PhD candidate Randall Meyer receives multiple honors

In recent months BME graduate student Randall Meyer has received multiple honors by notable organizations: a National Institute of Health NCI National Research Service Award Fellowship, an ARCS named scholar award, and a BMES graduate student award for research abstract.

NIH NCI NRSA for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (F31)

Meyer was selected to receive the NIH National Cancer Institute’s Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (NIH F31). The NIH F31 award funds promising doctoral candidates who are at the dissertation research stage of training in a scientific health-related field relevant to the mission of the NCI (National Cancer Institute) during the tenure of the two-year award.

Randall, working in collaboration with Dr. Jonathan Schneck, is developing biomimetic artificial antigens made of synthetic particles and recombinant proteins. The antigens mimic the signal presenting cells for cancer immunotherapy by directing the immune system to attack the cancer-causing pathogen.

ARCS Foundation Jones Group Scholar

Meyer was recently named a 2016–2017 Jones Group Scholar of the Metropolitan Washington Chapter of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (MWC/ARCS) Foundation. This named scholar designation was based on Meyer’s academic achievements.

Randall will also represent the Metro DC ARCS Chapter as an ARCS Foundation Named Scholar.

BMES Graduate Design and Research Award

Randall has been selected to receive a BMES Graduate Design and Research Award by the Biomedical Engineering Society for the research paper, “Focused Ultrasound Mediated Drug Delivery from Polymeric Perfluorocarbon Nanoemulsions for Noninvasive Neuromodulation.” This abstract discusses nanoparticle technology for neuromodulation.

The technology couples recent advances in cranial-focused ultrasound with drug delivery techniques for focal, noninvasive neuromodulation. While the intravenously administered nanoparticles would reach everywhere in the body, only those nanoparticles targeted with focused ultrasound would release their propofol and exert a neurosuppressive effect.

The result would be targeted noninvasive suppression of neural activity which could be used in basic and clinical neuroscience applications.

The technology was developed by The Green Group in collaboration with Dr. Raag Airan of Stanford University.
Randall will receive an award certificate and present his abstract at the October 2016 BMES conference in Minneapolis.


Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering congratulates Randall on these significant honors and wishes him continued success in his research.


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160502 Arman and JamesGreen lab undergraduates Arman Mohsen Nia and James Shamul were honored at the JHU Whiting School of Engineering for awards received in the past year. Arman received the Materials Science and Engineering Senior Design Award and James received first place at Undergraduate Research Day. Both Arman and James were also winners of JHU’s PURA award for undergraduate research in the past year.

Below, Dr. Green, Arman and his graduate student mentor, David enjoyed the Materials Science and Engineering Senior Design presentation day.

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Congratulations Yuan Rui on winning the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

Yuan, working late in the cell culture room

Yuan, working late in the cell culture room

Congratulations to Green lab 1st year doctoral student, Yuan Rui who was awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship this week! She was awarded the fellowship under the biomedical engineering category for her proposal titled “Polymer-mediated cancer specificity of poly(β-amino ester) nanoparticles for gene delivery”

James Shamul wins the Undergraduate BME Research Symposium

JamesTrophyCongratulations to James Shamul for winning first place in the annual BME Undergraduate Research Symposium between Johns Hopkins, the University of Maryland and the University of Delaware. James was one of six students selected to give a talk and presented “Doxorubicin-Loaded Amphiphilic Poly(β-amino ester)–Poly(ethylene glycol) Block Copolymer Micelles for Cancer Therapy”

Dr. Green Receives the ASGCT Outstanding New Investigator Award


ASGCT Outstanding New Investigator Award

Dr. Green has also been selected to receive the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) Outstanding New Investigator Award. The ASGCT selects nominated members to receive its coveted Outstanding New Investigator Award each year. This award recognizes “newly independent researchers who have made significant contributions to the field of gene and cell therapy.”

Green will present his research at the ASGCT 19th Annual Meeting this spring.

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Dr. Green receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Green_Jordan_0413Congratulations to Dr. Jordan Green on receiving the government’s highest honor for scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers. He was one of 105 individuals who will be honored by President Obama with the award this spring. Only eleven faculty members at Johns Hopkins have been awarded a PECASE since its inception in 1996.

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BMES Winter Social 2015

The winter social hosted by the Hopkins Biomedical Engineering Society was a great opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to socialize with faculty. There was even a guest appearance by one of the department’s faculty as St. Nicholas!
JHU BMES Winter Social 2015 - Ka Ho Nicholas Cheung, Dr. Jordan Green, Qiuyin Ren, James Shamul

JHU BMES Winter Social 2015 – Dr. Green posing with a few undergraduate lab members (from left) Ka Ho Nicholas Cheung, Qiuyin Ren, James Shamul



Jordan Green named 2015 AIChE NSEF Young Investigator Award winner


Department of Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Jordan Green has been selected by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Nanoscale Science & Engineering Forum (NSEF) as their 2015 Young Investigator Award winner. Dr. Green was selected for this honor based on his significant achievements to nanoscale science and engineering.

He will receive the award at the 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting scheduled to be held November 8–13, 2015 in Salt Lake City. Dr. Green will present an award lecture in the November 9th NSEF Plenary Session: Chemical Engineering Principles for Nanotechnology.
Leslie Tung, Professor and Interim Director of the Department of Biomedical Engineering commented, “This is wonderful news, and richly deserving.”


Immunoengineering research by Randall Meyer highlighted as the back cover of Small



In this collaborative work by the Green and Schneck labs, biodegradable nanoparticles are shown effective for immunoengineering as aAPCs and shape matters in vitro and in vivo.



Research by the Green and Brem/Tyler labs is recognized as one of the most downloaded articles from ACS Nano

Research by the Green and Brem/Tyler labs on biodegradable nanoparticles for gene delivery to treat brain cancer is recognized as one of the most downloaded articles from ACS Nano over the past 1-month and 12-month time periods:



This research was also recently highlighted by Science Translational Medicine as an Editor’s choice, “Nanocarriers deliver DNA to brain tumors”

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Sci Transl Med 25 February 2015: Vol. 7, Issue 276, p. 276ec34 Sci. Transl. Med. DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaa8331