Hi-G-Tek, a leading developer and provider of radio frequency ID (RFID) solutions for high-value assets and sensitive materials, has assembled an executive team with decades of combined management experience and an impressive list of advanced technology expertise to its credit.
Scientists at the University of Utah and Duke University designed a "molecular condom" that women could use daily to prevent AIDS. The condom consists of a vaginally inserted liquid that turns into a gel-like coating and then, when exposed to semen, returns to liquid form and releases an antiviral drug.
As a boy growing up in rural Manning, S.C., Howard Conyers learned a love for the outdoors early. Rather than follow in the shadows of his older brother, who excelled as an athlete, the young Conyers also made the decision to put more of his focus on academics, particularly math and science.
As a graduate student in Professor Anne Lazarides lab, Elizabeth Irish is learning how to play with the tiniest of building blocks. Her ultimate goal: to assemble nanosize squares of gold or silver on silicon surrounded by soft matter made entirely of DNA molecules.
CBTE postdoctoral fellows David Long in Biomedical Engineering, and Eric Darling in the Department of Surgery for winning prestigious NIH National Research Service Award fellowships. Long will continue his work with BME Professor Mort Friedman to study the interactions of biomechanics and genomics in atherosclerosis. Darling will continue his work with professors Farshid Guilak and Stefan Zauscher studying the mechanical properties of living cells using atomic force microscopy.
Audrey Ellerbee, Ph.D. candidate in biomedical engineering, was selected Graduate Student of the Year by the National Society of Black Engineers. She will receive her 2007 Golden Torch Award at the NSBEs national meeting in Columbus, Ohio, in March. This honor recognizes Ellerbees academic and extracurricular contributions. She is president of the Duke Graduate and Professional Student Council, and is a member of Dukes Latin dance troupe. She also volunteers for the Volunteer...