Lab Members


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


Principal Investigator

Dr. Lawrence Bonassar
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

Jorge Mojica Santiago
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez
M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
jam863@cornell.edu
“Scaling-up fabrication of tissue engineered intervertebral discs”

Alexander Boys
B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Lehigh University
M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University
ajb459@cornell.edu
“Characterization and synthesis of interfacial tissue systems”

Benjamin Cohen
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
bpc67@cornell.edu
“Clinical Tissue Engineering of Patient-Specific Auricles”

Christopher DiDomenico
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Bucknell University
M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
cdd72@cornell.edu
“Mechanically aided transport of antibodies through cartilage”

Sierra Cook
B.A. in Physics, University of California – Berkley
sgc73@cornell.edu
“Characterization of shear-induced synovial fluid gels”

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

Nicole Diamantides
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Bucknell University
M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
ncd32@cornell.edu
“Development of 3D printed implants for repair of articular cartilage defects”

Jill Middendorf
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University
jmm749@cornell.edu
“Boundary lubrication of engineered cartilaginous tissues”

Rebecca Irwin
B.S. in Bioengineering, Binghamton 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
srs387@cornell.edu
“Tissue engineered repair strategies for intervertebral discs”

Marianne Lintz
B.S. in Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
ml2428@cornell.edu
“Tissue engineered intervertebral discs”

Jongkil Kim
B.S. in Bioengineering, Hanyang University
M.S. in Bioengineering, Hanyang University
jk2787@cornell.edu
“Tissue engineered meniscus”

 


 Masters Students

Katherine Schneider, M.Eng. Student ’18
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University

Hao Zhou, M.S. Student ’19
B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison

 


Undergraduates

Sarah Hanif, Biological Engineering ’18
Alice Li, Operations Research ’18
Marc-Anthony Rodriguez, Human Biology Health and Society ’18
Tyler Khilnani, Biological Sciences ’18
Jordan Harrod, Biomedical Engineering ’18
Maxwell Goldberg, Chemical Engineering ’18
Louis Wang, Undeclared Engineering ’19
Heather Lukas, Biomedical Engineering ’19
Ellaine Chou, Biomedical Engineering ’20
Crystal Zhao, Biomedical Engineering ’20

 


Ph.D. Alumni

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

Brandon Borde, Ph.D.
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.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Imperial College in London
j.puetzer@imperial.ac.uk

Nicholas Genes, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dept. 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