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Banerjee Lab (or ExCEL as we call it) 2012 Group Photo. First Row: (L to R) Luciana Morone, Sierra Barner, Dr. Banerjee, Hikaru Mamiya, Dr. Sankaramanivel Sundararaj, Dr. Joe Candiello. Second Row: (L to R) Saik Kia Goh, Keith Task, Shibin Mathew, Thomas Richardson.


RECENT LAB NEWS

Dr. Banerjee will speak at the 2014 NIH Common Fund High-Risk High-Reward Symposium at the NIH campus, Bethesda, MD on December 17, 2014. The talk will focus on the accomplishments of the lab under the NIH New Innovator Award. Read the abstract here. This was an eventful year for the lab with several impactful publications and this is a remarkable way to showcase the accomplishments in their entirety.

Dr. Banerjee received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Early-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) entitled "Systems Analysis of Signaling Pathways towards Robust Differentiation". The award is for 1 year at $100,000. Read more ....

March 2015

OXE ChemE Department Research Day: Thomas Richardson won the best oral presentation award for his talk entitled "The effect of alginate capsule composition on pancreatic differentiation of human embryonic stem cells". Congratulations Tommy!

McGowan Institute Annual Retreat: Shibin Mathew secured first place in the poster competition at MIRM in the category of "Computation and Modeling" for his "TGF-beta signaling during endoderm differentiation" work. Congratulations Shibin!

December 2014

ExCEL Lab at TERMIS Annual Meeting 2014: We had multiple podium presentations at TERMIS Annual Meeting in Washington DC. Research projects by graduate students Keith Task, Thomas Richardson and Saik Kia Goh were presented.

November 2014

Saik Kia Goh was selected as University's applicant for the NIH Director's Early Independence Award Program (DP5). Congratulations Kia and all the best! More details of the DP5 award can be found here.

ExCEL Lab at AIChE Annual Meeting in Atlanta: We had multiple podium presentations at AIChE. Research projects by Graduate students Keith Task, Shibin Mathew, Thomas Richardson and Saik Kia Goh were presented. Our undergraduates Sierra Barner and Kimaya Padgaonkar presented posters in the undergraduate poster session. Kimaya Padgaonkar won 3rd place in the undergraduate poster competition in the "Sustainability category". Congratulations Kimaya!

October 2014 

Shibin Mathew won the Braskem America Inc. Fellowship for 2014 given to outstanding PhD students of the ChemE department. Kudos to Shibin!

Undergrad Sierra Barner won the best interdisciplinary poster at Science 2014 sponsored by the Pitt Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. Kudos to Sierra!

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OPENINGS

Apply for Graduate student or Post-doctoral Research Position !

We have opening for multiple PhD and Post-doctoral positions. Background in Chemical Engineering or Bioengineering will be preferred. Research topics include (but not limited to):

  • High throughput analysis of differentiating stem cells
  • Quantitative analysis of stochastic differentiation process
  • Systems theory of signaling pathways
  • Optimization based algorithm development for network analysis

Please contact Dr. Banerjee at ipb1@pitt.edu

Ipsita Banerjee

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Email: ipb1@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-624-2071
Fax: 412-324-9639
Office: 1242 Benedum Hall