Joseph McDonell is Ready For a Challenge

Chris Gardner from “The Pursuit of Happyness” stated: “You got a dream, you gotta protect it… If you want something, go get it. Period.” This is basically the definition of perseverance: steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement. Goosebumps on the skin when you encounter movie characters in real life.

After outstanding defense and graduation with Masters degree, Joseph McDonell is accepting his long-awaited challenge!

“There were times it was negative 50 degrees outside, and my gloves were frozen to my hands,” he says. “And if I can do that, I think I can do this. It’s stressful at times thinking about how I’m going to sort out all these variables—what time is class going to end so I can pick up Eli on time from school and stuff—but I think just falling back on those past situations helps me understand that I can do more.”

We are proud of you, Joe! Wishing you the very best of luck!

Anthony Pamatmat and Hardik Kalra Won the Impact Award at the Hawkeye Startup Accelerator

With the coronavirus pandemic that was continuing to disturb the usual course of life on the campus, the 2020-21 academic year was a challenge. This has been one of the most difficult periods in all of our lives and we have for the most part persevered. Nevertheless, IPG Laboratory members were continuing making major steps towards unexplored frontiers.

Pneumero team has become a winner of the Impact Award at the Hawkeye Startup Accelerator with the innovative lung monitor idea, which positively impacts the lives of patients living with respiratory illness.

Hardik Kalra is a Master Health and Human Physiology Student and Anthony Pamatmat has graduated this spring with a Bachelor Degree in Biomedical Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

We are very proud to have such outstanding young entrepreneurs among our members!

This award stands alone proudly witnessing your hard work! What an accomplishment!

Welcoming Dr. Dodd’s Laboratory

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Dodd Laboratory has joined the MERF’s 5th floor alliance this summer!

The Dodd lab studies soft-tissue sarcomas, a type of cancer that develops in connective tissue such as muscle, nerves, fat, or tendons. Their research program designs and utilizes powerful in vivo model systems to directly address critical questions in tumor biology.

We are excited to have our new neighbors!!!