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Marshall biomedical engineering professor receives NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Nasim Nosoudi, an assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering in Marshall’s College of Engineering and Computer Sciences has been awarded the U.S. National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award in the amount $604,047.

The funds will be granted over the next five years and go toward her research project, “Exploring the Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cell to Chondrocytes After Electrospraying.”

According to the National Science Foundation (NSF), the CAREER award program “supports early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.”

Nosoudi has been at Marshall University since 2019. She received her Ph.D. in Bioengineering with focus on Nanomedicine from Clemson University. Her research interests include cell electrospinning and nanomedicine for cardiovascular diseases. Her teaching experience includes tissue engineering, nanomedicine, biomechanics and biotransport.

Nosoudi’s project chosen to receive the CAREER award explores a new method called cell electrospinning/electrospraying.

“We aim to understand how this technique affects cell development, specifically in guiding stem cells to become cartilage cells, by investigating the molecular mechanisms involved and the impact on gene expression,” she said. “Our goal is to pave the way for future applications of electrospraying in directing cell differentiation, potentially aiding treatments like Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation.”

“This is the first NSF CAREER award received by anyone in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences in its history, and represents a significant achievement for Dr. Nosoudi and for the college,” said Dr. David Dampier, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences at Marshall. “The NSF CAREER award is a significant milestone in the career of a faculty member. Only tenure track faculty are eligible for the CAREER award, and a very small percentage of those that apply win this prestigious award. We are very proud of Dr. Nosoudi and look forward to the successful execution of her award over the next five years.”

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