Lab Members


Principle Investigator
Post Doctoral Associates
Ph.D. Students
Masters Students
Undergraduates
Ph.D. Alumni


Principal Investigator

Dr. Lawrence Bonassar
Daljit S. and Elaine Sakaria Professor
Dr. Bonassar joined Cornell University in 2003 after five years on the faculty of the Center for Tissue Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed postdoctoral fellowships in the Orthopedic Research Laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital and in the Center for Biomedical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He currently serves on the editorial board of the journal Tissue Engineering.

 


Ph.D. Students

Elizabeth Feeney

B.S. in Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
ef362@cornell.edu
“Biomimetic molecules for lubrication”

 

Rebecca Irwin

B.S. in Bioengineering, Binghamton University
M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
rmi8@cornell.edu
“Assessing the integration and mechanical behavior of repaired cartilage in autologous chondrocyte implantation”

 

Stephen Sloan

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester
M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Cornell Universitysrs387@cornell.edu
“Tissue engineered repair strategies for intervertebral discs”

 

 

 

Marianne Lintz

B.S. in Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
ml2428@cornell.edu
“Tissue engineered intervertebral discs”

 

 

Jongkil Kim

B.S. in Bioengineering, Hanyang University
M.S. in Bioengineering, Hanyang University
M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
jk2787@cornell.edu
“Developing Tissue Engineered Menisci Mimicking Native Meniscal Fiber Structure”

 

 

Steven Ayala

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, The College of New Jersey
“Spatial Pattern of Cellular Response of Articular Cartilage to Mechanical Injury Depends on Impact Magnitude”

 

 

 

Sean Kim


B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
bk525@cornell.edu
“Tissue Engineering”

 

 


Leigh Slyker

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, The University of Buffalo (SUNY)
ls882@cornell.edu
“Biomimetic Design of 3D-printed Cartilage; A Template for Tough and Resilient Soft Materials”

 

 

 


Masters Students

Ryan Scheinkman, M.Eng. Student ’19
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida
B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida

Tianyu Gao, M.S. Student ’20
B.S. in Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, Zhejiang University

 

 


Undergraduates

Ellaine Chou ’20
Emily Jiang ’20
Sara Martin ’20
Crystal Zhao ’20
Roland Babmatee 21′
Cassandra Gologorsky 21′
Jared Matthews 21′

 

 



Ph.D. Alumni

Sierra Cook, Ph.D.
sgc73@cornell.edu

Nicole Diamantides, Ph.D.
Application Specialist at Cellink, Co
cdd72@cornell.edu

Jill Middendorf, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
jmm749@cornell.edu

Alexander Boys, Ph.D.
Research Associate, University of Cambridge
ajb459@cornell.edu

Christopher DiDomenico, Ph.D.
Senior Biomechanist, ARCCA, Inc.
cdd72@cornell.edu

Benjamin Cohen, Ph.D.
Scientist at 3D Bio Therapeutics
bpc67@cornell.edu

Jorge Mojica Santiago, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Florida
jam863@cornell.edu

Mary Clare McCorry, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Food and Drug Administration
mcm338@cornell.edu

Brandon Borde, Ph.D.
Knowledge Engineer at Bridgewater Associates
bhb54@cornell.edu

Edward Bonnevie, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania
edb77@cornell.edu

Katherine Hudson, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate at Lehigh University
katherine.hudson@lehigh.edu

Darvin J. Griffin, Ph.D.
Medical Science Liaison at Medtronic
dg423@cornell.edu

Nizeet Aguilar, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis School of Medicine
izaguila@iupui.edu

Kirk Samaroo, Ph.D.
Founder of Biotech Company
kjs259@cornell.edu

Corinne Henak, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin
chenak@wisc.edu

Jenny Puetzer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University
jlpuetzer@vcu.edu

Nicholas Genes, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
nicholas.genes@mountsinai.org

Nichole Mercier, Ph.D.
Business Development Director, Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO
NMERCIER@DOM.wustl.edu

Jonathan Phillips, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Boehringer-Ingleheim, Ridgefield, CT
jonathan.phillips@boehringer-ingelheim.com

Rani Roy, Ph.D.
Center for Graduate Advisement, Manhattan College, New York, NY
rani.roy@manhattan.edu

Jason Gleghorn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware
gleghorn@udel.edu

Omotunde Babalola, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist,Bristol-Myers Squibb
omb3@cornell.edu

Satish Degala, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Carefusion, Inc.
sdegala123@gmail.com

Jeffrey Ballyns, Ph.D.
Biomedical Engineer, US Food and Drug Administration
ballynsjj@gmail.com

Robert Bowles, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Utah
robert.bowles@utah.edu
http://bpet.bioen.utah.edu/

Natalie Galley, Ph.D.
Technology Analyst, Fish & Richardson, Boston, MA
galley@fr.com