Duvall earns spot on CMBE journal’s 2016 Young Innovators list

Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, a journal of the Biomedical Engineering Society, has named Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of Graduate Recruiting in Biomedical Engineering Craig Duvall to its third annual list of Young Innovators of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering.


Selection was a competitive process that began with nominations and included biosketches and abstracts to be considered. Duvall was among 11 selected.

“Craig Duvall and colleagues show that oppositely charged peptide inhibitor and pH-responsive polymer ‘nano-polyplexes’ are able to significantly increase cellular uptake and intracellular retention. Through electron microscopy and endocytosis inhibition they found that the uptake involves both macropinocytosis and clathrin-mediated endocytosis, whereas free peptide is internalized solely via the clathrin-mediated mechanism,” the journal’s announcement read.

Duvall won the 2015 Society for Biomaterials Young Investigator Award and, in 2014, was giving a National Science Foundation Early Career Award, among other honors.

The 2016 Young Innovators will present their research at the 2016 Annual Biomedical Engineering Society Meeting in Minneapolis October 5–8.


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