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Gulden Camci-Unal


Gulden Camci-Unal is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at UMass Lowell.
Dr. Gulden Camci-Unal, Ph.D.Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Personalized Medicine, Hydrogels, Additive Manufacturing, Microfabrication, Origami, Cardiovascular Diseases, Biomineralization, Point of Care Diagnostics

My multidisciplinary group uses engineering approaches to solve problems in life sciences and medicine. The goal of this research program is to control and modulate cellular behavior for directing repair and regeneration of tissues. To achieve this goal, we use diverse tools from chemistry, cell biology, materials science, microfabrication, and engineering. The research accomplishments from our lab include development of multicellular and compartmentalized tissue mimetics for clinical applications including endothelialization of cardiovascular tissues, regeneration of bone, and invasion of tumors.

My research lab is interested in developing i) next generation functional biomaterials for regenerative engineering, ii) new tools for origami-inspired tissue engineering, and organ-on-paper models, iii) paper-based biomaterials and medical devices to detect gradients of oxygen, nutrient, and small molecules, iv) in vitro disease models for personalized medicine, and v) low-cost point-of-care diagnostics to solve problems in global health. The ultimate goal of my research is to improve human health and quality of life.

Education

  • Other: Chemistry and Chemical Biology, (2013), Harvard University - Cambridge, MA
  • Other: Bioengineering, (2012), Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and Harvard Medical School - Cambridge, MA
  • Ph D: Chemistry, (2009), Iowa State University - Ames, IA
  • MS: Chemical Engineering, (2003), Middle East Technical University - Ankara, Turkey
  • BS: Chemical Engineering, (2001), Middle East Technical University - Ankara, Turkey

Biography

Gulden Camci-Unal received her Ph.D. in Chemistry at Iowa State University (USA) and her M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees both in Chemical Engineering at Middle East Technical University (Turkey). Camci-Unal’s research at the interface of biomaterials and bioengineering has made important contributions in generation of engineered platforms for cardiac, cardiovascular and bone tissue engineering. Her research interests include design, synthesis, and characterization of functional biomaterials for applications in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, development of in vitro disease models for personalized medicine, and low-cost point of care diagnostics. The overarching goal of her research is to improve human health and quality of life. Camci-Unal’s research and teaching achievements include various awards such as the Iowa State University Teaching Excellence Award, Wakonse Fellowship, NSF ADVANCE Travel Award, Chevron-Phillips Award, Procter & Gamble Fellowship, and finalist for BioFlux Innovation Award. Her research has resulted in 51+ published manuscripts, 36+ conference abstracts, and 4+ patent applications so far. Her work has been published in high impact journals such as Advanced Materials, Nature Asia Materials, JACS, Biomaterials, Lab on a Chip, Soft Matter, and Tissue Engineering. She is an Editorial Board member of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine Research, International Journal of Cardiovascular Research, International Journal of Bioprinting, and Journal of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Department of Chemical Engineering Teaching Excellence Award (2019), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • ADVANCE Travel Award (2016) - National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Finalist for BioFlux Innovation Award (2010) - Harvard Medical School
  • Procter & Gamble Fellowship (2008), Scholarship/Research - Iowa State University
  • Wakonse Fellowship (Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology) (2008), Teaching - Iowa State University
  • The Iowa State University Teaching Excellence Award (2007), Teaching - Iowa State University
  • Chevron-Phillips Award (2006) - Iowa State University

