Leigh Slyker


B.S. in Chemical Engineering, The University at Buffalo (SUNY), 2018

M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, 2021

ls882@cornell.edu | Twitter: @LeighSlyker





Leigh is a fifth-year PhD candidate interested in covalent modifications and physical network crosslinking of collagen hydrogels for tissue engineering applications.



3. Diamantides, N, Slyker, L, Martin, S, Rodriguez, MR, Bonassar, LJ. Pre-glycation impairs gelation of high concentration collagen solutions. J Biomed Mater Res. 2022; 1- 11. doi.org/10.1002/jbm.a.37431

2. Darkes-Burkey C*, Liu X*, Slyker L*, Mulderrig J, Pan W, Giannelis E, et al. Simple synthesis of soft, tough, and cytocompatible biohybrid composites. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2022; 119(28). doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2116675119. *authors contributed equally

1. Slyker, L., Diamantides, N., Kim, J., & Bonassar, L. J. (2021). Mechanical performance of collagen gels is dependent on purity, α1/α2 ratio, and telopeptides. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 110(1), 11– 20. doi.org/10.1002/jbm.a.37261