November 28, 2011
The American Cancer Society recently presented Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Assistant Professor Brendan Harley with the Presidential Award for Volunteer Contributions to Research.
The award honors the state’s top volunteers who lead the fight against cancer by “spearheading efforts that directly impact the disease,” according to an ACS press release.
Harley is a leukemia survivor. His laboratory conducts research in the areas of biomaterials development. The ACS funds a portion of this research developing bone marrow mimics to study the behavior of hematopoietic progenitor cells, while other areas of his research lie in the development of patterned biomaterials for tissue engineering applications.