UMBC College of Engineering and Information Technology
Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering

PEOPLE:
Swarna Balasubramanian

Swarna Balasubramanian, PhD

Lab Member 2010-2014
Education &
Experience

B.T. Industrial Biotechnology, Anna University (2009)
PhD, Chemical Engineering, UMBC (2014)

Honors & Awards UMBC Dissertation Fellowship (2014)
Shattuck Family Internship Program for Entrepreneurship Innovation and Social Change (2014)
Research

Astrocyte Response to 3D Microenvironments

Publications

Tissue EngineeringBalasubramanian S, JA Packard, JB Leach, EM Powell. (2016) Three-dimensional environment sustains morphological heterogeneity and promotes phenotypic progression during astrocyte development. Tissue Engineering 22:885-898. [PMID: 27193766] (Featured on cover, see image at right.)

Balasubramanian S, EM Powell, JB Leach. (2015) Culturing Neurons, Glia and Progenitor Cells in Three-Dimensional Hydrogels. Neuromethods: Extracellular Matrix, Editors: Jennie B. Leach and Elizabeth Powell, publisher: Springer Protocols, Humana Press, 93: 91-99. [link]

Balasubramanian S, EM Powell, JB Leach. (2015) Investigating Cell-ECM Interactions and ECM Synthesis in Three-Dimensional Hydrogels. Neuromethods: Extracellular Matrix, Editors: Jennie B. Leach and Elizabeth Powell, publisher: Springer Protocols, Humana Press, 93: 101-109. [link]

Ribeiro A, S Balasubramanian, D Hughes, S Vargo, E Powell, JB Leach. (2013) β1-integrin Cytoskeletal Signaling Regulates Sensory Neuron Response to Matrix Dimensionality. Neuroscience 248:67-78. [PMID: 23764511]

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