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Theses from 2017

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Evaluating Stem Cell Response to a Spider Silk Scaffold, Katherine Lee Hafner

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Novel device for improved diagnosis and monitoring of rotator cuff injury, Brittany Nicole Hall

Theses from 2016

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Controlling Thermal Gelation Properties of Novel Tetronic® Hydrogel-Based Tissue Adhesive, Martin Fernando Alejos

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Characterization of Smooth Muscle Cells and Urothelial Cells Differentiated from Human Adipose Derived Stem Cells for Seeding a Bladder Tissue Biomimetic Patch, Caitlyn Ambrose

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Glenoid Baseplate Micromotion in Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty, Jennifer Kristin Anderson

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Cell Source Optimization for Cardiac Tissue Engineering, Joshua Biggs

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Proof of Concept for a Urine-Based Method for Monitoring Blood Phenylalanine for Patients with PKU, Alexandra Cholewczynski

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Development of Low-Cost Impedimetric Biosensors for Clinical Diagnostics and Water Testing, Andrew Lehron Cobb

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Fabrication and Characterization of Heparin-Immobilized Electrospun Nanofibers for Vascular Suture Applications, Michael J. DiBalsi

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Characterization of Particulate in Vacuum Casting for Long Term Space Flight, Devin Elizabeth Gibson

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In Vitro Studies of Heparin-Coated Magnetic Nanoparticles for Potential Use in the Treatment of Neointimal Hyperplasia, Andrew Hargett

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Design and Manufacture of a Biodegradable Ureteral Stent, James Hyde

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Tannic Acid Crosslinked Collagen Type I for Prevention of Local HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Recurrence, Lauren Gayle Jordan

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Cellular Interactions Underlying Vascular Calcification in Diabetes, Lisa Ann Larrew

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Development of a Tissue-Mimicking Brain Phantom for Neurosurgical Pre-Operative Planning and Training, Miriam Navarro Lozoya

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Electrophysiological Characterization of Cardiac Cells Differentiated from Embryonic, Induced Pluripotent and Adipose-Derived Stem Cells for Translational Tissue Engineering Applications, Robert Marti

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The Development of a Biomimetic Patch for Annulus Fibrosus Repair, Rachel Michelle McGuire

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Simulating Burial Settings: Laboratory-Scale Forensic Bioreactor, VeeAnder Sheldonia Mealing

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Immunomodulatory Effects of Human Adipose Derived Stem Cells on Human Macrophages in Diabetic Environment, Maria Margarita Portilla

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An Investigation Into The Effects Of Low-Dose Gamma Radiation On Porcine Digital Flexor Tendons, Megan Keira Robson

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The Cellular and Molecular Characterization of Essential Hypertension Using Innovative Pathology Models, Joshua T. Rodriguez

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Design and Initial Verification of a Novel Total Knee Replacement that Incorporates Synthetic Ligaments to Influence Knee Stability, Michael David Stokes

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Fabrication and Characterization of a Novel Porous Polymer Microsphere - Hydrogel Composite for Cell Therapy, Prathik Thulluri

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Proof of Concept Studies for Point of Care Rotator Cuff Tissue Engineering, Alison Welch

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Endothelialization and In Vitro Characterization of a Small Diameter Tissue Engineered Vascular Graft for Patients with Diabetes, Eric Brandon Wright

Theses from 2015

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Characterization of a Multi-Laminate Angle-Ply AF Patch for Annulus Fibrosus Repair, Ryan Borem

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PHYSICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF SURGICAL MESH AFTER FUNCTION IN HERNIA REPAIR, Erin McClure Casey

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Influence of low shear and cyclic strain on hyperglycemic rat aortic smooth muscle cells: An In Vitro dynamic disease model, Varun Chawla

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DECELLULARIZED BOVINE NUCLEUS PULPOSUS AS A BIOMIMETIC SCAFFOLD FOR INTERVERTEBRAL DISC REGENERATION, Christopher Fernandez

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Endothelialization Using Protein Substrates and Hydrogels for Aortic Valve Applications, Elizabeth A. Fontaine

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Bioprinting as a Tool to Evaluate Interactions of Cancerous and Noncancerous Cells, Holly Jordan

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Micro and Molecular Phase Modulation for Long-Lasting Absorbable, Compliant Polymers for Orthopedic Applications, John Aaron Lilley

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Analyzing User Acceptance of Mobile Technology in Clinical Settings through Point-of-Care Mobile Applications, Leanne Elizabeth Loper

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Magnetic Nanoparticles in the Prevention of Neointimal Hyperplasia, Elliott Mappus

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PRIMARY FLEXION AXIS SELECTION IN TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENTS USING COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS, Nicholas Marais

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Evaluation of Isokinetic Single-Leg Cycling as a Rehabilitation Exercise Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Surgery, Jessica Myers

