Vaughn Greene

SBMS Trainee: Vaughn Greene

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Graduate Advisor: David Rubenstein, PhD
Clinical Advisor: James Penna, MD
Graduate Program: Biomedical Engineering



I am currently a 5th year Ph.D. student in the biomedical engineering department. My concentration is tissue engineering related to cardiovascular and orthopedic tissue engineering specifically biomaterial applications for 3D-Bioprinting. I am currently working in Dr. David Rubesntein’s lab. My interest in tissue engineering stems from my initial projects during my undergraduate experience at the City College of CUNY. There I worked with Dr. Debra Auguste fabricating tracheal mimic using HEMA, and sickle cell mimic using PLGA and a Layer by Layer technique with sickle cell hemoglobin while working with Dr. Gilda Barabino. Tissue engineering became my passion, and I decided to further my education at Stony Brook University where I fabricated electrospun scaffolds from PCL, Cellulose Acetate, and Chitosan. I was introduced to 3D-Bioprinting at a conference and became excited with its future potential for tissue engineering. I decided to pursue research utilizing this fabrication technique. Currently, I working with the Feinstein Institute of Medical Research in the orthopedic lab to fabricate biological scaffolds and construct for orthopedic engineering using 3D- Bioprinting. My current research project involves the use of alginate spheres to localize Adipose-Derived Stem Cells for inflammation reduction in patients with osteoarthritis.