-Madison's Training Program in Translational Cardiovascular Science. Congrats, Karien!

June 2007:
Prof. Masters will be delivering a talk on how to write a successful NSF CAREER proposal at the annual NSF CAREER workshop= sponsored by the Delta Program.

May 2007:
Prof. Masters has been awarded two more grants by the W.H. Coulter Translational Partnership!

  • "Enhanced Delivery of Liquid Embolic Agents for Aneurym Occlusion"
    co-investigators: Prof. Wendy Crone, Ph.D. (Engineering Physics) and Dr. Roham Moftakhar, M.D. (Neurosurgery)
  • "Bioactive Polyurethane-Based Materials for Vascular Applications"
    co-investigator: Dr. Takushi Kohmoto, M.D. (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

You can see video of Prof. Masters talking about her previous Coulter-funded project at the Biomedical Engineering Center for Translational Research webpage.


2006

October 2006:
The heart valve research of Prof. Masters was featured in the 2005-2006 UW-Madison College of Engineering Annual Report.

September 2006:
Prof. Masters was featured in the BME Newsletter for:

August 2006:

Prof. Masters was awarded an R21 by the NIH/NIBIB for her project entitled "Immobilized Gradients of Epidermal Growth Factor for Accelerated Wound Healing".

May 2006:
Prof. Masters was awarded a grant from the W.H. Coulter Translational Partnership for her application entitled "Design of a Bioactive Spherical Aneurysm Occlusion Device". Her co-investigators are Prof. Wendy Crone, Ph.D. (Engineering Physics) and Dr. Roham Moftakhar, M.D. (Neurosurgery).

February 2006:
Prof. Masters was awarded an NSF CAREER award for her proposal entitled "The Relationship Between Material Properties, Cellular Mechanics, and Heart Valve Disease: An Integrated Plan for Research Discovery and Promotion of Science Literacy".

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