Tomas Gonzalez-Fernandez, an assistant professor of bioengineering, has been selected to participate in the 72th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (LINO23) this summer in Germany.
Gonzalez-Fernandez was nominated as LINO23 Young Scientist by the University of California, where he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Leach Laboratory at UC Davis before joining the Rossin College faculty in January 2022.
PhD student Josh Graham has been awarded with the prestigious NSF GRFP award that will support the completion of his PhD at the TGF Lab at Lehigh University.
This award is a huge milestone in Josh’s career and we can’t wait to see his future research endeavors.
Dr. Tomas Gonzalez-Fernandez has been chosen as the Chair of the Biomanufacturing Track together with Prof. Jian Yang (Penn State) for the BMES 2023 Annual Meeting in Seattle.
First lab winter get together!!
Also celebrating the end of the first semester for the lab grad students Lisette Werba, Josh Graham and Chiebuka Okpara!
The TGF Lab welcomes all its members for the start of the 2022-2023 academic year.
Grad students: Lisette Werba, Joshua Graham and Chiebuka Okpara
Undergraduate researchers: Owen Fitz, Isabella Federico and Sofia Ruiz
We are all very excited to celebrate your future accomplishments!
STEM-SI undergraduate students Michael You (Mechanical Engineering) and Sofia Ruiz (Bioengineering) did a great work presenting at the Lehigh Undergraduate Research Summer Symposium. They presented posters focusing on 3D bioprinting (Michael You) and Mesenchymal Stromal Cell culture and chondrogenic differentiation (Sofia Ruiz).
Congratulations to TGF Lab undergraduate researcher Isabella Federico for being awarded with the Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Research Award, offered on behalf of the Henry Luce Foundation and the Rossin College. The Clare Boothe Luce Program supports women seeking to study or teach science, engineering, and mathematics. It is awarded to those with excellence and motivation in academics and research during their undergraduate studies. As a Scholar, Isabella will receive support for two years of academic research and fulfill a summer research assistantship with Professor Tomas Gonzalez-Fernandez on implementing the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system to musculoskeletal tissue regeneration and include 3D-bioprinting graft applications.
Welcome to the Tomas Gonzalez-Fernandez (TGF) lab at Lehigh University!
The vision of the TGF Research Group is to engineer novel 3D printable cell-instructive biomaterials to drive tissue an organ regeneration in degenerative diseases. Our specific focus is the repair of musculoskeletal tissues (bone and cartilage) and skin, and how we can learn from the pathology of degenerative diseases such as arthritis and diabetes to develop smart tissue engineering strategies that lead to effective regeneration.