MSI PIs Receive Teaching Awards

Two MSI PIs have received teaching awards in recognition of their outstanding contributions to education.

Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education:

Professor Victor Barocas, Biomedical Engineering

Professor Barocas uses MSI resources to study many aspects of multiscale biomechanics with the goal of creating a “materials science of tissue.” Their work was featured on the MSI website in January 2016: Using Multiscale Modeling to Investigate Skin Responses.

A complete list of the award winners in this category can be found on the Scholars Walk website.

Horace T. Morse-University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education:

Professor Jonathan Gewirtz, Psychology

Professor Gewirtz uses MSI resources to support research into epigenetic alternations in gene transcription related to opiate use. The project involves RNA-seq and ChIP-seq methods.

A complete list of the award winners in this category can be found on the Scholars Walk website.