We were recently notified that another one of our Catalyst participants can now add “published author” to her resume. After sharing that Ava Thomas ’18 was published in a March issue of JCI, Catalyst director Dr. Goel now reports that Olivia Robida ’19 was published in the July issue of the Journal of Materials Chemistry B.
Olivia worked alongside Dr. Horst von Recum in the department of biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University for her Catalyst project. They explored naturally occurring Cyclodextrins as drug delivery vehicles since administering drugs locally rather than systemically is a common way to decrease side effects and drug toxicity while maximizing a treatment’s impact.
At the end of the article, Dr. von Recum even gave Gilmour a special nod and thanked the school for allowing Olivia to participate in the research through the Catalyst program. She made her mark on the study and is now poised to make her mark at the University of Arizona, where she will begin her college career this fall.