Selected Publications

  • Lantigua, D., Kelly, Y.N., Unal, B., CamciUnal, G. (2017). Engineered Paper-Based Cell Culture Platforms. Advanced Healthcare Materials.
  • Seo, J., Shin, J., Leijten, J., Jeon, O., CamciUnal, G., Dikina, A.D., Brinegar, K., Ghaemmaghami, A.M., Alsberg, E., Khademhosseini, A. (2017). High-throughput approaches for screening and analysis of cell behaviors. Biomaterials.
  • CamciUnal, G., Laromaine, A., Hong, E., Derda, R., Whitesides, G.M. (2016). Biomineralization Guided by Paper Templates. Scientific Reports, 27693.
  • CamciUnal, G., Newsome, D., Eustace, B.K., Whitesides, G.M. (2016). Fibroblasts Enhance Migration of Human Lung Cancer Cells in a Paper-Based Coculture System. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 5(6) 641.
  • Alemdar, N., Leijten, J., CamciUnal, G., Hjortnaes, J., Ribas, J., Paul, A., Mostafalu, P., Gaharwar, A.K., Qiu, Y., Sonkusale, S., others, . (2016). Oxygen-Generating Photo-Cross-Linkable Hydrogels Support Cardiac Progenitor Cell Survival by Reducing Hypoxia-Induced Necrosis. ACS biomaterials science & engineering.
  • Alemdar, N., Leijten, J., CamciUnal, G., Hjortnaes, J., Ribas, J., Paul, A., Mostafalu, P., Gaharwar, A.K., Qiu, Y., Sonkusale, S.F., others, . (2016). Oxygen-generating photocrosslinkable hydrogels support cardiac progenitor cell survival by reducing hypoxia-induced necrosis. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering.
  • Hjortnaes, J., Goettsch, C., Hutcheson, J.D., CamciUnal, G., Lax, L., Scherer, K., Body, S., Schoen, F.J., Kluin, J., Khademhosseini, A., Aikawa, E. (2016). Simulation of early calcific aortic valve disease in a 3D platform: A role for myofibroblast differentiation. Journal Of Molecular And Cellular Cardiology, 94 13 - 20.
  • CamciUnal, G., Whitesides, G.M. (2016). Method for culturing and patterning cells. Google Patents
  • Yanagawa, F., Sugiura, S., Takagi, T., Sumaru, K., CamciUnal, G., Patel, A., Khademhosseini, A., Kanamori, T. (2015). Activated-Ester-Type Photocleavable Crosslinker for Preparation of Photodegradable Hydrogels Using a Two-Component Mixing Reaction. Advanced healthcare materials, 4(2) 246–254.
  • Hjortnaes, J., CamciUnal, G., Hutcheson, J.D., Jung, S.M., Schoen, F.J., Kluin, J., Aikawa, E., Khademhosseini, A. (2015). Directing valvular interstitial cell myofibroblast-like differentiation in a hybrid hydrogel platform. Advanced healthcare materials, 4(1) 121–130.
  • Yanagawa, F., Sugiura, S., Takagi, T., Sumaru, K., CamciUnal, G., Patel, A., Khademhosseini, A., Kanamori, T. (2015). Micropatterning: Activated-Ester-Type Photocleavable Crosslinker for Preparation of Photodegradable Hydrogels Using a Two-Component Mixing Reaction (Adv. Healthcare Mater. 2/2015). Advanced healthcare materials, 4(2) 245–245.
  • Kakinoki, S., Nakayama, M., Moritan, T., Yamaoka, T., Daley, E., Stegemann, J., Wu, L., Evseenko, D., Wu, L., Evseenko, D., others, . (2014). 2014 TERMIS-AM Conference Washington, DC December 13–16, 2014. Tissue Engineering Part A, 20(S1) S–1.
  • Annabi, N., Tamayol, A., Uquillas, J.A., Akbari, M., Bertassoni, L.E., Cha, C., CamciUnal, G., Dokmeci, M.R., Peppas, N.A., Khademhosseini, A. (2014). 25th anniversary article: Rational design and applications of hydrogels in regenerative medicine. Advanced Materials, 26(1) 85–124.
  • Smith, E., CamciUnal, G., Schiele, N., Kuo, C., Khademhosseini, A., Yelick, P. (2014). A Biomimetic 3D Model for Tooth Regeneration (20: pp. S12–S12).
  • Dolatshahi-Pirouz, A., Nikkhah, M., Gaharwar, A.K., Hashmi, B., Guermani, E., Aliabadi, H., CamciUnal, G., Ferrante, T., Foss, M., Ingber, D.E., others, . (2014). A combinatorial cell-laden gel microarray for inducing osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells. Scientific reports, 4.
