2014


2013

    DECEMBER
    • Congratulations to Renuka Ramanathan for passing her general exam!
    • Congratulations to Alex Tillman and Ben Read for receiving a 2013 Mary Gates Research Scholarship.

    NOVEMBER
    • Congratulations to Renuka Ramanathan for receiving a CFAR STD & AIDS Training Fellowship.

    OCTOBER
    • Congratulations to Hunter Bennett for receiving a 2013-2014 Washington Research Foundation Fellowship.

    SEPTEMBER
    Renuka Ramanathan gives an oral presentation at BMES 2013 on the topic of "Chemokine and growth factor-mediated expansion of vaginal antigen presenting cells.
    Joe Phan gives an oral presentation at BMES 2013 on the topic of "A Thermoresponsive Magnetic Nanoparticle System Using an Antiviral Lectin for HIV Capture and Concentration."
    • Congratulations to the following students who presented posters at the 2013 BMES conference in Seattle: Hunter Bennett, Danielle Bright and Yonghou Jiang, Cameron Ball and Anna Blakney.
    • Congratulations to Anna Blakney and co-authors for the review manuscript published in Antiviral Research.

    AUGUST
    • Congratulations to Reena Mahadevan on completing her BS/MS.
    • Congratulations to Emily Krogstad and Cameron Ball for passing their general exam!
    • Good-bye and best of luck to Deep Hathi who graduates from the UW with a B.S. in Bioengineering and begins his Ph.D. studies at Washington University.

    JULY
    • Prof. Woodrow gives an invited presentation at the 2013 Controlled Release Society session on Drug Delivery for Developing Countries/Global Challenges.

    JUNE
    • Congratulations to Anna Blakney for winning an appointment to the Molecular Medicine NIH training grant!
    • Congratulations to Hunter Bennett for winning the Bioengineering Capstone Scholarship award!

    MAY
    • Congratulations to Eric Do for winning the NME award for best poster in the area of Biomolecular & Biomedical Sciences and Engineering for his poster entitled: "Developing Nanoparticle-Based Combination ARVs as an Effective Strategy for HIV Prevention."

    APRIL
    • Woodrow Lab welcomes research staff: Richard Edmark and Arielle Steger.
    • Woodrow Lab welcomes fiscal and administrative specialist: Patricia Foster.

    MARCH
    • Woodrow Lab is awarded second phase of NIH/NIAID Microbicide Innovation Program VI grant (R33 AI094412).
    • Good-bye and best of luck to Dr. Thanya Chaowanachan!
    • Dr. Thanya Chaowanchan's paper on combination ARV drug-nanoparticles is published in Plos ONE.
    • William Lykins is awarded a 2013 Amgen Scholars Program award to conduct summer research at UCLA.
    • Woodrow Lab welcomes a new postdoctoral scientist: Dr. Huarong Nie.
    • Woodrow Lab welcomes a new graduate student: Anna Blakney.
    • Woodrow Lab welcomes a new research scientist: Dr. Yonghou Jiang.

    FEBRUARY
    • Prof. Woodrow gives an invited presentation at CONRADS's Product Development Workshop.
    • Prof. Woodrow participates in NIH/NIAID-Gates Think Tank on Drug Delivery Systems.

    JANUARY
    • Woodrow Lab expands into new space in Foege N551B: Electrospinning Laboratory.
    • Woodrow Lab welcomes a new research scientist: Dr. Jaehyung Park.


2012

    OCTOBER
    • Cameron's and Emily's paper on drug eluting fibers for multipurpose prevention is published in Plos ONE.
    Cameron Ball gives an oral presentation at BMES 2012 on the topic of "Drug-eluting fibers for STI inhibition and contraception."
    Emily Krogstad gives a poster presentation at BMES 2012 on the topic of "Evaluating drug synergy of tenofovir and nanparticle-based antiretroviral microbicides."
    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation invests in the Woodrow Lab to develop drug-eluting fibers.
    • Hunter Bennett and Eric Do are recipients of a research fellowship from the Levinson Emerging Scholars Program.

    September
    • Prof. Woodrow is awarded 2012 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award.

    August
    • Prof. Woodrow is invited to the Population Council to discuss nanomaterials for applications in reproductive health.

    July
    • Three Woodrow Lab members win 2012 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Read news.
    • Prof. Woodrow travels to 2012 IAS Conference in Washington D.C. to present on CNIHR award.
    • Prof. Woodrow is invited to the 2012 Controlled Release Society to present in the Young Scientist Workshop on the topic of Mucosal Drug and Gene Delivery: Barriers and Opportunities.

