SES 2023

Minneapolis, MN   It was wonderful to catch up with Brandon, Zheliang, and Aurelie at the conference, and it was an honor to present our work on hydrogels to Zhigang Suo, the master of hydrogels, at his 60th birthday celebration.

2023 SB3C

Vail, CO.  First conference as grad student for Kalyn Younger and Will Cortes. Caught up with Hai Dong and Arina Korneva, now at GT and VT respectively. JHU dinner, and a memorable hike.

CMBBE 2023

Had a great time at CMBBE with Kristin Myers. Presented Tracy Ling’s work on computational modeling of strains in the axonal compartments of the mouse optic nerve head.

ARVO 2022

New Orleans! This was the first in-person ARVO since COVID, and the first time meeting Arina as a colleague from Virginia Tech. Cameron and I gave posters on our OCT strain measurements in glaucoma patients and Arina gave a talk on measuring deformation in the mouse astrocytic lamina.

SES 2022

The 2023 Annual Technical Meeting of SES at Texas A&M was the first in-person SES conference since COVID. It was wonderful to see old friends and meet new ones.   Brandon Zimmerman  presented his work on new reactive hydrogel model with initial applications to DNA hydrogels. Bibek Datta  presented computational study of hydrogel soft robot. He […]

ISER 2022

2022 Glaucoma Fast Track and Concepts and Breakthroughs in Glaucoma Symposium.  It was great to go to a conference with members of the lab again. Cameron Czerpak and Arina Korneva both received a travel award from BrightFocus to present posters on their work.  Dr. Nguyen gave an overview on Biomechanics of ONH Injury in Glaucoma [...]