  • Hasan, A., Ragaert, K., Swieszkowski, W., Selimovic, S., Paul, A., CamciUnal, G., Mofrad, M.R., Khademhosseini, A. (2014). Biomechanical properties of native and tissue engineered heart valve constructs. Journal of Biomechanics, 47(9) 1949–1963.
  • Masoumi, N., Larson, B., Annabi, N., Kharaziha, M., Zamanian, B., Shapero, K., Cubberley, A., CamciUnal, G., Manning, K., Mayer, Jr, J., others, . (2014). Electrospun PGS: PCL microfibers align human valvular interstitial cells and provide tunable scaffold anisotropy. Adv. Healthc Mater. 3 (6), 929–939. Epub 2014/01/24 CrossRef PubMed PubMedCentral
  • Alsberg, E., CamciUnal, G., Harley, B.A., Kataoka, K. (2014). Functional Biomaterials for Regenerative Engineering: April 21-25, 2014, San Francisco, California, USA. Cambridge University Press
  • Hsieh, H., CamciUnal, G., Huang, T., Liao, R., Chen, T., Paul, A., Tseng, F., Khademhosseini, A. (2014). Gradient static-strain stimulation in a microfluidic chip for 3D cellular alignment. Lab on a Chip, 14(3) 482–493.
  • CamciUnal, G., N, A., R, L., MR, D., A, K. (2014). Hydrogels for Cardiac Tissue Engineering (6: pp. e99). Nature Asia Materials
  • Zhao, X., Selimovic, S., CamciUnal, G., Dokmeci, M.R., Yildirimer, L., Annabi, N., Khademhosseini, A. (2014). Microfabrication of Three-Dimensional Vascular Structures. Vascularization: Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering, 143.
  • Cha, C., Oh, J., Kim, K., Qiu, Y., Joh, M., Shin, S.R., Wang, X., CamciUnal, G., Wan, K., Liao, R., others, . (2014). Microfluidics-assisted fabrication of gelatin-silica core–shell microgels for injectable tissue constructs. Biomacromolecules, 15(1) 283–290.
  • Cha, C., Soman, P., Zhu, W., Nikkhah, M., CamciUnal, G., Chen, S., Khademhosseini, A. (2014). Structural reinforcement of cell-laden hydrogels with microfabricated three dimensional scaffolds. Biomaterials science, 2(5) 703–709.
  • Shevchenko, Y., CamciUnal, G., Cuttica, D.F., Dokmeci, M.R., Albert, J., Khademhosseini, A. (2014). Surface plasmon resonance fiber sensor for real-time and label-free monitoring of cellular behavior. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 56 359–367.
  • Ahadian, S., Ramón-Azcón, J., Ostrovidov, S., CamciUnal, G., Kaji, H., Ino, K., Shiku, H., Khademhosseini, A., Matsue, T. (2013). A contactless electrical stimulator: application to fabricate functional skeletal muscle tissue. Biomedical microdevices, 15(1) 109–115.
  • Petsche Connell, J., CamciUnal, G., Khademhosseini, A., Jacot, J.G. (2013). Amniotic fluid-derived stem cells for cardiovascular tissue engineering applications. Tissue Engineering Part B: Reviews, 19(4) 368–379.
  • CamciUnal, G., Zorlutuna, P., Khademhosseini, A. (2013). Biofabrication: Chapter 4. Fabrication of Microscale Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering Applications. Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • CamciUnal, G., Khademhosseini, A. (2013). Biomaterials that breathe. CHEMISTRY & INDUSTRY, 77(8) 28–30.
  • Hsieh, H., Huang, T., CamciUnal, G., Tseng, F., Fan, S., Khademhosseini, A. (2013). CIRCULAR HYDROGEL PATTRN FOR CELL ALIGNMENT UNDER UNIFORM STRAIN STIMULATION.
  • Annabi, N., Mithieux, S.M., CamciUnal, G., Dokmeci, M.R., Weiss, A.S., Khademhosseini, A. (2013). Elastomeric recombinant protein-based biomaterials. Biochemical engineering journal, 77 110–118.
  • Annabi, N., Mithieux, S.M., Zorlutuna, P., CamciUnal, G., Weiss, A.S., Khademhosseini, A. (2013). Engineered cell-laden human protein-based elastomer. Biomaterials, 34(22) 5496–5505.
  • CamciUnal, G., Zorlutuna, P., Khademhosseini, A. (2013). Fabrication of Microscale Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering Applications. Biofabrication, ed. Forgacs, G. and Sun, W., Elsevier Inc, 59–80.
