Platt Lab Mission:

To fuse engineering, cell biology, and physiology to understand how cells sense, respond, and remodel their immediate mechanical and biochemical environments for repair and regeneration in health and disease, then to translate that knowledge to clinics domestically and internationally to address global health disparities.

Dr. Platt Biomedical Engineering Society Diversity Award Lecture at BMES 2017


"Danger of Acting Now" - Plenary Lecture at BMES 2017 Phoenix

Dr. Platt’s lecture will address the fear of waiting for the perfect time to be impactful in diversity and inclusion. As a member of an underrepresented group, the opportunity for impact is magnified, as is the visibility, responsibility, perceived consequences of failure, and ultimately, the perceived danger of acting now. Dr. Platt discusses the power and the payoff of being unapologetic about identity, and being intentional in diversifying the workforce. Now. Not waiting until it is safe. Video of the plenary lecture can be viewed HERE

Introducing Dr. Meghan Ferrall-Fairbanks!


Meghan Ferrall-Fairbanks has successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation Effects of Cathepsin Proteolytic Network Dynamics on Extracellular Matrix Degradation in Biological Machines and Invasive Disease. Meghan will be starting a postdoctoral fellowship at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL this August. We will miss her!!

Project ENGAGES Summer Celebration


Project ENGAGES held its summer 2017 celebration with cohort 5, and the winners for the oral and poster presentation winners are depicted with Project ENGAGES leadership.

Oral prize winners include Jasmine May, Marsha McCray, and Kaiya Mitchell.
Poster Winners include Ayanna Prather, Percie Thompson, and Christian Garrett.
Grand Prize winner was Clinton Smith.

Congrats to All!
Awards sponsored by Mercedes Benz USA. Pictured left to right: Manu Platt, Robert Nerem, Lakeita Servance, MBUSA rep, Clinton Smith, Jasmine May, Kaiya Mitchell, Ayanna Prather, Percie Thompson, Zaria Hardnett, Marsha Mcray, Christian Gardnett, Kevin Caravati, Tamika Curry-Smith, and Ilan Stern.