Hoeker receives Ireland Research Travel Award

Hoeker GregGregory Hoeker, a Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. student, has been awarded the Caroline P. Ireland Research Travel Scholarship. The award provides funds to graduate students who must travel to an out-of-state location to learn new research techniques required to complete their research projects. The scholarship will allow Hoeker to travel to the University of California-Davis where he will work in the laboratory of Donald Bers, Ph.D. to further on-going joint studies between Dr. Bers and Hoeker’s advisor, Steven Pogwizd, M.D. The work will include training in cardiac myocyte isolation techniques as well as testing various buffer solutions that may allow for preserving cardiac myocytes for future functional experimentation.

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