Principal Investigator

Danielle Benoit, Ph.D. University of Rochester work Rochester NY 14627-0168 office: Goergen Hall 308 p 585-273-2698

Personnel

Graduate Students

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Michael Baranello University of Rochester
Graduate Student
work Rochester NY Research Focus: Use of Polymer Micelles to Enhance Cancer Therapeutics (Supported by an NSF graduate research fellowship)
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Michael-John Beltejar University of Rochester
Graduate Student
work Rochester NY Research Focus: Regenerative Medicine
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Michael Hoffman University of Rochester
Graduate Student
work Rochester NY Research Focus: Tissue Engineered Periosteum Approaches to Heal Bone Allograft Transplants (Supported by an NIH T32 training grant 'Training in Orthopaedics')
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Ben Horev University of Rochester
Graduate Student
work Rochester NY Research Focus: Controlled Release In situ of Antibiofilm Agents via pH-Activated Nanoparticle Carriers
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Dominic Malcolm University of Rochester
Graduate Student
work Rochester NY Research Focus: Development of biomaterials to facilitate sustained, localized siRNA delivery to drive differentiation in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for tissue engineering applications
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Chris Schmitt University of Rochester
Graduate Student
work Rochester NY Research Focus: Bone Homing Polymer Therapeutics
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Andrew Shubin University of Rochester
Graduate Student
work Rochester NY Research Focus: Developing hydrogels for the regeneration of salivary glands
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Amy Van Hove University of Rochester
Graduate Student
work Rochester NY Research Focus: Therapeutic Biomaterials for Wound Healing Applications (Supported by an HHMI Med-Into-Grad Fellowship)
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Nelia D. Viza University of Rochester
Graduate Student
work Rochester NY Research Focus: Developing microgels for the regeneration of salivary glands
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Yuchen Wang University of Rochester
Graduate Student
work Rochester NY Research Focus: Promoting MSC-mediated musculoskeletal tissue regeneration using sustained, localized siRNA delivery

Undergraduate Research Assistants

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Erin Antonienko University of Rochester
Undergraduate Student
work Rochester NY Research Focus: Mechanical characterization of PEG-based hydrogel systems
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Louisa Bauer University of Rochester
Undergraduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
Xerox Fellow
work Rochester NY Research Focus: Optimizing hydrophobic drug-loaded polymer micelles as cancer therapeutics to treat leukemic stem and progenitor cells
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Amanda Chen University of Rochester
Undergraduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
Goldwater Scholar, Tau Beta Pi Scholar
work Rochester NY Research Focus: Understanding crosstalk between canonical Wnt/β-Catenin and Notch signaling pathways in the context of developing mesenchymal stem cell-laden hydrogels for cartilage tissue regeneration
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Dean Graunke University of Rochester
Undergraduate Student, Chemical Engineering
work Rochester NY Research Focus: Development of hydrogels to analyze the role of adult stem cells and progenitor cells in the regeneration of radiation-damaged salivary glands and treatment of patients with xerostomia
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Khalid Hajj University of Rochester
Undergraduate Student, Chemical Engineering
Eisenberg Fellow
work Rochester NY Research Focus: Development of flow systems to understand IgM capture in the circulatory system for treatment of Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia
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Kristen Harding University of Rochester
Undergraduate Student
work Rochester NY Research Focus: The effect of hydrogel mechanical properties and topography on cell adhesion and differentiation
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Zachary Perry University of Rochester
Undergraduate Student, Chemical Engineering
work Rochester NY Research Focus: Study the rheology of blood with IgM to see how it affects the blood flow and use this knowledge for better treatment of Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia
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Brandon Wilson University of Rochester
Undergraduate Student, Chemical Engineering
work Rochester NY Research Focus: Synthesis of MMP-degradable hydrogels for MSC localization and proangiogenic peptide delivery to ischemic cardiac tissue
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Ioannis Zampetakis University of Rochester
Undergraduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
Xerox Fellow
work Rochester NY Research Focus: Investigating macro- to nano-structured differences of chain and step-growth polymerized

Recent Publications