Cherie Stabler, Ph.D.

Cherie Stabler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Associate Chair for Graduate Studies
Primary Faculty
Topics: 
Biomaterials, controlled release, regenerative medicine & diabetes
Address: 
1275 Center Drive, Biomedical Sciences Building J385, Gainesville, FL 32611
Office Phone: 
(352) 273-9327
Office Fax: 
(352) 273-9221
Education: 
B.S., Chemical Engineering, The Florida State University and Florida A&M University, 1998
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, The Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University, 2004

Research Summary:

Dr. Stabler’s research centers on engineering translational biomaterial platforms for cell-based therapies, particularly Type 1 diabetes. Specifically, her research seeks to develop bioactive materials capable of: protecting cells from immunological attack; providing 3-D support of the transplanted cells; presenting cues for guiding positive host cell remodeling; and releasing therapeutic agents. Through the fabrication of novel biomaterials capable of actively interfacing with the host, she seeks to optimize the graft environment to favor the long-term survival and function of the implanted cells.

Honors and Awards:

  • Bioengineering, Technology, and Surgical Sciences Study Section, NIH Center for Scientific Review, 2016
  • University of Miami, College of Engineering, Johnson A. Edosomwan Researcher of the Year, 2011
  • University of Miami, College of Engineering, Eliahu I. Jury Early Career Research Award, 2009
  • National Institutes of Health NIDDK Type 1 Diabetes Pathfinder Award, 2008
  • Most-Cited Article of the Year, Bioconjugate Chemistry (American Chemical Society), 2006
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2005
  • NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Declined in lieu of JDRF Fellowship), 2005

Selected Publications:

Google Scholar Citations Link

Weaver, JD, and Stabler, CL, Antioxidant Cerium Oxide Nanoparticle Hydrogels for Cellular Encapsulation, Acta Biomaterialia, Apr; 16, pp 136-44 (2015)

Rengifo, HR, Giraldo, JA, Labrada, I,  and Stabler, CL, Long-term Survival of Allograft Murine Islets Coated via Covalently Stabilized Polymers, Advanced Healthcare Materials, 3 (7), pp 1061-70 (2014).

Gattás-Asfura, KM, and Stabler, CL, Bioorthogonal Layer-by-layer Encapsulation of Pancreatic Islets via Hyperbranched Polymers, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 5 (20), pp 9964–9974 (2013)

Brady, A-C, Martino, MM, Pedraza, E, Sukert, S, Pileggi, A, Ricordi, C, Hubbell, JA, and Stabler, CL, Modulated Release of Pro-Angiogenic Factors within Macroporous Scaffolds Enhances Islet Engraftment in an Extrahepatic Site, Tissue Engineering, 19 (23-24), pp. 2544-52, (2013).

Pedraza, E. , Coronel, MM, Fraker, CA, Ricordi, C, and Stabler, CL, Preventing hypoxia-induced cell death in beta cells and islets via hydrolytically activated, oxygen-generating biomaterials, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(11) pp. 4245-50 (2012).