March 2023

  • Madison Bates is awarded a Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship!!
  • Madison Bates is awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
  • Emily B receives the Fall 2022 BME Teaching Assistant Award! Congrats Emily!

December 2022

  • Katie's presentation wins an award at the annual Vanderbilt Cancer Biology Program Retreat!

November 2022

  • Construction begins in the ESB
  • Sarah Libring, PhD joins the lab as a post-doctoral scholar and she is awarded the prestigious K00 NIH Fellowship!!
  • Kyra named as President of the Graduate Student Council!!
  • Curtis Schunk successfully defends his MS thesis! Congratulations Curtis!

October 2022 Andrea Valero

  • Andrea Valero won Outstanding Undergraduate Presentation at "Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science" 2022 Conference in Puerto Rico!!!
  • The lab heads to the BMES annual meeting in San Antonio, TX!!
  • Jenna's and Sam's work is published in iScience! Link to article
  • Katie's poster wins an award at the annual Vanderbilt Post-Doctoral Assosication Symposium!
  • Cindy gets invited to the White House!! Link

August 2022

  • Emily Berestesky joins the lab as new first year PhD student!
  • Jian Zhang, PhD leaves the lab to join University Arkansas as a tenure track Faculty with his own lab!
  • The lab attends the Vanderbilt Center on Mechanobiology Inaugural Retreat and Katie receives a poster competition award!
  • Wenjun Wang is awarded a prestigious F99 NIH fellowship! Congratulations Wenjun!
  • Katie won a BMES post-doctoral travel award!

May 2022

  • Andrea Valero joins the lab through VINSE REU for the summer!
  • Richard Xing joins the lab through VUSE for the summer!

April 2022

    The lab comes out strong during graduate fellowship season!
  • Ismael "Ish" Ortiz is awarded a Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship!!
  • Madison Bates received an Honorable Mention for the Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship!!
  • Ismael "Ish" Ortiz is awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!!
  • Emily Fabiano is awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!!
  • Chelsea Faith Mariano is awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!!
  • Ethan Oseas receives an Honorable Mention for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!!
  • 3 minute thesis
  • Jenna Mosier is a finalist in the 3 Minute Thesis!!

March 2022

  • Katie Young, PhD joins the lab as a post-doctoral scholar!
  • Samantha Schwager successfully defends her PhD! Congratulations Dr. Schwager!!
  • Ethan Oseas successfully defends his MS thesis! Congratulations Ethan!!

February 2022

  • Georgii Vasiukov, PhD joins the lab as a Research Assistant Professor!

December 2021

  • Wenjun Wang is awarded an American Heart Association [AHA] Pre-Doctoral Fellowship!!

October 2021

  • Cindy, Kyra, Ish, Jian, and Paul head to Orlando, Florida for BMES 2022!

August 2021

  • Emily, Chelsea, and Madison join the lab as new first year PhD students!

July 2021

  • Kyra Smart is awarded a T32 training grant through the Integrated Training in Engineering and Diabetes [ITED] Program!!

April 2021

  • Matthew R. Zanotelli successfully defends his PhD! Congratulations Dr. Zanotelli!!
  • Ish is selected to receive the Richard Bennent/Dorothy Danforth Compton Prize!
  • Paul passes his qualifying exam!

March 2021

  • Sam is awarded the People's Choice Award at the 9th Annual Vanderbilt University Three Minute Thesis Competition!

November 2020

  • Lauren Hapach successfully defends her PhD! Congratulations Dr. Hapach!
  • Sam is awarded an Iozzo Trainee Award by the American Society of Matrix Biology!

October 2020

  • Jenna and Ish present at Nano Day!
  • Lab presents at the first virtual BMES Conference!
  • Emily joins the lab as the first MD PhD student1
  • Jenna wins first place at Nano Day Symposium!

August 2020

  • Kyra and Ish join the lab as new first year PhD students!
  • Paul is awarded an F31 graduate research fellowship!

