2020/2021 Student Awards

April 2021 – Congratulations to our students who received the following awards:

  • Nathan Donahue: (i) Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant (OU Graduate Student Senate), and (ii) Outstanding Paper Award (OU SBME).
  • Evan Mettenbrink: Outstanding Research Award (OU SBME).
  • Emmy Francek: 2021 OU Regents’ Award for Outstanding Junior.


BE4NANO – Virtual Classroom Visit – Caddo-Kiowa Technology Center in Fort Cobb

December 2020 – As part of the “Bionanotechnology Engagement for Native Americans in Oklahoma” (BE4NANO) outreach and education initiative, Wilhelm Lab visited the Caddo-Kiowa Technology Center in Fort Cobb virtually via Zoom due to COVID19 restrictions to engage high school juniors in classroom hands-on demonstrations around bionanotechnology.

YouTube video from the Caddo-Kiowa Technology Center highlighting the BE4NANO outreach event:

Invited Presentations

November 2020 – Stefan Wilhelm delivered invited virtual talks at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and the University of Minnesota, Minnesota Nano Center, Nanomedicine Workshop. Thank you for the invitations!

Publication in Bioactive Materials

September 2020 – Emmy Francek and Stefan Wilhelm co-authored a research article in the journal Bioactive Materials.

Y. Zhang, C.K. Elechalawar, M.N. Hossen, E.R. Francek, A. Dey, S. Wilhelm, R. Bhattacharya, P. Mukherjee, “Gold nanoparticles inhibit activation of cancer-associated fibroblasts by disrupting communication from tumor and microenvironmental cells.”
Bioactive Materials, 2021, 6, 326-332.

DOI:10.1016/j.bioactmat.2020.08.009  | PDF (0.6 MB)