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Ariel Ash-Shakoor
Graduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering

Ash-Shakoor Phone: 315-443-9749

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Research: Engineered new and dynamic active cell culture substrate

Education
  • B.S in Bioengineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2011

Research Experience
  • Graduate Research Assistant, August 2012-August 2014, NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Fellow, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • Biomedical Engineer, January 2011-July2012, Oak Ridge ORISE Research Fellowship Program, United States Food and Drug Administration, CDRH, OSEL, DCMS
  • Research Scientist, August 2009-May 2011, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Research Program, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Honors and Scholarships
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, August 2014- August 2016, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • Syracuse University STEM Fellowship (offered), August 2014- August 2016, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship, August 2012- August 2014, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • Women in Science and Engineering Future Professoriate Program, August 2013-August 2015, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • Alumni Association International Scholarship, August 2008-May 2010, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Scholarship awarded for leadership, community service, and academic excellence Naomi and Palmer Hopkins Scholarship, August 2007- May 2008, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Scholarship awarded for academic excellence and citizenship
  • State of Maryland Merit Scholarship, August 2007- May 2008, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Awards
  • Senior Design Capstone Competition, First Place, May 2011, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Presentation available online http://lecture.umd.edu/detsmediasite/Play/04c4e86ad8084abcabd6237055e3f6021d
  • Excellence and Leadership Award, May 2011, Black Engineers Society, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, May 2009, Scholars program, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Employment
  • Medical Billing Administrative Assistant, July 2011-October 2011, Psychogeriatric Services, LLC, Silver Spring, MD
  • Weight Fitness Supervisor December, 2008- May 2011, Department of Recreation Services, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Business Administrative Assistant October, 2007-May 2008, Education Department of Measurement and Statistics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Sample Publications
  1. McDermott, M. K., S. Chatterjee, X. Hu, A. Ash-Shakoor, R. K. Avery A. Belyaeva, M. Cooper, C. Cruz, M. Hughes, J. Leadbetter, C. Merkle, T. Moot, S. Parvinian, D. Patwardhan, D. Saylor, K. Srinivasachar, N. Tang, and T. Zhang “Application of the quality by design approach to ultrasonic atomization spray coating of drug eluting stents.” Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. In Press.

Presentations
  1. Ash-Shakoor, A.G., J. H. Henderson, and P.T. Mather. "Smart Polymers to Control Cell Interactions". Poster and Video 2013. NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Video and Poster Competition. Online. Ash-Shakoor 2 http://posterhall.org/igert2013/posters/330
  2. Ash-Shakoor, A.G., J. H. Henderson, and P. T. Mather. "Shape memory polymers and polyelectrolyte multilayers: a novel biomaterial for controlled cell interactions". 2013. NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Retreat Conference. Syracuse, New York
  3. Ash-Shakoor, A.G., J. H. Henderson, and P. T. Mather. "Shape memory polymers and polyelectrolyte multilayers: a novel biomaterial". 2012. New York Complex Matter Workshop Conference. Syracuse, New York
  4. Ash-Shakoor, A.G., R. K. Avery, and M. K. McDermott. "Manufacturing effects on Drug Delivery for Drug Coated Balloons". Poster 2012. United States Food and Drug Administration Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories Conference. Silver Spring, MD
  5. Ash-Shakoor, A.G., R. K. Avery, and M. K. McDermott. "Quality by Design of Drug Eluting Stents". Poster 2011. United States Food and Drug Administration Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories Conference. Silver Spring, MD

Teaching Interests
  • Materials Science, Polymer Science, Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Drug Delivery, Tissue Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Cell Biology, Physiology

Outreach and Service
  • National Society of Black Engineers Robotics Team, August 2013- Present, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • Alpha Phi Omega Community Service Fraternity, November 2010-May 2011, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • National Society of Black Engineers, August 2008- May 2011, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • America Reads*America Counts, August 2008-May 2009, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Science, Discovery, and the Universe Scholars Program, August 2007-May 2009, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
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