PR CLIMB’s Emmanuel Dwomoh attends the Meharry Translational Research Center (MeTRC) conference and wins 1st Place in the Poster Competition

On November 10, 2016 Emmanuel participated in the Meharry Translational Research Center (MeTRC) conference. This conference was held at the Meharry Medical College (Nashville, Tennessee) with the theme – “Addressing Health Disparities: The Role of Translational Research.” The primary focus of the conference was on “the regional impact of disparities research in cancer, HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and neurological disorders in the clinical, basic science, and populationhealth areas.”

In this conference, Emmanuel presented his research named “Synthesis and characterization of polycaprolactone (PCL) membranes as scaffolds for bone tissue regeneration” where he draws special attention to the medical relevance of this findings. This experience resulted in Emmanuel Dwomoh being awarded the best poster at the conference, which will contribute greatly to the extraordinary career that awaits him.

Emmanuel Dwomoh participated last summer 2016 the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus hosted the first group of students participating in the Research Experience for Undergraduates: Puerto Rico- Chemical Learning Integrated in Material and Biomolecular applications (REU: PR-CLIMB) program. He worked under Dr. Eduardo Nicolau’s mentorship. This student immediately began to immerse himself in the research and focused on “Preparation and Characterization of Electrospun Porous and Biodegradable Scaffold for Bone Tissue Regeneration”. His immense work alongside graduate student Jaime Santillan lead the investigation closer to the main goal of the laboratory.