  • CamciUnal, G., Nichol, J.W., Bae, H., Tekin, H., Bischoff, J., Khademhosseini, A. (2013). Hydrogel surfaces to promote attachment and spreading of endothelial progenitor cells. Journal of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, 7(5) 337–347.
  • Selimovic, S., CamciUnal, G., Dokmeciab, M.R., Khademhosseini, A. (2013). Microtagging using QR codes. Lab Chip, 13 14–16.
  • CamciUnal, G., Alemdar, N., Annabi, N., Khademhosseini, A. (2013). Oxygen-releasing biomaterials for tissue engineering. Polymer international, 62(6) 843–848.
  • Kharaziha, M., Nikkhah, M., Shin, S., Annabi, N., Masoumi, N., Gaharwar, A.K., CamciUnal, G., Khademhosseini, A. (2013). PGS: Gelatin nanofibrous scaffolds with tunable mechanical and structural properties for engineering cardiac tissues. Biomaterials, 34(27) 6355–6366.
  • CamciUnal, G., Cuttica, D., Annabi, N., Demarchi, D., Khademhosseini, A. (2013). Synthesis and characterization of hybrid hyaluronic acid-gelatin hydrogels. Biomacromolecules, 14(4) 1085–1092.
  • Ramón-Azcón, J., Ahadian, S., Ostrovidov, S., Hosseini, V., Khademhosseini, A., Matsue, T., Obregón, R., Ino, K., Shiku, H., CamciUnal, G. (2012). 3.2. 2 Toward functional engineered tissues as biosensors using hydrogels and dielectrophoretic technique. Proceedings IMCS 2012, 265–268.
  • Bauer, M., Kang, L., Qiu, Y., Wu, J., Peng, M., Chen, H.H., CamciUnal, G., Bayomy, A.F., Sosnovik, D.E., Khademhosseini, A., others, . (2012). Adult cardiac progenitor cell aggregates exhibit survival benefit both in vitro and in vivo. PLoS One, 7(11) e50491.
  • Zorlutuna, P., Annabi, N., Mehdi, N., Sattarov, M., CamciUnal, G., Bae, H., Khademhosseini, A. (2012). Effect of endothelial cell-cardiomyocyte 3D co-culture on the properties of an engineered cardiac tissue (6: pp. 104–104).
  • Hosseini, V., Ahadian, S., Ostrovidov, S., CamciUnal, G., Chen, S., Kaji, H., Ramalingam, M., Khademhosseini, A. (2012). Engineered contractile skeletal muscle tissue on a microgrooved methacrylated gelatin substrate. Tissue Engineering Part A, 18(23-24) 2453–2465.
  • Ramón-Azcón, J., Ahadian, S., Obregón, R., CamciUnal, G., Ostrovidov, S., Hosseini, V., Kaji, H., Ino, K., Shiku, H., Khademhosseini, A., others, . (2012). Gelatin methacrylate as a promising hydrogel for 3D microscale organization and proliferation of dielectrophoretically patterned cells. Lab on a Chip, 12(16) 2959–2969.
  • CamciUnal, G., Nichol, J., Bae, H., Tekin, H., Bischoff, J., Khademhosseini, A. (2012). Hydrogel surfaces to promote attachment and spreading of endothelial progenitor cells (7:5 pp. 337-347). , Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  • Ahadian, S., Ramón-Azcón, J., Ostrovidov, S., CamciUnal, G., Hosseini, V., Kaji, H., Ino, K., Shiku, H., Khademhosseini, A., Matsue, T. (2012). Interdigitated array of Pt electrodes for electrical stimulation and engineering of aligned muscle tissue. Lab on a Chip, 12(18) 3491–3503.
  • Zorlutuna, P., Annabi, N., CamciUnal, G., Nikkhah, M., Cha, J.M., Nichol, J.W., Manbachi, A., Bae, H., Chen, S., Khademhosseini, A. (2012). Microfabricated biomaterials for engineering 3D tissues. Advanced materials, 24(14) 1782–1804.
  • Piraino, F., CamciUnal, G., Hancock, M.J., Rasponi, M., Khademhosseini, A. (2012). Multi-gradient hydrogels produced layer by layer with capillary flow and crosslinking in open microchannels. Lab on a Chip, 12(3) 659–661.
  • Hjortnaes, J., CamciUnal, G., Lax, L., Kluin, J., Schoen, F.J., Khademhosseini, A., Aikawa, E. (2012). Novel 3D Microengineered Heart Valve Construct Mimics Early Calcific Aortic Valve Disease. Am Heart Assoc
  • Zorlutuna, P., Annabi, N., CamciUnal, G., Nikkhah, M., Cha, J., Nichol, J., others, . (2012). Patterning of functional neovessels using a’living’microvascular stamp. Adv Mater, 24 178.
