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CTE student Rebekah Less receives DOD SMART Fellowship

Posted on July 29th, 2014

Rebekah Less a first-year Ph.D. student in the Virginia Tech — Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, has been awarded a Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) graduate fellowship from the Department of Defense. Less was selected for the fellowship based on her work in integrating liver and gastrointestinal tissues. Working closely with her advisor, Padma Rajagopalan, an associate professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science’s Center for Systems Biology of Engineered Tissues, Less aims to provide fundamental insights into drug metabolism that will lead to comprehensive information on drug-tissue interactions.