October 17, 2019
Congratulations to Kevin Campbell for receiving the Richard and Joy Dorf Engineering Fellowship. This award is intended to support students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and exceptional personal leadership.
October 14, 2019
Our first Our first preprint is now online! 🤓🥂👍🍾 Great work by Dustin Hadley and all the other co-authors. Open-source 3D printed air-jet for generating monodispersed alginate microhydrogels – (Link)
June 06, 2019
Congratulations to Kevin Campbell for receiving the 2019-2020 Summer Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) Award. This award is intended to support graduate research in engineering, computer sciences, and disciplines with engineering-related applications and methods.
June 03, 2019
Congratulations to Shahin Shams for receiving a pre-doctoral fellowship in the Pharmacology Training Program (NIH T32). Shahin Shams will be supported by the NIGMS-funded Pharmacology Training Program (T32GM099608).
May 28, 2019
Congratulations to Shonit Sharma for being awarded the 2019 Ghausi Medal. The Ghausi award is given to an outstanding graduating senior from the UC Davis College of Engineering. It is the highest honor bestowed upon an undergraduate in the college. We are all proud of Shonit! Congrats!
May 19, 2019
Congratulations to Jonathan Ho for receiving the Strauss Scholarship. Jonathan Ho is working in our lab under the direct mentorship of Dustin Hadley. For more details about Jonathan’s award check the link.
May 02, 2019
Congratulations to Dustin Hadley for passing his Qualifying Examination!! Dustin did an outstanding job defending his project!!
May 01, 2019
Congratulations to Dustin Hadley for his recent publication at Annals of Biomedical Engineering: Thaw-Induced Gelation of Alginate Hydrogels for Versatile Delivery of Therapeutics. PubMed-link
March 05, 2019
Eduardo Silva was interviewed concerning his involvement with the UC Davis first generation initiative. (Link)
January 11, 2019
Congratulations to Kevin Campbell for being awarded with Best Oral Presentation award during the first North California Biomaterials Day.
December 12, 2018
Congratulations to Justin Madrigal, Shahin Shams and Roberta Stilhano for their recent publication at Biomaterials Science: Characterizing the encapsulation and release of lentivectors and adeno-associated vectors from degradable alginate hydrogels. PubMed-link
December 06, 2018
Eduardo Silva named a 2019 Emerging Investigator by Biomaterials Science. The 2019 Biomaterials Science Emerging Investigators were individually nominated by members of the journal’s editorial and advisory boards, as well as previous Emerging Investigators, in recognition of the honorees’ potential to influence future directions in the biomaterials field.
November 15, 2018
Eduardo Silva gave a presentation at the Department of Biomaterials, University of Oslo, Norway.
August 14, 2018
Kevin Campbell and visiting student Joshua Massey (Humboldt State University) performed their first isolation of progenitors cells derived from an human cord blood unit. Thanks to our California’s Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program.
Congratulations to Kevin Campbell and Roberta Stilhano for their recent publication at Biomaterials: Enzymatically degradable alginate hydrogel systems to deliver endothelial progenitor cells for potential revasculature applications. Check it out here. PubMed
Eduardo was invited to visit and to present at the Instituto Superior Técnico (Dept. of Bioengineering) (Lisbon, Portugal).
June 07, 2018
Congratulations to Shonit Sharma for being awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research (Simonton Prize).
April 28, 2018
Shonit Sharma presenting his research during the 29th Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference (2018). Great oral presentation with a demo during the presentation.
April 27, 2018
Laureen Uyesaka presenting her research during the 29th Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference (2018). Great job, Laureen!!
April 06, 2018
Eduardo Silva was promoted to Associate Professor (with Tenure) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, UC Davis.
March 16, 2018
Congratulations to Kevin Campbell for being awarded during the Lymphatics Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) Gordon Research Conference (GRC) for best poster presentation. Congrats Kevin!!!
February 02, 2018
Congratulations to Justin Madrigal for his recent publication at Acta Biomaterialia. Microgels produced using microfluidic on-chip polymer blending for controlled released of VEGF encoding lentivectors. Check it out here.
January 29, 2018
Congrats to Shonit Sharma for receiving a first place for his poster and delivered a plenary lecture at the Harvard National Collegiate Research Conference Conference (NCRC), held Jan 18-20. The Harvard NCRC is the nation’s largest student-run research conference, with over 200 students from 81 universities participating this year.
January 12, 2018
Congrats to Shonit Sharma for being selected as a plenary speaker in the Harvard National Collegiate Research Conference. The National Collegiate Research Conference, hosted by the Harvard College Undergraduate Research Association (HCURA), began in 2012 as a platform for undergraduates from across the nation to share their interest in research and to facilitate the creation of a cohesive undergraduate research community. Currently, this is the nation’s largest undergraduate student-run conference and features over 200 undergraduate students from 81 universities.
December 11, 2017
You can now follow us on Twitter (@silvalabUCD) and Instagram (silvalabucd)!
December 04, 2017
Congrats to Shonit Sharma for being awarded an Undergraduate Travel Award!