  • Warner, C.D., CamciUnal, G., Pohl, N.L., Ford, C., Reilly, P.J. (2012). Substrate binding by the catalytic domain and carbohydrate binding module of Ruminococcus flavefaciens FD-1 xyloglucanase/endoglucanase. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52(1) 30–36.
  • Bauer, M., Kang, L., Qiu, Y., Wu, J., Peng, M., Chen, H.H., CamciUnal, G., Bayomy, A.F., Sosnovik, D.E., Khademhosseini, A., others, . (2012). Survival Benefit Both In Vitro and In Vivo. Citeseer.
  • CamciUnal, G., Mizanur, R.M., Chai, Y., Pohl, N.L. (2012). Synthesis of a 3-deoxy-D-manno-octulosonic acid (KDO) building block from D-glucose via fermentation. Organic & biomolecular chemistry, 10(30) 5856–5860.
  • Jabbarzadeh, E., Blanchette, J., Shazly, T., Khademhosseini, A., CamciUnal, G., T Laurencin, C. (2012). Vascularization of biomaterials for bone tissue engineering: current approaches and major challenges. Current Angiogenesis, 1(3) 180–191.
  • Hancock, M.J., Piraino, F., CamciUnal, G., Rasponi, M., Khademhosseini, A. (2011). Anisotropic material synthesis by capillary flow in a fluid stripe. Biomaterials, 32(27) 6493–6504.
  • Hancock, M., He, J., Piraino, F., CamciUnal, G., Khademhosseini, A. (2011). Capillary flow driven gradient generation in fluid stripes for biomaterial and biomedical applications.
  • Kaji, H., CamciUnal, G., Langer, R., Khademhosseini, A. (2011). Engineering systems for the generation of patterned co-cultures for controlling cell–cell interactions. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-General Subjects, 1810(3) 239–250.
  • Tekin, H., Tsinman, T., Sanchez, J.G., Jones, B.J., CamciUnal, G., Nichol, J.W., Langer, R., Khademhosseini, A. (2011). Responsive micromolds for sequential patterning of hydrogel microstructures. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133(33) 12944–12947.
  • CamciUnal, G., Pohl, N.L. (2010). A paper submitted to Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data1. Thermodynamics of metal interactions with chitin-related biopolymers by isothermal titration calorimetry and production of 2-keto-3-deoxy-D-manno-octulosonic acid from D-glucose in vivo, 1001 23.
  • CamciUnal, G., Aubin, H., Ahari, A.F., Bae, H., Nichol, J.W., Khademhosseini, A. (2010). Surface-modified hyaluronic acid hydrogels to capture endothelial progenitor cells. Soft matter, 6(20) 5120–5126.
  • CamciUnal, G., Pohl, N.L. (2010). Thermodynamics of binding interactions between divalent copper and chitin fragments by isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC). Carbohydrate Polymers, 81(1) 8–13.
  • CamciUnal, G., Pohl, N.L. (2009). Production of 3-deoxy-d-manno-octulosonic acid (KDO) by fermentation for plant lectin binding studies (237: pp. 697–697).
  • CamciUnal, G., Pohl, N.L. (2009). Quantitative determination of heavy metal contaminant complexation by the carbohydrate polymer chitin. Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, 55(3) 1117–1121.
  • CamciUnal, G. (2009). Thermodynamics of metal interactions with chitin-related biopolymers by isothermal titration calorimetry and production of 2-keto-3-deoxy-D-manno-octulosonic acid from D-glucose in vivo. Iowa State University
  • Zea, C.J., CamciUnal, G., Pohl, N.L. (2008). Thermodynamics of binding of divalent magnesium and manganese to uridine phosphates: implications for diabetes-related hypomagnesaemia and carbohydrate biocatalysis. Chemistry Central Journal, 2(1) 15.
  • CamciUnal, G., Pohl, N.L. (2007). CARB 118-Measurement of noncovalent binding interactions of fluorous sugar substrates (233: pp. 475–475).
  • CamciUnal, G., Pohl, N.L. (2006). Divalent metal cation binding to carbohydrate substrates (231:).

