Faculty Profiles

Jennifer L West
Fitzpatrick Family University Professor of Engineering



Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin 1996

Wu, Y, Puperi, DS, Grande-Allen, KJ, and West, JL. "Ascorbic acid promotes extracellular matrix deposition while preserving valve interstitial cell quiescence within 3D hydrogel scaffolds." Journal of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine 11.7 (July 2017): 1963-1973. Full Text

Schweller, RM, Wu, ZJ, Klitzman, B, and West, JL. "Stiffness of Protease Sensitive and Cell Adhesive PEG Hydrogels Promotes Neovascularization In Vivo." Annals of biomedical engineering 45.6 (June 2017): 1387-1398. Full Text Open Access Copy

Alvarez-Urena, P, Davis, E, Sonnet, C, Henslee, G, Gugala, Z, Strecker, EV, Linscheid, LJ, Cuchiara, M, West, J, Davis, A, and Olmsted-Davis, E. "Encapsulation of Adenovirus BMP2-Transduced Cells with PEGDA Hydrogels Allows Bone Formation in the Presence of Immune Response." Tissue engineering. Part A 23.5-6 (March 2017): 177-184. Full Text

Wu, Y, Grande-Allen, KJ, and West, JL. "Adhesive Peptide Sequences Regulate Valve Interstitial Cell Adhesion, Phenotype and Extracellular Matrix Deposition." Cellular and molecular bioengineering 9.4 (December 2016): 479-495. Full Text

Puperi, DS, Kishan, A, Punske, ZE, Wu, Y, Cosgriff-Hernandez, E, West, JL, and Grande-Allen, KJ. "Electrospun Polyurethane and Hydrogel Composite Scaffolds as Biomechanical Mimics for Aortic Valve Tissue Engineering." ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering 2.9 (September 12, 2016): 1546-1558. Full Text

Roudsari, LC, Jeffs, SE, Witt, AS, Gill, BJ, and West, JL. "A 3D Poly(ethylene glycol)-based Tumor Angiogenesis Model to Study the Influence of Vascular Cells on Lung Tumor Cell Behavior." Scientific reports 6 (September 6, 2016): 32726-. Full Text

Heintz, KA, Bregenzer, ME, Mantle, JL, Lee, KH, West, JL, and Slater, JH. "Fabrication of 3D Biomimetic Microfluidic Networks in Hydrogels." Advanced healthcare materials 5.17 (September 2016): 2153-2160. Full Text

Heintz, KA, Bregenzer, ME, Mantle, JL, Lee, KH, West, JL, and Slater, JH. "Biomimetic Microfluidic Networks: Fabrication of 3D Biomimetic Microfluidic Networks in Hydrogels (Adv. Healthcare Mater. 17/2016)." Advanced Healthcare Materials 5.17 (September 2016): 2152-2152. Full Text

Shukla, A, Slater, JH, Culver, JC, Dickinson, ME, and West, JL. "Biomimetic Surface Patterning Promotes Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation." ACS applied materials & interfaces 8.34 (August 2016): 21883-21892. Full Text

Puperi, DS, O'Connell, RW, Punske, ZE, Wu, Y, West, JL, and Grande-Allen, KJ. "Hyaluronan Hydrogels for a Biomimetic Spongiosa Layer of Tissue Engineered Heart Valve Scaffolds." Biomacromolecules 17.5 (May 2016): 1766-1775. Full Text


West, JL, Nsiah, BN, Moore, E, and Ali, S. "Hydrogels and Angiogenesis." Biosynthetic Polymers for Medical Applications. Ed. L Poole-Warren, P Martens, and R Green. Elsevier, November 26, 2015. (Chapter)

Nsiah, BA, Moore, EM, Roudsari, LC, Virdone, NK, and West, JL. "Angiogenesis in hydrogel biomaterials." Biosynthetic Polymers for Medical Applications. November 24, 2015. 189-203. Full Text

Stephens-Altus, JS, and West, JL. "Nanotechnology for tissue engineering." Advances in Tissue Engineering. January 1, 2008. 333-347. Full Text

Ashton, JR, Hoye, J, Deland, K, Whitley, M, Qi, Y, Moding, E, Kirsch, DG, West, J, and Badea, CT. "A dual energy CT study on vascular effects of gold nanoparticles in radiation therapy." January 1, 2016. Full Text