Aarti defends!

A big congratulations to Dr. Aarti Urs for passing her defense!

Evan prelims

Evan Gates passes his prelim examination. Nice work!

Upcoming BMES Conference

Dr. Matt Berginski, Katy Rothenberg, and Andy LaCroix are invited to give talks at this year's BMES Conference in Minneapolis!

Eno river shenanigans

Members of the Hoffman and Truskey lab organize a fun and relaxing tubing trip down the Eno River in Durham, NC!  See pictures in the gallery.

Invited talk

Dr. Hoffman gives an invited talk at UNC for the undergraduate biophysics program.

Gordon conference

Dr. Hoffman and Katy Rothenberg attend the Signaling by Adhesion Receptors Gordon Conference in Maine.

Best Research Talk

Andy LaCroix wins "Best Research Talk" at the BME retreat in Wrightsville Beach, NC.  Way to go, Andy!

BME Retreat

Katy, Andy, and Evan attend the annual BME retreat in Wrightsville Beach, NC and enjoy some great weather and intellectual discussion!

REU student

The Hoffman Lab brings an REU student onboard for the summer.  Welcome, Juilee!

Triangle Soft Matter Workshop

Dr. Hoffman gives an invited talked at the 8th Annual Triangle Soft Matter Workshop hosted by Duke University.

Searle meeting

Dr. Hoffman travels to Chicago for his final Searle Scholars Meeting.

Teaching award

Dr. Hoffman is awarded the Klein Family Distinguished Teaching Award by the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke.  Way to go!  See a full list here:

Invited talk

Dr. Hoffman travels to the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for an invited talk.

Invited talk

Dr. Hoffman gives a talk at the UNC School of Dentistry.

Seminar series

Dr. Hoffman visits the Mechanical Engineering Department at Johns Hopkins University to present “Visualizing Molecular Forces Across Specific Proteins in Living Cells”.

BMES CMBE Conference

Dr. Hoffman attends the Biomedical Engineering Society's Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) conference in New Orleans and serves as moderator for the "Micro-scale technologies for tissue engineering" session.

Duke Research Blog

Dr. Hoffman has been featured in the Duke Research Blog! Read about it here:

ASCB Annual Conference

Dr. Hoffman and Aarti Urs attended the annual meeting of the American Society of Cell Biology in San Diego, and both presented posters. Way to go, Hoffman Lab!


Andy LaCroix successfully passes his preliminary examination.  Great job, Andy!


The Hoffman Lab attended the BMES Annual Conference in Tampa, FL! Andy, Evan, and Katy presented great posters! Dr. Hoffman gave a talk as part of his Young Innovator award.

Triangle Cytoskeleton Meeting

The Hoffman Lab attends the Triangle Cytoskeleton Meeting, sponsored by the American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB), at the Haw River Ballroom. Matt Berginski gave a fantastic talk! Andy LaCroix, Evan Gates, Aarti Urs, and Katy Rothenberg presented posters on their research. Great job everyone!

Dr. Hoffman wins award!

Dr. Hoffman has been named a 2015 Cell and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) Young Innovator! See more under News.


Article Alert!

Congratulations to Katheryn Rothenberg! Yesterday, she completed her Preliminary Exam and today her article in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering was published. Way to go! See the article under Publications.

Kasie joins CBTE!

Kasie Collins has been appointed as a Pre-doctoral Fellow in the Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering (CBTE).  Way to go, Kasie!!

BEPSA Election Results

Katy Rothenberg is elected to the 2015-2016 executive board for the Biomedical Engineering Phd Student Association (BEPSA).  She will be Chair of the Resource Committee.  Nice job, Katy!