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December 20, 2006

Momar Seck graduates with his M.S. in Chemical Engineering. Congratulations, Momar! Good luck in your new job at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratories!

Dr. Carla Guarraia joins our group as our first postdoctoral scientist. Welcome, Carla!


Jennie and Momar at Winter Commencement.
We'll miss you, Momar!

Provost Art Johnson, Dr. Carla Guarraia and Dr. Phil Farabaugh (Carla's PhD mentor) after Carla's hooding.

Jennie and Carla at Winter Commencement. Congratulations, Dr. Guarraia!


December 18, 2006

Holiday/Commencement Celebration at Jennie's house.


Leach group, December 2006

Mikey, Carla, Momar, Matt, Silviya


Renee and Mark

Erin, Bob, Lenny and Liz

Jennie and Miguel

October 14, 2006
"Drug Delivery Devices Based on
Hydrogels of Naturally-Derived Biopolymers"
Bob Reeves wins second prize in his group for his poster presentation at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. Congratulations, Bob!
September 2006 Mark Benesch and Erin Voss join our group as new undergraduate researchers. Welcome, Mark and Erin!
August 28, 2006
Left to right: Silviya Petrova, Miguel Acosta, Momar Seck, Jennie Leach
Annual Departmental Picnic
June 2, 2006
Momar's Poster: "Development of Novel Hydrogel Crosslinkers: Purification and Characterization of Collagen Oligopeptide Fragments" Left to right: Jennie Leach, Momar Seck, Miguel Acosta, Silviya Petrova.
Our group travels to the MABEC Conference (NC State Univ), where Momar presented a poster about his work.
June 2006 Lenny Lombardo joins our group to complete his M.S. thesis for the B.S./M.S. program. Welcome, Lenny!
May 2006 Silviya Petrova joins our group. Welcome, Silviya!
April 2006 Miguel Acosta is awarded a prestigious Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship to attend a Gordon Research Conference this summer. Congratulations, Miguel!
April 2006 Jerry Flynn joins our group as our new Laboratory Manager! Welcome, Jerry!
April 2006 Bob Reeves' hard work pays off – he is promoted as a freshman to Undergraduate Research Assistant! Great work, Bob!

March 31, 2006


Left to Right: Momar Seck, Richard Boyer, Bob Reeves,
Silviya Petrova, Jennie Leach, Miguel Acosta

Richard Boyer's Farewell Lunch. Richard will be traveling around Europe for a few months, back in our lab this summer, and then off to graduate school in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Wisconsin. Congratulations and Bon Voyage, Richard!

Have Fun in Europe, Richard!

February 2006 Miguel Acosta joins our group. Welcome, Miguel!
January 26, 2006 Momar and Jennie join the department in the Annual Ski Trip. It was Momar's first trip skiing, but he proved to be a natural!

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