News & Press Coverage
December 18, 2020
LSI sends off Dr. Miller and Dr. DahotreCongratulations to Ian Miller and Shreyas Dahotre for being the first two graduate students to leave the lab as Ph.D.'s! Ian will be working as a Research Scientist for Intellia Therapeutics in Cambridge, MA, and Shreyas will be working as a Research Scientist for Obsidian Therapeutics in Cambridge, MA. LSI wishes you best of luck!
October 14, 2020
LSI goes to BMES 2020Congratulations to these students who delivered podium talks at the 2020 BMES Virtual Annual Meeting: Quoc Mac – “Activity Sensors for Monitoring Therapeutic Response and Illuminating Resistance Mechanisms during Immune Checkpoint Immunotherapy” Lena Gamboa – “Sensitizing solid tumors to CAR T cell-mediated cytotoxicity using synthetic antigens” Anirudh Sivakumar – “Logic-Gated Protease Sensors for Non-Invasive Monitoring […]
October 7, 2020
‘Programmable Medicine’ is the Goal for New Bio-circuitry ResearchIn the world of synthetic biology, the development of foundational components like logic gates and genetic clocks has enabled the design of circuits with increasing complexity, including the ability to solve math problems, build autonomous robots, and play interactive games. A team of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology is now using what they’ve […]
October 6, 2020
Protease circuits for processing biological information published in Nature CommunicationsOur work on engineering biological circuits was published in Nature Communications! Congratulations to Brandon and the team! Read the full manuscript here. Summary | Biological circuits engineered to interface with living systems will enable new applications for programmable immune therapies and diagnostics. In this study, we explored how treating proteases as 'biological bits' could be […]
September 4, 2020
LSI welcomes graduate student Aaron Silva TrenkleAaron Silva Trenkle joins LSI as a new graduate student. Aaron completed his bachelors at the University of Iowa in BME and minored in German. Aaron was part of two labs at UIowa and spent two summers performing research in Germany through the DAAD RISE program. Read more about Aaron here.
September 1, 2020
Kelsey Kubelick joins LSI as a post-doctoral fellowKelsey Kubelick joins LSI as a new post-doc. Kelsey is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. She completed her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech in 2020 with Dr. Stanislav Emelianov in the Ultrasound Imaging and Therapeutics Research Lab. Her dissertation research focused on developing photoacoustic imaging methods to track cells and particles. Read more about […]
July 14, 2020
Shreyas Dahotre defends Ph.D. thesisCongratulations to Shreyas Dahotre for becoming the second LSI Ph.D. graduate! Shreyas successfully defended his thesis, titled “Programmable Immune Cytometry and Diagnostics,” in front of a virtual crowd on July 14, 2020. We look forward to your future success!
June 23, 2020
Ian Miller defends Ph.D. thesisCongratulations to Ian Miller for being the first Ph.D. graduate from LSI! Ian successfully defended his thesis, titled “Remote control of CAR T cell therapies by thermal targeting,” in front of a virtual crowd on June 23, 2020. We look forward to your future success!
May 20, 2020
LSI undergrads McKenzie Tuttle, Melanie Su, and Haley Liakakos part of winning team at EGHI/GT HACK COVID-19Congratulations to McKenzie, Melanie, Haley, and the rest of their team for their winning app at EGHI/GT HACK COVID-19! The team developed CAPACIT, an app that communicates current population density at businesses to potential shoppers. Users can plan their day from live updates on current capacity of public spaces through the app. Watch their pitch […]
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March 31, 2020
Anna Romanov named NSF Graduate FellowCongratulations to Anna for winning a fellowship from the NSF GRFP! The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Read more here.
March 27, 2020
Kevin Tao wins Barry Goldwater ScholarshipCongratulations to Kevin Tao for receiving a 2020 Barry Goldwater Scholarship! The Goldwater Scholarship is the preeminent undergraduate award for outstanding students pursuing careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Goldwater Scholars have been awarded 92 Rhodes Scholarships, 137 Marshall Awards, 159 Churchill Scholarships, 104 Hertz Fellowships, and numerous other distinguished […]
March 26, 2020
Dr. Kwong promoted to Associate Professor with TenureGabe Kwong Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure Kwong’s lab pioneers powerful new technologies to address frontier clinical challenges – including ultrasensitive diagnostics for early detection of disease, engineered T cells as curative therapies, and high-throughput tools to study rare immune cells. His research directly impacts a broad range of complex human diseases including cancer, […]
March 18, 2020
Dr. Kwong wins 2020 Sigma Xi Best Faculty Paper AwardOur paper on developing synthetic biomarkers for non-invasive early detection of organ transplant rejection won the 2020 Sigma Xi Best Faculty Paper Award at Georgia Tech. Congrats to Gabe and to Quoc for spearheading the research! Read the announcement from the BME Department here.
March 2, 2020
Gabe Kwong named a 2020 TEDMED Hive InnovatorRecognizing & Celebrating the Innovation Powering a Healthier World Progress towards a healthier world begins with individuals who are willing to break the limits of convention, and to challenge the status quo. These innovators embrace imagination and aren’t afraid to explore both chaos, clarity, and the space between in order to discover new paths to […]
February 19, 2020
Review on remote control in synthetic immunity published in TheranosticsOur review on the opportunities, challenges and the current state-of-the-art for remote control of immune cells to increase treatment precision and safety profile is published in Theranostics! Congrats to Lena and Ali! Read the manuscript here.
February 10, 2020
Ian Miller presents work at Keystone SymposiumIan traveled to Banff, Canada to present his work at a poster presentation at the “Emerging Cellular Therapies: Cancer and Beyond” Keystone Symposium. Meeting Summary: After many years of fundamental research, cell-based therapies are now recognized as effective medicines for treatment of a specific subset of cancers as well as a growing list of autoimmune, […]
January 6, 2020
Remote control of dCas9 to modulate cell function published in ACS Chemical BiologyOur work on heat-triggered remote control of CRISPR-dCas9 for tunable transcriptional modulation was published in ACS Chemical Biology! Congratulations to Lena and the rest of the team! Read the full manuscript here.Summary | CRISPR-based approaches have achieved wide success in modulating gene activity to control cell function and are potential tools for clinical therapies. However, the […]