Collaborative Projects

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Proposed Collaborative Projects 

Map of service projects

 Locations of Collaborative Project institutions. Blue pins: new or continuing projects. Numbers correspond to table below. Green pins: CCMEEC completed projects

CP #

Investigator & Institution


Funding Source


Kevin Healy, Ph.D., University of California - Berkeley, Berkeley, CA Non-destructive assessment of cryopreserved microtissues post thaw. NSF
CP02 John Moore, B.A., Scientific Bioprocessing, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA Real-time nutrient and metabolite monitoring during cell and tissue culture for quality engineering of tissue-engineered medical products Scientific Bioprocessing, Inc. corporate funds
CP03 Alexander Revzin, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Bioreactor culture of hPSC spheroids for pancreatic β cells Kieckhefer Foundation
CP04 George Christ, Ph.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Evaluation of novel, non-invasive, CQAs for biomanufacturing of TEMPs in a modular, closed-loop bioreactor system NIH, DOD
CP05 Peter Alexander, Ph.D., Hang Lin, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Bioreactor control of tissue-chip models for synovial joint pathologies NIH
CP06 Aaron Haubner, Ph.D., Celartia, Inc., Columbus, OH Developing novel strategies for shipping and storing Tissue-Engineered constructs at room temperature Corporate funds
CP07 Elizabeth Lipke, Ph.D., Auburn University, Auburn AL RECODE: Directing and Controlling Cardiac Differentiation Through Cellular and Microenvironmental Manipulation and Application of Machine-Learning NSF
CP08 Julia Oxford, Ph.D., Boise State University, Boise, ID Optimization of the MSC-responsive chondrogenic phenotype towards articular chondrocytes NIH
CP09 Dimitrios Kouroupis, Ph.D., University of Miami, FL Mesenchymal Stem Cell Functionalization in 3D Manufacturing Settings for Clinical Applications Department start-up funds
CP10 Sam Senyo, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH Cardiomyocyte differentiation by combinatorial paracrine signaling Startup and NIH
CP11 Riccardo Gottardi, Ph.D., Children Hospitals of Philadelphia, PA Bioinstructive reactors for mechanical conditioning of tissues Startup funds
CP12 Tomás Egaña, Ph.D., SYMBIO2 Inc. and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile Transplant organ preservation SYMBIO2 Inc. Corporate funds
CP13 Eben Alsberg, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago, IL Opposing RNAi molecule gradient constructs to repair osteochondral defects Startup funds
CP14 Aldo Leal-Egana, Ph.D., University of Heidelberg, Germany Bone osteotropism: Influence of confinement and mechanical properties of the seeds in the selection of the soil LE-3418/4-1
CP15 Aldo Boccacini, Ph.D., University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Institute of Biomaterials, Erlangen, Germany Bioactive Glass-derived scaffolds for bone tissue engineering. Institute of Biomaterials internal funds
CP16 Carolyn Schutt Ibsen, Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon Energy-responsive biomaterial platforms for regenerative medicine Department Start-Up funds
CP17 Yolanda Fortenberry, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH Developing tissue-specific aptamers Department of Biology startup funds
CP18 Rhima Coleman, Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Identification of –omics signatures related to the chondrogenic potential of hMSC NIH/NSF