BME grad student Anna Dikina wins Baxter Young Investigator Award
Anna Dikina, a graduate student in the lab of biomedical engineering professor Eben Alsberg, has been selected as a Baxter Young Investigator for her research entitled “Engineering Cartilaginous Tracheal Replacements: Vascular Tissue Incorporation and Epithelialization.”
The Baxter Young Investigator Award is highly competitive annual award program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the U.S. sponsored by global health care company Baxter International Inc.
Dikina’s research aims to engineer replacement tissue to treat tracheal stenosis, a life threatening narrowing of the trachea for which no long-term treatment currently exists. She was awarded one of six first-tier awards from a pool of approximately 100 applicants. As a Baxter Young Investigator, Dikina will receive a $2,000 cash prize and will present her research at an awards ceremony in September.
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