11/12/19: Congratulations to REU student Lindsey Helsel (CMU) for her 1st place win in the AIChE Poster Competition! Lindsey worked with senior graduate student Liza Bruk on her stem cell secretome project.
10/25/19: Joshua Ong receives $10,000 grant from PA Space Grant Consortium for his work in microgravity ocular drug delivery. Congrats Josh!
9/24/19: Summer student Maya Groff presented her research for her teachers and peers on corneoscleral drug permeability at Shadyside Academy. Great job, Maya!
7/1/19: The DiLeo Lab receives funding from UPMC Enterprises ITTC for continuing the development of the SoliDrop platform. Our new postdoc Dr. Parissa Ziaei will be leading this effort.
10/17: Congratulations are in order once again to team TriaGel for their 3rd place win at the Michael G. Wells Healthcare Innovation Competition!
More new students! Welcome Lauren, Andrea, and Elli!
6/4/18: Welcome to our new research technician Jayde Resnick!
Congratulations to Liza Bruk for proposing her thesis to her committee!
Congratulations to undergraduate research assistant Kate Dunkelberger for receiving an SSOE Summer Research Fellowship!
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Washington and Valerie Quickel who took 2nd place and $15,000 in the Randall Family Big Idea Competition
1/5/18: The ocular trauma research team was awarded $20k to continue translational development through Pitt Center for Medical Innovation
12/1/18: New students! Welcome Kate and Sam!
8/17/17: Check out our latest publication on controlled glaucoma drug delivery in Scientific Reportshere.
8/5/17: REU student Ande Greco (St. Vincent College) presents her summer research project. Thank you for your hard work, Ande! Learn more about the PFM REU here.
6/1/17: Drs. Fedorchak and Yu accepted into Pitt First Gear Program with entrepreneurial leads Mike Washington and Katie Duncan. Learn more about First Gear here.
4/1/17: Dr. Michael Washington and Jorge Jimenez have accepted positions on the Department of Ophthalmology NIH T32 "Interdisciplinary Visual Sciences" Training Program. Congratulations to both of you!
3/3/17: Jorge Jimenez, Fedorchak Lab researcher, has a banner week with acceptance of Society for Biomaterials STAR Award Honorable Mention AND the 2017 Joel Smalley Travel Award. Congratulations, Jorge!
2/28/17: Drs. Morgan Fedorchak and Jenny Yu receive Chancellor's Innovation Award for their work in treating enophthalmia. Read about it here.
12/2/16: Read our recent publication on endophthalmitis control using topical drug delivery in TVST here.
11/15/16: Undergraduate researcher Meera Sakthivel will be joining us next semester through the First Experiences in Research project. Welcome, Meera!
11/1/16: New paper in Tissue Engineering Part A, complete with cover art! Check it out here.
8/29/16: The Fedorchak Lab has moved! You can now find us in the BST-3 Penthouse :)
8/15/16: Come hear about research in the Fedorchak Lab at the Carnegie Science Center on September 12. Learn more about Cafe Scientifique here.
7/15/16: The Fedorchak Lab receives funding with Dr. Ken Nischal from the Cystinosis Research Foundation. Learn more about corneal cystinosis and CRF here.
4/12/16: PhD student Jorge Jimenez will be joining the lab this summer. Welcome, Jorge!
4/11/16: Nate Myers named 2016 SSOE Undergraduate PPG Fellow--congratulations, Nate!
4/5/16: Selkie Therapeutics and SoliDrop win First Place at the 3 Rivers Venture Fair "Shark Tank" competition! Learn more about 3RVF here.
3/1/16: Nate Myers joins the Fedorchak Lab--welcome Nate!