July 2020

  • Cindy is awarded a prestigious award from the Keck Foundation! Read about it here

April 2020

  • Jacob VanderBurgh successfully defends his PhD! Congratulations Dr. VanderBurgh!

November 2019

  • Our new paper in Nature Communications is featured on NSF Science Now. Check it out!
  • Jenna Mosier's poster at the 20th Annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum is awarded 2nd place! Congrats Jenna!

October 2019 Student Design and Research Awards

  • Lauren Hapach and Paul Taufalele both won Student Design and Research Awards at 2019 BMES Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA!
  • Sam Schwager's poster at the 19th Annual Vanderbilt Retreat for Cancer Research is awarded 3rd place!

September 2019

  • Medical student, Tanner McArdle joins the lab!

August 2019

  • Andrew Johnson and Neil Chada join the lab!

July 2019

  • Sunny Wu joins the lab!

June 2019

  • Sam Schwager's article in AJP Cell Physiology is selected by the APSselect editorial teams as an outstanding recently published paper! Congrats Sam!

May 2019

  • Jian Zhang's poster at the 2019 VICC Scientific Retreat is awarded 2nd place. Congrats Jian!

April 2019

  • Both Jenna Mosier and Sam Schwager are awarded NSF graduate research fellowships!
  • Jian Zhang received the Best Talk Award at the 2019 Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association Symposium

February 2019 Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering

  • Sam Schwager and Paul Taufalele's article is featured on the cover of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering.

December 2018 American Society for Cell Biology

  • Jian Zhang received the MBoC Paper of the Year Award from the American Society for Cell Biology!
  • Jacob VanderBurgh's article is featured on the cover of Integrative Biology!

October 2018 BMES Student Design and Research Award

  • Cindy wins the inaugural BMES Mid-Career Award and gives a plenary lecture at the annual BMES meeting.
  • Jacob VanderBurgh's abstract receives the BMES Student Design and Research Award at the 2018 BMES Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA

July 2018

  • Jenna Mosier joins the lab!

May 2018

  • Julie Kohn was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship! Congratulations Julie!!

March 2018 Biomedical Engineering Society

  • Matt Zanotelli's image is featured on the cover of MBoC

February 2018 CMBE

  • Aniqua Rahman-Zaman's article is featured on the cover of CMBE!

January 2018

  • Check out Marsha’s review on how to clinically target extracellular matrix stiffening published in Science Translational Medicine! - Check it out
  • Matt Zanotelli's paper in MBoC is chosen by the Editorial Board for Highlights from MBoC. Highlights from MBoC appears in the ASCB Newsletter and highlights the important articles from the most recent issue of MBoC. 
  • Adam Muñoz's paper in the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering is selected as an Editor’s Choice for 2017! - See the announcement here and read the paper here!

October 2017 Biomedical Engineering Society

  • Cindy Reinhart-King is selected as a fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society.

Semptember 2017 Matthew Zanotelli's Article

  • Matthew Zanotelli's article is featured on the cover of both the inaugural volume and volume 2 of Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering.

June 2017

  • Marsha Lampi Kowal successfully defended her PhD. Congrats Marsha!!!
  • Both Matthew Zanotelli and Adam Muñoz won NSF graduate research fellowships!

May 2017 Julie Kohn Thesis Defense

  • Julie Kohn successfully defends her PhD! Congratulations Julie!!

March 2017

  • Adam Muñoz won Honorable Mention for the Ford Foundation Fellowship!

October 2016

  • After almost a decade at Cornell, the Reinhart-King lab is moving to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN!! We will miss Cornell and Ithaca, but we are looking forward to new opportunities, new collaborations with a vibrant medical school, and thawing out in Music City, USA.

September 2016

  • Julie Kohn heads to the University of Cape Town in South Africa on a Whitaker fellowship!

August 2016

  • Aniqua Rahman and Matt Zanotelli both won BMES student travel awards!

April 2016

  • Lauren Hapach won an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! And Matt Zanotelli and Adam Muñoz both received Honorable Mention!

March 2016

  • Cindy Reinhart-King published an op-ed on cancer research at Check it out.

