Christiane Gumera was selected as a recipient of the "Student Travel Award" for the 8th World Biomaterials Congress 2008.
 Our lab is currently looking for Post-Doc and Graduate students for all ongoing projects. Contact ywang (at) gatech.edu with CV and a list of 3 references.
 Christiane Gumera and Dr. Yadong Wang have been featured in a number of articles highlighting their promising work on nerve cell regeneration using polymers containing chemical structures similar to that of acetylcholine, a common neurotransmitter. There is currently no treatment for recovering human nerve function after injury to the brain or spinal cord because central nervous system neurons have a very limited capability of self-repair and regeneration.
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Links to the articles can be found at the following links: Associated Content, MedIndia, Medopedia, New Scientist, National Scientist Foundation, Quality Digest Magazine, Science Daily, Technology Review, Diario Medico.
 Dr. Virna Sales was recently featured in an interview by NPR's Alaska-based station KSKA regarding her research on tissue engineering. Dr. Sales is a collaborator of our lab. Her interview can be heard at KSKA.org.
 Christiane Gumera and Dr. Yadong Wang's article reporting the synthesis and use of a biodegradable, biomimetic acetylcholine-based polymer for neuro-inductive applications is published in Advanced Materials. The article is featured on the inside cover of the journal (PDF, 810 kB), and also featured on the EurekAlert network.
 For the paper “Modulating neuronal responses by controlled integration of acetylcholine-like functionalities in biomimetic polymers”, Christiane Gumera received Honorable Mention in the 2007 SAIC Georgia Tech Student Paper Competition. Now in its nineteenth year, the contest presented 15 awards for a total of $7500 for outstanding technical papers in the fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, applied mathematics, computer sciences, medicine and science and technology policy.