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Ph.D. Alumni

Rebecca L. Dahlin, Ph.D. 2014
“Co-Cultures of Articular Chondrocytes and Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Cartilage Tissue Engineering,”
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, February 2014.

Lucas A. Kinard, Ph.D. 2014
“Synthetic Hydrogel Delivery of Growth Factors and Demineralized Bone Matrix for Bone Augmentation,”
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University, February 2014.

Clark J. Needham, Ph.D. 2014
“Development of a Polymeric Gene Delivery Vector for Application in Osteochondral Tissue Engineering,”
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, February 2014.

Allan M. Henslee, Ph.D. 2013
“Polymer-Based Approaches to Bone Tissue Repair and Regeneration,”
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, October 2013.

Erica J. Levorson, Ph.D. 2013
“Polymer/Extracellular Matrix Composite Scaffolds for Articular Cartilage Regeneration,”
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, August 2013.

Patrick P. Spicer, Ph.D. 2012
“Two Stage Repair of Composite Craniofacial Defects with Antibiotic Releasing Porous Poly(Methyl Methacrylate) Space Maintainers and Bone Regeneration,”
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, December 2012.

Paschalia M. Mountziaris, Ph.D. 2011
“Harnessing Inflammatory Signaling to Promote Bone Regeneration and Mitigate Joint Damage,”
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, August 2011.

Jiehong Liao, Ph.D. 2010
“Modulation of Chondrogenic and Osteogenic Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells through Signals in the Extracellular Microenvironment,”
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, December 2010.

Leda Klouda, Ph.D. 2010
"Development of a Thermoresponsive and Chemically Crosslinkable Hydrogel System for Craniofacial Bone Tissue Engineering,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, October 2010.

Sue Anne Chew, Ph.D. 2010
"Biodegradable Branched Polycationic Polymers as Non-Viral Gene Delivery Vectors for Bone Tissue Engineering,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, February 2010.

James D. Kretlow, Ph.D. 2010
"Biomaterial-Based Strategies for Craniofacial Tissue Engineering,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, January 2010.

Xuan Guo, Ph.D. 2009
"Injectable Cell-Laden Hydrogel Composites for Osteochondral Tissue Engineering,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University, December 2009.

Ana Martins, Ph.D. 2009
"Stimulus Responsive Smart Supports and Scaffold/Cell Constructs for Bone Tissue Engineering,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal, July 2009.

Anita Saraf, Ph.D. 2009
"Regulated Release of a Novel Non-Viral Gene Delivery Vector from Electrospun Coaxial Fiber Mesh Scaffolds,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, May 2009.

Kazuhiro Tanahashi, Ph.D. 2009
"Design and Preparation of Fumarate-Based Biodegradable Polymer Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, January 2009.

Matthew Murphy, Ph.D. 2008
"Targeted Delivery of Osteogenic Drugs for Bone Tissue Engineering,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, May 2008.

Simon Young, Ph.D. 2008
"The Effect of Simultaneous, Controlled Release of Angiogenic and Osteogenic Growth Factors on the Enhancement of Osteogenesis within Craniofacial Defects,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, May 2008.

Quynh Pham, Ph.D. 2007
"Modulation of the Osteoblastic Differentiation of Marrow Stromal Cells for Bone Tissue Engineering,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, December 2007.

Zarana Patel, Ph.D. 2007
"Controlled Delivery of Angiogenic and Osteogenic Growth Factors for Bone Regeneration,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, August 2007.

Amit S. Mistry, Ph.D. 2007
"Degradation and Biocompatibility of a Fumarate-Based/Alumoxane Nanocomposite for Bone Tissue Engineering,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, April 2007.

Hansoo Park, Ph.D. 2007
"Injectable Cell/Hydrogel Composites for Articular Cartilage Tissue Engineering,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, April 2007.

Xinfeng Shi, Ph.D. 2007
"Development of Injectable Nanocomposite Scaffolds of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Biodegradable Polymers for Bone Tissue Engineering,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, March 2007.

Theresa A. Holland, Ph.D. 2005
"Controlled Growth Factor Delivery from Biodegradable Hydrogel Scaffolds for Articular Cartilage Repair,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, December 2005.

F. Kurtis Kapser, Ph.D. 2005
"Investigation of Oligo(Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Fumarate) Hydrogels for Controlled Release of Plasmid DNA,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, September 2005.

Heidi L. Holtorf, Ph.D. 2004
"Modulation of Marrow Stromal Cell Differentiation in Bone Tissue Engineering Constructs,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, December 2004.

Manuela E. Gomes, Ph.D. 2004
"A Bone Tissue Engineering Strategy Based on Starch Scaffolds and Bone Marrow Cells Cultured in a Flow Perfusion Bioreactor,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal, October 2004.

Elizabeth L. Hedberg Ph.D. 2004
"Controlled Release of Osteogenic Factors from Injectable Biodegradable Composite Materials for Bone Tissue Engineering,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, April 2004.

Jeremy S. Blum Ph.D. 2003
"Development of Genetically Modified Cells for Bone Tissue Regeneration,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, October 2003.

Johnna S. Temenoff Ph.D. 2003
"Development of Thermally-Crosslinked Hydrogels as Injectable Cell Carriers for Orthopaedic Tissue Engineering,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, August 2003.

Heungsoo Shin Ph.D. 2003
"Development of Biodegradable, Biomimetic Hydrogels Modulating Cellular Function for Guided Bone Regeneration,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, August 2003.

Mark D. Timmer Ph.D. 2003
"Development of a Biodegradable Interbody Fusion Device,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, July 2003.

John P. Fisher Ph.D. 2002
"The Development of a Photocrosslinked Biomaterial for Bone Tissue Engineering Applications,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, October 2002.

Esfandiar Behravesh Ph.D. 2002
"Synthesis of an Injectable Biodegradable Biomimetic Macroporous Hydrogel Scaffold for Bone Tissue Engineering,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, September 2002.

Gregory Bancroft Ph.D. 2002
"Bone Tissue Engineering by Cell and Matrix Transplantation,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, May 2002.

Richard Payne Ph.D. 2002
"Development of an Injectable, In Situ Crosslinkable, Degradable Polymeric Carrier for Osteogenic Populations,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Rice University, October 2001.

W T. Godbey Ph.D. 1999
"Poly(Ethylenimine) as a Gene Delivery Vehicle, and Its Potential for Gene Therapy,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Rice University, August 1999.

Lichun Lu Ph.D. 1999
"Modulation of Cell Morphology and Function Using Synthetic Biodegradable Polymers,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Rice University, May 1999.

Laura J. Suggs Ph.D. 1998
"Development of Poly(Propylene Fumarate-co-Ethylene Glycol): An Injectable, Biodegradable Implant for Cardiovascular Applications,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Rice University, May 1998.

Susan Peter Ph.D. 1998
"Injectable, In Situ Polymerizable, Biodegradable Scaffolds Based on Poly(Propylene Fumarate) for Guided Bone Regeneration,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Rice University, May 1998.

Robert Cleek Ph.D. 1997
"Polymeric Delivery of Inhibitors of Smooth Muscle Cell Proliferation,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Rice University, May 1997.

Robert Thomson Ph.D. 1997
"Biodegradable Polymer Scaffold Fabrication and the Creation of Tissue Engineered Bone,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Rice University, April 1997.

Susan Ishaug-Riley Ph.D. 1996
"Bone Formation by Three-Dimensional Osteoblast Culture in Biodegradable Poly(a-Hydroxy Ester) Scaffolds,"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Rice University, June 1996.