Congrats to Dr. Jess Banks on her final defense!

Jess successfully defended her thesis today! Her thesis is titled: Biomolecularly and Mechanically Instructive Materials for Guiding Cell-Substrate Interactions. Jess is headed off to Boston this summer to apply her skills pharmaceutical industry. The entire Bailey lab wishes her the best in all her future endeavors!

Congrats to Dr. Rory Alsop on her final defense!

Aurora (Rory) Alsop has successfully defended her these entitled: The Heterogeneous Biochemical Modification of Porous Collagen Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Applications. We wish her the best of luck as she heads to Seattle this summer!

Pittcon 2015

French Quarter, New Orleans,  Wikimedia

French Quarter, New Orleans, Wikimedia

Congratulations to Prof. Bailey for receiving the Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award at the 2015 Pittcon Conference & Expo. He and the rest of the lab had a productive trip down to New Orleans. In recognition of the award, conference staff interviewed Prof. Bailey for Pittcon Today, a daily publication recognizing important events throughout the conference. Here is a link to the interview. Prof. Bailey let's us know what he was like as a kid, what he likes to do in his spare time, and the next scientific breakthrough he'd like to see.

We also found out what he would have done if he had not become a professor:

I think I’d want to be a gardener or an organic vegetable farmer. I like to spend time outside… and I find it’s very therapeutic to work with my hands in the soil, and then reap the rewards! I have a little backyard garden for my family.

A few pictures from the trip: