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  • 2017 March Jennifer will present Curtis lab research at the APS March Meeting in the Invited Session on Multiscale Physics of Cellular Remodeling.
2016
  • 2016.11.11 Congrats Dr. Dan Kovari whose paper on frustrated phagocytosis will be published in Biophysical Journal.
  • 2016.11.11 Rebecca Keate officially became the Curtis Lab's first Petit Scholar, a prestigious undergraduate distinction. Congrats!
  • 2016.11.07 Jennifer presents work on hyaluronan-mediated cell adhesion and self-healing polymer brushes at the 63rd AVS Symposium in the Bio-Interface division.
  • 2016.10.11 Congrats Dr. Patrick Chang for successfully defending his PhD thesis today!
  • 2016 Fall Jennifer is teaching a new introductory calculus-based physics course aimed at biologists (Introductory Physics for Living Systems).
  • 2016.08 Wenbin Wei has officially made the thickest reported polymer brush ever (~8um) and he did it with hyaluronan synthase!
  • 2016.05.13 Congrats Patrick, whose paper on bottlebrush regulated cell surface access was just accepted to Biophysical Journal.
  • 2016.03.04 GT Physics REU program has been funded by the NSF with Jennifer as the PI.
  • 2016.03.02 Dan Kovari presents a poster about his work on phagocytosis at the Biophysical Society Meeting.
  • 2016.02.29 Jennifer presents an invited talk at the Biophysical Society Meeting.
  • 2016.02.14 Jennifer presents research on hyaluronan-mediated cell adhesion at the Winter quantitative biology (Q-BIO) meeting in Hawaii
  • 2016.02.09 Congrats Patrick for reaching the stage of his thesis data review - one step closer to a PhD...
  • 2016.02.08 Welcome back to the Curtis lab, Jan-Simon Toro!
  • 2016.02.05 Congrats Patrick, Louis for submission of manuscript to Biophysical Journal on role of bottlebrush proteoglycans mediating cell surface access.
  • 2016.02.02 Congrats Wenbin for delivering a top notch thesis proposal!
  • 2016.01.01 Curtis lab welcomes new graduate student Hemaa Selvakumar!
2015
  • 2015.12.13-20 Wenbin and Jennifer visit the Weigel lab to learn how to handle and characterize hyaluronan synthase.
  • 2015.12.19 Congrats Michelle Truong for becoming an Air Products ME Undergraduate Researcher
  • 2015.12.07 Goodbye Mauricio and good luck! Mauricio starts his new job at Antra this week.
  • 2015.11.16 Next proposal due at NSF in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences. No rest for the weary.
  • 2015.11.09-10 Experimental biophysicist Prof. Jenny Ross from U. Mass Amherst will give Physics colloquium and Biophysics Seminar at Georgia Tech.
  • 2015.11.06 APS March meeting absracts are due.
  • 2015.11.02 Proposal submitted to NSF Division of Materials Research, Polymer Program! Fingers crossed.
  • 2015.11.02 Patrick Chang presents in Molecular Biophysics Review Seminar Series
  • 2015.10.29 Patrick Chang presents at the PoLS Lunch and Learn describing his work on polysaccharide-mediated cell adhesion.
  • 2015.10.21 Jennifer presents at the Soft Matter Symposium in Gainsville, FL
  • 2015.10.05 Congrats to Dan Kovari for submitting his paper on frustrated phagocytosis.
  • 2015.09.17 Wenbin Wei presents at PoLS Lunch and Learn, explaining his work on hyaluronan synthase and length-dependent tension of grafted polymers.
  • 2015.09.04 Jennifer presents Patrick Chang's research at PhysCell 2015 in Bad Staffelstein, Germany.
  • 2015.08.31 Goodbye Jan Simon Toro, thanks for your great undergraduate work in our lab.
  • 2015.08.21 Our theoretical paper on hyaluronan stretching by bottlebrushes with Anton Souslov and Paul Goldbart is published in Soft Matter.
  • 2015.07.08 Congrats to Dr. Mauricio Bedoya who successfully defended his PhD thesis.
  • 2015.06.02 Ms. Karen Porter, teacher from Chamblee Charter High School, returns for another summer of research.
  • 2015.06.01 Undergraduate Michelle Truong joins the lab! Welcome!
  • 2015.15.15 Congrats Dr. Daniel Kovari who began as post doc in Prof. Laura Finzi's lab at Emory University.
  • 2015.03.16 Congrats to Dr. Daniel Kovari who successfully defended his PhD thesis.
2014
  • 2014.12.07 Miriam Belle Behrens is born, our newest permanent Curtis lab member!
