Bioresponsive Materials Lab People
John Robert Martin
Assistant Professor, CEAS - Biomedical Eng
Dr. Martin leads the Bioresponsive Materials Lab at UC, exploring “smart” biomaterial systems that leverage precise cell-generated signals (including reactive oxygen species and enzymatic activity) to activate biomaterial functionality and guide tissue regeneration. This interdisciplinary research integrates polymer science and materials engineering alongside pharmacology and biology to build new systems for regenerating orthopedic injuries in the clinic.
Karina Bruce, B.S.
Karina Bruce is a first year Ph.D. student developing inflammation-responsive antibiotic coatings to combat bacterial infections in bone fractures.
İlayda Duru, B.S.
İlayda Duru is a visiting PhD student from Boğaziçi University, Turkey and is researching novel antioxidant bone cements.
Dylan Marques, B.S.
Dylan Marques is a second year Ph.D. student working towards a dual phase drug delivery system for regenerating cranial defects.
Reinaldo Dos Santos, B.S.
Reinaldo Dos Santos is a second year Ph.D. student developing cell-degradable tissue engineering materials for regenerating bone defects and improving fracture fixation.
Brooke Hunn is a second year Chemical Engineering undergraduate student and a 2022 LSAMP Scholar. She is developing responsive drug coatings and moldable bone cements.
Sumedha Kappagantula is a fifth year Biomedical Engineering undergraduate student in Research Co-op/Capstone developing drug coatings for pediatric bone grafts.
Saad Khan is a second year Biomedical Engineering undergraduate student and a 2022 Protégé Scholar. He is developing injectable hydrogels to prevent premature bone fusions.