Chelsea Gregg won a reviewer's choice award at the 2014 BMES Annual Meeting
Chelsea Gregg, a 4th year Ph.D. candidate in the Butcher lab, won a reviewer's choice award at the 2014 BMES annual meeting in San Antonio, TX The Review's Choice Award is given to individuals by the appointed reviewer for each research category and subtrack for an outstanding abstract and/or presentation at the conference.
Chelsea's poster "Gold Nanoparticles as Exogenous Soft Tissue Contrast for Live in Vivo MicroCT Imaging of Avian Morphogenesis" demonstrates the efficacy of gold nanoparticle based contrast agents for use in live in vivo microCT imaging of avian morphogenesis. Her work consists of characterizing the soft tissue contrast enhancement through a single intravenous injection of 10% blood volume of particles. She found that gold nanoparticles are a non-toxic exogenous soft tissue contrast that produces tissue attenuation for up to 9 hours post injection, monitoring the contrast enhancement in the heart, dorsal aorta, head, limb, and allantois and modeled the contrast degradation in all organs considered, identifying organ specific contrast degradation.