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Principal Investigator
Jason A. Burdick

Jason A. Burdick, PhD
Professor
Department of Bioengineering
University of Pennsylvania

Education

PhD, Chemical Engineering,
University of Colorado, 2002

Post-Doc, Chemical Engineering,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003-2005
Honors/Awards
  • Spinal Cord Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2003-2005
  • NIH/NIDCR K22 Scholar Development and Career Transition Award, 2004-2009
  • Recipient of Wilf Family Term Chair, 2006
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research A
  • Packard Foundation Fellowship, 2007-2012
  • Coulter Foundation Early Career Award, 2008-2010
  • Recipient of Wilf Family Term Chair, 2006
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2009-2014
  • Editorial Board, Tissue Engineering
  • NAE US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium Participant
  • Editorial Board, Biomedical Materials
  • Editorial Board, Biomacromolecules
  • Editorial Board, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), 2011
  • Kalpana Chalwa Outstanding Recent Alumni Award, University of Colorado, 2011
  • Edward C. Nagy New Investigator Award, NIBIB, 2011
  • American Heart Association Established Investigator Award, 2013
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Post-Doctoral Fellows/Medical Fellows
Julianne Holloway Chris Highley Steven Caliari Brendan Purcell
Julianne Holloway, PhD Chris Highley, PhD Steven Caliari, PhD Brendan Purcell, PhD
PhD, Chemical Engineering,
Drexel University, 2012
PhD, Biomedical Engineering,
Carnegie Mellon, 2012
PhD, Chemical Engineering,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013
PhD, Bioengineering,
University of Pennsylvania, 2013
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Graduate Students
Iris Kim Shauna Dorsey Ryan Wade Chris Rodell
Iris Kim Shauna Dorsey Ryan Wade Chris Rodell
BS, Biomedical Engineering,
University of Texas-Austin, 2009

NSF Fellow

Project: Fibrous Hyaluronic Acid Scaffolds for Cartilage Tissue Engineering
BS, Biochemistry,
University of Maryland, 2009

Project: Imaging and Optimization of Injectable Gels for Cardiac Applications
BS, Materials Science and Engineering,
Johns Hopkins University, 2008

NSF Fellow

Project: Engineering Spatiotemporal Properties into Fibrous Hydrogels
BS, Biomedical Engineering and Physics; MS, Biomedical Engineering,
Tulane University, 2011

Project: Self-Assembling and Shear Thinning Hydrogels
Minna Chen Stephen Leong Henry Ma Josh Mealy
Minna Chen Stephen Leong Henry Ma Josh Mealy
BS, Chemical Engineering
University of Minnesota, 2013

Project: Engineering Cell Interactions with Injectable HA Hydrogels
BS, Biomedical Engineering,
New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2009

MS Candidate

Project: HA Hydrogels for Wound Healing
BS, Biomedical Engineering and Public Health Studies,
Johns Hopkins University, 2012

MS Candidate

Project: Controlled Protein Delivery
BS, Biomedical Engineering,
University of Pittsburgh, 2013

Project: Controlled Relesae from Injectable Gels for Cardiac Repair
Michelle Kwon Rebecca Windmueller
Michelle Kwon Rebecca Windmueller
BS, Bioengineering
University of Pennsylvania, 2013

Project: Currently Rotating
BS, Biology,
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010

Project: Currently Rotating






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Undergraduate Students
Leron Arama Emily Zhang Neville Dusaj Gi Yun Lee
Leron Arama Emily Zhang Neville Dusaj Gi Yun Lee
Senior in Bioengineering


Project: Imaging Injectable Gels for Cardiac Repair
Sophomore in Bioengineering


Project: Hydrogels for Cartilage Tissue Engineering
Sophomore in Biochemistry and Biophysics


Project: Injectable Hydrogel Synthesis and Characterization
Sophomore in Bioengineering and Economics


Project: In Vitro Models of Mechanotransduction
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Research Specialists/Technicians
Reena Rai
Reena Rai
MS, Biomedical Sciences,
University of Connecticut Health Center, 2004

BS, Microbiology,
University of Bombay






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Laboratory Alumni


Technicians
Heather Weber, Fall 2011-Summer 2012
Kevin Hou, Summer 2009-Summer 2010
Robert Metter, Summer 2008-Summer 2009

Post-Doctoral Fellows
Will Gramlich, PhD, Spring 2012-Summer 2013
Project: Spatiotemporal Patterning in Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogels

Murat Guvendiren, PhD, Summer 2008-Summer 2013
Project: Cellular Interactions with Dynamic and Patterned Materials

Danielle Soranno, MD, Summer 2011-Summer 2013
Project: Injectable Hydrogels to treat Obstructive Nephropathy

Liming Bian, PhD, Fall 2009-Summer 2012
Project: MSC Chondrogenesis and Hypertrophy in Engineered Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogels

Harini Sundararaghavan, PhD, Fall 2008-Summer 2011
Project: Engineering Fibrous Hydrogel Scaffolds to Modulate Cellular Interactions

Manoj Charati, PhD, Fall 2008-Fall 2010
Project: Engineered Polypeptide-based Hydrogels

Sujata Sahoo, PhD, Fall 2006-Fall 2007
Project: Synthesis of Hydrolytically Degradable Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogels

PhD Students
Brendan Purcell, PhD, Spring 2009-Summer 2013
Dissertation: Injectable Hydrogels for Local Protein Delivery to Engineer Myocardial Remodeling

