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PhD Student Matthew Ishahak Wins Inaugural Graduate Poster Presentation Award

Congratulations to Matthew Ishahak (PhD candidate, BME ’19, BS/MS BME ’15 who won the Inaugural Graduate Engineering Student Council (GESC) Poster Presentation award on January 23.  He was the recipient of both the People’s Choice category award and the Judge’s Choice category award for his presentation titled, “Biomimetic Microenvironment Promotes in vivo-like Phenotype of Conditionally Immortalized Podocytes.”  The award recognizes excellence in student poster and oral presentations.

More than 15 graduate and PhD students from diverse disciplines participated in the poster displays and oral presentations on their research or scholarly projects and answered attendees’ questions related to their work.

Ultimately, results, like those of Matthew’s research, have the potential to serve as a new tool for studying kidney disease and developing novel therapeutics.

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