Dr. Christa Pawlowski at World Biomaterials Congress

Dr. Christa Pawlowski at World Biomaterials Congress

Dr. Pawlowski presented her synthetic platelet research at the World Biomaterials Congress, Montreal.

BEAT laboratory awarded new research grants

Dr. Sen Gupta and the BEAT laboratory has been awarded a new 5 year NIH R01 research grant ($1.9 million), an NCAI innovation grant ($250K) and a CCTRP translational research grant ($125K) to advance research in the area of platelet-inspired technologies, especially Synthetic Platelets and Thrombus-targeted Drug Delivery system. Previously in 2014, Dr. Sen Gupta had received another 5 year NIH R01 grant for his research on Synthetic Platelets. The two back-to-back R01 grants will help the laboratory to refine the platelet-inspired designs to develop Clot Makers and Clot Breakers by modulating the chemistry and composition of the synthetic particle platforms and payloads. The additional innovation and translational research grants will assist in advancing the evaluation of the technologies in large animal (pig) models of hemostasis and thrombosis. In these areas, the laboratory has established collaborations with Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
The CCTRP grant news was recently highlighted in Case Daily:
Ujjal gives a podium presentation at BMES 2015

Ujjal gives a podium presentation at BMES 2015

Ujjal Didar Singh Sekhon, PhD student, gave a podium presentation at Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Conference 2015 in Tampa, Florida on research project titled 'Prophylactic Delivery of Synthetic Platelets Enhances Hemostasis in Severely Thrombocytopenia Mice'. This research is in collaboration with Dr. Keith McCrae's lab at the Cleveland Clinic. Ujjal gave an excellent talk and also received a $450 travel award from the BMES chapter at Case Western. Congratulations Ujjal!


Dr. Christa Pawlowski appointed as a post-doctoral research associate

Dr. Christa Pawlowski, who obtained her PhD with an NSF graduate fellowship in the Sen Gupta laboratory focused on platelet-inspired biomedical technologies, has been appointed as post-doctoral Research Associate in the lab. Christa will be focusing on translating the Synthetic Platelet technology to clinical uses in transfusion medicine, through business development and industry partnerships. To this end, Christa is involved in an NSF-funded iCorps program focused on business model development and validation.

Research paper gets published

BEAT Lab’s collaborative research on 'Targeted killing of metastatic cells using a platelet-inspired drug delivery system' gets published in RSC advances!

Dr. Sen Gupta named Biomaterials Education SIG chair

The Society for Biomaterials has named Dr. Anirban Sen Gupta the chair for it's Biomaterials Education Special Interest Group. Congratulations, Dr. Sen Gupta!


Christa successfully defends her PhD dissertation

Christa Modery-Pawlowski successfully defends her PhD dissertation on Platelet-inspired biomedical technologies. Great presentation! And, more good news..she’s going to be a mom in February! Congratulations Christa!

Collaborative research gets published

Collaborative research gets published

BEAT Lab’s collaborative research on Synthetic Platelets withy University of California Santa Barbara gets published in ACS Nano and leads to high publicity. Here are the news clips:

CWRU daily

We Bleed


Preethi Siva wins award

Preethi Siva wins the first place in research presentation at The SFB Biomaterials Day conference at University of Kentucky. Congrats Preethi!

Christa wins Young Investigator Award

August 2014: Christa Modery-Pawlowski wins the 2nd tier Baxter Young Investigator Award for research on platelet-inspired synthetic hemostatic nanotechnology demonstrating the potential to save and sustain patients’ lives. Congrats Christa!