Brittany Taylor, Ph.D.

Brittany Taylor, Ph.D.

1275 Center Drive,
Biomedical Sciences Building,
Gainesville, FL 32610

Assistant Professor

Musculoskeletal tissue engineering, bioactive biomaterials, tendon injury and repair


Education:

B.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia, 2010
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, 2016

 

 


Research Summary:

Brittany Taylor, Ph.D., is currently a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the McKay Orthopaedic Surgery Research Laboratory, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where her research focuses on the development of a drug release delivery system as a therapeutic for rotator cuff tendinopathy and investigating the role of collagen type V on tendon healing and homeostasis.

Taylor received her B.S. in biomedical engineering from the University of Virginia in 2010 and her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Rutgers University in 2016. As a graduate student, she was an NIH T32 Biotechnology Training Fellow and NSF Graduate Stem Fellow in K-12 Education (GK-12). She is an author on numerous peer-reviewed journal and patent review articles, three book chapters, and a co-inventor on two patents. Taylor is also a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program Fellow and the PI of a grant to investigate extracellular vesicles as a therapeutic and diagnostic for diseased and injured musculoskeletal tissues. Taylor has been recognized for her scientific achievements throughout her career. She has received awards such as the Rising Star on the list of Top 100 Inspiring Black Scientists in America, Associate Fellow to the Ernest E. Just Postgraduate program, MIT Rising Star in Biomedical Science Award, Orthopaedic Research Society Tendon Section Trainee Award, Mid-Atlantic PREP/IMSD Research Symposium (MARPS) Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Biomedical Engineering Society Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (BMES-CMBE) Student Award. Her research will focus on tailored cell-free strategies to complement and improve the native musculoskeletal tissue regenerative and reparative processes.

Honors and Awards:

  • MIT Rising Star in Biomedical Science
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program Award
  • Orthopaedic Research Society Tendon Section Conference Trainee Travel Grant Award
  • Mid-Atlantic PREP/IMSD Research Symposium (MAPRS) Distinguished Alumni Award, 2018
  • Mack Technology Fellow (Penn Wharton School of Business Entrepreneurship Program)
  • University of Pennsylvania Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Biomedical Engineering Society Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Student Fellow
  • NIH T32 Biotechnology Training Predoctoral Fellow (T32 GM8339)
  • NSF Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Fellow

Selected Publications:

Taylor, BL., Kim DH., Huegel J., Burkholder S., Weiss S., Nuss C., Raja H., Soslowsky J., Mauck RL, Kuntz AF, Bernstein J. Localized Delivery of Ibuprofen via a Bilayer Delivery System (BiLDS) for Supraspinatus Tendon Healing in a Rat Model. Journal of Orthopaedic Research (recently submitted)

Taylor, B.L., Perez, I., Ciprano, J., Freeman, O., Goldstein, A., Freeman, J.W. Three-Dimensional Porous Trabecular Scaffold Exhibits Osteoconductive Behaviors in Vitro. Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine. DOI: 10.1007/s40883-018-0084-9 (recently accepted)

Taylor, B.L., Indano, S., Yankannah, Y., Patel, P., Perez, I., Freeman, J.W. Decellularized Cortical Bone Scaffold Promotes Organized Neovascularization In Vivo. Tissue Engineering, Part A. 25(13-14):p. 964-977 (2019) (doi: 10.1089/ten.tea.2018.0225)

Patel, P., Buckley, C., Taylor, B.L., Sahyoun, C., Patel, S., Mont, A., Mai, L., Patel, S., Freeman, J.W. Mechanical and Biological Evaluation of a Hydroxyapatite-Reinforced Scaffold for Bone Regeneration.Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A. 107A: p. 732-741 (2018)

Taylor, B.L., Cheema, A., Soslowsky, L. Tendon Pathology in Hypercholesterolemia and Familial Hypercholesterolemia. Current Rheumatology Reports. 19 (76): p. 1-6 (2017)

Taylor, B.L., Limaye, A.N., Yarborough, J.A., Freeman, J.W. Investigating Various Processing Techniques for a Bovine Gelatin Scaffold for Bone Tissue Regeneration. Journal for Biomedical Research: Part B. 105(5): p. 1131-1140 (2016)

Taylor, B. *, Andric, T. *, Degen, K., Whittington, A., Freeman, J. Fabrication and Characterization of Three Dimensional Electrospun Cortical Bone Scaffolds. Nanomat. Environ. 2: p. 13-21 (2014) (*Equal contribution)

Gupta, A., Main, B.J, Taylor, B.L., Gupta, M., Whitworth, C.A., Cady, C., Freeman, J., El-Amin III, S.F. Invitro Evaluation of Three-Dimensional Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Composites for Bone Tissue Engineering. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. 102(11): 4118-4126 (2014)

Andric, T., Taylor. B., Whittington, A., Freeman, J. Fabrication and Characterization of Three-Dimensional Electrospun Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering. Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine. 1(1): 32-41 (2012)

Andric, T., Wright, L.D., Taylor, B.L., Freeman, J.W. Fabrication and Characterization of Threedimensional

Electrospun Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. 100(8): p. 2097-2105 (2012)