November 07, 2017
Congratulations to Ana Torres for her recent paper entitled “Guiding morphogenesis in cell-instructive microgels for therapeutic angiogenesis“. This paper has been published in Biomaterials! Check it out here.
October 11-14, 2017
The Silva lab was active sharing our research efforts during the 2017 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting. Three talks and one poster! Congratulations to Priscilla Williams, Justin Madrigal, Kevin Campbell and Shonit Sharma.
August 22, 2017
Congratulations to Priscilla Williams and Kevin Campbell and co-authors for their recent publication – Alginate hydrogels of varied molecular weight distribution enable sustained release of sphingosine-1-phosphate and promote angiogenesis. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A (in press).
August 21, 2017
Congratulations to Kevin Campbell for being award with a Predoctoral fellowship from the NHLBI Training Program. Congrats, Kevin!!!
July 14, 2017
Congratulations to Justin Madrigal for successfully defending his PhD. Justin delivered his presentation fantastically!! Awesome, Dr. Madrigal!
July 10, 2017
Congratulations to Kevin Campbell and co-authors for the recent publication – Alginate hydrogels allow for bioactive and sustained release of VEGF-C and VEGF-D for lymphangiogenic therapeutic applications. PLoS ONE (PDF).
June 28-30, 2017
Shonit Sharma presented his work during the 18th Annual UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium at the UCLA.
June 19, 2017
Congratulations to Shonit Sharma for being awarded with a Undergraduate Travel Award. Shonit will be presenting his work during the 18th Annual UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium at the UCLA.
June 01, 2017
Congratulations to Lauren Uyesaka for being awarded a Provost’s Undergraduate Fellowship. Lauren Lauren is a second year undergraduate biomedical engineering major, working under direct supervision of Roberta Stilhano. Designing cell delivery vehicles with programmable degradation is the title of Lauren’s project. Congrats for the fantastic work!!!
April 28, 2017
Marina Gabriel and Shonit Sharma presented their research at the 28th Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference. Congrats for the great job!!
April 07, 2017
Justin Madrigal presented his research to our BME External Advisory Board members, including to John Maroney (picture).
April 02, 2017
Congratulations to Priscilla Williams and co-authors, our recent publication (PubMed link) was selected as cover image for the April issue of the Annals of Biomedical Engineering (link).
February 12, 2017
Congratulations to Justin Madrigal and Roberta Stilhano for the recent publication – Biomaterial Guided Gene Delivery for Musculoskeletal Tissue Repair (Pubmed PMID: 28166711)
January 10, 2017
Our recent published work was highlighted in the UC Davis BME website (see link).
December 15, 2016
Visiting Santiago, Chile! Eduardo was invited by the UC Davis Chile program to give a seminar and to interact with local researchers and University leaders.
December 01, 2016
Congratulations to Priscilla Williams and our collaborators for the recent publication – Comparison of Endothelial Differentiation Capacities of Human and Rat Adipose-Derived Stem Cells – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PubMed link)
November 22, 2016
Congratulations to Priscilla Williams and all the other co-authors for the recent publication – Alginate-chitosan hydrogels provide a sustained gradient of sphingosine-1-phosphate for therapeutic angiogenesis – Annals of Biomedical Engineering (Pubmed).
November 21, 2016
Congratulations to Priscilla Williams for defending her Ph.D.!! Fantastic job – Dr. Williams!!
October 11, 2016
Congratulations to Justin Madrigal and all the other co-authors for the recent publication – Journal of Materials Chemistry B. – Microfluidic generation of alginate microgels for the controlled delivery of lentivectors
October 05-08, 2016
Congratulations to Justin Madrigal for presenting his work (oral presentation) at the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting in Minneapolis. Congratulations to Priscilla Williams for her poster presentation. Eduardo Silva served as the Angiogenesis platform session chair.
August 06-12, 2016
Justin Madrigal presented his work at the Gordon Research Conference – Drug Carriers in Medicine & Biology
July 01, 2016
Congratulations to both Roberta Stilhano, Justin Madrigal and all the other co-authors for their recent publication on Journal of Controlled Release (Pubmed). (pdf)
June 13-15, 2016
Silva Lab members participated on 17th Anunal meeting Bioengineering UC. Priscilla Williams gave a talk. Justin Madrigal and Kevin Campbell presented a poster. Eduardo Silva chaired a session.
June 01, 2016
Congratulations to Justin Madrigal for being accepted to present in the upcoming Gordon Research Conference – Drug Carriers in Medicine & Biology (August 7-12, 2016).
May 16, 2016
Congratulations to Kevin Campbell for the UC Davis travel award.
Apr. 08, 2016
It was a busy day!
In the morning, Kevin Campbell presented his research to the BME External Advisory Board, including to Don Chigazola, current Chair of the External Advisory Board. Thanks Kevin for representing so well our lab!!!
In the afternoon, Chaithra Sathisan presented her research during the UC Davis 27th Annual Undergraduate Research. Congrats Chaithra!
Mar. 28, 2016
Congratulations to Kevin Campbell for presenting on the Lymphatics Gordon Research Conference (GRC) and for being awarded with outstanding contributions to conference discussions. Congrats Kevin!!!
Mar. 01, 2016