Dr. Lawrence Salvati, Jr. Award
Dr. Lawrence Salvati, Jr., Chair of the inaugural Surfaces and Biomaterials Symposium in 1991, where the Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation was born, passed away unexpectedly en route to the BioInterface 2019 Workshop and Symposium. The Foundation was Larry's proudest achievement and in his honor the Foundation created an annual award to be given to a student exemplifying their commitment and contributions to advancing the Surfaces field. In addition to receiving this award, the student will receive coverage of overnight stay for the entire workshop & symposium.
Students apply for the award each year by providing a 250-500 word description on why it is important to attend BioInterface and his/her commitment and contributions to advancing the surfaces field.
BioInterface 2023 Winner
Andrea Selkow is a Chemistry graduate student at Colorado State University. She is a member of Melissa Reynolds’ group and specializes in applied organic synthesis. Her current project focuses on the synthesis of NONOate derivatives with antibacterial potential. She grew up in Turlock, CA and completed her undergraduate studies at Austin College in Sherman, TX. Any time not spent in the lab is spent running outside in beautiful Colorado or with her dog and friends.
BioInterface 2022 Winner
Brenda Padilla is a proud First-Generation American in STEM. She is a Master’s student and RISE fellow at Northern Arizona University work as a research assistant under her PI, Dr. Rob Kellar. Her current research interests lie in the tissue regenerative applications of novel electrospun biomaterials impregnated with unique chemistries to facilitate delivery into the wound bed in an effort to neutralize or de-contaminate tissue from uranium exposure.