Dean, University of Missouri
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Dr. Loboa is Dean of the College of Engineering and a Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Missouri, Columbia, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at NCSU. Research in her laboratory focuses on two areas: 1) empirical and computational approaches to quantitatively determine and deliver biomimetic mechanical, electrical, and material stimuli to human stem cells for functional tissue engineering of musculoskeletal tissues; and, 2) nanofibrous “smart bandages” as controlled release systems for wound healing and tissue engineering applications requiring antimicrobial, antibacterial, and/or anti-inflammatory treatment. Her research has been funded by the Nonwovens Cooperative Research Center (NC based industry consortium), North Carolina Biotechnology Center, National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. She is a recipient of the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award (2005), Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award (2009), UK-US Stem Cell Collaboration Development Award (2009), Stanford University Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award (2010), the NCSU Chancellor’s Innovation Award (2011), and the NCSU Faculty Scholar Award (2012).
University of California, Davis
Dr. Loboa's research interests include Regenerative Medicine, Functional Tissue Engineering, Wound Healing, and Mechanobiology of Human Stem Cells.
- Mechanical Stimulation of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells for Functional Tissue Engineering of the Musculoskeletal System via Cyclic Hydrostatic Pressure, Simulated Microgravity, and Cyclic Tensile Strain
- Nordberg, R. C., Bodle, J. C., & Loboa, E. G. (2018), In ADIPOSE-DERIVED STEM CELLS: METHODS AND PROTOCOLS, 2ND EDITION (Vol. 1773, pp. 215–230).
- Creation and evaluation of new porcine model for investigation of treatments of surgical site infection
- Mohiti-Asli, M., Risselada, M., Jacob, M., Pourdeyhimi, B., & Loboa, E. G. (2017), Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods, 23(11), 795–803. https://doi.org/10.1089/ten.tec.2017.0024
- Effects of 3D-bioplotted polycaprolactone scaffold geometry on human adipose-derived stem cell viability and proliferation
- Mehendale, S. V., Mellor, L. F., Taylor, M. A., Loboa, E. G., & Shirwaiker, R. A. (2017), Rapid Prototyping Journal, 23(3), 534–542.
- Electrical cell-substrate impedance spectroscopy can monitor age-grouped human adipose stem cell variability during osteogenic differentiation
- Nordberg, R. C., Zhang, J. L., Griffith, E. H., Frank, M. W., Starly, B., & Loboa, E. G. (2017), Stem Cells Translational Medicine, 6(2), 502–511. https://doi.org/10.5966/sctm.2015-0404
- Ibuprofen loaded pla nanofibrous scaffolds increase proliferation of human skin cells in vitro and promote healing of full thickness incision wounds in vivo
- Mohiti-Asli, M., Saha, S., Murphy, S. V., Gracz, H., Pourdeyhimi, B., Atala, A., & Loboa, E. G. (2017), Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials, 105(2), 327–339. https://doi.org/10.1002/jbm.b.33520
- Cell signaling in tenocytes: Response to load and ligands in health and disease
- Wall, M. E., Dyment, N. A., Bodle, J., Volmer, J., Loboa, E., Cederlund, A., … Banes, A. J. (2016), Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 920, 79–95.
- Concise review: Primary cilia: Control centers for stem cell lineage specification and potential targets for cell-based therapies
- Bodle, J. C., & Loboa, E. G. (2016), Stem Cells, 34(6), 1445–1454.
- Creating tissues from textiles: Scalable nonwoven manufacturing techniques for fabrication of tissue engineering scaffolds
- Tuin, S. A., Pourdeyhimi, B., & Loboa, E. G. (2016), Biomedical Materials, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-6041/11/1/015017
- Electrospun nanofibrous scaffolds increase the efficacy of stem cell-mediated therapy of surgically resected glioblastoma
- Bago, J. R., Pegna, G. J., Okolie, O., Mohiti-Asli, M., Loboa, E. G., & Hingtgen, S. D. (2016), Biomaterials, 90, 116–125.
- Evaluation of silver ion-releasing scaffolds in a 3D coculture system of MRSA and human adipose-derived stem cells for their potential use in treatment or prevention of osteomyelitis
- Mohiti-Asli, M., Molina, C., Diteepeng, T., Pourdeyhimi, B., & Loboa, E. G. (2016), Tissue Engineering. Part A, 22(21-22), 1258–1263. https://doi.org/10.1089/ten.tea.2016.0063
- Development of a Functional Osteochondral Replacement Graft: 3-d Tissue Engineering and Biomimetic Stem Cell Guidance
- Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation(7/01/15 - 6/30/18)
- Integrin Function in Cartilage
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)(3/17/15 - 3/16/16)
- Crosstalk Between Subchondral Bone and Articular Cartilage in Reduced Gravity May Contribute to Catastrophic Joint Damage
- National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)(12/01/14 - 11/30/15)
- Induction of Early Stages of Osteoarthritis after Exposure to Microgravity
- National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI)(6/01/13 - 2/28/15)
- Human Adipose-Derived Stem Cells for Nonunion Bone Regeneration
- Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA)(1/01/13 - 12/31/13)
- Development and Translation of Controlled Release "Smart Bandages" for Antimicrobial, Antibacterial, and Anti-Inflammatory Wound Healing Applications
- NC Biotechnology Center(9/01/13 - 8/31/15)
- IDR: Primary Cilia as Sensors of Electric Field During Electrical Stimulation Induced hASC Osteogenesis
- National Science Foundation (NSF)(1/01/12 - 12/31/16)
- The National Textile Center: Electrospun Core-Sheath Fibers For Soft Tissue Engineering (F05-NS04)
- NCSU National Textile Center Program(4/01/08 - 3/31/09)
- Tensile Strain-Induced Osteogenesis of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells in 3D Culture
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)(12/01/09 - 1/31/13)
- The Role of Palladin in the Mechanobiology of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells
- NC Biotechnology Center(6/01/07 - 5/31/10)