Biomedical engineering researcher wins young investigator award

Minh Khanh Nguyen, postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, received the 2013 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Young Investigator Award.

This award is one of the highest honors a postdoctoral researcher can receive in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Nguyen is one of two recipients of this year’s award. He received $2,500 and will present on his research, which focuses on injectable hydrogels for therapeutics delivery and tissue regeneration, at the TERMIS annual event.

Nguyen works in the lab of Eben Alsberg, associate professor of biomedical engineering. He is the second recipient of the award from Alsberg’s in the last three years; in 2011, Melissa Krebs received the award.