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

Brandon Borde
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland Baltimore County
M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
bhb54@cornell.edu
“Repair of Defects in the Annulus Fibrosus of Intervertebral Discs”

Mary Clare McCorry
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
mcm338@cornell.edu
“Synergistic effects of mesenchymal stem cell co-culture with fibrochondrocytes in a collagen scaffold”

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 meniscal enthesis”

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”

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

Nicole Diamantides
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Bucknell 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
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”

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

 


 M.Eng. Students

Leanne Iannucci, Biomedical Engineering ’17

 


Undergraduates

Nerla Jean-Louis, Biological Engineering & Computer Science ’17
Kiara Chan, Materials Science and Engineering ’17
Sarah Hanif, Biological Engineering ’18
Brandon Gold, Economics ’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
Ijeabalim Rita Nnachetta, Biological Sciences ’18
Louis Wang, Undeclared Engineering ’19

 


Ph.D. Alumni

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