January, 2016 - Dr. Alford received an NSF CAREER award!
December, 2015 - Zaw was awarded an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship!
November 1, 2015 - Nick joins the lab!
April 28, 2015 - Zaw awarded a 2015-2016 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship!
April 21, 2015 - Congratulations to Kerianne and Zaw! Zaw took home 1st place in the PhD Poster Competition and Kerianne an honorable mention at the ASME 4th Global Conference on Nanoengineering for Medicine and Biology!
Nov 24, 2014 - Kerianne was awarded an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship! The fellowship awards an annual stipend of $26,000 for two years! Congratulations!
Jul 9, 2014 - Zaw placed 3rd in the PhD Student Paper Competition at the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics Conference in Boston, MA!
May 2014 - Congrats to Marianne Scheitel and Paige Voight for graduating with their BS in BME. Good luck!
May 1, 2014 - Eric Hald awarded a Council of Graduate Students (COGS, University of Minnesota) 2014 Travel Award for travel to the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics in Boston, MA, July 6-11, 2014. Congratulations, Eric!
May 1, 2014 - Zaw has been selected as the Outstanding BME Teaching Assistant for 2013. Congrats!
April 28, 2014 - Eric Hald awarded a 2014-15 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from The Graduate School at the University of Minnesota. 174 fellowships were awarded across the University. The Fellowship includes a DDF Conference Presentation Grant for Fellows to present their work at a national or international conference. The Fellowship is intended to enable Ph.D. candidates of particular promise to devote full-time effort to the research and writing of the dissertation during 2014-15. Congratulations, Eric!
Jul 1, 2013 - The Alford Lab awarded funding from NIH to study the effect of extracellular mechanics on smooth muscle contractility.
Jan 1, 2013 - The Alford Lab awarded funding from the American Heart Association to study the role of tissue architecture in cerebral saccular aneurysm.
Nov 1, 2011 - Kerianne and Zaw join the lab!
Nov 1, 2010 - Eric joins the lab!