Nikki Farnsworth, a postdoctoral fellow mentored by Richard Benninger in the Department of Bioengineering, has been awarded a 3-year F32 fellowship from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) totaling $165,354. Nikki will study the dysregulation of pancreatic islet electrical activity during conditions associated with the progression of type1 diabetes, and ways to control this regulation to protect against beta cell decline.
This past week, undergraduates in the Department of Bioengineering met faculty members, Dr. Richard Weir and Dr. Kendall Hunter during the new Bioengineering Undergraduate Lunch and Learn Series. The four-part Undergraduate event was designed to provide pre-bioengineers a snapshot of the exciting research opportunities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and to further spark their interest in the field. Students not only had a chance to hear about recent developments in Dr. Weir and Dr. Hunter’s labs but they spoke with the faculty about their academic journeys and what brought them to Bioengineering at CU Denver. Dr. Cathy Bodine and Dr. Richard Benninger will visit with students later this month.