University of California, Riverside

Department of Bioengineering


Thanh Yen Nguyen Receives Society for Biomaterials STAR Award Honorable Mention

May 03, 2013

Thanh Yen NguyenThanh Yen Nguyen was awarded the 2013 Society for Biomaterials STAR Award Honorable Mention for her research presentation on “Supplemental Magnesium Ions Altered Human Embryonic Stem Cell Morphology while Retaining Pluripotency”. The Student Travel Achievement Recognitions (STARs) recognize research excellence and develop future leaders within the Society for Biomaterials.

Society for Biomaterials mission statement: "The Society For Biomaterials is a professional society which promotes advances in biomedical materials research and development by encouragement of cooperative educational programs, clinical applications, and professional standards in the biomaterials field. Biomaterials scientists and engineers study cells, their components, complex tissues and organs and their interactions with natural and synthetic materials and implanted prosthetic devices, as well as develop and characterize the materials used to measure, restore, and improve physiologic function, and enhance survival and quality of life."

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