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In the News

Read exciting news about the Patil Laboratory members and research.
Cancer Immunotherapy Research Grant 


Patil Laboratory received the prestigious Cancer Research Grant, from the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust to study small-molecule immunoactivators targeting the PD1-PDL1 protein-protein interaction against cancer. Congratulations Team Patil!

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Widener Summer Research Symposium


Many congratulations! The newest NanoBio Lab team member, Juliette DiFlumeri (pictured) presented her pioneering work on 'Drug Repurposing for Cancer Immunotherapy' at the Summer Research Symposium (SRP) at Widener University. She received the best research poster presentation award in the Engineering & Chemistry category. Hearty congratulations Juliette! Keep it up!!

ASEE Mid-Atlantic Conference


Congratulations are in order! The NanoBio Lab team members, Griffin Walawender and Michael Visconti (pictured) presented their exciting new findings on 'Cancer Immunotherapy' at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) conference at Penn State Berks. They received the best research poster presentation award. Hearty congratulations to both of you!

Senior Project Day


It's celebration time! The NanoBio Lab team presented their exciting  'Cancer Immunotherapy' research during the Capstone Design Project Day and received the best research poster presentation award among over 20 project teams across the School of Engineering. Many congratulations team! (From left to right- Associate Dean Sachin Patil, Anthony Klingos, Madison Fink, James Proulx, Marie Herb, James Fisher, Erika Enley and Dean Fred Akl)

Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Grant


NanoBio Laboratory team eceived the prestigious CGI grant for year 2016-17. The primary focus of the grant will be on a cutting-edge, cancer immunotherapy project, under the guidance of Professor Sachin Patil. Congratulations Team!

Honors Week


Cassidy Kerezsi, Bridget Hicks and Alexandra Jednorski presented their novel findings regarding cancer research during the Honors Week Presentations. The title of their presentation was "Molecular Dynamics Investigation of Potent Anti-Cancer Drugs". Congratulations Team!

Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC2014), Copenhagen, Denmark, 2014


Dr. Sachin P. Patil recently presented his research work at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC2014), held in Copenhagen, Denmark. The presentation title was ‘Glycolytic Control of LXR-APOE Regulatory Pathway in Astrocytes’. This work was funded by the New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG), an ongoing two-year grant awarded to Dr. Patil from the Alzheimer’s Association.

Promotional Video


Bridget Hicks (Chemical Engineering) and Cassidy Kerezsi (Biomedical Engineering) were featured in the promotional video for the Widener University School of Engineering. Congratulations!

Honors Week


Alyson Gramo-Penston, Cassidy Kerezsi and Nichole Dantoni presented their novel findings regarding cancer research during the Honors Week Presentations. The titles of their presentations were "Repurposing FDA-approved Drugs against Cancer" & "Engineering Novel Drugs for Cancer Therpay". The presentations received good reviews from the attendees including Provost Wilhite and Dean Akl. Congratulations!

New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG)


Patil Laboratory received the prestigious, New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG), from the Alzheimer's Association to study potential cross-talk between major metabolic and protein abnormalities associated with Alzheimer's disease. Good job Team Patil!

Senior Project Day


Ryan Ballard, Sheena Sanchez, David Santangelo and James Osborn presented their exciting  Alzheimer's disease research during the Senior Project presentations. They received the best award for both the poster and the oral presentation among over 20 project teams across the School of Engineering. Many congratulations!

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