Ross A. Marklein, PhD, NSF Fellow, Fall 2007-Summer 2012
Dissertation: Spatially and Temporally Controlled Mechanical Signals to Direct Human Stem Cell Behavior

Elena Tous, PhD, Spring 2009-Summer 2012
Dissertation: Tunable Acellular Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogel Systems to Attenuate Left Ventricular Remodeling

Sudhir Khetan, PhD, NSF Fellow, Spring 2008-Summer 2012
Dissertation: Engineering Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogel Degradation to Control Cellular Interactions and Adult Stem Cell Fate in 3D

Joshua S. Katz, PhD, NSF Fellow, Spring 2007-Spring 2011
Dissertation: Chemical Modifications to Vesicle Forming Diblock Copolymers: Development of Smart Functional Polymersome Membranes

Jamie L. Ifkovits, PhD, AHA Predoctoral Fellow, Spring 2006-Summer 2010
Dissertation: Acellular and Radically Polymerized Biodegradable Materials to Control Tissue Interactions after Myocardial Infarction

Darren M. Brey, PhD, Fall 2005-Summer 2010
Dissertation: Combinatorial Polymer Synthesis and High-throughput Screening Technology to Identify Optimal Approaches for Mineralized Tissue Engineering

Cindy Chung, PhD, NSF Fellow, Summer 2004-Summer 2009
Dissertation: Development and Characterization of Photocrosslinkable Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogels for Cartilage Regeneration

Masters/Visiting Students
Vanessa Chou, Fall 2012-Spring 2013 (MS, Penn BE)
Hoang "Jack" Lu, Fall 2010-Summer 2012 (MS, Penn BE)
Heather Weber, Fall 2010-Summer 2011 (MS, Penn BE)
Kolin C. Hribar, Summer 2009-Spring 2011 (MS, Penn BE)
Vyas Ramanan, Fall 2009-Spring 2011 (MS, Penn BE)
Ian Lee, Spring 2009-Fall 2009 (MS, Penn BE)
Derrick Hsu, Spring 2009-Fall 2009 (BS/MS, Penn MSE)
David Lau, Summer 2008-Fall 2008 (MS, Penn BE)
Jeffrey Devlin, Spring 2008-Summer 2008 (MS, Penn BE)
Cheng-Hung Chou, Spring 2007-Spring 2008 (PhD, National Taiwan University)
Brigid Reilly, Summer 2007 (DVM, Penn)
Tamar Sterling, Summer 2007 (MD Candidate, Jefferson University)
Yousef Mazhar, Summer 2007 (MS/MBA Candidate, Penn)
Anthony Fargnoli, Spring 2007 (MS, Systems Engineering, Penn)

Undergraduate Students
Ethan Bassin, Summer 2013 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Adam Kaminski, Summer 2013 (Dickinson College)
Cassi Henderson, Spring 2013(BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Mollie Sussman, Fall 2010-Spring 2013 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Steve Leung, Fall 2012-Spring 2013 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Logan Troppito, Fall 2012-Spring 2013 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Julie Xu, Fall 2012-Spring 2013 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Teddy Guenin, Summer 2012 (Be Undergraduate, Penn)
Nailah Seale, Summer 2012 (Howard University, REU Program)
Greg Winter, Summer 2012 (High School Student)
Emily Zhang, Summer 2011 (High School Student)
Yuk Mun Li, Summer 2011 (Syracuse University, REU Program)
David Zhai, Spring 2010-Summer 2011 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Cyrus Huang, Fall 2010-Spring 2011 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Fabio Raman, Fall 2010-Spring 2011 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Sophia Chen, Fall 2010-Spring 2011 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Cari Meisel, Spring 2010-Summer 2010 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Ormarie Vazquez, Summer 2010 (University of Puerto Rico, REU Program)
Matthew Canver, Fall 2009-Spring 2010 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Zen Liu, Summer 2008-Spring 2010 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Michael Beecham, Spring 2008-Spring 2010 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Katherine Wu, Spring 2007-Spring 2010 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Vyas Ramanan, Summer 2008-Summer 2009 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Kolin Hribar, Summer 2008-Spring 2009 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Robert Mozia, Summer 2007-Summer 2008 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Eric Cohen, Summer 2009-Fall 2009 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Anthony Peters, Fall 2008-Spring 2009 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Ben Hsu, Fall 2008-Spring 2009 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Ludovic Vincent, Fall 2008-Spring 2009 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Louis Wang, Fall 2008-Spring 2009 (MSE Undergraduate, Penn)
Rachel Howitt, Spring 2008-Fall 2008 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Felix Messerschmitt, Spring 2008 (ETH Visiting Student)
Robert Metter, Summer 2006-Spring 2008 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Chia Wu, Fall 2007-Spring 2008 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Jason Phan, Fall 2007-Spring 2008 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Daniela Michelis, Fall 2007-Spring 2008 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Elizabeth Hirst, Summer 2007 (George Washington University, REU Program)
Andrea Tan, Summer 2006-Summer 2007 (BE/MSE Undergraduate, Penn)
Clarence Quah, Spring 2007 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Radhika Gupta, Fall 2006-Spring 2007 (MSE Undergraduate, Penn)
Alex Kent, Fall 2006-Spring 2007 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Will Lee, Fall 2006-Spring 2007 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Sounok Sen, Fall 2006-Spring 2007 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
An Nguyen, Fall 2006-Spring 2007 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)
Surbhi Puri, Fall 2005-Spring 2006 (BE Undergraduate, Penn)

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