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Analysis of Citrate Content in Bone Using High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Matthew Konstantin Pysh

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Assessment of Bore-Cone Taper Junctions in Explanted Modular Total Hip Replacements, Christine Margaret Stamer

Theses from 2014

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Deveopment of Explant Registry and Mechanical Testing of Pristine and Explained Surgical Mesh, Colin Burns-Heffner

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Development of poly(lactic acid)-poly(ethylene glycol) nanoparticles for the delivery of non- toxic drug in combination therapy for the treatment of glioblastoma and neuroblastoma, Olivia Grace DeCroes

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Development of poly(lactic acid)-poly(ethylene glycol) nanoparticles for the delivery of non- toxic drug in combination therapy for the treatment of glioblastoma and neuroblastoma, Olivia Grace DeCroes

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The Delivery of Poly(lactic acid) Poly(ethylene glycol) Nanoparticles Loaded with Non-Toxic Drug to Overcome Drug Resistance for the Treatment of Neuroblastoma, Jhilmil Dhulekar

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AN ENGINEERING APPROACH TO FORENSIC METHODS: THE CITRATE METHOD FOR POSTMORTEM INTERVAL DETERMINATION, Melissa Dunphy

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DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING FOR ULTRASONIC THERAPY AND TENDINOUS INJURY, Jacob Hammers

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DEVELOPING A PREDICTIVE MODEL OF HEART WALL MOTION IN FLUOROSCOPIC IMAGES, Christopher Hawkins

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Inlay vs. Onlay: A Comparison of Two Glenoid Systems in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty, Sarah Helms

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Characterization of Biofilms on Medical Device Materials with Application to Reusable Surgical Instruments, Amanda Macaluso

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Static and Dynamic in vitro Testing of Estrogen Coated Balloons, Adam Metzger

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SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF POLYMERIC MICELLE DELIVERY SYSTEM AS A DRUG AND, Justin Nice

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Composite Panel Impact Testing for the Down-Selection of Material for Use in the Outer Shell of Football Helmets, Natalie Genevieve Patzin

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Microneedle Arrays for Injection Seeding of Tissue Engineered Scaffolds, Katelyn Michelle Rye

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A Study of Surface Modification on Current Orthopaedic Bioceramics after In Vivo Exposure to the Physiological Environment, Alexander William Wusylko

Theses from 2013

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Dynamic Transcriptional Response of Escherichia coli to Inclusion Body Formation, Faraz Baig

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EVALUATING MECHANICAL PERFORMANCE OF HYDROGEL-BASED ADHESIVES FOR SOFT TISSUE APPLICATIONS, Nitin Balakrishnan

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A Regenerative Medicine Approach to Improved Tendon Healing and Repair, Grace margaret Dion

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Characterization of Potential Wear Sources in Knee Arthroplasty Prostheses After In Vivo Function, Nicole Durig

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SCRATCH DAMAGE EVOLUTION ON METALS IN TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENTS, Caleb Eljach

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Evaluation of Angular Velocity Data from Inertial Measurement Units for Use in Clinical Settings, Chelsea Ex-lubeskie

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Experimental Development and Analysis of a Novel Setup for Insulated Dielectrophoresis, Johnie Hodge

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN EX VIVO TISSUE TESTING SYSTEM FOR THREE DIMENSIONAL BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM, Bradley Johns

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INTERSTITIAL CELL SEEDING AND DYNAMIC CONDITIONING OF AORTIC HEART VALVE SCAFFOLDS, Allison Kennamer

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The Effects of Different Size Gold Nanoparticles on Mechanical Properties of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells Under Mechanical Stretching, Tri Kieu

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Development and Verification of a Test System to Quantify Strain of an Optical Displacement Indicator and the Design of a Strain Indicating Prototype, Josh Lake

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Post-Market Surveillance of Total Knee Replacement Combining Clinical Outcomes and Quantitative Image Processing Techniques, Leah Nunez

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PROBLEMS IN THE STUDY AND USE OF AC DIELECTROPHORESIS AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES: A STUDY BASED ON COMSOL MULTIPHYSICS MODELING, Vandana devi Pandian babu

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Protocol Development of a Study of Loading and Stability of the Glenoid Inlay versus Onlay Shoulder System, Breanne Przestrzelski

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Biomechanical Testing of Salter-Harris Fractures Type I and II in the Distal Femur and Proximal Tibia, Margeaux Rogers

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Humeral Torsion and Shoulder Biomechanics: Comparison of a novel ultrasonographic technique with the computed tomography benchmark, Bryan Thurston

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Functional Stroke Recovery through Tissue Engineered Niche Neural Constructs, Natasha Topoluk

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Assessment and Characterization of In Situ Rotator Cuff Biomechanics, Erika Trent

