GLYCOCALYX IN DISTURBED FLOW
Objective: Determine the effect disturbed flow, such as that observed in atherosclerosis prone areas, has on the composition of the glycocalyx.
Glycocalyx in Cancer Metastasis
Objective: Determine the role that healthy glycocalyx has in preventing metastasis of cancerous cells.
Targeted nanoparticle drug delivery
Objective: Utilize the negative charge of the endothelial glycocalyx for targeted drug delivery.
Objective: Use high resolution imaging techniques to discover the organization of glycocalyx components.
Glycocalyx and Inflammation
Objective: Determine the effect the glycocalyx has on the attachment and subsequent uptake of oxidized LDLs.
Recent News and Publications
A newborn baby dies every 15 minutes in Ghana. Solomon and his start-up company is engineering a solution to this problem. Check out this great article that Northeastern published about his work. Keep up the great work Solomon!
Ian, a 3rd PhD Bioengineering candidate, has been selected as a 2018 recipient of the prestigious American Heart Association Pre-doctoral Fellowship! Congratulations Ian!
Congratulations to Irina Ahn for recently graduating from Northeastern University with a Bachelors of Science in Behavioral Neurosciences! Best of luck to her as she prepares for her MCAT for medical school.
Congratulations to Ming Cheng for successfully defending his doctorate thesis on nanoparticle permeability in dysfunctional endothelial glycocalyx! Best of luck to Dr. Cheng!
Claire Lee, an undergraduate at Northeastern majoring in Bioengineering as part of a Pre-Med track, volunteers in the Ebong Lab and has recently applied to the 2016 Science Ambassador Scholarship, a full tuition scholarship for women in the STEM field. Take a look at her video application:
Ming Cheng, a 4th year Chemical Engineering PhD candidate in the Ebong Lab, recently published his first peer-reviewed scientific paper, titled “Endothelial glycocalyx conditions influence nanoparticle uptake for passive targeting”. The paper was published in the International Journal of Nanomedicine in May 2016 and can be found here: Endothelial glycocalyx conditions influence nanoparticle uptake for[…]
Solomon Mensah, a 3rd year PhD student in the Ebong Lab was awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in April 2016. This fellowship will help fund his research on glycocalyx mediated cancer metastasis, which you can read more about here: http://www.bioe.neu.edu/news/bioe-phd-student-solomon-mensah-receives-2016-nsf-graduate-research-fellowship-award Congratulations Solomon!