March 2024

Dr. Jingru Zhang, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, has received a five-year, $495,537 Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The CAREER Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education. The research thrust of her award is the optimization of facility locations to determine the best locations of facilities to serve demands under specific optimization criteria. Read More »



Honors Physics Alumna and Former USRA Researcher Krista Freeman Excels in Biomedical Research

Alumna Dr. Krista Freeman (’11 BS Honors Physics, Distinguished CSU Alumna ‘16) has been studying biomedically relevant nanoparticles since her time at CSU.  Currently, as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Freeman works at the intersection of structural biology, bacteriophage engineering, and immunology. Her research efforts recently led to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) MOSAIC K99 Pathway to Independence Award.

Dr. Freeman was introduced to original research on nanoparticles as an undergraduate physics major under the guidance of Dr. Kiril Streletzky, including work supported by CSU’s Undergraduate Summer Research Award (USRA) program. Read More »


Self-nominate or Nominate a Colleague for the University Research Council

The University Research Council supports the research enterprise at CSU and serves as a liaison to research faculty, staff, and students. With the recent realignment of academic colleges, a new slate of URC members is being empaneled. Faculty are invited to self-nominate or nominate a colleague to serve a term starting in Fall 2024. Nominees must be Graduate Faculty Status Level 1 to be eligible.

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UPDATE: India Patent Issuance

On February 5, 2024, the Patent Office in India allowed Indian Patent No. 507,065 titled Chip Platforms for Micro-Array 3D Bioprinting that names Dr. Moo-Yeal Lee, a former assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (ChBME). The invention protects micropillar and microwell chips for microarray analysis that facilitate layered cell printing on both the micropillar and in the microwell. The patented Chip Platforms ensure robust cell spot attachment for high-content imaging and immuno-fluorescent assays and avoid air bubble entrapment.


UPDATE: Genentech Health Equity Innovation Fund

Open Application Start: 1/29/2024
Application Deadline: 4/15/2024

Through the Innovation Fund, Genentech is working to eliminate the unjust inequities that force patients of color to navigate a broken system. But their impact also extends much further. Racial and ethnic health disparities currently cost our society almost $500 billion annually, and by addressing them, we can improve the lives of everyone. To continue funding this important work, the 2024 Innovation Fund will award an additional $10M+ in grant funding to 10+ grantee partners.

Additional information can be found in the RFP.


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