Collaborates with academic teams with an expertise in regenertaive medicine to advance their research innovation toward commercialization.
Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh
Development of a functional tissue engineering strategy for the repair and regeneration of an injured anterior cruciate ligament.
Education and Experience
Jonquil is a graduate research assistant at the Musculoskeletal Research Center (MSRC) at the University of Pittsburgh. Her dissertation research involved the development of a functional tissue engineering strategy for the repair and regeneration of an injured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) using a resorbable metallic device in combination with extracellular matrix bioscaffolds. Jonquil has been involved with many initiatives to commercialize the research innovations of the MSRC and has developed an interest in regulatory strategy. Outside of the lab, Jonquil has spent hundreds of hours in service to the Pittsburgh community individually and as the STEM Outreach Coordinator of the graduate chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). In her spare time, she enjoys developing her Swahili language proficiency and training for half marathons.
PhD, Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2017
MS, Bioengineering, North Carolina A&T State University, 2012
BS, Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010
Musculoskeletal Research Center, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh
Advisor: Savio L-Y. Woo, PhD, DSc, DEng
Development of a functional tissue engineering strategy for the repair and regeneration of an injured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) using a resorbable metallic device in combination with extracellular matrix bioscaffolds
Department of Chemical, Biological, and Bioengineering, North Carolina A&T State University
Advisor: Matthew McCullough, PhD
Finite Element Analysis of A Magnesium Based ACL Interference Screw Drive to Improve Insertion Success
Laboratory for Neuroengineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Advisor: Robert Butera, PhD
Optimization of techniques to study brainstem neural networks controlling respiration via immunohistochemistry, brightfield, fluorescent & multi-photon microscopy, as well as software engineering & data analysis
Muscle Physiology Lab, School of Applied Physiology, Georgia Institute of Technology
Advisor: Thomas Burkholder, PhD
Quantification of muscle heavy chain myosin expression via muscle protein extraction, concentration, & SDS-PAGE
Commercial Translation Experience
Magnesium Based Suture Anchor for Tendon Repair invention disclosure, Provisional Patent, PCT Patent, Patent
Repair and Regeneration of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament using Mg Ring and ECM Bioscaffolds Patent Application.
Awarded research funding by the following:
Coulter Translational Research Partners
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
NSF Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials
Regulatory Intern, Innovation Institute, University of Pittsburgh
Undergraduate Senior Design Project: A Novel Device for the Reconstitution and Administration of Lyophilized Drug Products
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