Mahtab Waseem wins Second Place at the North Central Branch ASM 2016 Meeting

Mahtab Waseem (Junior Chemical Engineering student) received a research travel award to attend the North Central Branch ASM 2016 Meeting. The 76th annual meeting of the NCB-ASM was held at Iowa State University on October 21-22, 2016. Mahtab won second place of the student competition for (more…)

BEDD Research featured at BMES 2016

Dr. Ymele-Leki discussed the “Impacts of Hydrodynamic Conditions on the Initial Phases of Staphylococcus aureus Biofilms and Their Resistance to Antimicrobial Agents” at the 2016 BMES Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN.

Simone Stanley successfully completes ThermoHUE cohorts for Summer 2016

Simone Stanley led the second cohort of high school students through her ThermoHUE educational program during the week of July 25, 2016. With two volunteers (Mahtab Waseem & Tariq Johnson), Simone spent four days at Friendship Public Charter School (FPCS) – Tech Prep Academiy, in Southeast, Washington, D.C. (more…)

Mahtab Waseem wins First Place at WBHR-LSAMP Annual Summer Research Symposium 2016

On Thursday, July 14, 2016, Mahtab Waseem and Tariq Johnson (both rising Junior Chemical Engineering students) represented BEDD summer research in the poster session competition of the Washington Baltimore Hampton Roads-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (WBHR-LSAMP). Mahtab won first place for her “Analysis of Biofilm Inducing Compounds with Potential PTS-Modulating Abilities”, and Tariq introduced (more…)

Simone Stanley successfully kicks off the first week of ThermoHUE project

Twelve students from Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School and Turner Elementary School in Washington, DC, visited Howard University for the Week of July 11, 2016, to participate in a BEDD-sponsored project under the supervision of Simone Stanley (rising Senior Chemical Engineering student). (more…)

Abiye Mekonnen successfully defends Masters Dissertation

Congratulations are in order for Abiye Mekonnen who has successfully defended his Masters dissertation on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Previously, Abiye had earned a bachelor degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Virginia Commonwealth University. He has now earned a Masters of Science degree (more…)

BEDD Research featured at Howard University Research Week 2016

In Spring 2016, Howard University Research Week celebrated the breadth of research being conducted across the University. On April 14, research from the Biofilm Engineering and Drug Discovery (BEDD) Group was featured in different Biological and Biomedical Sciences program sessions (more…)

BEDD Research featured at 2016 ERN Conference on STEM

Mahtab Waseem presented her work at the 2016 Emerging Researchs National (ERN) Conference  in Washington, DC, on February 26.  Her presentation was titled “A Chemical Screen for Chemical Compound Modulators of the Vibrio cholerae Phosphotransferase System“. It featured (more…)

BEDD Research featured at 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting

Research from the Biofilm Engineering and Drug Discovery (BEDD) group was featured at the 2015 Annual Student Conference (November 6-9) and the 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting (November 8-13) in Salt Lake City, UT. (more…)

Abiye Mekonnen & Wardell Samotshozo introduce BioEye @ White House Initiative on National HBCU Week

Abiye and Wardell participated in the HBCU Innovation Student Showcase @WHI on National HBCU Week. (more…)