The inaugural Tissue Microenvironment (TiMe) Training Program Symposium, held on Monday, May 15, 2017, was a great success. Each of the TiMe students presented a summary of their research projects, followed by presentations from members of the External Advisory Board: Dr. David Beebe (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Dr. Peter So (MIT), and Dr. Bruce Wheeler (UCSD), and faculty preceptor Kris Kilian (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).
We would like to thank all those who participated in the TiMe Poster Competition and congratulate the winners: Grand Prize: Sixian You; Runners-up: Shachi Mittal and Joanne Li. We also thank our primary sponsors: NIH T32 Award T32EB019944, the Cancer Community at Illinois, and the Beckman Institute for making the event a success. Additional thanks goes to the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Initiative (IHSI), College of Engineering, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.