Our Faculty, Staff & Students

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Krenicki Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Department Chair

Dr. Ki Chon
Phone: (860) 486-4767
Email: kchon@engr.uconn.edu

Staff

Harley Erickson
Program Assistant II & Graduate Admissions Assistant
Phone: (860) 486-5838
E-mail: harley@engr.uconn.edu

Lisa Ephraim
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Phone: (860) 486-0163
E-mail: lisae@engr.uconn.edu

Jennifer Desrosiers
Financial Assistant II
Phone: (860) 486-0116
E-mail: jennd@engr.uconn.edu

Amanda Sierpinski
Financial Assistant II (Grants and Contracts) 
Phone: (860) 486-3869
E-mail: ams13020@engr.uconn.edu

 

Main Office Address

Biomedical Engineering Department
A.B. Bronwell Building, Room 217
260 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3247
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-3247
Phone: (860) 486-5838
Fax: (860) 486-2500

Kuhn, Liisa

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Liisa Kuhn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Research Interests:  
Preclinical testing of promising dental and orthopaedic technologies that can improve bone regeneration.
Address:   
Reconstructive Sciences
UConn Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue, MC1615
Farmington, CT 06030
Office Phone:  860-679-3922 
Education:
PhD UC Santa Barbara
MS UC Santa Barbara
BS Duke University
 

Research Summary:

The Kuhn lab’s research mission is to bring regenerative and anti-cancer biomaterials technologies closer to patient use through pre-clinical testing and research.

More information about current projects can be found at:

http://facultydirectory.uchc.edu/profile?profileId=Kuhn-Liisa

 

Selected Publications:

  1. Effects of low dose FGF-2 and BMP-2 on healing of calvarial defects in old mice. Charles, Lyndon F; Woodman, Jessica L; Ueno, Daisuke; Gronowicz, Gloria; Hurley, Marja M; Kuhn, Liisa T Experimental gerontology 2015 Apr;6462-9
  2. Optimizing BMP-2-induced bone repair with FGF-2. Gronowicz, Gloria; Hurley, Marja M; Kuhn, Liisa T The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2014 Oct;22(10):677-9
  3. Optimizing BMP-2-induced bone repair with FGF-2. Gronowicz, Gloria; Hurley, Marja M; Kuhn, Liisa T The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2014 Oct;22(10):677-9
  4. A Site-Specific Integrated Col2.3GFP Reporter Identifies Osteoblasts Within Mineralized Tissue Formed In Vivo by Human Embryonic Stem Cells. Xin, Xiaonan; Jiang, Xi; Wang, Liping; Stover, Mary Louise; Zhan, Shuning; Huang, Jianping; Goldberg, A Jon; Liu, Yongxing; Kuhn, Liisa; Reichenberger, Ernst J; Rowe, David W; Lichtler, Alexander C Stem cells translational medicine 2014 Aug;3(10):1125-37
  5. Lithium-end-capped polylactide thin films influence osteoblast progenitor cell differentiation and mineralization. Gomillion, Cheryl T; Lakhman, Rubinder Kaur; Kasi, Rajeswari M; Weiss, R A; Kuhn, Liisa T; Goldberg, A Jon Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A 2014 Apr;