January 2016

  • Cindy has been selected as a Public Voices Fellow in the Cornell Op-Ed Project.

December 2015

  • Cindy has been selected to be inducted into The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) for “outstanding contributions in cellular and tissue mechanics in disease progression." The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country.
  • Cindy has been selected as co-Chair of Cornell’s Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) Group.

June 2015

May 2015Shawn Carey Thesis Defense

  • Shawn Carey successfully defended his thesis. Congratulations Dr. Carey!

  • Cindy won the 2015 Zellman Warhaft Faculty Commitment to Diversity Award from the College of Engineering for her efforts in graduate student mentoring.

April 2015

  • Danielle LaValley and Jacob VanderBurgh are both awarded NSF fellowships!
  • Shawn Carey et al.’s paper in AJP-Cell Physiology was selected for APSselect, “a collection from the APS that showcases some of the best recently published articles in physiological research.”

October 2014

  • Dennis, Julie and Frank’s abstract at the annual BMES meeting won a Reviewer‘s Choice Award. Congrats!

September 2014

  • Julie Kohn, Marsha Lampi and Shawn Carey were all awarded student travel awards from BMES!
  • Cindy was elected to serve on the Biomedical Engineering Society Board of Directors.

August 2014

  • Marsha Lampi was awarded a travel grant from FASEB!

June 2014

  • Brooke Mason successfully defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations Dr. Mason!

April 2014

  • Karen Martin, an undergraduate student in the Reinhart-King Lab, was awarded an undergraduate research award from the Engineering Learning Initiative!
  • Julie Kohn received an Engaged Learning and Research Conference Grant Award!
  • Aniqua Rahman was awarded an NSF Fellowship and Honorable Mention from the Ford Foundation!

January 2014

  • Cindy Reinhart-King was elected to the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Council of BMES.

December 2013

  • Joseph Miller was awarded a grant from the Kavli Institute to build an optical platform for imaging strains in tissue in collaboration with Susan Panullo at Weill Cornell Medical College.

September 2013

  • Brooke Mason was awarded a student travel grant from the Biomedical Engineering Society!
  • Saumendra Bajpai is leaving the lab to join the faculty at IIT-Madras. Good luck Saumendra!

May 2013

  • Casey Kraning-Rush successfully defends her PhD thesis. Congratulations Dr. Kraning-Rush!

April 2013

  • Marsha Lampi is awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship!
  • Olivia Torre wins first place at the BME MEng poster competition!

March 2013

  • Marsha Lampi, Alex McGregor and Julie Kohn are awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships, and Turi Alcoser wins Honorable Mention. Congratulations to all!
  • Cindy Reinhart-King was awarded a 2013 Cook Award. The award honors individuals who deserve recognition for their commitment to women's issues and their contributions for changing the climate for women at Cornell University. 
  • Courtney Faber successfully defends her MS thesis. Congratulations Courtney!

November 2012

September 2012

  • The Reinhart-King Lab is awarded an NSF-NCI Physical and Engineering Sciences in Oncology (PESO) grant to pursue our work in understanding the physical cues that drive metastatic migration.

August 2012

  • John Huynh successfully defends his PhD thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Huynh!

June 2012

  • Brooke Mason, in collaboration with the Moffitt Cancer Center, is awarded a Transnetwork Grant through the NCI PS-OC to pursue her work investigating the effects of matrix mechanics on angiogenesis.

May 2012

  • Congratulations to all of the Reinhart-King Lab graduates: Joe Califano, John Huynh, Princess Kara Parker-Smith, Brittany Cable, Matthew Tang, Daniel Kim, Leah Roldan, Lulu Bai, and Kelly McBride!

April 2012

  • Joe Califano successfully defends his PhD! Congratulations, Dr. Califano!
  • Casey Kraning-Rush won the Best Poster Award at the NCI Physical Sciences-Oncology Center Network Investigators' Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL for her poster titled "Fabricated collagen microtracks facilitate MMP-independent cancer cell migration."
  • Leah Roldan, undergraduate in the lab, won first place in the engineering category at the annual symposium for the Cornell Undergraduate Research Board (CURB) for poster titled  "Patterning 3D collagen microtracks for cancer cell migration." 

