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Dissertations from 2017

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Antifibrotic Effects of Vibratory Stimulation, Sooneon Bae

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Development of a Tissue Engineered Mitral Valve, Christopher Patrick deBorde

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Towards Computer Aided Management of Kidney Disease, Vipul Pai Raikar

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Towards Real-time Remote Processing of Laparoscopic Video, Zahra Ronaghi

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An Integrative Approach to Elucidating the Governing Mechanisms of Particles Movement under Dielectrophoretic and Other Electrokinetic Phenomena, Yu Zhao

Dissertations from 2016

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Computational Studies of Molecular Mechanisms Mediating Protein Adsorption on Material Surfaces, Tigran M. Abramyan

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Nutrient Related Mechanisms of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration, Sarah Elizabeth Cisewski

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Creation of a Pioneer-Neuron Axonal Pathfinding Model for Future Applications in Developmental Neurotoxicity Testing, Nicholas Robert Erdman

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Understanding the Transcriptional Landscape of Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) Cell Lines Using Next-Generation Sequencing Technology, RNA-seq, under Industrially Relevant Conditions, Yogender Kumar Gowtham

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Targeted Nano-Therapeutices for the Reversal of Calcification and ECM Degradation in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, Nasim Nosoudi

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Impact of Ionizing Radiation Dose and Dose Rate on Adipose Stem Cell Function, Matthew Connor Rusin

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Novel Chemical Crosslinking to Stabilize Extracellular Matrix for Bioprosthetic Heart Valve Materials to Resist Calcification and Structural Degradation, Hobey Tam

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Comprehensive Investigation into the Utility of Amnion Membrane Derived Stem Cells for Orthopedic Regenerative Medicine Applications, Natasha Topoluk

Dissertations from 2015

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Investigating into the Dynamics of Mammalian Cell Growth: Using In Vitro to Help Improve Therapies, Arthur Nathan Brodsky

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Design and Development of a Selectively Absorbable Multiphasic Hernia Mesh an In Vivo Performance as it Relates to Biocompatibility, Georgios T. Hilas

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Trilayer Tissue Engineered Heart Valves for Aortic Valve Replacement, Michael Paul Jaeggli

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Carbon Nanotube-Enzyme Conjugates for the Fabrication of Diagnostic Biosensors, Olukayode Adedamola Karunwi

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Hybrid Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering, Ho Joon Lee

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Development and Validation of a Novel In Vitro Model for the Assessment of Heterocellular Interactions Mediated by Connexin43, Emily Ongstad

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Mechanically- and Electrochemically- Induced Damage at Metal Interfaces of Joint Replacements and the Biological Consequences, Pooja Panigrahi

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CONTRA-COMPARTMENTAL JOINT MECHANICS IN UNICONDYLAR KNEE ARTHROPLASTY, Roy Rusly

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CAPILLARY CHANNEL POLYMER FIBER-BASED SCAFFOLDS FOR NEURAL REGENERATION, Atanu Sen

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Investigating Polymer based Scaffolds for Urinary Bladder Tissue Engineering, Srikanth Sivaraman

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Development and Fabrication of Novel Woven Meshes as Bone Graft Substitutes for Critical Sized Defects, Jordan Anthony Stowe Gilmore

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DEVELOPMENT, VALIDATION, AND APPLICATION OF ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR CHARACTERIZING ADSORBED PROTEIN ORIENTATION, CONFORMATION, AND BIOACTIVITY, Aby Thyparambil

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EFFECTS OF GROWTH FACTOR SUPPLEMENTATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ON HUMAN ADIPOSE-DERIVED STEM CELL DIFFERENTIATION TOWARDS UROTHELIAL LINEAGE, James Turner

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Biomechanical Characterization and Modeling of Human TMJ Disc, Gregory Wright

Dissertations from 2014

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Investigating the Effects of Biochemical and Biophysical Signals on Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Differentiation, Ruikai Chen

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Cardiovascular Tissue Engineered Constructs for Patients With Diabetes, James Chow

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MONTE CARLO MODELING BASED PATIENT DOSE OPTIMIZATION IN DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY, Wenjun He

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The Development and Characterization of Tannic Acid Cross-linked Collagen Scaffolds for the Prevention of Breast Cancer Recurrence in Lumpectomy Patients, Beau Inskeep

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MECHANISMS AND REVERSAL OF ELASTIN SPECIFIC MEDIAL ARTERIAL CALCIFICATION, Yang Lei

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Clinical, Kinematic, and Kinetic Analysis of Knee Arthrodesis in Support of the Design of a Novel Treatment Alternative, Eric Montgomery Lucas

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Development of an In Vitro Three-dimensional Breast Tissue Model to Decipher the Effects of Stromal Heterogeneity on Normal and Cancerous Mammary Epithelial Cells, Erin McCave

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The Effects of Applied Hydrostatic Pressure on Osteogenic Differentiation of Mouse Mesenchymal Stem Cells in an In Vitro 3D Culture, Brittany McGowan

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Towards Image-Guided Pediatric Atrial Septal Defect Repair, Fuad Mefleh