Selected Presentations

  • Paper-Based Engineered Biomaterials - Society for Biomaterials (SFB) Annual Meeting, April 2017 - Minneapolis, MN
  • Paper-Based Engineered Biomaterials - Society for Biomaterials (SFB) Annual Meeting, April 2017 - Minneapolis, MN
  • Engineered Cellulose-Based Cell Culture Platforms to Improve Human Health - American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting, November 2016 - San Francisco, CA
  • Engineered Cellulose-Based Cell Culture Platforms to Improve Human Health - American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting, November 2016 - San Francisco, CA
  • Engineered Cellulose-Based Cell Culture Platforms, October 2016
  • Engineered Cellulose-Based Cell Culture Platforms - Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), October 2016 - Minneapolis, MN
  • Engineered biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, October 2015
  • Handheld Device for Electrochemical Detection in Resource-Limited Settings - Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Conference, October 2015 - Tampa, FL
  • Multiplex Paper-Based Device for Low-Cost Diagnostics - Amgen Scholars Poster Session, August 2015 - Cambridge, MA
  • Engineered biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, April 2015
  • A Biomimetic 3D Model for Tooth Regeneration - Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine- America (TERMIS-AM) Conference, December 2014 - Washington DC, VA
  • Gradient Strain Microfluidic Chip for the Guidance of Cellular Alignment - The 6th International Symposium on Microchemistry and Microsystems, July 2014 - Singapore
  • A microprinting approach to bone tissue engineering - 5th Disputationes Addressing Organ Regeneration and Tissue Repair By Artificial Supports Conference, May 2014 - Aalborg, Denmark
  • Engineered biomaterial platforms to improve human health, February 2014
  • Circular Hydrogel Pattern for Cell Alignment under Uniform Strain Stimulation - The 17th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2013), October 2013 - Freiburg-Black Forest, Germany
  • Hydrogels as cell-delivery platforms for regenerative engineering - Cell Culture World Congress USA, October 2013
  • Engineered 3D Hybrid Hydrogels Simulate Early Calcific Aortic Valve Disease - Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Conference, September 2013 - Seattle, WA
  • Simulating Early Calcific Aortic Valve Disease within a novel in vitro 3D Tissue Platform - Euoropean Society of Cardiology (ESC) Conference, August 2013 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Microengineered biomaterials for regeneration of tissues, June 2013
  • Microengineered biomaterials for regeneration of tissues, June 2013
  • Microengineered biomaterials for regeneration of tissues, June 2013
  • A miniaturized 3D cellular microarray platform for bone tissue engineering - Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine-Europe (TERMIS-EU) Conference, June 2013 - Istanbul, Turkey
  • Fabrication of mechanically reinforced conductive bioelastomer for cardiac tissue engineering - Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine-Europe (TERMIS-EU) Conference, June 2013 - Istanbul, Turkey
  • Hydrogel-based biodegradable scaffolds for cardiac tissue engineering - Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine-Europe (TERMIS-EU) Conference, June 2013 - Istanbul, Turkey
  • Simulating Early Calcific Aortic Valve Disease within a Novel in vitro 3D Tissue Platform - BWH Regenerative Medicine Center Inaugural Symposium, June 2013 - Boston, MA
  • Gelatin-based Hydrogels as Potential Cellular Delivery Systems for Cardiac Tissue Engineering - Society for Biomaterials (SFB) Annual Meeting, April 2013 - Boston, MA
  • Substrate binding by the catalytic domain and carbohydrate binding module of Ruminococcus flavefaciens FD-1 xyloglucanase/endoglucanase - 245th ACS National Meeting and Exposition, April 2013 - New Orleans, LA
