IGERT alumna Karen Levi won the graduate student poster award in the Matrix Biology and Bioengineering category at Vascular Biology 2015, the annual meeting of the North American Vascular Biology Organization (NAVBO).
In total, 8 posters were recognized (4 graduate students, and 4 post-doctoral fellows). IGERT alumna Heather Cirka was selected for a podium presentation in a special session on Valve Disease co-hosted by the International Society for Applied Cardiovascular Biology (ISACB).
Vascular Biology is one of the premier annual conferences in the cardiovascular biology field, attracting top scientists from around the world focused on cardiovascular development, disease, signal transduction, matrix biology and bioengineering.
The conference was attended by approximately 350 scientists and trainees, who presented over 200 posters.IGERT faculty Kris Billiar, Glenn Gaudette (session chair and ISACB board member) and Marsha Rolle (primary meeting organizer, session chair, speaker) also participated in the conference, which was sponsored in part by the WPI Department of Biomedical Engineering.