Leigh Slyker

BS in Chemical Engineering, The University of Buffalo (SUNY), 2018

MS in Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, 2021



Leigh is a fourth year PhD candidate interested in covalent modifications of collagen for tissue engineering applications. He is currently working on a project titled, Biomimetic Design of 3D-printed Cartilage; A Template for Tough and Resilient Soft Materials.



Research Material

Scanning electron microscopy of Ribose-crosslinked collagen hydrogel (left), Concentrated collagen hydrogel (right)


Leigh is the current BMES community engagement co-chair, and enjoys cycling, video games, and cooking.