March 2012

  • Casey Kraning-Rush and Erica Pratt from the Kirby Lab won a Young Investigator Award from the Cornell University Center on the Microenvironment and Metastasis to pursue a collaborative project together.  Congrats to Casey and Erica!
  • Leah Roldan, undergraduate in the lab, won first place in the poster competition at the annual Cornell University Bio-Expo for poster titled "Patterning 3D collagen microtracks for cancer cell migration."
  • Casey Kraning-Rush is awarded the Diversity Programs in Engineering Student of the Month.  Congratulations Casey!

Science Translational MedicineDecember 2011

  • Our paper in Science Translational Medicine gets the cover and a Focus Article!
  • Jon Charest successfully defends his MS thesis.  Congratulations, Jon!

September 2011

  • Casey Kraning-Rush wins the 2011 CNF Annual Meeting Best Poster Award!

July 2011

  • Cindy Reinhart-King is awarded an Affinito-Stewart Grant from the President’s Council of Cornell Women.

June 2011

April 2011

  • Shawn Carey and Courtney Faber are awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. Congratulations Shawn and Courtney!

March 2011

  • The Reinhart-King Lab's work in cancer cell mechanics is profiled in Nature Medicine!

January 2011

  • Cindy Reinhart-King has been awarded an NSF CAREER Award to pursue the lab’s work on endothelial cell migration! 
  • Cindy Reinhart-King has been awarded an R21 from the NHLBI to pursue the lab’s work on age-related blood vessel stiffening.  
  • Libin Yuan joined the lab as a new postdoc! 
  • Brooke Smith has been selected to represent the BME Department at the Newsweek Emerging Leaders Global Summit on January 22 in New York City.  

December 2010

  • Na Young Kim, Monica Jackman and Alina Starchenko graduated with their M.Eng. degrees! 

October 2010

  • Cindy Reinhart-King received the 2010 Biomedical Engineering Society Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award. The award is given annually to an investigator "whose originality and ingenuity is demonstrated in a published work." She gave the Rita Schaffer Memorial Lecture during the BMES Annual Meeting in Austin, TX. This is BMES’s highest recognition for a young investigator. 
  • Casey Kraning won a competitive Graduate Student Extended Abstract Award from the Biomedical Engineering Society for her abstract on "Metastatic cells from breast and prostate generate increased force compared to non-metastatic cells." She also won a Caroline Coffey Fund Travel Award from Cornell University to attend the 2010 annual BMES meeting in Austin, TX.  

September 2010

  • Courtney Faber joined the lab as a PhD student! 

July 2010

  • Cindy Reinhart-King has been awarded the Sonny Yau '72 Excellence in Teaching Award from the Cornell University's College of Engineering. This is the highest award for teaching in the college.
  • Shawn Carey has been awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Med-into-Grad Fellowship.

June 2010

  • Cindy Reinhart-King has been awarded a grant from the American Federation for Aging Research to pursue her work investigating the link between aging and cardiovascular disease.
  • Jonathan Charest has been awarded a Morgan Family Fellowship, a competitive internal Cornell fellowship. 
  • John Peloquin, Jason Yang, Peter Sung, Rafael Gonzalez-Cruz and Anthony Yeh have graduated with their M.Eng. degrees. 

May 2010

  • Cindy Reinhart-King has been awarded the World Congress of Biomechanics Young Investigator Award (silver). 
    The award will be conferred at the Congress, which is held once every four years, in Singapore in August 2010.  
  • Cindy Reinhart-King has been appointed as a field member in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department.
  • Lulu Bai has been selected as a 2010 Cornell Hughes Scholar. 
  • Alina Starchenko, an undergraduate turned MEng in the lab, has been selected to be an NSF Fellow to the 9th International Summer School on Biocomplexity from Gene to System, Istanbul Turkey 

April 2010

  • Lulu Bai, an undergraduate student in the lab, won the Cornell Engineering Alumni Association Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award.  
  • NSF announces winners of the graduate research fellowships.  Tracy Cheung has been selected to receive an award and Jon Charest, Shawn Carey and John Peloquin have been selected for Honorable Mention! 

