Undergraduate Student Publications

The research experience is very different from traditional classroom courses or regular labs. Many students publish their research while they are still undergraduates. Every student does a year-long senior project, but many conduct more than one research project or engage in research for more than two semesters.

Below is a sampling of recent scholarly publications in which bioengineering students participated and at times played a key role, with the undergraduate name(s) in bold:

Dietary curcumin increases antioxidant defenses in lung, ameliorates radiation-induced pulmonary fibrosis, and improves survival in mice. Lee JC, Kinniry PA, Arguiri E, Serota M, Kanterakis S, Chatterjee S, Solomides CC, Javvadi P, Koumenis C, Cengel KA, Christofidou-Solomidou M. Radiat Res. 2010 May;173(5):590-601.

Mcl1 downregulation sensitizes neuroblastoma to cytotoxic chemotherapy and small molecule Bcl2-family antagonists. Lestini BJ, Goldsmith KC, Fluchel MN, Liu X, Chen NL, Goyal B, Pawel BR, Hogarty MD. Cancer Biol Ther. 2009 Aug;8(16):1587-95.

Light-induced temperature transitions in biodegradable polymer and nanorod composites. Hribar KC, Metter RB, Ifkovits JL, Troxler T, Burdick JA. Small. 2009 Aug 17;5(16):1830-4.

Apicomplexan parasites co-opt host calpains to facilitate their escape from infected cells.Chandramohanadas R, Davis PH, Beiting DP, Harbut MB, Darling C, Velmourougane G, Lee MY, Greer PA, Roos DS, Greenbaum DC. Science. 2009 May 8;324(5928):794-7.

Detecting HIV-1 integration by repetitive-sampling Alu-gag PCR. Liszewski MK, Yu JJ, O’Doherty U. Methods. 2009 Apr;47(4):254-60.

A more precise HIV integration assay designed to detect small differences finds lower levels of integrated DNA in HAART treated patients. Yu JJ, Wu TL, Liszewski MK, Dai J, Swiggard WJ, Baytop C, Frank I, Levine BL, Yang W, Theodosopoulos T, O’Doherty U. Virology. 2008 Sep 15;379(1):78-86.

The potential to improve cell infiltration in composite fiber-aligned electrospun scaffolds by the selective removal of sacrificial fibers. Baker BM, Gee AO, Metter RB, Nathan AS, Marklein RA, Burdick JA, Mauck RL. Biomaterials. 2008 May;29(15):2348-58.

Cytometric fingerprinting: quantitative characterization of multivariate distributions. Rogers WT, Moser AR, Holyst HA, Bantly A, Mohler ER 3rd, Scangas G, Moore JS. Cytometry A. 2008 May;73(5):430-41.