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 March 30, 2015

Emma Grygotis Wins Outstanding Presentation Award

Emma Grygotis was the recipient of an Outstanding Student Presentation Award at the 2015 Therapeutic Ultrasound Winter School held in Les Houches, France at the École de Physique des Houches.

Emma Grygotis Award
Emma Grygotis receiving her Outstanding Presentation Award at the 2015 Therapeutic Ultrasound Winter School. Shown (left to right) are conference organizers Gail ter Haar and Vera Khokhlova, and Emma Grygotis.

At this forum, held in the French Alps on March 8-13, 2015, a group of twenty professors and fifty students gathered from around the world to discuss a range of topics in the rapidly expanding field of therapeutic ultrasound. Emma presented an overview of her studies focused on developing ultrasound technologies to fabricate bioactive collagen hydrogels for wound repair. Emma is a second year graduate student in Pharmacology and Physiology working with Professor Denise Hocking (Pharmacology and Physiology, BME) and Professor Diane Dalecki (BME) on a joint collaboration to develop ultrasound technologies for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Emma is currently a pre-doctoral fellow in the HHMI Med-into-Grad program, and also a student member of the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound (RCBU). Recent BME alumna Karla Mercado, Ph.D. was also a participant at the 2015 Therapeutic Ultrasound Winter School.