News

August 2019 - Joseph Ruben joins the lab as graduate student.

December 2018 - Megan Armstrong successfully defends her PhD thesis!

May 2018 - Dr. Gadiel Saper joins the lab as Postdoctoral Fellow.

May 2018 - The Hess Lab organizes the first “Molecules, Materials, Devices and Systems” workshop.

November 2016 - Team Tube Tech receives a Silver Award at the BIOMOD International Design Competition.

August 2016 - Qin Wang from Tsinghua University joins the lab for a summer internship.

June 2016 - Mazie Alexander joins the lab for an internship.

June 2016 - Sasha Zemsky from CalTech University joins the lab for a summer internship.

November 2015 - The Nanolions receive a Bronze Award at the BIOMOD International Design Competition.

September 2015 - Amy Lam successfully defends her PhD thesis!

September 2015 - Yifei Zhang joins the lab as Postdoctoral Fellow.

September 2015 - Stanislav Tsitkov joins the lab as graduate student.

September 2015 - Neda Bassir Kazeruni joins the lab as graduate student.

June 2015 - Megan Armstrong receives the Columbia Engineering Grossman Scholarship.

April 2015 - Megan Armstrong receives a NSF graduate fellowship.

March 2015 - Megan Armstrong receives an Honorable Mention for the Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship.

November 2014 - Team Motorocracy achieves a Gold Project Award and wins 2nd Best Presentation as well as the 4th Annual MOLBOT Award at the Harvard BIOMOD Competition.

September 2014 - Henri Palacci joins the lab as graduate student.

July 2014 - The Hess group receives a grant from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to study transport processes on enzyme scaffolds.

July 2014 - The Hess group receives a DURIP grant from the Army Research Office to acquire a state-of-the-art fluorescence microscope.

May 2014 - Ofer Idan successfully defends his PhD thesis

January 2014 - Prof. Hess begins his term as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience.

December 2013 - Emmanuel Dumont successfully defends his PhD thesis!

November 2013 - Dr. Parag Katira joins the lab as Research Associate Scientist.

September 2013 - The lab is part of the team receiving the MURI award "Information Engines: Information Processing at the Nanoscale" led by Jim Crutchfield (UC Davis) from the Army Research Office.

September 2013 - Megan Armstrong joins the lab as graduate student.

April 2013 - Dr. Corina Curschellas is awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation.

March 2013 - Dr. Amit Sitt is selected as "2012 Sackler Fellow"

July 2012 - The Hess group receives a grant from the Army Research Office to study the complex dynamics of coupled molecular motors.

July 2012 - Amit Sitt joins the Hess lab with Fulbright fellowship

June 2012 - The Hess group receives a grant from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to explore new concepts in biosensing.

July 2012 - The Kinesin Kings are competing in biomod competition

July 2012 - Prof. Hess is distinguished Faculty at Biocomplexity School (Turkey)

June 2012 - The Hess group receives a grant from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to explore new concepts in biosensing.

June 2012 - Oleg Mikhajlov joins the lab for the summer

June 2012 - Congratulations to Arnaud Guillaume who graduated!

31 August 2011 - The Hess lab becomes a partner lab of the Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering.

26 July 2010 - In-kook Jun successfully defends his PhD thesis!

9 April 2010 - Yoli Jeune-Smith successfully defends her PhD thesis!

23 Oct 2009 - Ashutosh Agarwal successfully defends his PhD thesis!

July 2009 - The Hess lab moves to Columbia University.

May 2009 - Matthew Downs is accorded an "Honorable Mention" for his NSF Graduate Fellowship application.

14 May 2009 - Henry Hess serves as Engineering Expert for the Florida Bar Trial Advocacy Program at the UF Levin College of Law.

28 April 2009 - Parag Katira successfully defends his PhD thesis!

20 April 2009 - Rob Tucker successfully defends his PhD thesis!

March 2009 - Ashutosh Agarwal and Parag Katira present their research at the Biophysical Society Meeting in Boston.

2 February 2009 - We welcome Team Iodine from the Junior Science Engineering and Humanities Symposium of the Center for Precollegiate Education for their "Applications of Biomolecular Motors - Nanotechnology Inspired by Biology" laboratory experience!

October 2008 Shruti Seshadri joins the UF chapter of Engineers Without Borders to contribute to a project in Kratovo, Macedonia.

September 2008 - Henry Hess accepts a faculty position at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University. The Hess lab will relocate to New York City in July 2009.

July 2008 - Parag Katira presents his research at the Gordon Research Conference (Muscle and Molecular Motors).

July 2008 - Chris diBiase from Canterbury High School in Fort Myers and Shivendra Pandey from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati join the team for summer research.

June 2008 - Yoli Jeune presents a talk "Using microtubules to illustrate polymer properties" at the 2008 ASEE Annual Conference in Pittsburgh.

May 2008 - Ashutosh Agarwal presents a talk at the 8th World Biomaterials Congress in Amsterdam.

March 2008 - Rob Tucker's paper in Nano Letters is highlighted in Nature Materials.

February 2008 - Jason Rudman receives an HHMI "Science for Life" Undergraduate Research Award, Elizabeth Mobley receives the HHMI "Science for Life" publication award.

January 2008 - Henry Hess gives a Video Interview at the Photonics West 2008.

December 2007 - Shruti Banavara-Seshadri and Robert Tucker serve as judges for the Lincoln Middle School Science Fair.

April 2007 - Henry Hess receives the Distinguished Mentor Award of the UF/HHMI "Science for Life" program.

April 2007 - Ajoy Saha and Ashutosh Agarwal win Poster Awards at the PERC-IAB poster competition. Elizabeth Mobley and Yoli Jeune present posters at the MRS 2007 Spring meeting.

March 2007 - Elizabeth Mobley and Matthew Downs receive HHMI Undergraduate Research Awards.

February 2007 - Henry Hess is awarded a NSF Career Award "Creating materials via active self-assembly driven by biomolecular motors".

December 2006 – Thorsten Fischer receives a Feodor Lynen postdoctoral fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt foundation.

August 2006 – Ashutosh Agarwal presents a talk entitled 'Biomolecular motors and their application toward self-healing materials' at NANO-06, the eight international conference on nanostructured materials at the Indian Institute of Science at Bangalore, India.

May 2006 – Robert Tucker receives a Fulbright fellowship to conduct graduate studies with Dr. Stefan Diez at the Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden.

May 2006 – Michelle Kinahan receives a NSF graduate fellowship.

 
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