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Katelyn Swindle-Reilly

  • Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Assistant Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Eng
  • Bevis 299
    299 Bevis Hall
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-292-4602

About

Education

  • Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 2008
  • M.S., Washington University in St. Louis, 2006
  • B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004
     

Key Honors and Distinctions

  • Known for using polymeric biomaterials to develop medical devices in ophthalmology and wound care.

 

​Top Awards

  • Lois Hagelberger-Huebner Young Investigator Award, Ohio Lions Eye Research Foundation (2017-19)
  • REACH for Commercialization (2017)
  • Washington University in St. Louis Cherryll Walzel-Frick and F. Alan Frick Graduate Scholar (2004-2005)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology Omega Chi Epsilon Excellence Award (2004)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology President’s Undergraduate Research Award (2004)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology President’s Scholarship (2000-2004)

 

RESEARCH AREAS – Swindle-Reilly Lab for Biomimetic Polymeric Biomaterials

  • Bioengineering; Polymers; Biomaterials; Drug Delivery;
  • Graduate student research opportunities are currently available.
  • PUBLICATIONS on Google Scholar.

Dr. Swindle-Reilly’s research focuses on the design of polymeric biomaterials for soft tissue repair and drug delivery with focused applications in ophthalmology and wound healing. Studies in the lab focus on polymer synthesis, mechanical characterization, cell-material interactions, and controlled release. A major focus of our work is engineering biomimetic polymers that have properties similar to the native tissue to improve wound healing and outcomes after ophthalmic surgery. Our laboratory is currently investigating materials-based solutions for corneal wound healing, cataract surgery, vitreoretinal surgery, and optic neuropathy.

 

 

Honors

  • 20060301

    Washington University Graduate Student Symposium Award.

  • 20040801-20050801

    The Cherryll Walzel-Frick and F. Alan Frick Graduate Scholar.

  • 20000801-20040801

    President’s Scholarship.

  • 20001201-20040801

    Faculty Honors, Dean's List.

  • 20040501

    Omega Chi Epsilon Excellence Award.

  • 20040301

    Georgia Tech President’s Undergraduate Research Award.

  • 20000801-20010501

    AFCEA Scholarship.

  • 20010101

    Women in Engineering Scholarship.

  • 20010101

    Society of Women Engineers Outstanding Sophomore Engineer.

