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Bromage Awarded Prestigious Natural Sciences Prize

Professor Timothy Bromage, Director of the Department's Hard Tissue Research Unit, has been presented with the 2010 Max Planck Research Award for his accomplishments in the human evolutionary sciences in general and specifically for his recent discovery of a long-period biological rhythm controlling bone and body size and mammalian life history. The prize, widely considered the "Nobel Prize for Life Science," is the highest international honor bestowed in the natural sciences and is accompanied by a monetary award equivalent to about $1 million. Dr. Bromage will use the award to expand his researches over the coming year into the morphological and physiological manifestations of the long-period biological rhythm. Click here to read the official announcement.


Student Contact Page on Facebook

A Facebook page has been created where students in the Biomaterials Sciences Masters Program can connect and share with one another. Click here to visit the page.

$7.2 Million NSF Grant Awarded NYU to Develop New Materials

The Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics is expected to benefit from a recent $7.2 million, six-year grant New York University from the National Science Foundation to create a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), where NYU scientists will develop new materials through the exploration and manipulation of molecular particles. Click here for details.

Dr. Racquel Legeros Awarded $3.2 Million NIH Grant

Leonard I. Linkow Professor of Implant Dentistry Racquel Z. LeGeros, Associate Chair of the Department and Director of the Department's Calcium Phosphate Research Laboratory, has been awarded a five-year R01 grant from the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. The subject of Dr. Legeros's study is “Biomaterials (MZF-CaPs) for Osteoporosis Prevention, Therapy and Fracture Repair.”

Dr. Ricci Appointed Director of Master's Program

Associate Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics John L. Ricci has been named Director of the NYU Master's Program in Biomaterials Science. Before joining the faculty of the New York University College of Dentsity in 2002, Dr. Ricci conducted research at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.