  • Microengineering for regeneration of cardiovascular tissues, March 2013
  • Microwell Array for Cardiac Progenitor Cell Aggregation - Biomedical Engineering Society Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering SIG Annual Conference (BMES-CMBE), January 2013 - Waimea, HI
  • Cellular Analysis Using Plasmonic Fiber Biosensor - IEEE EMBS Micro and Nanotechnology in Medicine Conference, December 2012 - Kaanapali, HI
  • High-throughput printing of human mesenchymal stem cells inside 3D microgels for identification of promising osteogenic microenvironments - IEEE EMBS Micro and Nanotechnology in Medicine Conference, December 2012 - Kaanapali, HI
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Biomimetic Hyaluronic Acid-Gelatin Hydrogels - Material Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting, November 2012 - Boston, MA
  • Novel 3D Microengineered Heart Valve Construct Mimics Early Calcific Aortic Valve Disease - American Heart Association Conference, November 2012 - Los Angeles, CA
  • 3D Microengineered Hydrogels for Cardiac Side Population Cells - Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting, October 2012 - Atlanta, GA
  • Hydrogel Composition Influences Interstital Cell Fate in a 3D in vitro Heart Valve Model - 13th Biannual Conference, September 2012 - London, United Kingdom
  • Effect of Endothelial Cell-Cardiomyocyte 3D Co-Culture on the Properties of an Engineered Cardiac Tissue - 3rd Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) World Congress, September 2012 - Vienna, Austria
  • Micro-Engineering Calcific Aortic Valve Disease - Alan Lerner Research Symposium, August 2012 - Boston, MA
  • Gelatin methacrylate hydrogel: A novel application in dielectrophoretic cell patterning - International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists Conference (IACIS), May 2012 - Sendai, Japan
  • Rapid generation of 3D chemical gradients within hydrogels based on the dielectrophoresis technique - International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists Conference (IACIS), May 2012 - Sendai, Japan
  • Hydrogel-based strategies for cardiovascular tissue engineering, April 2012
  • Capillary flow driven gradient generation in fluid stripes for biomaterial and biomedical applications - 64th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 2011 - Baltimore, MD
  • Modified Hyaluronic Acid Based Hydrogels to Promote Spreading and Proliferation of Endothelial Progenitor Cells - Society for Biomaterials (SFB) Annual Meeting, April 2011 - Orlando, FL
  • Production of 3-deoxy-d-manno-octulosonic acid (KDO) by fermentation for plant lectin binding studies - 237th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, March 2009 - Salt Lake City, UT
  • Biosynthesis of 3-Deoxy-D-Manno-Octulosonic Acid (KDO) from D-Glucose - Gordon Research Conference on Biocatalysis, July 2008 - Smithfield, RI
  • Measurement of noncovalent binding interactions of fluorous sugar substrates - 233rd American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, March 2007 - Chicago, IL
  • Divalent metal cation binding to carbohydrate substrates - 231st American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, March 2006 - Atlanta, GA

Selected Intellectual Property

  • Patent - Christodouleas, D., CamciUnal, G., Connelly, J., Fernández Abedul, T., , Tsaloglou, M., Whitesides, G.M."Method and Device for Electrochemical Detection," PCT/US16/32706 Patent Cooperation Treaty

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • EFRI-BioFLEX: Tissue Engineered Flexible Sensors, Actuators and Electronics for Chronic Wound Management (2010), Grant - National Science Foundation (NSF)
    CamciUnal, G.
  • Organs-on-a-Chip (2010), Grant - Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
    CamciUnal, G.