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Dr. Monty Escabi
Phone: (860) 486-0063
Email: monty.escabi@uconn.edu


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

Jennifer Seyford
Financial Assistant II
Phone: (860) 486-0116
E-mail: jennifer.seyford@uconn.edu

Birgit Sawstrom
Admin Service Assistant III
Phone: (860) 486-1267 
E-mail: birgit.sawstrom@uconn.edu

Sowmya Ramesh
Financial Assistant I
Phone: (860) 486-7139
E-mail: sowmya.ramesh@uconn.edu

Sarah Dunnack
Administrative Program Support I
Phone: (860) 486-5838
E-mail: sarah.dunnack@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

Tamayol, Ali

Ali Tamayol, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Research Interests:
Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, Biomanufacturing, Micro/Nanotechnologies, Wearable and automated systems, Wound care, 3D printing.
Email: atamayol@uchc.edu

263 Farmington
University of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington, CT 06030

Office Phone: (860) 679-8443
Office Fax: (860) 679-1370

BS, Shiraz University
MS, Sharif University of Technology
PhD, Simon Fraser University
Postdoc, McGill University
Postdoc, Harvard Medical School

Research Summary:

Micro- and nanoscale technologies are increasingly used in multidisciplinary research areas such as tissue engineering and biomedical sciences. These technologies have merged with advanced materials to enable engineering constructs, which mimic the biochemical, topographical, and physical features of the native tissues. In addition, microfabrication technologies have enabled scientists to mimic the complexity of the native tissues through controlling cell-cell and cell-microenvironment interactions. Dr. Tamayol’s research is focused on the utilization of fiber-based techniques such as weaving, knitting, braiding, and 3D printing for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. His lab has developed novel strategies that facilitate 3D direct write printing of structures from various hydrogels and bioinks. In addition, LIMB and Dr. Tamayol has been actively fabricating and characterizing bioelectronics and sensors as well as smart drug delivery systems for treatment of chronic wounds.
More information can be found at: http://tamayol-lab.weebly.com/

Honors and Awards:
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship
BCIC Scholar Award
Alinasab Prize of ISME

Selected Publications:

Google Scholar Citations Link

1- C. Rinoldi, A. Fallahi, I. K. Yazdi, J. Campos Paras, E. Kijeńska-Gawrońsk, G. T. de Santiago, A. Tuoheti, D. Demarchi, N. Annabi, A. Khademhosseini, W. Swieszkowski, A. Tamayol, “Mechanical and biochemical stimulation of 3D multi-layered scaffolds for tendon tissue engineering,” ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 5 (6), 2953-2964 (2019).
2- N. Faramarzi, I. K. Yazdi, M. Nabavinia, A. Gemma, A. Fanelli, A. Caizzone, L. M. Ptaszek, I. Sinha, A. Khademhosseini, J. N. Ruskin, A. Tamayol. “Patient-specific bioinks for 3D bioprinting of tissue engineering scaffolds.” Advanced Healthcare Materials, 7, 1701347 (2018).
3- P. Mostafalu, G. Kiaee, G. Giatsidis, A. Khalilpour, M. Nabavinia, Mehmet R. Dokmeci, S. Sonkusale, D. P. Orgill, A. Tamayol, Ali Khademhosseini, “A textile dressing for temporal and dosage controlled drug delivery,” Advanced Functional Materials, 27(41), 1702399 (2017).
4- A. Nasajpour, S. Ansari, C. Rinoldi, A.S. Rad, T. Aghaloo, S.R. Shin, Y.K. Mishra, R. Adelung, W. Swieszkowski, N. Annabi, A. Khademhosseini, A. Moshaverinia, A. Tamayol, “A multifunctional polymeric periodontal membrane with osteogenic and antibacterial characteristics,” Advanced Functional Materials, 28, 1703437 (2018).
5- A. Tamayol, A. Hassani Najafabadi, B. Aliakbarian, E. Arab-Tehrany, N. Annabi, M. Akbari, D. Juncker, and A. Khademhosseini, “Interpenetrating polymer network hydrogels facilitates the fabrication of fibers and 3D constructs”, Advanced Healthcare Materials, 4, 2146-2153 (2015).
6- A. Hassani Najafabadi*, A. Tamayol*, N. Annabi, M. Ochoa, P. Mostafalou, M. Akbari, M. Nikkhah, R. Rahimi, M.R. Dokmeci, S. Sonkusale, B. Ziaie, and A. Khademhosseini, “Biodegradable nanofibrous polymeric substrates for generating elastic and flexible electronics,” Advanced Materials, 26, 5823-5830 (2014).