March 2010

  • Casey Kraning, PhD student in the lab, won a Physical Sciences Oncology Young Investigator Award to pursue a one-year research project in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins PSOC. 
  • The Reinhart-King Lab has been awarded an NIH R21 to pursue work on cellular traction stresses in 3D.  This work will be done in collaboration with the Wu Lab in Biological and Environmental Engineering. 

November 2009

  • John Peloquin, an MEng student in the lab, has been awarded Honorable Mention in the Olympus Bioscapes Microscopy Competition for his fluorescently-stained image of an artery cross-section. See his image here
  • Shawn Carey has been selected to be the student representative to the National Biomedical Engineering Society Board! 

October 2009

  • Cornell has been selected to be one of 12 newly formed NCI-funded Physical Science-Oncology centers. Cornell’s center is focused on the role of the microenvironment in metastasis.  Cindy Reinhart-King is one of the three project leaders for this center. Check it out here.

 August 2009

  • MEng student John Peloquin wins the Boehringer fellowship award, a competitive scholarship to support his Masters of Engineering studies.
  • Cindy Reinhart-King spoke at the "Engineering Cell Biology III" conference in Santa Cruz, CA on "Mechanical Regulation of Endothelial Cell Network Formation"
  • Joe Califano wins a competitive 2009 BMES Extended Abstract Award for his abstract on "Traction Force Generation During Endothelial Cell Network Formation."  

 May 2009

  • John Huynh is awarded a competitive NSF GK-12 Fellowship for the upcoming year.
  • Cindy Reinhart-King, Casey Kraning and David Erickson win the Cornell Center for Life Science Enterprise Second Place Award, awarded for best scientific communication to a broad audience, for their poster on "Light: Strong Enough to Stop a Speeding Cell"

April 2009

  • Casey Kraning and Brooke Smith, first-year PhD students in the lab, both win NSF Graduate Fellowships! Josie Bodle, former MEng who is now at NC State in the Loboa Lab, also wins a fellowship!

March 2009

  • Tracy Cheung, an undergraduate in the lab, won 1st place at the 2009 Annual Institute of Biological Engineering conference in Santa Clara, CA and 2nd place at the Cornell BioExpo for her poster entitled "BAEC proliferation on variably compliant polyacrylamide gels."

February 2009

January 2009

December 2008

  • Kartoa Chow and Samantha Spindel, M.Eng students in the lab, are graduating. Kartoa will be starting at Merck and Samantha will be working for the Food and Drug Administration.
  • Joe Califano has won a Sigma Xi Student Grants-in-Aid of Research award.

October 2008

  • Cindy Reinhart-King spoke at the 2008 Society of Engineering Science Meeting hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Tracy Cheung, an undergraduate student in the lab, has been selected to present at the Cornell Institute of Biological Engineers' Regional Conference.

September 2008

  • Joe Califano’s paper entitled “A Balance of Substrate Mechanics and Matrix Chemistry Regulates Endothelial Cell Network Assembly” came out in Cell and Molecular Bioengineering. It is featured at the BMES 2008 annual meeting as an “Outstanding Paper” in the Cell and Molecular Engineering Track.

July 2008

  • Cindy Reinhart-King has been awarded an American Heart Scientist Development Award to support the lab’s work on atherosclerosis progression.

June 2008

  • The Reinhart-King Lab moves into their new lab space in the newly-constructed Weill Hall.

May 2008

  • The first Reinhart-King Lab student has graduated! Josie Bodle earned her M.Eng at Cornell and is now off to UNC to pursue a PhD in BME.

April 2008

  • John Huynh, a PhD student in the lab, has won Honorable Mention in the NSF Graduate Fellowship Program.

January 2008

  • The Reinhart-King Lab settles into our temporary home in Duffield Hall while Weill Hall is under construction.
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