Lesly is awarded with the renewal of her CONTEX Postdoctoral Fellowship
Congratulations to Dr. Lesly for being awarded the second consecutive time with the CONTEX Postdoctoral Fellowship!!
Angela publish her first paper:
Congratulations to Angela San Juan (former undergraduate) and Tina Rodgers for their recent published work “Layer by layer surface engineering of poly(lactide-co-glycolide) nanoparticles for plasmid DNA delivery”: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/app.49377
This paper is also featured in the cover page of the Journal issue: https://onlinelibrary-wiley-com.libweb.lib.utsa.edu/doi/abs/10.1002/app.49432
Tina passes her qualifying exam:
Congratulations to Tina Rodgers for passing her Qualifying Exam and Thesis Proposal!!!
Valeria attending grad school at Georgia Tech:
Congratulations to Valeria Juarez for accepting her offer to pursue a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University!. We are going to miss her in the lab!!
Studying Bioheat Transport while social distancing:
This is how BME junior students at UTSA study for Dr. Romero’s Biotransport Phenomena exam in Bioheat Transport:
David is awarded with NSF GRFP!
Congratulations to David Hall who was awarded with the NSF GRFP!. David is a former and one of the first undergraduate researchers from our Lab. He is currently at University of Florida in the Biomedical Engineering PhD Program. Keep on the great work David!
Joanna placed first in her category at the Regional Science & Engineering Fair!
We are very proud of our youngest member Joanna, who placed 1st of her category in the San Antonio Regional Science and Engineering Fair!. Now she will compete in the State Fair.
Dr. Moya from CIC biomaGUNE at UTSA this week:
SciTech Now in KLRN
Our research was the topic of this week’s episode in SciTec Now from KLRN:
RowdyZine Winter 2019 Issue
Dr. Romero and her class were featured in the Winter 2019 issue of RowdyZine. This magazine covers important topics for future roadrunners.
Approving Proposal Defense!
Congratulations to Rohini and Frances for passing their proposal defense!! Rohini is now a PhD Candidate and Frances a Master Candidate, both in Biomedical Engineering.
Welcome Dr. Nicolás Muzzio!
MBI Lab is very excited to welcome Dr. Nicolás Muzzio to the group. Dr. Muzzio will contribute to our team’s effort to develop new neuromodulation technologies using soft-magnetic materials.
Chemical Engineering faculty Dr. Nehal Abu-Lail and Dr. Gabriela Romero were recognized last weekend at the UTSA football game by the Department of Athletics for their “meaningful and important contribution to students-athletes’ education”
Our collaborator Dr. Rafael Morales from the University of the Basque Country, and leader of the European project MAGNAMED, created an amazing video about the project. Check it out:
Welcome Dr. Lesly Jimenez!
MBI Lab is very excited to welcome Dr. Lesly Jimenez to the group. Dr. Jimenez has been recently awarded with the CONTEX Postdoctoral Fellowship to work with our team in the development of new neuromodulation technologies using magnetic nanomaterials.
New paper published in Advanced Therapeutics!
Congratulations to Dr. Romero and Dr. Shrestha for their new progress report in Nanoparticle-mediated Combination Therapies for Cancer Treatment published in Advanced Therapeutics:
Lab video produced by BME undergrad student Meritxell Martinez & Adrian Mendoza:
Dr. Romero’s team collaborated with Meri and Adrian from The BME Life to produce an amazing video of the lab’s research work and its impact empowering the next generation of Women in STEM:
New Research Funding!
Dr. Romero receives two research grants to continue the lab’s research efforts towards developing novel technologies for neuromodulation:
Grants for Research Advancement and Transformation (GREAT) from UTSA VPREDKE will investigate new platforms for wireless mechanotransduction in motor cortical neurons: http://research.utsa.edu/2019/07/01/vpredkeseeds2019/
SCORE 1 from NIH NIGMS will investigate new technologies to modulate dopaminergic neural circuits.
End of Summer Internships
A very productive Summer has come to an end for our 2019 Undergraduate Summer Research Interns. You are going to be missed!!
Milton Nava visited us from Northwest Vista College through CIMA Program. Now he will continue his undergraduate studies at UT Austin:
Jackie Xuan visited us from Ohio State University through BRAVe REU Program, where she will continue her undergraduate studies and graduate next Spring:
Brandhon Francisco Flores Ibarra visited us from Universidad de Sonora, where he will continue his undergraduate studies and graduate next December:
MBI Lab Summer Interns
We welcome our 2019 Undergraduate Summer Interns:
- Milton Nava visiting us from Northwest Vista College through CIMA Program
- Jackie Xuan visiting us from Ohio State University through BRAVe REU Program
- Brandhon Francisco Flores Ibarra visiting us from Universidad de Sonora
MBI Lab Graduates
Congratulations to our very first graduates BME Class of 2019: Angela, Natalie, David and Carlos, and BME Master Laurette. David graduated with Honors from Honors College. We are very proud of you!!!
