Polymer Science Grad Assistant Brings Home “Best Poster in Neural Engineering” from Annual Biomaterials Day Conference


biomaterials-day-michigan-cecilia-posterThe College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering’s very own Cecília Margarida Mendes Motta, a graduate assistant in the Department of Polymer Science, won “Best Poster in Neural Engineering” at the Annual Biomaterials Day Conference on October 6th.

The conference was hosted by the University of Michigan's Society for Biomaterials, alongside Case Western Reserve University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University. Over 200 registered participants came from 17 different schools to network and learn about new research. Professor William Wagner came from the University of Pittsburgh to serve as keynote speaker at the event. Other speakers included Professor Chris Bettinger of Carnegie Mellon University, Professor Eben Alsberg of Case Western University, and Professor Anirban Sen Gupta of CWRU.

Cecília’s poster “Optimizing Schwann Cell Migration Using Laminin Derived-peptides to Improve Nerve Regeneration" was chosen as the best out of 82 research posters. Congratulations on being honored for all of your hard work, Cecília!