RMS Abercrombie Meeting

Dr. Hoffman travels to England for the RMS's Abercrombie Meeting.

Aaron joins!

Undergraduate student Aaron Therein joins the lab. Welcome!

REU Award

Juliee Malavade is selected as the best presenter at the Research Triangle MRSEC Symposium. Congratulations, Juilee!

Ishaan Joins

Ishaan Puranam joins the lab as a PhD student!

New graduate student

Arnold Tao joins the Hoffman Lab. Welcome, Arnold!

New Member

The Hoffman Lab welcomes Alec Koss, a Duke undergraduate studying biophysics. Welcome, Alec!

Returning Member

Juilee Malavade returns to Duke for another summer REU stint. Welcome, Juilee!

BME Retreat

The Hoffman Lab travels to Wrightsville Beach, NC for the annual Duke BME Retreat!

Graduation 2017

Aarti Urs returned to campus for graduation. Congratulations, Dr. Urs!

Dr. Aarti Urs and Dr. Brent Hoffman during graduation

Alumnus news

Hoffman Lab alumnus Shane Neibart has received a full tuition Chancellor's Scholarship to attend Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers University. Congratulations and good luck, Shane!!

Kewaunee Poster Award

Katy Rothenberg won the 2017 Kewaunee Poster Session Senior Graduate Award. Congratulations, Katy!

Faculty Scholar

Another round of congratulations to undergraduate student Karen Xu! She garnered an honorable mention for Faculty Scholar awards.

Invited talk

Dr. Hoffman travels to Drexel University to give an invited talk to their Cell Biology Department.

Invited talk

Dr. Hoffman gives an invited talk to the Cell Biology Department at the University of Pittsburgh.

Karen Xu named Goldwater Scholar!

Karen Xu has been named a Goldwater Scholar! Read more here. Congratulations, Karen!!

BMES CMBE Conference

The Hoffman Lab attended the annual Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering conference in Hawaii. Dr. Hoffman served as Immuno-engineering and Mechano-microenvironment Disease Session Chair, and Andy LaCroix and Katy Rothenberg gave talks on their research projects. Way to go!

CMBE Conference

Andy LaCroix and Katy Rothenberg won travels awards for the CBME conference. Great job!


The Duke Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) hosted its inaugural conference on campus. Dr. Hoffman gave a lecture as part of the Biomechanics section. Andy LaCroix and Karen Xu presented posters on their research. Way to go lab!


Kasie Collins attends the 18th annual conference of the North Carolina Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society (NCTERMS). She presented a poster, which placed first in the poster contest. Congratulations, Kasie!

Allen Institute Workshop

Dr. Hoffman gives an invited talked at the Cell Organization & Behavior at Multiple Scales Workshop hosted by the Allen Institute in Seattle, WA.

CellMatrix Meeting

Dr. Hoffman attends the International Conference on New Advances in Probing Cell-Extracellular Matrix Interactions (CellMatrix) held in Berlin, Germany.

BMES Annual Meeting

The Hoffman Lab attends the BMES Meeting in Minneapolis, MN! Dr. Hoffman and Andy LaCroix gave talks. And Andy and Karen Xu had posters.  It was a good time!

Cardiac MEC

Dr. Hoffman attends the 7th International Workshop on Cardiac Mechano-Electric Coupling and Arrhythmias hosted by the Institute for Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine in Freiburg, Germany.

Triangle Cytoskeleton Meeting

The Hoffman Lab attends the Triangle Cytoskeleton Meeting, an ASCB local meeting in Saxapahaw, NC.  Dr. Hoffman gives an invited talk, and several lab members present posters.  Way to go!

Kasie enters DICOTS

Kasie Collins is accepted into DIscovering Career Options in Translational Science (DICOTS), a program that connects the graduate and medical campuses at Duke University through unique netoworking opportunities.  Way to go, Kasie!