May 20, 2019

BASiL attends ASA conference in Louisville, KY

BASiL members Molly, Eric, and Dr. Simon attended and presented at the 177th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Lousiville, KY during the week of May 13-17. Molly’s talk was titled “Investigation into tendon histotripsy”, Eric’s presentation was on “The effect of crystal composition on the color Doppler twinking artifact”, and Dr. Simon presented Scott’s work about the “Etiology of the color Doppler twinkling artifact on kidney stones”. The week was filled with good sessions, whiskey, and company. Eric also performed cello with his Penn State Acoustics band at the ASA Jam!


May 9, 2019

Recipient of National Institutes of Health Grant

BASiL and MUSL just received an NIH NIBIB R21 Trailblazer to continue exploring histotripsy in collagenous tissues using tendon as a model. We look forward to continuing the work started with the Penn State College of Engineering Seed Grant!

May 8, 2019

BASiL Sweeps CAV Student Poster Award

BASiL graduate students Eric Rokni and Molly Smallcomb both placed in the top three student poster competitors at the Center for Acoustics and Vibration Spring Workshop hosted at Penn State. Way to represent BASiL!

April 9, 2019

Smallcomb Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

BASiL’s graduate student, Molly Smallcomb, has been selected for the 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The fellowship will provide financial support for the next three years as she continues her PhD at Penn State. Congrats on the national accomplishment!

January 10, 2019

Recipient of the 2019 Penn State College of Engineering Multidisciplinary Seed Grant

Along with the labs of Dr. Scott Medina and Dr. Keefe Manning, BASiL has been awarded another Seed Grant for their proposed study titled “Ultrasound-enabled strategies for synchronous imaging and therapy of venous blood clots”.  Thank you to the College of Engineering and Multidisciplinary Seed Grant Program! We look forward to some great collaboration!

January 3, 2018

Recipient of the 2018 Penn State College of Engineering  Multidisciplinary Seed Grant

BASiL is teaming up with MUSL led by Dr. Meghan Vidt to investigate non-invasive histotripsy therapy in tendons for rotator cuff injury repair with a 2018 Penn State College of Engineering Seed Grant. Stay tuned for some exciting results!