Presentations

  • "Optimized design of in situ forming vitreous substitutes." 2007, Presented at The Society of Rheology 79th Annual Meeting,
  • "Advancements in the development of artificial vitreous humor utilizing polyacrylamide copolymers with disulfide crosslinkers." 2006, Presented at ACS National Meeting,
  • "Preventing Blindness – Replacing the Vitreous with Hydrogels." 2006, Presented at Washington University Graduate Student Symposium,
  • "In situ forming hydrogels as vitreous substitutes." 2007, Presented at Washington University Graduate Student Symposium,
  • "Characterization of copolymeric hydrogel vitreous substitutes that gel in situ." 2007, Presented at ACS National Meeting,
  • "In situ formation of copolymeric hydrogels as vitreous substitutes." 2007, Presented at Society for Biomaterials National Meeting,
  • "Evaluation of an in situ forming hydrogel as a vitreous substitute." 2007, Presented at IOVS, ARVO National Meeting,
  • "A novel vitreous substitute: an in situ polymerizing hydrogel and in-vivo testing in the rabbit model." 2007, Presented at American Society of Retina Specialists Meeting,
  • "Development of in situ forming vitreous substitutes from derivatives of poly(methacrylamide).." 2008, Presented at IOVS, ARVO National Meeting,
  • "Development of a biomimetic hydrogel vitreous substitute that forms in situ." 2008, Presented at IOVS, ARVO National Meeting,
  • "Design of in situ gelling biomimetic vitreous substitutes." 2008, Presented at Institute for Medicine and Engineering,
  • "Design of in situ gelling biomimetic vitreous substitutes." 2008, Presented at Biomedical Engineering,
  • "A thiolated hydrogel vitreous substitute that forms in situ." 2008, Presented at BMES National Meeting,
  • "Optimized design of thiolated hydrogel vitreous substitutes that form in situ." 2009, Presented at ACS National Meeting,
  • "Effect of additives on neurite length and mechanical properties of collagen gels." 2009, Presented at BMES National Meeting,
  • "Design of biomimetic polymeric biomaterials." 2010, Presented at Chemical Engineering,
  • "Effect of additives on neurite growth in collagen gels." 2010, Presented at BMES National Meeting,
  • "Design of biomimetic polymeric biomaterials." 2011, Presented at Chemical and Biological Engineering,
  • "Design of polymeric biomaterials." 2013, Presented at Biomedical Engineering,
  • "Polymeric biomaterials for soft tissue repair and drug delivery." 2015, Presented at Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering,
  • "Novel developments in amphiphilic polymers for wound care." 2016, Presented at Translational to Clinical (T2C) Regenerative Medicine Wound Care Conference,
  • "Development of animal model and hydrogel delivery system to treat traumatic optic neuropathy.." 2016, Presented at Translational to Clinical (T2C) Regenerative Medicine Wound Care Conference,
  • "Comparison of viscoelastic properties of porcine vitreous to copolymeric hydrogels evaluated as potential vitreous substitutes." 2016, Presented at IOVS, ARVO National Meeting,
  • "The Role of Annular Tissues and Intraocular Pressure in Ocular Morphogenesis." 2016, Presented at BMES,
  • "Development of Hydrogel Therapeutic Delivery System for Traumatic Optic Neuropathy." 2016, Presented at BMES,
  • "Comparison of crosslink density measurements in hydrogels employing disulfide crosslinker." 2005, Presented at ACS Midwest Regional Meeting,
  • "Polymeric biomaterials for soft tissue repair and drug delivery." 2015, Presented at Biomedical Engineering,
  • "Optimizing electrospun poly(E-caprolactone) nanofibrous scaffolds for airway tissue engineering." 2009, Presented at BMES National Meeting,
  • "Design of biomimetic polymeric biomaterials." 2010, Presented at Chemical & Biomedical Engineering,
  • "Design of polymeric biomaterials." 2012, Presented at Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization,
  • "Electrospun scaffolds for peripheral nerve regeneration." 2009, Presented at AIChE National Meeting,
  • "Study of Inhibitors of HTLV-I Protease." 2004, Presented at ACS National Meeting,
  • "Design of polymeric biomaterials." 2013, Presented at Engineering Science,
  • "A New Skin Protectant Offers Reduced Tack and Self-Adherence While Providing a Safe, Non-Stinging, and Effective Barrier Film." 2017, Presented at The Symposium on Advanced Wound Care,
  • "Influence of Substrate Chemical and Mechanical Properties on Lens Epithelial Cell Behavior." 2017, Presented at ARVO Annual Meeting,
  • "The Presence of Accommodative Tissues Influences the Shape of the Developing Eye." 2017, Presented at ARVO Annual Meeting,
  • "Accommodative Tissues and Intraocular Pressure as Mechanical Determinants of Ocular Morphogenesis: A Finite Element Analysis." 2017, Presented at Engineering in Healthcare: Industry and Research Symposium,
  • "The Ciliary Body as a Determining Factor in Eye Development: A Computer Simulation Study." 2016, Presented at Midwest BME Regional Conference,
  • "The Role of Annular Tissues and Intraocular Pressure in Ocular Morphogenesis." 2016, Presented at BMES Annual Meeting,
  • "Development of Hydrogel Therapeutic Delivery System for Traumatic Optic Neuropathy." 2016, Presented at BMES Annual Meeting,
  • "Comparison of viscoelastic properties of porcine vitreous to copolymeric hydrogels evaluated as potential vitreous substitutes." 2016, Presented at ARVO Annual Meeting,
  • "Effect of additives on neurite growth in collagen gels." 2010, Presented at BMES Annual Meeting,
  • "Electrospun scaffolds for peripheral nerve regeneration." 2009, Presented at AIChE Annual Meeting,
  • "Optimizing electrospun poly(E-caprolactone) nanofibrous scaffolds for airway tissue engineering." 2009, Presented at BMES Annual Meeting,
  • "Effect of additives on neurite length and mechanical properties of collagen gels." 2009, Presented at BMES Annual Meeting,
  • "A thiolated hydrogel vitreous substitute that forms in situ." 2008, Presented at BMES Annual Meeting,
  • "Development of in situ forming vitreous substitutes from derivatives of poly(methacrylamide).." 2008, Presented at ARVO Annual Meeting,
  • "Development of a biomimetic hydrogel vitreous substitute that forms in situ." 2008, Presented at ARVO Annual Meeting,
  • "Evaluation of an in situ forming hydrogel as a vitreous substitute." 2007, Presented at ARVO Annual Meeting,
  • "In situ formation of copolymeric hydrogels as vitreous substitutes." 2007, Presented at Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting,
  • "Design of polymeric biomaterials for ocular applications." 2016, Presented at College of Optometry,
  • "Design of polymeric biomaterials for ophthalmic applications." 2016, Presented at Ophthalmic Engineering Grand Rounds,
  • "Design of biomimetic polymeric biomaterials for ophthalmic applications." 2017, Presented at DHLRI Research In Progress,
  • "Development of biomaterials and models for ophthalmic applications." 2017, Presented at Ophthalmology Research Meeting,
  • "Polymers in wound care and ophthalmic applications." 2017, Presented at Engineering in Healthcare: Industry and Research Symposium,
  • "Polymeric biomaterials for ocular tissue repair and drug delivery." 2017, Presented at Big Ten Speaker Exchange, Biomedical Engineering,
  • "Polymeric biomaterials for ocular tissue repair and drug delivery." 2017, Presented at Ophthalmic Engineering Journal Club,
  • "Sustained Drug Delivery Device for Treating Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration." 2018, Presented at Engineering in Healthcare: Industry and Research Symposium,
  • "Rheology of the Human Vitreous Humor." 2018, Presented at Engineering in Healthcare: Industry and Research Symposium,
  • "Sustained Release Anti-VEGF by Microparticles for Treating Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration." 2018, Presented at Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting,
  • "Development of Therapeutic Hydrogels for Traumatic Optic Neuropathy." 2018, Presented at Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting,

