BME Grad Students Place in 2019 Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum

Posted: March 11, 2019

The 33rd Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum took place on March 1, 2019. The Hayes Graduate  Forum showcases the innovative and exemplary research being conducted by Ohio State graduate students across the full range of graduate degree programs and facilitates fruitful exchanges between students, faculty, the administration, and the public. This year, Biomedical Engineering graduate students Huiming Dong, Kayton Clayson and Nina Shirley Tang participated, and placed first, second and third in the engineering division respectively. Students participating in the Forum must create a poster and an oral presentation to present to the judges. In total, over $14,000 is awarded to the top-judged presentations.

Huiming Dong’s research is titled "In Vivo Quantification of Aortic Stiffness in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Patients using Non-Invasive MR Elastography.” His advisor is Arunark Kolipaka, Associate Professor, Radiology.

Keyton Clayson’s research is titled "Characterizing Corneal Mechanical Response Using Ocular Pulse Elastography (OPE).” His advisor is Jun Liu, Professor, Ophthalmology and Professor, Biomedical Engineering.

Nina Shirley Tang’s research is titled "Non-Viral Reprogramming of Degenerate Intervertebral Disc Cells Induces Trans-differentiation to a Healthy Phenotype with Enhanced Extracellular Matrix Accumulation.” Her advisor is Devina Purmessur, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering.

The forum is co-sponsored by the Council of Graduate Students, the Graduate School and the Office of Research.

Congratulations to all BME students on their research, and best of luck in the future!