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July 2023

Eli, Sarah, and Nikki traveled to Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) along with collaborators, Dr. Adam Maxwell and Dr. Andy Muelenaer, to begin discussions on histotripsy for the treatment of breast cancer in Malawi. Two MUST alumni, Ruth and Nathan, came back with the team to join TUSL as new PhD students!

VT-MUST visit

June 2023

Eli has been named the Kendall and Laura Hendrick Junior Faculty Fellow by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. Congrats Eli!

May 2023

Eli, Lauren, Sarah, Jess, Sara, Victor, and Elli traveled to the Children's National Research and Innovation Campus in Washington, DC for the 2023 Cancer Research Alliance Retreat.

Group at Cancer Research Alliance 2023

The lab's project on diffuse midline glioma (DMG) was featured in the VT News. The Vlaisavljevich lab in collaboration with Dr. Jennifer Munson's lab and Children's National Hospital are tackling pediatric DMG using focused ultrasound and tissue-engineered models.

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April 2023

Eli, Lauren, Sarah, Jess, and Maya traveled to Lyon, France for the International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound with collaborator Dr. Shima Shahab.

Group in Paris 2023

Eli received a 2023 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). Eli, Jess, and Alex attended the 27th Annual Outstanding Faculty Awards ceremony in Richmond, VA for Eli to receive his award. Congrats Eli!

Eli at SCHEV event

Lauren successfully defended her PhD dissertation! Congrats Dr. Ruger! She loves histotripsy so much, she has decided to stay in the lab as a postdoctoral researcher.

March 2023

Zerin successfully defended her PhD dissertation! Congrats Dr. Khan! She has accepted a postdoctoral researcher position at Yale.

December 2022

White elephant gifts were exchanged at the lab's annual holiday party!

Group holiday party 2022

November 2022

Connor successfully defended his PhD dissertation! Congrats Dr. Edsall! He joins HistoSonics to work on the commercialization of histotripsy.

Alexia traveled to Ashland, Oregon for the Society for Wildlife Forensic Science Conference and visited Dr. Hal Holmes at Conservation X Labs in Seattle, Washington.

Lexi and Hal Seattle 2022

May 2022

Hannah successfully defended her MS thesis! Congrats Hannah! She joins Plexius as a Mechanical Engineer.

April 2021

Alissa successfully defended her PhD dissertation! Congrats Dr. Hendricks-Wenger! She is attending medical school at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.