Darvin J. Griffin

B.S. in Biological Engineering
Mississippi State University

M.S. in Biomedical Engineering
Cornell University

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering
Cornell University


Darvin is assessing the mechanical behavior of treatments for focal cartilage lesions.





Honors and Awards

  • 2010-2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
  • 2015 Mike Shinn Distinguished Graduate Student of the Year
  • 2015 Zellman Warhaft Commitment to Diversity Graduate Student Award
  • 2015 NSBE BCA Scholar
  • 2014 SUNY Graduate Diversity Fellowship
  • 2014 NSBE Major Sponsor Scholarship
  • 2014 NSF GK-12 fellow
  • 2013 NSBE Fellows Scholar
  • 2012 NSBE Fulfilling the Legacy Scholarship Recipient
  • 2010 Diversity Programs in Engineering, Distinguished Graduate Student Award
  • 2009 Sage Graduate Academic Scholarship
  • 2009 Graduate Student of the Year, Diversity Programs in Engineering


  • Griffin DJ, Ortved K, Nixon A, Bonassar LJ. “Mechanical properties and structure-function relationships in articular cartilage repaired using IGF-I gene-enhanced chondrocytes” 2015, J Orthop Res, doi: 10.1002/jor.23038. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Griffin DJ, Vicari J, Buckley MR, Silverberg JL, Cohen I, Bonassar LJ. “Effects of enzymatic treatments on the depth-dependent viscoelastic shear properties of articular cartilage” 2014, J Orthop Res, doi: 10.1002/jor.22713. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Griffin, D; Lachowsky, D; Bonnevie, E; Hart, J; Sparks, H; Cohen, I; Nixon, A; Moran, N; Matthews, G; Bonassar, L. Mechanical performance of the matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implant(MACI®) grafts in an equine model at 53 weeks, Journal of Biomechanics (JBM) 2014, doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.04.010.


Aside from his workload, Darvin enjoys traveling, reading, outdoor athletic sports, cooking, and going to the gym.

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