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A photograph of a Pan Chang knot hanging in BME Professor Peter Ma's laboratory.

A Pan Chang knot hangs in BME Professor Peter Ma’s lab in the Dental School Building in Ann Arbor, MI. The knot is part of traditional Chinese folk art known as knotting, with this specific one being one of eight Buddhist treaters (or auspicious symbols). A large portion of Ma’s group are Chinese Graduate students who completed their undergrad degrees at Chinese universities previously. Photo: Joseph Xu/Michigan Engineering Senior Producer, University of Michigan