    June
    • Prof. Woodrow is invited to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to discuss drug-eluting fibers for multipurpose prevention.
    • Woodrow Lab is awarded NIH/NIAID grant for Combined Multipurpose Prevention Strategies for Sexual and Reproductive Health (R21 AI098648).
    • Good-bye and best of luck to Adrienne Rothschilds who graduates from the UW with a B.S. in Bioengineering and begins her Ph.D. studies at UC Berkeley.
    • Congratulations to Reena Mahadevan who graduates from the UW with a B.S. in Bioengineering and begins her M.S. studies in the Woodrow Lab this fall.
    • Good-bye and best of luck to Nathan Egge who graduates from the UW with a B.S. in Bioengineering.

    May
    • Congratulations to Renuka for passing her qualifying exam: An Activatable Imaging Probe for Efficient and Selective Monitoring of Intracellular BACE1 Proteolysis.
    • Eric Do is awarded a 2012 fellowship to conduct summer research at the Johns Hopkins University Institute for NanoBioTechnology Summer REU.

    April
    • Hunter Bennett is awarded a 2012 Amgen Scholars Program award to conduct summer research at UCLA.
    • Woodrow Lab presents at 2012 International Microbicide Conference in Sydney, Australia.
    • Prof. Woodrow is invited to the 2012 International Microbicide Conference to speak in the symposium on New Developments in Drug Delivery Technology.

    March
    Cameron Ball wins 2012 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
    Emily Krogstad wins 2012 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
    Adrienne Rothschilds wins 2012 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
    • Woodrow Lab presents at 2012 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle, WA.
    • Congratulations to Emily for passing her qualifying exam: Oxidative-Responsive Composite Electrospun Coating for Prevention of Bacterial Infection and Fibrous Encapsulation.

    February
    • Congratulations to Cameron Ball for passing his qualifying exam: An Engineering Approach to Understanding the Role of Lymph Node Structure and Function in Peripheral Tissue Drainage.


2011

    December 2011
    • Nathan Egge wins 2011 Mary Gates Research Scholarship: Polymer Supported Lipid Bilayer Virus Like Particles for HIV Vaccine Design.
    • Hunter Bennett wins 2011 Mary Gates Research Scholarship: Alginate Microcapsules as Implantable Drug Delivery Systems.

    Novemeber
    • Woodrow Lab presents at invitation-only symposium on Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for Reproductive Health in Washington D.C.

    July
    • Prof. Woodrow travels to 2011 IAS Conference in Rome, Italy to present on CNIHR award.

    June
    • Good-bye and best of luck to Lauren Schergen who graduates from the UW with a B.S. in Bioengineering.
    • Lauren Schergen wins Bioengineering Capstone Scholarship for her senior capstone project: Polymeric Particles as Vehicles for HIV Microbicide Delivery.
    • Woodrow Lab is awarded NIH/NIAD Microbicide Innovation Program VI grant (R21 AI094412).

    May
    • Woodrow Lab welcomes a new graduate student Renuka Ramanathan.
    • Woodrow Lab welcomes a new graduate student Cameron Ball.
    • Congratulations to Joe for passing his qualifying exam: Development of a Novel Paper-Based Diagnostic for Point-of-Care Diagnosis of Seasonal Influenza A/B.



2010

    December
    • Deep Hathi wins 2010 Mary Gates Research Scholarship: Stabilize Lipid-Shell Nanoparticles as Synthetic Polymer Pathogens for Generating Mucosal Immunity.
    • Lauren Schergen wins 2010 Mary Gates Research Scholarship: Polymeric Particles as Vehicles for HIV Microbicide Delivery.

    November
    • Woodrow Lab welcomes a new graduate student Emily Krogstad.

    September
    Lab renovation completed!

    July
    • Prof. Woodrow travels to 2010 IAS Conference in Vienna, Austria to present on CNIHR award.

    June
    • Prof. Woodrow is awarded the OAR/NIAID/IAS Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research grant for new investigators in HIV.

    March
    Joseph Phan wins 2010 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
    • Woodrow Lab welcomes our first graduate student Joseph Phan.

    January
    • Woodrow Lab welcomes our first undergraduate student Lauren Schergen.
    • Woodrow Lab welcomes our first postdoctoral fellow Dr. Thanya Choawanchan.