Dr. Ramaswamy was selected as the USA collaborator of an awarded, FP7-IRSES HEPTAG EXCHANGE Program grant. The main purpose of the HEPTAG EXCHANGE is to enable the development of biomarker-functionalized vehicles through project owners’ and researchers’ networking, information exchange and technology transfer. The project is funded within the 7th Framework Program of the Directory General Research of the European Commission under number FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES-295218. This exchange programme comprises 50 person-months, over four years from 2012 to 2015.
FP7-HEPTAG EXCHANGE Program consists of a consortium of four universities:
1. Sichuan University, China
2. University of Navarra , Spain (Universidad de Navarra, España)
3. Florida International University (FIU), USA
4. University of Wolverhampton, UK
Dr. Ramaswamy is directing the research activities from the FIU side, primarily focused on super paramagnetic iron oxide labeling of
cells for targeted cell therapy of liver cancer. The project title is: Targeted delivery for liver cancer treatment (Heptag exchange). The
project PI is Dr. James Z. Tang from the University of Wolverhampton. The project funding is €105,000.


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December 21st, 2020

Asad Mirza awarded 10K from the Koerner Family Foundation

Congratulationsto Asad, for winning a $10K PhD supplemental stipend award from the Koerner Family Foundation.

December 15th, 2020

Amanda Barreto wins first prize at MARC Ustar competition

Congrats to Amanda Barreto who won first prize at MARC Ustar competition, Fall 2020.

December 15th, 2020

Manuel Perez completes PhD qualifying

Congrats to Manuel Perez who passed the BME PhD Qualifying Exam!

December 11th, 2020

Marcos Gonzalez “Best graduating Undergraduate student”

Congrats to Marcos Gonzalez best graduating undergraduate student from BME for Fall 2020.

December 2nd, 2020

PhD Graduation – Brittany Gonzalez

Congrats to Brittany who graduated with her PhD! She will be joining the CV-PEUTICS lab as a post-doctoral associate starting […]

November 11th, 2020

Brittany’s abstract published in the journal CIRCULATION

Brittany presented her 1st author abstract at the AHA scientific sessions 2020 virtual meeting. The abstract was published in the […]

October 11th, 2020

BMES Meeting 2020

The CV-PEUTICS Lab presented 3 abstracts at the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Fall virtual Meeting (BMES), October 14th -17th, 2020.

August 3rd, 2020

Dr. Ramaswamy selected as AWED Faculty Fellow

Dr. Ramaswamy was selected by the Advancement of Women, Equity and Diversity (AWED) office as an AWED Faculty Fellow for […]

June 26th, 2020

Dr. Ramaswamy awarded an NSF grant

Dr. Ramaswamy was awarded an National Science Foundation (NSF) grant as principal investigator (PI) as part of NSF’s Partnerships for […]

June 20th, 2020

2020 SB3 Conference

The CV-PEUTICS Lab presented 3 abstracts at the 2020 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference (SB3C).