Platt Lab Mission: To fuse engineering, cell biology, and physiology to understand how cells sense, respond, and remodel their immediate mechanical and biochemical environments for repair and regeneration in health and disease, then to translate that knowledge to clinics domestically and internationally to address global health disparities.
ANNOUNCEMENTS and NEWS:
BMES Outreach event featured on National Public Radio!
Interview with Dr. Platt, Dr. Nerem, and Dr. Jo and students.
High school hands-on demonstrations were led by Georgia Tech BME Undergrads, BME graduate students, and EBICS collaborating graduate students with local high school students from
B.E.S.T. Academy, Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy, Benjamin E. Mays High School, Wheeler High School, South Atlanta High School, and several students from South Carolina sponsored by Clemson University's BMES Chapter.
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Congratulations to Platt Lab undergrad Binbin Chen for winning Best Poster Award at the
Out to Innovate 2012 Conference at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH!
Binbin was presenting his work "Quantitative Toolbox to Measure Osteoclast and Cathepsin K Activity in Orthopedic Tissues" that describes new assays and technologies we have been developing to quantify osteoclast differentiation in studies of bone loss in disease.
Ivana Kennedy working on HIV and cardiovascular disease in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ivana has been working at Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa since the end of April to study the effects of anti-retrovirals on cardiovascular disease markers in people living with HIV.
This is a part of our collaborative project with Dr. Rudy Gleason who has been in Addis Ababa since October as a Fulbright Fellow and Dr. Roy Sutliff at Emory as a part of our CNIHR grant.
Click here to see pictures of Dr. Platt's trip over to help set up a new assay and bring new supplies.
Ivana will be back at the end of June after being there for two months.
Global translational research! Trying to make a difference even when the resources are limited.
Binbin Chen wins Goldwater Scholarship!
Platt lab undergrad Binbin Chen selected as a recipient of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the premier academic award given to mathematics, science and engineering undergraduates.
Congratulations to Philip Keegan for being selected for the Whitaker International Summer Program Grant! He will go to Johannesburg, South Africa to work at the University of Witswatersrand to continue studies on HIV and cardiovascular disease.
This grant is funded by Whitaker International Program.
Congratulations to undergraduate researcher LaDeidra Monet Roberts for being selected for the Whitaker Undergraduate Program Award for Fall 2012 for her proposed study in France this coming fall!
This Scholarship is funded by Whitaker International Program and the Institute of International Education
Platt Lab with a few affiliates, including Dr. Platt's mom, participated in the 33rd Annual Sickle Cell Road Race
Saturday April 14, 2012
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Platt Lab Dodgeball team takes on Georgia Tech undergraduates!
Team captain and coach Daniel Clough sees improvement week to week, and promises a win with new strategy.
Dr. Platt's recent trip to Johannesburg, Africa to test HIV blood for biomarkers of adherence to antiretroviral drug regimens featured on College of Engineering homepage.
Congratulations to Binbin Chen and Sindhuja Surapaneni for being selected for Georgia Tech
President's Undergraduate Research Awards for Spring Semester! (Nov 2011)
Congratulations to Dr. Platt for being 1 of 5 selected for the Keystone Symposia Fellows Program
This highly unique, research-driven, diversity-centered program educates early career scientists regarding the inner workings of the life sciences community and provides a venue for high-level interaction with established and leading scientists nationally and globally. The Fellows Program provides context, understanding and insight regarding the development of high-powered research meetings, utilizing shadowing experiences with scientist organizers and key Keystone Symposia staff members. These experiences allow for learning how the research agenda is set, how to engage in high-level discourse on research topics and how to broaden perspectives in life science research. (Nov 2011)
New Platt Lab publication accepted into Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics!
"Manipulating substrate and pH in zymography protocols selectively distinguishes cathepsins K, L, S, and V activity in cells and tissues" Catera L. Wilder, Keon-Young Park, Philip M. Keegan, Manu O. Platt (Nov 2011)
Welcome new faces to Platt Lab: Dr. Idy Akinsanmi, Dr. Usman Saeed, Terrance White, and Saranya Karthikeyan. Check them out on the People page
New Platt Lab publication accepted in collaboration with the Segura Lab at UCLA in Integrative Biology!
"VEGF internalization is not required for VEGFR-2 phosphorylation in bioengineered surfaces with covalently linked VEGF." Sean M. Anderson, Bhupinder Shergill, Zachary T. Barry, Eleana Manousiouthakis, Tom T. Chen, Elliot Botvinick, Manu O. Platt, M. Luisa Iruela-Arispe, Tatiana Segura (July 2011)
New Platt Lab publication accepted into Journal of Translational Medicine!
"Multiplex Zymography Captures Stage-specific Activity Profiles of Cathepsins K, L, and S in Human Breast, Lung, and Cervical Cancer." Binbin Chen and Manu O. Platt (July 2011)
Congratulations to Jerald Dumas for being awarded the FIRST Postdoctoral Fellowship!! (May 2011)
Return of the Platt Lab FELLOWSHIP EXPLOSION!!
Congratulations to Catera Wilder for being awarded an
NSF Graduate Research
Fellowship! AND a Ford Foundation Fellowship
That makes 5 out of 5 NSF Fellows
for the Platt Lab. AMAZING! (April
Pediatric Stroke Prediction: $1.5M Grant Funds Research Aimed at
Reducing Strokes in Children with Sickle Cell Disease (Oct 2010)
March 13, 2013