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Katelyn Swindle-Reilly

  • Assistant Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Eng
  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • 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

  • 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

  • 2006

    Washington University Graduate Student Symposium Award. .

  • 2004-2005

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

  • 2004

    Omega Chi Epsilon Excellence Award. .

  • 2000-2004

    President’s Scholarship. .

  • 2000-2004

    Faculty Honors, Dean's List. .

  • 2004

    Georgia Tech President’s Undergraduate Research Award. .

  • 2001

    Women in Engineering Scholarship. .

  • 2000-2001

    AFCEA Scholarship. .

  • 2001

    Society of Women Engineers Outstanding Sophomore Engineer. .

Presentations

  • "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,
  • "Optimized design of in situ forming vitreous substitutes." 2007, Presented at The Society of Rheology 79th Annual Meeting,
  • "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,
  • "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 polymeric biomaterials." 2013, Presented at Biomedical Engineering,
  • "Design of polymeric biomaterials." 2013, Presented at Engineering Science,
  • "Polymeric biomaterials for soft tissue repair and drug delivery." 2015, Presented at Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering,
  • "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, Columbus,
  • "Development of Hydrogel Therapeutic Delivery System for Traumatic Optic Neuropathy." 2016, Presented at BMES, Minneapolis,
  • "Comparison of crosslink density measurements in hydrogels employing disulfide crosslinker." 2005, Presented at ACS Midwest Regional Meeting,
  • "Advancements in the development of artificial vitreous humor utilizing polyacrylamide copolymers with disulfide crosslinkers." 2006, 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." 2011, Presented at Chemical and Biological Engineering,
  • "Polymeric biomaterials for soft tissue repair and drug delivery." 2015, Presented at Biomedical Engineering,
  • "Comparison of viscoelastic properties of porcine vitreous to copolymeric hydrogels evaluated as potential vitreous substitutes." 2016, Presented at IOVS, ARVO National Meeting,
  • "Study of Inhibitors of HTLV-I Protease." 2004, Presented at ACS 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,
  • "Effect of additives on neurite length and mechanical properties of collagen gels." 2009, Presented at BMES National Meeting,
  • "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,
  • "The Role of Annular Tissues and Intraocular Pressure in Ocular Morphogenesis." 2016, Presented at BMES, Minneapolis,
  • "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,
  • "Development of a biomimetic hydrogel vitreous substitute that forms in situ." 2008, Presented at IOVS, ARVO National Meeting,
  • "Electrospun scaffolds for peripheral nerve regeneration." 2009, Presented at AIChE National Meeting,
  • "Novel developments in amphiphilic polymers for wound care." 2016, Presented at Translational to Clinical (T2C) Regenerative Medicine Wound Care Conference, Columbus,

Papers in Proceedings

2009

  • Swindle-Reilly,Katelyn,E; Hamilton,Paul,D; Ravi,Nathan "Optimized design of thiolated hydrogel vitreous substitutes that form in situ." JOURNAL: "PMSE Preprint." in American Chemical Society. (8 2009). 1232 - 1233.
  • Swindle-Reilly KE, Miller CA "Electrospun scaffolds for peripheral nerve regeneration." JOURNAL: "Biomaterial Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering." in AIChE National Meeting. (1 2009).

2007

  • Swindle KE, Hamilton PD, Shui YB, Beebe DC, Ravi N. "Characterization of copolymeric hydrogel vitreous substitutes that gel in situ." JOURNAL: "PMSE Preprint." (1 2007). 609 - 610.

2006

  • Swindle,Katelyn,E; Hamilton,Paul,D; Ravi,Nathan "Advancements in the development of artificial vitreous humor utilizing polyacrylamide copolymers with disulfide crosslinkers." JOURNAL: "Polymer Preprint." in 231st National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society. (3 2006). 59 - 60.