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

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”

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 collagen bioinks for cartilage tissue bioprinting”

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”

Steven Ayala
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, The College of New Jersey
sa2262@cornell.edu
“Soft Tissue Biomechanics”

 


Masters Students

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

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

 


Undergraduates

Louis Wang ’19
Heather Lukas ’19
Ellaine Chou ’20
Crystal Zhao ’20
Roland Babmatee 21′

 


Ph.D. Alumni

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