Vascular Tissue and Cellular Engineering Lab People

Director

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Daria Narmoneva

Associate Professor, CEAS - Biomedical Eng

850 Engineering Research Cntr

513-556-3997

Chronic diabetic ulcers are the leading cause of non-traumatic limb amputations in the US and are a significant health care burden. To improve healing of chronic diabetic wounds, we created a unique microenvironment using a novel hydrogel (based on self-assembling peptide nanofibers) that mimics the native matrix in the wound and promotes healing. To activate unresponsive, diseased cells within the chronic wound, we have developed an electric field-based technology that uses high-frequency wireless electric fields stimulation to activate capillary cells and enhance blood vessel formation in the wound, which results in much faster healing. This technology has been successfully tested in the mouse and pig models, and is under active translational development in collaboration with UCRI and the UC Office for Entrepreneurial Affairs and Technology Commercialization.

Collaborations

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Robert B. Hinton, MD

Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

The role of elastin deficiency in altered interstitial cell phenotype and progressive aortopathy.

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Donna Carlson Jones, PhD

Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati

Mechanisms of stretch-mediated cell differentiation

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Sundeep G. Keswani, MD

Fetal Surgery, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Microenvironment in the regenerative wound healing.

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Andrei Kogan, PhD

Physics department, University of Cincinnati

Biophysics of diabetic wound healing

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Yigang Wang, PhD

Department of Pathology, University of Cincinnati

Angiogenic therapies for cardiac regeneration.

Doctoral and Masters Students

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Elisabeth D. Denby

Research Interest: Cardiac regeneration after myocardial infarction in a rat model of diabetic cardiomyopathy

MS (Expected 12/2016), Biomedical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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Arielle Waller

Research Interest: Wound Healing

BS, Chemical Engineering, Howard University, USA

Undergraduate Students

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Emma Stumpf

Research Interest: Electrotherapy effectiveness as a chronic Wound healing

BS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, IN PROGRESS

Former Doctoral Students

  • Toloo Taghian, December 2015
  • Hodari James, December 2014 
  • Varun Krishnamurthy, September 2012 
  • Hongkwan Cho, October 2012 
  • Abdul Sheikh, October 2012 
  • Jennifer Hurley, October 2011 
  • Swathi Balaji, September 2010 
  • Philip Jung, July 2010

Former Undergraduate Students

  • Timothy Carter BS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
  • Sameam Shahrestani BS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
  • Samantha Staubach BS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA 
  • Meredith Beckenhaupt BS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA