Research Area: Biomaterials & Regenerative Medicine

Ana Maria Porras, Ph.D.

Research Summary: Ana Maria Porras, Ph.D., is currently a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University, where her research focuses on developing in vivo and in vitro models of disease to study host-microbe interactions in the… Read More

Brittany Taylor, Ph.D.

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… Read More

Vinata Vedam-Mai, Ph.D.

Vinata Vedam-Mai, Ph.D

Vinata Vedam-Mai, M.Sc, Ph.D is a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Neurology. She received her doctorate degree from the University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Dr. Vedam-Mai’s research focuses on the study of the effect of electrical stimulation (such… Read More

Kyle D. Allen, Ph.D.

Kyle Allen, PhD

Research Summary: Dr. Allen’s research seeks to improve the evaluation of preclinical osteoarthritis models and improve the preclinical-to-clinical translation of emerging diagnostics and therapeutics for joint diseases.  Within this goal, Dr. Allen’s lab is currently developing new behavioral assays that… Read More

Walter Lee Murfee, Ph.D.

Walter Lee Murfee, Ph.D.

Research Summary Dr. Murfee’s research is focused on making scientific discoveries and developing new bioengineering approaches for connecting tissue level function to integrated cellular dynamics. Specifically, his laboratory applies in vivo, in vitro, and computational approaches to investigate the vascular… Read More

Benjamin G. Keselowsky, Ph.D.

Research Summary: Dr. Keselowsky’s research focuses on engineering biomaterial cell interactions, and targeted controlled release of immune modulating factors to direct immune cell function. Biomaterials undergo complex interactions with cells of the immune system upon implantation. These interactions are incompletely… Read More

Blanka Sharma, Ph.D.

Blanca Sharma

Research Summary: Dr. Sharma’s research program investigates fundamental material-cell interactions at multiple length scales to guide the development of targeted drug and cell delivery systems for applications in both regenerative medicine and cancer. At this intersection lies the dysfunctional inflammatory… Read More

Cherie Stabler, Ph.D.

Cherie Stabler

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;… Read More

Gregory Hudalla, Ph.D.

Research Summary: Dr. Hudalla’s research creates functional biomaterials for therapeutic or diagnostic applications via molecular self-assembly. The Hudalla laboratory develops synthetic peptides that can assemble into a desired nano-scale architecture, and then uses these peptides as “tags” to organize biologically… Read More

Peter McFetridge, Ph.D.

Peter McFetridge

Research Summary: Dr. McFetridge’s primary research objective is to engineer viable ‘living’ tissue and organs for the repair and regeneration of diseased tissues. His groups research encompasses angiogenesis and arterial regeneration, articular cartilage development as well as effects on primary and… Read More