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The Potential of Exogenous Fatty Acids in Breast Tissue Engineering, Richard Thomas Pace

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Influence of Periostin on Bone Marrow-Derived Cell Contribution to Dermal Wound Repair, Suzanne Parks

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DEVELOPMENT OF A TRANSLATIONAL, TISSUE-ENGINEERED APPROACH TO REPLACEMENT OF MYOCARDIAL INFARCT SCAR TISSUE, Jason Schulte

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Development of a Transport System for Advancing Tissue Engineering and Cell Identification, Suzanne Mae Tabbaa

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TARGETED DELIVERY OF ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND ANTI-OXIDANT DRUGS FOR TREATMENT OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASES, Yun Xiang

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Effect of Patellar Component Thickness on Patellar Kinematics and Patellofemoral Joint Function Following Total Knee Replacement, Xin Xie

Dissertations from 2013

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SUSTAINED RELEASE OF ESTROGENS FROM PEGYLATED NANOPARTICLES FOR TREATMENT OF SECONDARY SPINAL CORD INJURY, John Barry

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Ion Channel-mediated Hydrostatic Pressure Mechanotransduction in Urothelial Cells, Kevin Champaigne

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BIOLOGICAL SCAFFOLDS FOR PERIPHERAL VASCULAR SURGERY, George Fercana

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Engineering a Biomimetic Structure for Human Long Bone Regeneration, Eleni Katsanevakis

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IMPLANTABLE BIOSENSORS FOR PHYSIOLOGIC STATUS MONITORING DURING HEMORRHAGE, Christian Kotanen

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Engineering Beta-Cell Spheroids for Type 1 Diabetes Treatment, Xiaoyan Liu

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Spatial Control of Magnetic Nanoparticles Integrated with Cellular Spheroids as Tissue Engineered Building Blocks, Brandon Mattix

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HIGHLY SENSITIVE FIBER-BASED DEVICES FOR GENE AND PROTEIN ANALYSIS, Victor Maximov

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Theranostic Nanoparticles for the Treatment of Cancer, Thomas Moore

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In Vitro Simulation of Pathological Bone Conditions to Predict Clinical Outcome of Bone Tissue Engineered Materials, Duong Nguyen

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A LOCALIZED CONTROLLED DELIVERY SYSTEM UTILIZING A BLOCK COPOLYMER TO IMPROVE THE CURRENT PARADIGM OF CHEMOTHERAPY, Jason Olbrich

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Vascular Nanomedicine: Site specific delivery of elastin stabilizing therapeutics to damaged arteries, Aditi Sinha

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IDENTIFICATION OF NOVEL GENES REGULATING ELASTIC FIBER FORMATION THROUGH EXPRESSION PROFILING ANALYSIS OF ELASTOGENIC MODELS, Erin Sproul

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BIOFABRICATION OF SCAFFOLDS FOR INTERVERTEBRAL DISC (IVD) TISSUE REGENERATION, Benjamin Whatley

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INTEGRATING BIOMECHANICS AND CELL PHYSIOLOGY TO UNDERSTANDING IVD NUTRITION AND CELL HOMEOSTASIS, Yongren Wu

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A NOVEL HYBRID HYDROGEL FOR SCAFFOLD-MEDIATED GENE DELIVERY, Jeremy Zhang

Dissertations from 2012

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SURFACE DAMAGE IN RETRIEVED TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT FEMORAL COMPONENTS, Estefania Alvarez

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QUANTITATIVE, SPATIAL IMAGING BASED MEASUREMENTS TO ASSESS CELLULAR HEALTH AND OXYGENATION IN A TISSUE ENGINEERED TEST SYSTEM, Erik Bland

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NANOPILLAR BASED ELECTROCHEMICAL BIOSENSOR FOR MONITORING MICROFLUIDIC BASED CELL CULTURE, Rajan Gangadharan

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BIOENGINEERING APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING TMJ PATHOBIOLOGY, Jonathan Kuo

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Assembly and Disassembly of Myofibrils in Dissociated Cardiomyocytes, Honghai Liu

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Investigating the Role of Mechanosensitive Ion Channels in Urothelial Cell Pressure Mechanotransduction, Shawn Olsen

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DEVELOP NOVEL FRAP TECHNIQUES FOR DETERMINING ANISOTROPIC SOLUTE DIFFUSION IN CARTILAGINOUS TISSUES, Changcheng Shi

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A Novel Haptic Simulator for Evaluating and Training Salient Force-Based Skills for Laparoscopic Surgery, Ravikiran Singapogu

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Induced Elastic Matrix Synthesis within 3-Dimensional Collagen Constructs, Lavanya Venkataraman

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Evaluation of a Bisphosphonate Enriched Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene for Enhanced Total Joint Replacement Bearing Surface Functionality, Cassandra Wright-walker

Dissertations from 2011

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Novel Nanofiber Structures and Advanced Tissue Engineering Applications, Vince Beachley

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Methods Development and Force Field Evaluation for Molecular Simulations of Iinteractions Between Structured Peptides and Functionalized Material Surfaces, Galen Collier

