Fayekah Assanah, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Residence
Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Hydrogels, Cellular response to mechanical forces, Cell interactions with material interfaces.
Engineering II Room 209
191 Auditorium Road
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-3247
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B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, University of Connecticut
My current research focuses on the synthesis of hydrogels to mimic the mechanical behavior of the brain matter and investigate cellular response to injury. My past research focused on biomaterials and tissue engineering with a particular emphasis in bone tissue regeneration. This involved combining hydrogel-based cell therapy and acoustic radiation forces via Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound (LIPUS), for healing large scale bone defects. Previous research also involved hydrogels as three-dimensional cultures to study the effects of mechanical forces on axons for repairing spinal cord injury.