Carnegie Mellon University

Abbott Lab

Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering

Lab news

7/2021 - The lab's work on the use of non-invasive, therapeutic ultrasound to trigger and adjust silk scaffold degradation post-implantation is featured in a news article about Professor Abbott.

7/2021 - Megan's paper on silk as a green biomaterial is out!

6/2021 - Dakshi's paper exploring the biophysical influences of silk biomaterials on directing cellular behaviors (materbiology!) is published.

6/2021 - We are grateful to have received the Samuel and Emma Winters Foundation Award for our work towards synthesizing biomimetic mosquito inspired painless polymeric microneedles to enable pulsatile insulin release. Dakshi will get started on this project when she joins us in the US later this summer!

6/2021 - Check out our preprint for the fat in the lung work! In collaboration with the Ren group, we show that a decellularized lung matrix can be repurposed for creating a vascularized adipose tissue graft!

5/2021 - Congratulations to Megan for being selected for a Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship Innovation Fellowship! Through the fellowship she will work with Professor Abbott on clinically translating her technique for degrading silk biomaterials non-invasively to improve regeneration (patent pending!) in their company Biombyx, LLC!

3/2021 - Megan's paper on the use of therapeutic ultrasound to degrade silk biomaterials non-invasively is published in Advanced Healthcare Materials!

3/2021 - Liz gives a talk on adipose tissue fibrosis at the McGowan Regenerative Institute annual meeting!

2/2021 - Professor Abbott gives a seminar on Adipose Tissue Engineered Models for Studying Disease Processes at the University of Colorado. 

12/2020 - Professor Abbott gives a keynote at the World Biomaterial Congress for the special symposium on "Engineered microenvironments in disease."

11/2020 - RegenerativeMedicine.net features work by Tahlia on 3D printing silk.  

10/2020 - Professor Abbott is selected as a Fellow for the Innovative Models for Undergraduate Research Program. She will be developing a method for improving the scale of biomedical undergraduate research mentoring (beyond the classic 1-1 mentoring).

10/2020 - CMU publishes an article on Sean's computational work in the lab.

9/2020 - Congratulations to Megan for earning the Outstanding Poster Award at the CMU BME Forum. Her poster was on the use of non-invasive ultrasound for the degradation of silk biomaterials! 

9/2020 - CMU publishes an article on Tahlia's work on 3D printing silk.

9/2020 - Congratulations to Megan for earning the Dowd Fellowship!

8/2020 - Congratulations to Liz for earning an NIH-T32 fellowship under the Biomechanics in Regenerative Medicine (BiRM) training program!

8/2020 - Liz joins the lab!

7/2020 - Congratulations to Megan for earning the 2020 Krivobok-Brooks Award for Microscopy for her image of adipose tissue fibrosis! 

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6/2020 - Professor Abbott presents the work she did to improve the Introduction to Biomedical Engineering class at the American Society of Engineering Education conference.  

5/2020 - Claude earns a GEM fellowship! Congratulations!

5/2020 - Mia earns Research Awards in both Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at graduation for her undergraduate work in the lab the last few years! We are so proud of her!

4/2020 - Professor Abbott helps organize the McGowan Institute Retreat where Megan and Mallory present their work!

3/2020 - Professor Abbott receives a Provost Inclusive Teaching Fellowship to diversify her course curriculum in Introduction to Biomedical Engineering.

1/2020 - Tahlia joins the lab!  

12/2019 - Professor Abbott helps organize and presents the lab's work on developing a screening platform for studying human obesogenic modes of action at the International Federation of Adipose Tissue Therapeutics and Science.

11/2019 - Megan, Mia, Isabelle, and Sean all present their work at the Biomedical Engineering Society!

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11/2019 - Congratulations to Mia, Isabelle, Chantal, and Maya who all received SURG grants for their research in the lab! 

11/2019 - Professor Abbott and Megan give a joint seminar entitled "Biomaterials for Soft Tissue Defects" at the The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

9/2019 - Congratulations to Mallory for receiving an NIH-T32 fellowship under the Biomechanics in Regenerative Medicine (BiRM) training program!

9/2019 - Megan and Mallory present their work at the Carnegie Mellon Forum on Biomedical Engineering!

8/2019 - CMU does an article on Isabelle's research in the lab!

8/2019 - Claude joins the lab!

7/2019 - Congratulations to Megan for receiving a "Graduate Student Small Project Help" grant from CMU for characterizing the biological and mechanical properties of fibrotic adipose tissue to inform better treatments for Type 2 Diabetes.

6/2019 - Chantal and Maya join the lab!

4/2019 - Professor Abbott joins the editorial board of Biomimetics.

4/2019 - Professor Abbott gives a seminar entitled: "The use of in vitro tissue engineered models to study metabolic disease" to the Biomechanics and Regenerative Medicine Society jointly associated with CMU and University of Pittsburgh.

3/2019 - Professor Abbott gives a seminar entitled: "The use of in vitro tissue engineered models to study metabolic disease" at the Institute of Cellular Therapeutics at Allegheny General Hospital.

3/2019 - Megan presents her work at The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine retreat.

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1/2019 - Professor Abbott gives a seminar entitled: "The use of in vitro tissue engineered models to study metabolic disease" at The Ohio State.

1/2019 - Isabelle and Kameron join the lab! 

12/2018 - Lab photo!

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12/2018 - Professor Abbott presents the lab's work on engineering adipose tissue engineered models at the International Federation of Adipose Tissue Therapeutics and Science.

12/2018 - Professor Abbott is featured on "My Future Tech Podcast!" Check it out!  

12/2018 - Congratulations to Sean, Michelle, and Yugesh who all received SURG grants for their research in the lab! 

11/2018 - Professor Abbott joins the Institute for Green Science!

10/2018 - Some of the lab goes to the Regenerative Engineering Symposium!

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10/2018 - Professor Abbott and Paul go to BMES!

9/2018 - The lab attends the Carnegie Mellon Forum on Biomedical Engineering!

9/2018 - Paul's abstract is accepted as a poster to BMES!

9/2018 - Start of a new school year... and we are excited to have Brent and Shraiy join the lab!

8/2018 - Professor Abbott joins the editorial board of BMC Biomedical Engineering.

8/2018 - We are excited to welcome Mallory, Brent, and Joel to the lab!

8/2018 - A news article on the Abbott lab is featured on the CMU College of Engineering website.

7/2018 - Megan's paper is featured on Advanced Science News!

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6/2018 - Professor Abbott receives a secondary appointment as a Member Faculty in the McGowan Institue for Regenerative Medicine. 

5/2018 - Congratulations to Sean for getting a Summer Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship! We are excited to have you in the lab this summer.

4/2018 - Professor Abbott receives the Wimmer Faculty Fellowship to re-design the Introduction to Biomedical Engineering class.

4/2018 - Congratulations to Mia and Paul for getting Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships! We are excited to have you in the lab this summer.

3/2018 - Professor Abbott attends the McGowan Institute Retreat. 

1/2018 - Professor Abbott is offered a courtesy appointment in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

1/2018 - Happy New Year! Michelle joins the lab!

10/2017 - Megan joins the lab! 

10/2017 - Professor Abbott attends BMES with CMU and gives a talk titled: "TNFalpha Stimulation Induces Patient-Specific Differences In Insulin Stimulated Glucose Uptake In 3D Adipose Tissue Models."

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9/2017 - The Abbott lab welcomes its newest members Mia and Yugesh!

8/2017 - Professor Abbott joins the Biomedical Engineering department at CMU!