  • 2014.07.25 Goodbye, and thanks to teacher Ms. Porter-Davis, for her fantastic work using structured illumination microscopy (SIM) to study phagocytosis.
  • 2014.07.22 Patrick and Wenbin present their research at the 3rd international Physics of Living Systems (iPoLS) Conference in Munich, Germany.
  • 2014.07.08 Jennifer presents an invited talk at the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics.
  • 2014.07.01 Congrats to Jennifer, who has been selected to join the Editorial Board of Biophysical Journal.
  • 2014.06.02 Welcome Chamblee Charter High School teacher Ms. Karen Porter-Davis to the Curtis lab!
  • 2014.05.28 Congrats Keith Carroll for his most recent publication in ChemPhysChem on Thermochemical Nanolithography.
  • 2014.05.14 Wenbin presents soundbite on mechanics of HA Synthase at the 8th Southeast Meeting on Soft Materials.
  • 2014.05.14 Dan presents soundbite on mechanics of phagocytosis at the 8th Southeast Meeting on Soft Materials.
  • 2014.05.02 Welcome undergrad Jan-Simon Toro to the Curtis Lab!
  • 2014.04.18 Jennifer presents Curtis Lab research at University of California, Merced Physics Colloquium.
  • 2014.04.01 Congrats Dr. Louis McLane who began as post doc in Prof. Ido Golding's lab at Baylor College of Medicine.
  • 2014.04.01 Congrats Dr. Keith Carroll who began as post doc at IBM Zurich in Switzerland.
  • 2014.03.14 Wenbin presents his research on HA synthase at the Molecular Biophysics Research Review.
  • 2014.03.02-03.08 Jennifer presents Curtis lab's work on phagocytosis and TCNL at the APS Annual March Meeting.
  • 2014.03.03 Anton Souslov, collaborator in the Goldbart Group presents his work related to hyaluronan-aggrecan aggregates at the APS March meeting.
  • 2014.03.02 Jan Scrimgeour, now at Clarkson University, presents single molecule tracking of aggrecan in PCM of living cells at APS March meeting.
  • 14.02.28 Jennifer presents Dan Kovari's research on frustrated phagocytosis at the annual GT Immunoengineering Symposium.
  • 14.02.21 Patrick presents his research on the pericellular coat at the PoLS Lunch and Learn Seminar series.
2013
  • 11.05.2013 Louis McLane successfully defended his dissertation: "Probing the structure of the pericellular matrix via novel biophysical assays" and will receive his Ph.D. at December Graduation.
  • 10.18.2013 Wenbin Wei was awarded a stipend supplement as a "Molecular Biophysics Senior Student"
  • 09.09.2013 Keith Carroll successfully defended his dissertation and will receive his Ph.D. at December Graduation.
  • 05.24.2013 Patrick Chang presented at the 7th annual Southeast Meeting on Soft Materials
  • 03.26.2013 Jennifer Curtis was awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor
  • 03.20.2013 Various group members presented at the APS "March Meeting" in Baltimore, MD
  • 02.12.2013 Daniel Kovari presented a poster at the annual GTRIC and was awarded a travel grant in the poster competition.
2012
  • 07.12.2012 Daniel Kovari & Patrick Chang attended the annual Physics of Living Systems meeting @ Yale University. Both presented posters detailing their work.
  • 05.25.2012 Patrick Chang presented at the 6th annual Southeast Meeting on Soft Materials
  • 02.27.2012 Various members of the Curtis Lab presented at APS "March Meeting" in Boston, Massachusetts
2011
  • 08.28.2011 Dr. Jan Scrimgeour will be presenting at the 242nd ACS National Meeting in Denver, Colorado.
  • 06.19.2011 Prof. Jennifer Curtis & Dan Kovari will be attending the Gordon Research Confrence on Phagocytes in Davidson, NC.
2010
  • 09.28.2010 REU students Maitri Desai and Robyn Cross present their summer research at national SACNAS conference
  • 08.30.2010 Undergrad Brandon Wiles bids Curtis Group farewell and starts grad school in Ireland
  • 08.02.2010-08.05.2010 Jennifer and Louis present at Optical Trapping and Manipulation (OTOM) at SPIE Meeting in San Diego
  • 06.2010 Maitri Desai and Robyn Cross start summer REU (CMDTIR) program in Curtis lab
  • 03.30.2010 New Curtis Website goes online
  • 03.01 Undergraduate researcher Brandon Wiles accepted into Cergy Research Program in Paris, France
  • 02.16 Jennifer Curtis receives NSF Career Award.
  • 02.05 Article on light-activated chemical micropatterning accepted in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Special Edition focused on cell substrate interactions.
2009