Steven Ayala


B.S. in Biomedical Engineering,
The College of New Jersey, 2017

M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, 2020



Steven is a fourth year PhD student interested in soft tissue biomechanics and is currently investigating the initiation and progression of post-traumatic osteoarthritis using a spring loaded impactor system.






Posters and Presentations

Ayala, S, Delco, ML, Fortier, LA,  Cohen, I, Bonassar, LJ. Spatial Pattern of Cellular Response of Articular Cartilage to Mechanical Injury Depends on Impact Magnitude. Podium Talk. 2019. BMES Annual Meeting.

Binaco, PJ, Ayala, S, Howe, D, Pecaut, MJ, Nishiyama, NC, Mao, XW, Rodriquez, D, Kwok, A, Bateman, TA, Chapes, SK, Willey, JS, Lau, AG.  Effects of Low Dose Radiation and Tetanus Toxoid on the Strength of Bone. Poster. 2016. BMES Annual Meeting.

Research Material

Figure 1. Confocal images of cartilage tissue before and after impact showing (top to bottom) cell death, apoptosis, and MT depolarization


Steven is from Keyport, NJ and did his undergraduate work at The College of New Jersey and majored in Biomedical Engineering. At TCNJ, Steven was involved in multiple organizations including BMES, Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, TCNJ Office of Admissions, and TCNJ Residential Education. At Cornell, Steven is an active member of the Cornell Crossfit club and is the live in advisor for Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Steven enjoys amateur boxing, Olympic weightlifting, CrossFit, playing sports, and attending music concerts and festivals.

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