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Extraction of Antioxidants from Animal Blood and its Potential Application as a Pet Food Preservative, Chengyi Tu

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The Development of a Rapid Fiber-Based Immunoassay as a Point-of-Care or In-Home Diagnostic Test, Christopher Waddell

Theses from 2012

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Development of a Lower Extremity Mobility Assessment Methodology for Motor Vehicle Operation and Initial Validation, Justin Arnosky

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ORAL DELIVERY OF PEPTIDE DRUGS FOR MITIGATION OF CROHN'S DISEASE, Paul Blichmann

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EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT MICROENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ON THE GROWTH AND DIFFERENTIATION OF DENTAL PULP STEM CELLS, Matthew Cupelli

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BIOSWELLABLE AMPHIPHILIC COPOLYMERS, David Ingram

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The Formulation of a Bone Targeted Drug Delivery System of Poly(Glycolic Acid)-Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Coated Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles for the Delivery of Statins, Erika Jelen

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The Effects of Coated Gold Nanorods on Porcine Atrioventricular Valve Tissues Using Atomic Force Microscopy, Heather L'ecuyer

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The Effects of Low Dose Ionizing Radiation Exposure on the Metabolic and Mechanical Properties of Articular Cartilage, Carl Lindburg

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ELECTROCHEMICAL CAPACITANCE MEASUREMENTS TO STUDY MOLECULAR SURFACE INTERACTIONS, Nrutya Madduri

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EFFECTS OF PHYSIOLOGICAL DYNAMIC COMPRESSION LOADING ON GOLD NANOPARTICLE PERMEATION OF ARTICULAR CARTILAGE, Britton McCaskill

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Dynamic Endothelialization of Aortic Heart Valve Scaffolds, Richard Pascal

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INTERNALIZATION OF F-ACTIN MONOMERS INTO 3T3 FIBROBLASTS VIA THERMAL INKJET PRINTING FOR INVESTIGATION OF CYTOSKELETON INCORPORATION AND MECHANICS, Stephen Shuford

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STABILIZATION OF EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX COMPONENTS IN BIOPROSTHETIC HEART VALVES USING NEOMYCIN AND PENTAGALLOYL GLUCOSE ENHANCED CROSSLINKING, Daniel Tripi

Theses from 2011

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EFFECTS OF MICROENVIRONMENT ON GROWTH AND DIFFERENTIATION OF HUMAN DENTAL PULP CELLS, Laura Datko

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A COMPUTATIONAL INVESTIGATION FOR POTENTIAL IMPROVEMENTS, Angela Grujicic

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Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells in Response to Gold Nanoparticles, William Mcallister

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'EXPLORING THE POTENTIAL OF USING ANTIMICROBIAL PEPTIDES AND COPPER NANOPARTICLES IN TACKLING SURGICAL SITE INFECTIONS', Sriram Sankar

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Exploring the potential of Inkjet printing for the fabrication of tissue test systems, Vidya Seshadri

Theses from 2010

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Neomycin-Enhanced Carbodiimide Cross-linking for Glycosaminoglycan Stability in Bioprosthetic Heart Valves, Joshua Leong

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IN VITRO ANALYSIS OF AUTO-LOOM WOVEN TEST PATCHES FOR HERNIA REPAIR, Bryant Mersereau

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VENA CAVA AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO PERICARDIUM IN BIOPROSTHETIC PERCUTANEOUS HEART VALVES, Amy Munnelly

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HEMOCOMPATIBILITY AND ENDOTHELIALIZATION OF ELASTIN AND COLLAGEN SCAFFOLDS: THE ROLE OF PLASMA PROTEINS, SHEAR STRESS AND INTEGRINS, Nithya Swaminathan

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INFLUENCE OF TOPOGRAPHY OF ENDOVASCULAR STENT MATERIAL ON SMOOTH MUSCLE CELL RESPONSE, Vipul Taneja

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STRUCTURAL BIOINFORMATICS BASED METHOD FOR PREDICTING THE INITIAL ADSORBED PROTEIN ORIENTATION ON A SURFACE, Aby Thyparambil

Theses from 2009

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The Effect of Hydrostatic Pressure on Bladder Smooth Muscle Cell Function, Margaret Drumm

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NEOMYCIN ENHANCES GLUTARALDEHYDE CROSSLINKING AND GLYCOSAMINOGLYCAN STABILITY IN BIOPROSTHETIC HEART VALVES, Vincent Friebe

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Cardiac Cell Mechanics at the Single Cell Level, John Mcrae

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A PULSATILE BIOREACTOR FOR CONDITIONING TISSUE ENGINEERED HEART VALVES, Leslie Sierad

Theses from 2008

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Biomechanical Evaluation of Two Methods of Humeral Shaft Fixation, Joshua Catanzarite