BME students receive presentation awards at TERMIS

Congratulations to UF BME Ph.D. candidates, Jiapu Liang and Robert Accolla, who won presentation awards at the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) annual meeting.

A team from the Student and Young Investigator Section (SYIS) visited the top 10 oral presentations authored by SYIS members to judge the submissions based on abstract scores. The awards were given to the highest-rated posters and oral presentations, presented at the conference.

Jiapu LiangJiapu Liang’s presentation titled “Engineering an Oxygen-generating Microbeads Scaffolds for Islet Transplantation within an Extrahepatic Site,” won second place in the oral presentation section. Liang’s research interests are in oxygen, generating biomaterials for optimizing macroencapsulation devices.




Robert Accolla’s presentation titled “3D Printed, Macroporous Organosilicone Scaffolds for Cell-based Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D),” won second place in the poster presentation section. Accolla’s research interests are in biomaterials drug delivery systems and 3-D printing scaffolds for islet transplantation.




TERMIS aims to advance tissue engineering and regenerative medicine worldwide to generate knowledge to improve patient outcomes globally.