Jonathan Wins PEAK Experiences Summit Award!

Jonathan Keeley, a B.S./M.S. student in chemical engineering, has recently been awarded the PEAK Experiences Summit Award for his project “Mechanically Induced Osteogenesis of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Silk Fibroin Cryogel Scaffolds”. This competitive award, offered by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, is granted to individuals who have demonstrated high levels of expertise and independence through their prior engagement in their fields. 

With his project, Jonathan will seed silk fibroin cryogels with human mesenchymal stem cells and measure the effects of sustained periodic compression on their differentiation along the osteogenic lineage.

Congrats Jon! More information can be found here.