Papers in Proceedings

2009

  • Reilly, K.E.; Miller, C.A. "Electrospun scaffolds for peripheral nerve regeneration." in AIChE Annual Meeting. (11 2009).
  • Reilly, K.E.; Hamilton, P.D.; Ravi, N. "Optimized design of thiolated hydrogel vitreous substitutes that form in situ." in American Chemical Society. (8 2009).
  • Swindle-Reilly,Katelyn,E; Hamilton,Paul,D; Ravi,Nathan "Optimized design of thiolated hydrogel vitreous substitutes that form in situ." in American Chemical Society. (8 2009).
  • Swindle-Reilly KE, Miller CA "Electrospun scaffolds for peripheral nerve regeneration." in AIChE National Meeting. (1 2009).

2007

  • Reilly, K.E.; Hamilton, P.D.; Shui, Y.B.; Beebe, D.C. et al. "Characterization of copolymeric hydrogel vitreous substitutes that gel in situ." in American Chemical Society. (3 2007).
  • Swindle KE, Hamilton PD, Shui YB, Beebe DC, Ravi N. "Characterization of copolymeric hydrogel vitreous substitutes that gel in situ." (1 2007).

2006

  • Reilly, K.E.; Hamilton, P.D.; Ravi, N. "Advancements in the development of artificial vitreous humor utilizing polyacrylamide copolymers with disulfide crosslinkers." in American Chemical Society. (3 2006).
  • Swindle,Katelyn,E; Hamilton,Paul,D; Ravi,Nathan "Advancements in the development of artificial vitreous humor utilizing polyacrylamide copolymers with disulfide crosslinkers." in 231st National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society. (3 2006).