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[Illinois] Bionanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2012: The value of an international research experience and how it can change your approach to research

By Heather Huntsman1, Samantha Knoll2

1. Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 2. Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

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Oct. 9, 2012
Heather and Samantha spent part of Summer 2012 at the Max Planck Institute in Germany.

This series is organized by PhD students who are appointed as Trainees in the NIH/NCI Midwest Cancer Nanotechnology Training Center (M-CNTC) and in the NSF IGERT in Cellular and Molecular Mechanics and BioNanotechnology (CMMB IGERT). These traineeships are designed to train the next generation of leaders who will define the new frontiers of nanotechnology in cancer research and in cellular and molecular mechanics and bionanotechnology. The BioNanotechnology Seminar Series is also sponsored by the Center for Cellular Mechanics (CCM) and the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) at the University of Illinois.


Heather Huntsman, CMMB IGERT Trainee Heather is a PhD student in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Advisers: Marni Boppart, Kinesiology and Community Health, and Hyunjoon Kong,Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Summer Project Title: The development of 2D soft gels and their effect on the apparent stress cells experience during cyclic strain

Samantha Knoll, CMMB IGERT Trainee Samantha is a PhD student in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineeringat the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Adviser: Dr. Taher Saif, Mechanical Science and Engineering Summer Project Title: Spreading Science: Investigation of the Effect of Substrate Stiffnesson Primary Neurofibromatosis Type 2 Cells

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William Edward Nixon, Obaid Sarvana, George Michael Daley, NanoBio Node

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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