Faculty Excellence Award 2019
Dr. Romero was recognized for her dedication with the Faculty Excellence Award by the BME Class of 2019:
I am very thrilled by this award from the BME Class 2019 at UTSA! First class I ever taught, first flipped classroom for them. This class is very especial to me and will always have a special place in my 💙. Congratulations BMEs Class 2019 🎉🎉🎉 @BmeUtsa @EngineeringUTSA pic.twitter.com/lNcOi4Xf3l
— Gabriela Romero (@RomerosLab) May 18, 2019
CITE Competition and Tech Symposium 2019
We are very proud of JNST Solutions (mentored by Dr. Romero) for winning the 3rd place in the 100K CITE Competition at UTSA!!. Natalie Coppala, senior in BME and MBI Lab member represented her team on the competition.
Angela and David presenting their senior design project at the Tech Symposium:
Undergraduate Research Showcase 2019
MBI Lab Undergrads Valeria, Angela, David and Carlos, presenting their work at the Undergraduate Research Showcase at UTSA
3M Thesis 2019
Rohini, 2nd year BME PhD student, did an incredible job competing in the 3 Minute Thesis 2019 Finals at UTSA!
We are very proud of our youngest member Jeffrey, for qualifying and presenting his scientific work last week in the Texas Science and Engineering Fair at TAMU.
BME Symposium 2019
All MBI Las students presented their work last week in the BME Symposium 2019 at UTSA. Here are some photos:
Valeria and Samantha presenting their poster on aggregation of AB and tau-protein
Angela, David and Ruddy presenting their Senior Design Project. They developed a Vitamin D wearable sensor.
JNST Solutions: Toral, Natalie, Stefanos and Jesse designed a sensible cooling system for a prosthetic limb. This project will greatly benefit veterans with high physical activity.
BME undergrads Valeria and David presenting our research work at ABRCMS 2018 in Indianapolis, IN.
Congratulations to Valeria for winning the Poster Award!!
BME undergrads Valeria, Angela and David presenting our research work at BMES 2018 in Atlanta, GA
BME undergrads Valeria and Angela presenting our research work at SACNAS 2018 in San Antonio, TX
Dr Santamaria in collaboration with Dr Romero were awarded with the NSF MRI Grant to acquire a two-photon microscope
Fall 2018 OUR Scholarship
Our sophomore Chemical Engineering lab member, Caleb Watson has been awarded with the Fall 2018 Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) Scholarship. Congratulations Caleb!
San Antonio Military Health System and Universities Research Forum (SURF)
Our girls Rohini, Tina and Angela presenting at SURF today:
We happily welcome our new students:
- Mitchell Alvarez, student from Alamo Colleges under the CIMA Summer Internship Program. He will be conducting research during the summer in our lab.
- Valeria Juarez, BME undergrad at UTSA. She is a trainee in MARC U*STAR at UTSA, and she is starting her 2-year research project in our lab.
- Samantha Eaton, Chemical Engineering undergrad at UTSA.
- Edgar Cantu, Carlos Bedolla and Thinh Phan, BME undergrads at UTSA.
Biomaterials Day 2018 at Texas A&M University
Our team participated in Biomaterials Day 2018 at TAMU where Caleb and Rohini participated with poster presentations. Caleb also participated in Rapid Oral presentation.
UTSA team at Biomaterials Day 2018
We wish good luck and congratulate Tina Rodgers on her successful graduation of M.S. in Biomedical Engineering. And we welcome her into Ph.D. Program in our lab.
Dr. Romero’s Interview for UTSAToday
Click here to view Q&A with Dr. Romero on UTSA Today regarding her research background and future plans in UTSA.
We wish our Undergrad Student David Hall good luck! He has been chosen for an internship program in the Bioelectronics group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the Summer of 2018
Undergrad Research Symposium-April 2018
Caleb Watson presenting his research on the “Synthesis of mPEG-PLA-PHIS”
Angela San Juan presenting her research on “Rabies Virus-Mimetic Carriers for Brain Tumor Gene Therapy”
David Hall presenting his research on “Topographical, Chemical and Electrical Optimization of Polyethylene Glycol Diacrylate hydrogels for Neural Growth”
Dr. Romero’s Interview for Mexican Media
Dr. Romero gets interviewed by Hispanic news about her research background and future plans in UTSA.
Tina is continuing in the lab. Thank you Tina for helping so much in setting up our lab!
We welcome Rohini our new PhD Student from BME!
Welcome to our undergrads: David Hall and Angela San Juan from BME and Caleb Watson from Chemical Engineering, that this semester will conduct some research in our lab. We are happy to have you guys!