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Katelyn Swindle-Reilly

  • Assistant Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Eng
  • Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Bevis 299
    298 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

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Professor Swindle-Reilly is known for using polymeric biomaterials to develop medical devices in ophthalmology and wound care. A major focus of her work is engineering biomimetic polymers that have properties similar to the native tissue to improve wound healing and outcomes after ophthalmic surgery.

Her 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. Current investigations include materials-based solutions for corneal wound healing, cataract surgery, vitreoretinal surgery, and optic neuropathy.  

She is developing a drug-delivery technology to help treat age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 65. The innovation could reduce the number of painful eye injections patients receive from once a month, to just once or twice a year.  

She holds three patents. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honors

  • September, 2017

    Lois Hagelberger-Huebner Young Investigator Award.

  • May, 2017

    REACH for Commrecialization.

  • March, 2006

    Washington University Graduate Student Symposium Award.

  • August, 2004-
    August, 2005

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

  • August, 2000-
    August, 2004

    President’s Scholarship.

  • December, 2000-
    August, 2004

    Faculty Honors, Dean's List.

  • May, 2004

    Omega Chi Epsilon Excellence Award.

  • March, 2004

    Georgia Tech President’s Undergraduate Research Award.

  • August, 2000-
    May, 2001

    AFCEA Scholarship.

  • January, 2001

    Women in Engineering Scholarship.

  • January, 2001

    Society of Women Engineers Outstanding Sophomore Engineer.

Presentations

  • "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,
  • "Comparison of viscoelastic properties of porcine vitreous to copolymeric hydrogels evaluated as potential vitreous substitutes." 2016, Presented at ARVO Annual Meeting,
  • "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,
  • "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,
  • "Optimized design of thiolated hydrogel vitreous substitutes that form in situ." 2009, Presented at ACS National 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,
  • "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,
  • "Optimized design of in situ forming vitreous substitutes." 2007, Presented at The Society of Rheology 79th 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,
  • "Characterization of copolymeric hydrogel vitreous substitutes that gel in situ." 2007, 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,
  • "Advancements in the development of artificial vitreous humor utilizing polyacrylamide copolymers with disulfide crosslinkers." Presented at ACS National Meeting,
  • "Comparison of crosslink density measurements in hydrogels employing disulfide crosslinker." 2005, Presented at ACS Midwest Regional Meeting,
  • "Study of Inhibitors of HTLV-I Protease." Presented at ACS 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,
  • "Design of biomimetic polymeric biomaterials." 2010, Presented at Chemical & Biomedical Engineering,
  • "Polymeric biomaterials for soft tissue repair and drug delivery." 2015, Presented at Biomedical Engineering,
  • "Design of polymeric biomaterials." 2013, Presented at Biomedical Engineering,
  • "Design of polymeric biomaterials." 2013, Presented at Engineering Science,
  • "Design of polymeric biomaterials." 2012, Presented at Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization,
  • "Design of biomimetic polymeric biomaterials." 2011, Presented at Chemical and Biological Engineering,
  • "Design of biomimetic polymeric biomaterials." 2010, Presented at Chemical Engineering,
  • "Polymeric biomaterials for soft tissue repair and drug delivery." 2015, Presented at Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering,
  • "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,
  • "Influence of Substrate Chemical and Mechanical Properties on Lens Epithelial Cell Behavior." Presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO),

Papers in Proceedings

2019

  • Jiang, P.; Lannutti, J.J.; Ohr, M.P.; Swindle-Reilly, K.E. "Injectable biodegradable bi-layered capsule for sustainable delivery of protein therapeutics." (1 2019).
  • Soltisz, A.M.; Thobe, S.M.; Ruzga, M.N.; Reilly, M.A. et al. "Evaluation of semi-interpenetrating network for treating traumatic optic neuropathy." (1 2019).
  • Tram, N.K.; Jacobs, K.M.; Swindle-Reilly, K.E. "An antioxidant-releasing hydrogel vitreous substitute." (1 2019).

2017

  • Tram, N.K.; Reilly, M.A.; Swindle-Reilly, K.E. "The Presence of Accommodative Tissues Influences the Shape of the Developing Eye." in Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO). (6 2017).

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).
  • Reilly, K.E.; Miller, C.A. "Electrospun scaffolds for peripheral nerve regeneration." in AIChE Annual Meeting. (11 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).

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).

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  • Tram, N.K.; Reilly, M.A.; Reilly, K.E. "Accommodative Tissues and Intraocular Pressure as Mechanical Determinants of Ocular Morphogenesis: A Finite Element Analysis." in Engineering in Healthcare: Industry and Research Symposium.
  • Tram, N.K.; Reilly, K.E.; Reilly, M.A. "The Ciliary Body as a Determining Factor in Eye Development: A Computer Simulation Study." in Midwest BME Regional Conference.
  • Tram, N.K.; Reilly, K.E.; Reilly, M.A. "The Role of Annular Tissues and Intraocular Pressure in Ocular Morphogenesis." in BMES Annual Meeting.
  • Reilly, K.E.; Tram, N.K.; Reilly, M.A.; Jones, K.R. et al. "Development of Hydrogel Therapeutic Delivery System for Traumatic Optic Neuropathy." in BMES Annual Meeting.
  • Reilly, K.E.; Thobe, S.M.; Jiang, P.; Soltisz, A.M. et al. "Development of Therapeutic Hydrogels for Traumatic Optic Neuropathy." in Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting.