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Henderson Lab Members


Principal Investigator
James Henderson James Henderson
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
Associate Professor (by courtesy), Department of Biology
Director, Bioengineering Graduate Program
Syracuse VA Medical Center, WOC Appointment

Phone: 315.443.9739

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Research Interests: The interface of tissue engineering and developmental biology, with special emphasis on biomechanical aspects of tissue development. The broad theme of our work is understanding how biomechanical, biochemical, and topographical signals regulate the differentiation and phenotypic expression of musculoskeletal cells. Within this theme, we study: modulation of chondrocyte phenotypic expression; biomechanical regulation during musculoskeletal tissue development; and the development of biomimetic tissue engineering approaches.

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PhD Students
Ariel Ash-Shakoor Ariel Ash-Shakoor
Graduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
IGERT Fellow (Co-advised with primary advisory Patrick Mather)
NSF Graduate Research Fellow (Co-advised with primary advisory Patrick Mather)

Phone:315.443.9749 (Lab)

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Research Focus: Engineered new and dynamic active cell culture substrate.

Roland Beard Roland Beard
Graduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
STEM Fellow

Phone:315.443.9749 (Lab)

Email:

Research Focus: TBA.

 
Kyle Bishop Kyle Bishop
Graduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
IGERT Fellow

Phone: 315.443.4748 (Lab)

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Research Focus: Biomechanical and biochemical mechanisms of spinal cord Injury.

 
Megan Brasch Megan Brasch
Graduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
IGERT Fellow

Phone: 315.443.4748 (Lab)

Email:

Research Focus: Investigating cellular biomechanics with programmable smart materials.

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Shelby Buffington Shelby Buffington
Graduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering

Phone:315.443.4748 (Lab)

Email:

Research Focus: TBA.

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Kevin Davis Kevin Davis
Graduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering

Phone:315.443.4748 (Lab)

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Research Focus: Smart materials for active cell culture and tissue engineering.

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Fred Donelson Fred Donelson
Graduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
IGERT Fellow

Phone:315.443.4748 (Lab)

Email:

Research Focus: TBA.

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Alex Jannini Alex Jannini
Graduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
IGERT Fellow (Co-advised with primary advisory Julie Hasenwinkel

Phone:315.443.4748 (Lab)

Email:

Research Focus: Bioinspired hydrogels.



 
Giuseppe Passucci Giuseppe Passucci
Graduate Researcher, Department of Physics
IGERT Fellow (Co-advised with primary advisory Lisa Manning)

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Research Focus: Collective motion in disordered, non-equilibrium systems, specifically cells at low density and confluent tissues.

 
Michelle Pede Michelle Pede
Graduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering

Phone: 315.443.4748 (Lab)

Email:

Research Focus: TBA.

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katy Pieri Katy Pieri
Graduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering

Phone:315.443.9749 (Lab)

Email:

Research Focus: TBA.

Stephen Sawyer Stephen Sawyer
Graduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
IGERT Fellow (Co-advised with primary advisory Pranav Soman)

Phone: 315.443.4748 (Lab)

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Research Focus: 3D printing of biological scaffolds and osteogenic differentiation.

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MS Students
Ben Phillippi Ben Phillippi
Graduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering

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Research Focus: Optimization of NOx sterilization.

 
Treant Searfoss Trent Searfoss
Graduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering

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Research Focus: Mechanobiology of cells in hydrogel scaffolds.

 
Undergraduate Students
Alexis Pena Alexis Peņa
Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, Donofrio Scholar; Senior Marshall (one of two); Awarded a Crown Award from the Renee Crown University Honors Program in support of her honors capstone project; Ronald E. McNair Scholar; Remembrance Scholar (2012-present)

Phone: 315.443.4748 (Lab)

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Research Focus:User interface for cell tracking analysis.

 
Stephen Benn Stephen Benn
Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering; Awarded an Upstate Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (ULSAMP) 2015 Undergraduate Research Assistantship (2014-present)

Phone: 315.443.4748 (Lab)

Email:

Research Focus:Polyelectrolyte multilayers.

 
Miracle Rogers Miracle Rogers
Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Health Excercise Science; McNair Scholars Program; Gates Millennium Scholars Program (2015-present)

Phone: 315.443.4748 (Lab)

Email:

Research Focus:Polyelectrolyte multilayers.

 
Alumni
Jing Wang Jing Wang
Then: Graduate Researcher (PhD), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2009-2016)
Most recently: Teaching Assistant Professor, University of Buffalo

 
Ling-Fang Tseng Ling-Fang Tseng
Then: Graduate Researcher (PhD), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2009-2015)
Most recently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Living Proof, Inc. (Cambridge, MA)
 
Richard Baker Richard Baker
Then: Graduate Researcher (PhD), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2009-2015)
Most recently: Associate, Mechanical Engineering, Exponent (Menlo Park, CA)
 
Ye He Ye He
Then: Graduate Researcher (MS, Thesis), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2014-2015)
Most recently: Lab Technician, Sanofi Genzyme (Framingham, MA)
 
Joyrie Dickerson Joyrie Dickerson
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Smart Material Advances and Advanced Research Training Workshop (2015)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Department of Chemical Engineering, Hampton University
 
Donmanique Hardy Donmanique Hardy
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Smart Material Advances and Advanced Research Training Workshop (2015)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Department of Chemical Engineering, Hampton University
 
Elliot Russell Elliot Russell
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, Syracuse Scholar (2012-2013)
Most recently: TBA
 
Justin Elkhechen Justin Elkhechen
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Biochemistry Program, Crown Award recipient, Awarded a Crown Award from the Renee Crown University Honors Program in support of his honors capstone project (2012-2015)
Most recently: MS Student, Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University
 
Ke Song Ke Song
Then: Graduate Researcher (MS), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2013-2015)
Most recently: TBA
 
Brandyn White Brandyn White
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Smart Material Advances and Advanced Research Training Workshop (2014)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Department of Biology, Hampton University
 
Derek Loh Derek Loh
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, SBI REU (2014)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Materials Science and Engineering & Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
 
Alyssa Seunarine Alyssa Seunarine
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Smart Material Advances and Advanced Research Training Workshop (2014)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Department of Chemical Engineering, Hampton University
 
Stephen Burke Stephen Burke
Then: Graduate Researcher (MS), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2012-2014)
Most recently: Junior Associate at Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
 
Ashkan Noushabadi Ashkan Noushabadi
Then: Graduate Researcher (MS), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2012-2013)
Most recently: Food and Drug Administration
 
Xinchi Yi Xinchi Yi
Then: Graduate Researcher (MS), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2012-2014)
Most recently: Neuroscience Research Laboratory, Tufts Medical Center
 
Breanda Argueta Brenda Argueta
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering,
McNair Scholars Program (2013-2014)
Most recently: MS Student, Northeastern University
 
Andy Quach Andy Quach
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2013-2014)
Most recently: Bioprocess Engineer, Joule Unlimited Technologies
 
Dakota Jones Dakota Jones
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2010-2014)
Most recently: PhD student, Biomedical Engineering, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

 
Katrina Keegan Katrina Keegan
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biology (2011-2013)
Most recently: Masters of Science in Public Health Student, Harvard University

 
James Pash James Pash
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biology (2012-2013)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Department of Biology
 
Kristina Arauz Kristina Arauz
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2012-2013)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering

 
Sierra Houston Sierra Houston
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, and Dean's Leadership Awardee (2012-2013)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering


 
Chi-Yu Sun Chi-Yu Sun
Then: Graduate Researcher (MS), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2008-2012; graduated 2012)
Most recently: Department of Pathology, SUNY Upstate Medical University

 
Elena Marchetti-Bowick Elena Marchetti-Bowick
Then: Highschool Researcher, JD High School (2011-2012)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Stanford University

 
Joalene Mason Joalene Mason
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Smart Material Advances and Advanced Research Training Workshop (2012)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Hampton University
 
Simone Summers Simone Summers
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Smart Material Advances and Advanced Research Training Workshop (2012)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Hampton University
 
Falin Jones Falin Jones
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Smart Material Advances and Advanced Research Training Workshop (2012)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Hampton University
 
Marisa Tukpah Marisa Tukpah
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Smart Material Advances and Advanced Research Training Workshop (2012)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Hampton University
 
Kadye Moore Kadye Moore
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, SBI REU (2012)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Rose Hulman Institute
 
Christine Cespedes Christine Cespedes
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2011-2012)
Most recently: RA/QA Engineer, Mevion Medical Systems
 
R. Casey Edwards R. Casey Edwards
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2010-2011)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
 
Jake Cline Jake Cline
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2010-2012)
Most recently: Technical Support Engineer, Labsphere Inc.
 
Sean McCauley Sean McCauley
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2010-2011)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
 
Shelley Kummer Shelley L Kummer
Then: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
Most recently: Research Scientist, Department of Biology, Syracuse University


 
Patrick Thompson Patrick Thompson
Then: Graduate Researcher (MS), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2010-2011; graduated 2011); Employee, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Most recently: Bristol-Myers Squibb


 
Anita Patrick Anita Patrick
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, SBI REU (2011)
Most recently: PhD student in STEM Education, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, The University of Texas at Austin




 
Brian Cosgrove Brian Cosgrove
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2008-2011)
Most recently: PhD Student, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania


 
Wesley Kong Wesley Kong
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2009-2010)
Most recently: Graduate Student, McGill University Integrated Program in Neuroscience


 
Roger Conturie Roger Conturie
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2009)
Deceased


 
Matthew Salminen Matthew Salminen
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2009)
Undergraduate Student, Biochemistry, Syracuse University
Most recently: University of Pennsylvania


 
Albaraa Salama Albaraa Salama
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2009)
Binghamton University (2010)
Most recently: Senior implementation consultant, Waterfield Energy


 
Cassie Gorman Cassie Gorman
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, SBI REU (2009-2010)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester


 
RJ Spink RJ Spink
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2008-2009)
Most recently: Researcher, Army Research Lab


 
Jennifer Amos Jennifer R. Amos
Then: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2008-2009)
Most recently: Sr Lecturer and Chief Academic Advisor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


 
Luana Ramcharran Luana Ramcharran
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2008)
Most recently: Product Development Specialist at Xtreme Lashes, Houston, TX



Last Updated: 8/8/2013