Tao Awarded Student Travel Achievement Recognition Award

Wenqian Tao, a doctoral student in the Department of Chemical Engineering, was awarded a Student Travel Achievement Recognition (STAR) Award for her paper titled "Engineering and Evaluation of a Fully Synthetic Universal Influenza-A Vaccine Based on M2e-Conjugated Gold Nanoparticles," which was presented at the Society For Biomaterials' 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition. Tao is supervised by Dr. Harvinder Gill, an assistant professor of chemical engineering.

The STAR awards recognize research excellence and aim to develop future leaders within the Society For Biomaterials. The Society For Biomaterials is a multidisciplinary society of academic, healthcare, governmental and business professionals dedicated to promoting advancements in all aspects of biomaterial science, education, and professional standards to enhance human health and quality of life.