Alicia Matavosian

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering,
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 2020


Alicia is a second year PhD student researching bioprinting technology and the creation of a smart syringe.


Evaluation of a Polyurethane Platform for Delivery of Nanohydroxyapatite and Decellularized Bone Particles in a Porous Three-Dimensional Scaffold. Co-author. ACS Applied Bio Materials 2019 2 (5), 1815-1829. DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.8b00670.

Posters and Presentations

  • Matavosian A; Steiner R; Madhu D; Stephenson S; Masi T; Alghazali KM; Biris AS; Anderson DE; Crouch DL. Muscle Response to Novel Biomimetic Scaffolds for Sciatic Nerve Regeneration. BMES Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA (2019).
  • Alicia Matavosian, Austin Bow, Madhu Dhar. Osteogenic gene expression profiles in MC3T3E1 cells, an in-vitro model for osteoblast differentiation with potential for future application in osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells. National Conference of Undergraduate Research, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond (2018).
  • Alicia Matavosian, Austin Bow, Madhu Dhar. Profiling gene expression in MC3T3E1 cells, an in-vitro model to evaluate osteogenic differentiation of adult mesenchymal stem cells. 4th Annual Women in STEM Symposium, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2018).

Honors and Awards

  • Cornell University Dean’s Excellence Fellowship


Alicia grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee and earned her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She grew interested in printable biomaterials as she delved into her coursework for her B.S. degree. Alicia also volunteered at Young William’s Animal Shelter in Knoxville for five years and has a passion for animals. At Cornell University, Alicia serves as the Mentoring Coordinator for the Biomedical Engineering Women’s Group (BMEW). In her free time, Alicia enjoys hiking, kayaking, gaming, reading, and drawing.