DURI 2014

Left to Right:
1st row: Shilpa Iyer; Zhao Lin; Jewel Nkwocha; Barbara Boyan; Alice Cheng; Lauren Griggs
2nd row: Afroditi Filippas; Roshni Malik; Xubin He; Aiza Humayun, Christopher Lemmon; Ping Huang, Kelly Hotchkiss; Gireesh Reddy
3rd row: Sindhu Marampudi; Allison Ramey; Nahain Siddique; Stephen Fong; Jiten Narang; Trae Fuller; Shirae Leslie; Rene Olivares-Navarrete
4th row: Eric Henderson; Yuichi Motai; Zachary Canfield; Adam Fisher; Lewis Scott; Aneesh Patel; Chenyu Wang; Benjamin Young; Nathaniel Kirby

DURI Scholars

Scholar: Roshni Malik (Left)

Mentor: Lauren Griggs (Right)

Lab: Christopher Lemmon, Ph.D.

Project: Fibronectin Assembly Induces Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition in Mammary Epithelial Cells MCF10As via Transforming Growth Factor‐β1 Signaling


Griggs, L.A., Hassan, N.T., Malik, R.S., Griffin, B.P., Martinez, B.A., Elmore, L.W. & Lemmon, C.A. (2017) Fibronectin fibrils regulate TGF-β1-induced Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition. Matrix Biology 60–61: 157–175.

Scholar: Zachary Canfield (Right)

Mentor: Adam Fisher (Left)

Lab: Stephen Fong, Ph.D.

Project: Ex Vivo Polymerase Chain Assembly


Fisher, A.B., Canfield, Z.B., Hayward, L.C., Fong, S.S. & McArthur, G.H. (2013) Ex vivo DNA Assembly. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 1.

Scholar: Benjamin Young (Right)

Mentor: Ping Huang (Left)

Lab: Xubin He, Ph.D.

Project: Investigation and Optimization of Hybrid Storage Caching Techniques for Large Dataset

Scholar: Gireesh Reddy (Left)

Mentor: Kelly Hotchkiss (Right)

Lab: Rene Olivares‐Navarrete, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Project: The Effect of Physical and Chemical Surface Characteristics on the Response of Neutrophils


Hotchkiss, K.M., Reddy, G.B., Hyzy, S.L., Schwartz, Z., Boyan, B.D. & Olivares-Navarrete, R. (2016) Titanium surface characteristics, including topography and wettability, alter macrophage activation. Acta Biomaterialia 31: 425–434.

Scholar: Sindhu Marampudi (Right)

Mentor: Jiten Narang (Left)

Lab: Christopher Lemmon, Ph.D.

Project: The Correlation between Substrate Stiffness and TGF‐β Induced Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition in Hepatic Stellate Cells

Scholar: Aneesh Patel (Left)

Mentor: Lewis Scott (Right)

Lab: Christopher Lemmon, Ph.D.

Project: The Effects of Substrate Stiffness on Nuclear Pore Mechanical Properties

Scholar: Aiza Humayun (Right)

Mentor: Alice Cheng (Left)

Lab: Barbara Boyan, Ph.D.

Project: Characterization and Effects of Wear Debris of Direct Metal Laser Sintered Titanium Implants on Osteoblast Response


Cheng, A., Humayun, A., Cohen, D.J., Boyan, B.D. & Schwartz, Z. (2014) Additively manufactured 3D porous Ti-6Al-4V constructs mimic trabecular bone structure and regulate osteoblast proliferation, differentiation and local factor production in a porosity and surface roughness dependent manner. Biofabrication 6.

Cheng, A., Humayun, A., Boyan, B.D. & Schwartz, Z. (2016) Enhanced Osteoblast Response to Porosity and Resolution of Additively Manufactured Ti-6Al-4V Constructs with Trabeculae-Inspired Porosity. 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing 3: 10–21.

Scholar: Trae Fuller (Left)

Mentor: Chenyu Wang (Right)

Lab: Kenneth Wynne, Ph.D.

Project: Roughness Dependence of Ice Adhesion Using a New Laboratory Test

Scholar: Allison Ramey (Right)

Mentor: Zhao Lin, BDS, MS, MMSc., Ph.D. (Left)

Lab: Barbara Boyan, Ph.D.

Project: The Effects of MSC Affinity Peptide on Periodontal Ligament Progenitor Cells


Lin, Z., McClure, M.J., Zhao, J., Ramey, A.N., Asmussen, N., Hyzy, S.L., Schwartz, Z. & Boyan, B.D. (2018) MicroRNA Contents in Matrix Vesicles Produced by Growth Plate Chondrocytes are Cell Maturation Dependent. Scientific Reports 8.

Lin, Z., Rodriguez, N.E., Zhao, J., Ramey, A.N., Hyzy, S.L., Boyan, B.D. & Schwartz, Z. (2016) Selective enrichment of microRNAs in extracellular matrix vesicles produced by growth plate chondrocytes. Bone 88: 47–55.

Scholar: Nathaniel Kirby (Left)

Mentor: Shirae Leslie (Right)

Lab: Barbara Boyan, Ph.D.

Project: The Diffusivity of Growth Factors in Alginate Microbeads

Scholar: Jewel Nkwocha

Mentor: Joseph Herbert

Lab: Rebecca Heise, Ph.D.

Project: Therapeutic Effect of Vitamin C on Ventilator Induced Lung Injury in an Aging Mouse Model

Scholar: Eric Henderson

Mentor: Ping Huang

Lab: Yuichi Motai, Ph.D.

Project: Cloud Computing for Computed Tomographic Colonography