Two Undergraduate Students Graduate

12 May 2024

Edwin Yu

Our two seniors at Duke, Edwin Yu and Lucas Ramirez, had their commencement ceremony this weekend and are now graduates!

We are proud of their accomplishments so far and wish them success as they move on and join the workforce.


Claudia Wong and Parker Esswein are Awarded the 2024 NSF GRFP

12 April 2024

Second year PhD Student Claudia and first year PhD student Parker were both announced as recipients of the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Big congrats to these two - we are so proud of this accomplishment for them!

Claudia Wong.   

Emily Warren is Awarded 2024 NDSEG Fellowship

22 March 2024

Second year PhD Student Emily was awarded the 2024 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship! Wishing her a huge congratulations on this big accomplishment!!


YingYu Lin successfully defends her thesis

14 February 2024


Huge congratulations to the new Dr. Lin on passing her thesis defense!!!! We are very proud of YingYu on this well-deserved accomplishment and milestone.


Gerecht Lab Attends NASA HRP IWS

13 February 2024

Danielle and Marcos attended the NASA Human Research Program Investigators' Workshop in Galveston, Texas, where Danielle presented a poster on our work with radiation effects on vasculature.

Haohao Liu Joins the lab

5 February 2024

We are happy to have Haohao Liu join the lab as a new Master's Student!

Nicole Hanson Joins the lab

9 January 2023

Nicole Hanson, a graduate of UW-Madison in Biomedical Engineering, is joining our lab as a new Master's student! Warm welcome to Nicole!

Ya Guan is awarded AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship

22 December 2023

Postdoc Ya Guan was awarded the prestigious American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship!! Woohoo congrats!!

Gerecht Lab 2023 Holiday Dinner

8 December 2023

We got the whole lab together for a dinner outing to wrap up 2023!

Complete with wonderful ambience and conversation (and bit of a competitive gift exchange)!

Gerecht Lab Attends BMES 2023

14 October 2023

Our PhD students, Dimitris, Taylor, and Danielle, presented posters and postdoctoral fellow, Dafu, gave an oral presentation at the BMES Annual Meeting this year in Seattle. They had a great time catching up with colleagues and learning about exciting new research in our field!


Connor Joins our lab

Connor Amelung10 October 2023

We are happy to welcome 3rd year PhD Student, Connor Amelung, to the lab! Connor graduated from the University of Virginia in 2020 with degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Psychology, and we are excited to have him continue his studies in our lab.

Welcome to our new PhD students

28 August 2023

We are happy to have three new PhD students join the lab as the Fall 2023 semester begins at Duke this week! Marcos Negrete (middle) and Katherine Tang (right) are transitioning to start as PhD students after previously working as research associates in our lab, and Parker Esswein (left) joins us after graduating from University of Wisconsin-Madison earlier this year.

Katherine Tang

Taylor graduates with her Master’s degree

Taylor graduates with her Master's degree

13 May 2023

We're so proud of Taylor, one of our PhD candidates, for receiving her Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering!! A big milestone!

Jiyeon Receives DRC Postdoctoral Award

Jiyeon Receives DRC Postdoctoral Award

21 April 2023

Dr. Jiyeon Song, a postdoctoral fellow in our lab, is the recipient of the Duke Regeneration Center Postdoctoral Research Award to Accelerate Career Independence! We are very proud, congrats Jiyeon!

Katherine Awarded 2023 NSF GRFP

Katherine Awarded 2023 NSF GRFP

30 March 2023

Incoming PhD student Katherine Tang was awarded the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program! Huge congrats to Katherine!!

Gerecht Lab Attends BMES 2022

Gerecht Lab Members at BMES 2022

14 October 2022

The Gerecht Lab attends BMES 2022! We had a great time sharing and learning about all of the amazing work being done. We had our five eldest graduate students, Danielle, Dimitris, Taylor, Travis, and YingYu, present their research!

Eugenia’s Hooding Ceremony

Eugenia's Hooding/Graduation Ceremony

19 May 2022

Congratulations to Eugenia! We are so proud of her, and it is amazing to get to celebrate her and her hard work with the hooding!

NSF GRFP Awardees

Danielle and Taylor Posing in front of Duke Chapel

4 April 2022

Congratulations to Danielle Yarbrough and Taylor Chavez for earning the NSF GRFP 2022!

Eugenia Defends Her Thesis

Eugenia's Headshot

1 February 2022

Congratulations to Eugenia Volkova for successfully defending her thesis, titled "Examining the role of ECM physical properties in sarcoma and pulmonary hypertension"

The Gerecht Lab Arrives at Duke University

1 January 2022

The Gerecht Lab proudly joins the Duke University BME community within the brand-new Wilkinson Building.