Five Guilak Students Win Graduate Fellowships

October 1, 2007

Five graduate students and post-docs in Professor Farshid Guilak's Orthopedic Bioengineering Laboratory have received individual fellowships.

Brian Diekman and Rebecca Wilusz, both of whom were previous Pratt Undergraduate Fellows, have received graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation to pursue PhDs in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Amy McNulty, a post-doctoral fellow, has received a three-year National Research Service Award from the NIH to study novel therapies for repair of the knee meniscus.

Tim Griffin, a post-doctoral fellow, has received a four-year Arthritis Investigator Award from the Arthritis Foundation to study the role of biomechanics and obesity in arthritis.

And Eric Darling, a post-doctoral fellow, has received one of the first NIH Pathway to Independence Awards. These offer a new opportunity for promising postdoctoral scientists to receive both mentored and independent research support from the same award. Darling’s five-year grant focuses on studying the mechanical properties of stem cells.