BFL Visiting Summer Student Farewell!

Farewell to our visiting summer students, Alice, headed back to BME @ USC and Joey, headed back to BME@Brown. We enjoyed having you and keep in touch!

2018 Summer Lab Party with our friends the JABLab @UPenn

This years summer party was at Wissahickon Park on a gorgeous summer day. A big thank you to the JABLab at UPenn for organizing and partnering with us! 

Dr. Bellas awarded NIH LRP Award!

Dr. Bellas has received a NIH Loan Repayment Programs award! This award allows researchers like Dr. Bellas, to have educational debt repaid by NIH Loan Repayment Programs to continue to conduct her fat-on-chip research.

On the right you can see the blood vessel network formed, on the left is a closeup of the fat cells (green) ‘hugging’ the blood vessels (yellow).

Dr. Bellas received a VentureWell Faculty Grant!


This grant allows for an emphasis on smart design, sustainable technology/practices, and green material development as an expansion of the existing biomaterials/tissue engineering capstone. Students enrolled in this capstone course, will develop business plans and product pitches that include green methods along with sustainable materials to solve a biomedical problem!

Thank you VentureWell!


BellasFATLab at the BioEngineering Summer 2018 Symposium


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We were out in full force with 6 poster presentations for the Temple Bioengineering Summer Symposium! And a big congrats to Jen, who placed 2nd in the Undergrad Research Category!

BellasFATLab part of Women Empowering Engineering Summer Camp


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Our lab hosted 20 female students for Women Empowering Engineering Summer Camp. We showed them how we use microfluidic devices to study vascularization in fat tissue and the campers got to do their own microfluidic experiments!

Science in the Park, Hunting Park


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We were out in full force this past weekend to show the community what we do in bioengineering and #STEM! Thank you to the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Science Festival for letting us share in this special day! #GetNerdyPHL We demo’d … Continue reading