Bioresponsive Materials Lab People
John Robert Martin
Assistant Professor, CEAS - Biomedical Eng
842 Engineering Research Cntr
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.
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.
Ardeena Ahmed is a second year Biomedical Engineering undergraduate student developing new cell-degradable bone cements.
Alan Fullenkamp is a fifth year Biomedical Engineering undergraduate student developing new oxidation-sensitive chemistries, and is looking to attend medical school in spring 2022.