Alicia Matavosian

M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, 2023

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering,

Minor in Materials Science and Engineering

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 2020 | Twitter: @amatavosian





Alicia is a fourth year PhD student developing a device to non-destructively determine cellular properties in real-time during bioprinting.


2.) Vernice, N, Caughey, S, Berri, N, Harris, J, Matavosian, A, Dong, X, Bender, R, Bonassar, L, and Spector, J. (2022). Off-the-Shelf Nipple Engineering: Neonipple Formation Via Implantation of Scaffolded Decellularized Ovine Xenograft. Annals of Plastic Surgery; 88 (3 Suppl 3). DOI: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000003184

1.) Bow, A, Newby, S, Rifkin, B, Jackson, B, Matavosian, A, Griffin, C, King, William, Alghazali, K, Mhannawee, A, Berryhill, S, Morello, R, Hecht, S, Biris, A, Anderson, D, Bourdo, S, and Dhar, M. (2019). Evaluation of a Polyurethane Platform for Delivery of Nanohydroxyapatite and Decellularized Bone Particles in a Porous Three-Dimensional Scaffold. ACS Applied Bio Materials; 2 (5), 1815-1829. DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.8b00670

Graduate Posters

  • Alicia Matavosian and Lawrence Bonassar. Real-Time Measurement of Cell Concentration in Seeded Bioinks Using Dielectric Impedance Spectroscopy via a Smart Syringe. BMES Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX (2022).
  • Alicia Matavosian and Lawrence Bonassar. Real-Time Measurement of Cell Concentration During Bioprinting Using the Smart Syringe. TERMIS AM, Toronto, CA (2022).

Undergraduate Posters

  • 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

  • Business Plan Competition Semi-Finalist at TERMIS AM 2022
  • 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 bioprinting after working as an undergraduate researcher and taking courses on biomaterials. Alicia volunteered at Young William’s Animal Shelter in Knoxville for five years and has a passion for animals. At Cornell University, Alicia participates in various outreach programs to engage the local community in STEM opportunities. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, gaming, and talking about her dog.