Diekman Sweeps TIRMS Awards

January 30, 2012

Brian Diekman, a Biomedical Engineering graduate student in the laboratory of Farshid Guilak, swept the awards at the annual meeting of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society. Brian first received the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Young Investigator Award for his work on the use of purified adult stem cells to prevent post-traumatic arthritis. The award is designed to recognize outstanding achievements by society members in the early stages of a career in regenerative medicine.  At the meeting, Brian also received first place for the Best Poster Award for his work on the differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells into cartilage cells. This work was done in collaboration with biomedical engineering Professor Kam Leong's laboratory.