Lab News


Lauren and Colleen present at the BMES Annual Meeting in Orlando!

October 10, 2021

Nick successfully defends his PhD proposal!


Clare joins the lab as a first-year PhD student!

August 25, 2021

Lauren, Christian, Neharika and Kat's work on heparin microislands is published in Advanced Functional Materials!  


June 19, 2021

Blaise starts his internship at LyGenesis, Inc. in Pittsburgh!

June 1, 2021

Congrats to Colleen for passing her comprehensive exam!

May 31, 2021

Lauren, Regan, Meghan, and Colleen's work on EGF release from MAP gel is published in Journal of Materials Chemsitry B!

May 17, 2021

April 12, 2021

Lauren's WBC talk is highlighted in a post-conference article! 


February 2, 2021

Lauren successfully passes her PhD dissertation proposal!

January 2021

Nick starts his BTP internship at Cour Pharmaceuticals in Chicago!

January 2021

Blaise, Lauren, and Nick’s manuscript on a new photoannealing chemistry is accepted to ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering!

January 2021

Juliana officially joins the lab after rotating in the Fall!

December 2020

Areli, Nick and Lauren present platform presentations at the World Biomaterials Congress!

December 2020

Lauren and Colleen present their work in the BME department’s Summer Student Seminar Series (4S)!

July 2020

Our lab was awarded a 1-year Ivy grant for Posterior Glottic Stenosis Treatment!

July 2020

Lauren Pruett gets awarded an NIH F31 Fellowship from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

July 2020

Blaise gets awarded the Biotechnology Training Grant!

May 2020

Our lab was awarded R56 funding to research MAP treatments for diabetic wound healing!

May 2020

Our lab's collaboration with Professor Ewald's group was awarded an NIH trailblazer award to study immunomodulatory biomaterials!

May 2021

Colleen presents a poster at University of Virginia Engineering Research Symposium (UVERS)!

April 2020

Congrats to Lauren on her first publication in The Laryngoscope!

Dec 2019

Nick presents his research at the Squishy Materials Seminar

Nov 2019

Don gives a talk at BMES Annual Meeting in Philadephia

October 2019

Blaise and Nick are selected as Going Pro Trainees!

August 2019

Colleen (1st year graduate student) joins the lab!

August 2019

Lauren, Nick, Blaise, and Areli all successfully passed their comprehensive exams!

Summer 2019

Lauren is awarded the Wagner Fellowship!

June 2019

Oliver, Larry and Nihkith graduate with their B.S. in Biomedical Engineering! Oliver and Larry have jobs at Tempo Therapeutics and Nihkith will pursue his PhD at UT Austin.

May 2019

Nick is awarded the NIH Biotechnology Training Grant!

May 2019

Areli gave a talk in the regenerative medicine session and Lauren and Blaise presented posters at the Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting in Seattle.

April 2019

Lauren and Areli present their work in the BME department’s Summer Student Seminar Series (4S)!

August 2018

The Griffin Lab teamed up with the Christ lab and came in 3rd place in the department's annual Tug of War!

August 2018

The Griffin group in collaboration with Dr. George Christ are awarded Center for Advanced Biomanufacturing seed grant to pursue MAP gel for volumetric muscle loss

March 2018

The Griffin group in collaboration with Dr. Patrick Cottler and Dr. Brent DeGeorge receives Engineering in Medicine (EIM) funding to pursue MAP gel in cartilage reconstruction

March 2018

Nick Cornell, Blaise Pfaff, Lauren Pruett, and Areli Rodriguez (1st year graduate students) are the first group to join the lab!

December 2017

The Griffin group and Dr. James Daniero are awarded a Coulter Grant to use MAP gel for laryngeal reconstruction

July 2017

Larry Han, Oliver Viyar, and Hilary Oh join the lab as the first undergraduates!

June 2017

Professor Griffin arrives at UVa!

January 2017