Steven Ayala

Education

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

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

 

Research

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

 

Publications

Ayala, S Delco, ML, Fortier, LA, Cohen, I, Bonassar LJ (2020) Cartilage Articulation Exacerbates Chondrocyte Damage and Death After Impact Injury. J Orthop Res. 2020 Dec 4. doi: 10.1002/jor.24936. Epub ahead of print. PMID 33274781.

 

Posters and Presentations

Ayala, S Delco, ML, Cohen, I, Fortier, LA, Bonassar LJ (2022) Talar and Femoral Condyle Chondrocytes Show Differences in Susceptibility to Tissue Mechanical Injury. Poster Presentation Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting

Ayala, S Delco, ML, Cohen, I, Fortier, LA, Bonassar LJ (2021) Talar and Femoral Condylar Cartilage Show Distinct Spatial Patterns of Cell Damage Due to Injury. Oral Presentation Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting

Ayala, S Delco, ML, Fortier, LA, Cohen, I, Bonassar LJ (2020) Cartilage Articulation Enhances Chondrocyte Injury and Death After Impact Injury. Oral Presentation Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting

Ayala, S Delco, ML, Fortier, LA, Cohen, I, Bonassar LJ (2020) Spatial Pattern of Cellular Response of Articular Cartilage to Mechanical Injury Depends on Impact Magnitude. Poster Presentation Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting

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 frictional sliding, impact injury, or both showing (top to bottom) cell death, apoptosis, and MT depolarization

Personal

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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