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Characterizing Mechanical Heterogeneity in Cardiovascular Cells, Sandra Deitch

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Electrical Coupling Between Micropatterned Cardiomyocytes and Stem Cells, Zhen Ma

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APPLICATION OF NANOTECHNOLOGY FOR TARGETED DELIVERY OF ANTIBACTERIAL ENZYMES AND FOR ENZYME-BASED COATINGS ON MEDICAL DEVICES AND IMPLANTS, Rohan Satishkumar

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ELECTROMECHANICS OF BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS STUDIED BY SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY, Gary Thompson

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INTERFACIAL FORCE FIELD PARAMETERIZATION USING THE DUAL FORCE FIELD CHARMM PROGRAM FOR THE ACCURATE SIMULATION OF PEPTIDE-SURFACE INTERACTION, Nadeem Vellore

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DEVELOPMENT OF A DYNAMIC IN VITRO MODEL OF A STENTED BLOOD VESSEL TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTS OF STENT STRUT MATERIAL SELECTION AND SURFACE COATING ON SMOOTH MUSCLE CELL RESPONSE, Bradley Winn

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COMPUTATIONAL APPROACHES TO UNDERSTAND PHENOTYPIC STRUCTURE AND CONSTITUTIVE MECHANICS RELATIONSHIPS OF SINGLE CELLS, Scott Wood

Dissertations from 2010

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DEVELOPMENT OF TISSUE ENGINEERED TEST SYSTEMS TO STUDY MAMMARY CELL INTERACTIONS IN VITRO, Cheryl Cass

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Characterization of anti-proteolytic and anti-proliferative activities of pentagalloylglucose; its potential application as a therapeutic agent in vascular diseases, Chaitra Cheluvaraju

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NOVEL VASCULAR GRAFTS BASED ON POLYPHENOL-STABILIZED ACELLULAR TISSUE SCAFFOLDS, Ting-hsien Chuang

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CELL-MEDIATED ELASTIC MATRIX REGENERATION TOWARD REGRESSION OF ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSMS, Carmen Gacchina

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Evaluation of Factors that Modulate Cellular Adipogenesis for Breast Tissue Engineering Strategies, Cheryl Gomillion

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THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MESENCHYMAL STEM CELL BASED BIPHASIC OSTEOCHONDRAL TISSUE ENGINEERED CONSTRUCT, Scott Maxson

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Modulated Properties of Fully Absorbable Bicomponent Meshes, Shawn Peniston

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OSTEOCLAST-MEDIATED CELL THERAPY AS AN ATTEMPT TO TREAT ELASTIN-SPECIFIC VASCULAR CALCIFICATION, Chartrisa Simpson

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PROBING THE MECHANISMS OF PLATELET ADHESION TO ADSORBED PLASMA PROTEINS, Balakrishnan Sivaraman

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Characterization and Evaluation of a Novel Tissue Engineered Aortic Heart Valve Construct, Mary Tedder

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DEVELOPMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL METHODS TO ASSESS ADSORPTION FREE ENERGY FOR PEPTIDE-SURFACE INTERACTIONS, Yang Wei

Dissertations from 2009

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HYDROGEL COMPOSITIONS FOR NONVIRAL GENE DELIVERY, Eunhee Cho

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COVALENT IMMOBILIZATION OF L1 NEURAL CELL ADHESION MOLECULE TO ACRYLATED TETRONIC® HYDROGELS FOR NEURAL REGENERATION, Rebecca Cribb

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Adsorption-Induced Changes in Enzyme Bioactivity Correlated with Adsorbed Protein Orientation and Conformation, Kenan Fears

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Creation of Defined Single Cell Resolution Neuronal Circuits on Microelectrode Arrays, Russell Pirlo

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CREATION OF BIOACTIVE SURFACES TO MODULATE CELL BEHAVIOR USING SURFACE INITIATED PHOTOINIFERTER-MEDIATED GRAFT PHOTOPOLYMERIZATION, Nihar Shah

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THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MESENCHYMAL STEM CELL BASED BONE GRAFT SYSTEM, Sarina Sinclair

Dissertations from 2008

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EFFECT OF CLINICALLY RELEVANT MECHANICAL FORCES ON SMOOTH MUSCLE CELL RESPONSE IN MODEL OF BALLOON ANGIOPLASTY, Kara Acampora

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THE SPACEFLIGHT ENVIRONMENT AND THE SKELETAL SYSTEM, Eric Bandstra

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HUMAN MICROVASCULATURE FABRICATION USING THERMAL INKJET PRINTING TECHNOLOGY, Xiaofeng Cui

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CHARACTERIZATION OF VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE CELL MECHANICAL AND FRICTIONAL PROPERTIES USING ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY, Jason Hemmer

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The development of hyaluronic acid biomaterials for vascular tissue engineering, Samir Ibrahim

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CUES FOR CELLULAR ASSEMBLY OF VASCULAR ELASTIN NETWORKS, Chandrasekhar Kothapalli