Regenerative medicine encompasses both tissue engineering and self-healing, and the discipline has emerged as a hugely valuable one with immense ramifications for improving human health. The Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) has a unique infrastructure that provides facilities and expertise for translational studies, from basic preclinical findings all the way through Phase 2 clinical trials.
The overall goal of our T32-supported pre-doctoral training program, “Studies in Translational Regenerative Medicine,” is to develop the next generation of interdisciplinary and translational research scientists and engineers required for significant scientific progress in the field of Regenerative Medicine (RM). The ability to link “state of the art” multidisciplinary basic science training to the infrastructure and knowledge bade required for efficient clinical translation of RM technologies are key strengths.
Training includes traditional didactic course work, a variety of WFIRM-wide training activities, and participation in cutting-edge team research, grant writing, scientific presentations, and opportunities to engage within academic, government and industry collaborations. The program emphasizes professional development encompassing project and time management, with exposure to ethical issues in RM and clinical trials. There are 6 research focus areas:
The program includes six focused research areas:
- Biomaterials/Enabling Technologies
- Stem Cells/Cell Therapies
- Cardiovascular and Vascular Repair/Regeneration
The T32 program has 19 mentors, arranged in well-defined, three-level mentoring/co-mentoring structure: primary mentors (n=11), mentors in training (n=4), and Emeritus Mentors (n=4). Concomitantly, each research focus contains atleast five faculty members with complementary expertise, who participate in the training and supervision of graduate students as co-mentors. WFIRM faculty have appointments in multiple graduate tracks, bringing together expertise and cutting-edge technologies in cell and molecular biology, genetics, biomedical engineering, physiology, stem cell biology, animal modeling, surgery, matrix biochemistry, and materials chemistry. All 19 training faculty have a primary appointment or a cross-appointment at WFIRM. Every translational research project at WFIRM is co-mentored by a basic scientist and a clinician. Trainees also engage with clinical co-mentors who are selected from many experts available across our extensive network of intramural, extramural and international collaborations.
The primary focus of the STRM training program is on four of the seven PhD traks within the newly configured structure of the Wake Forest University Graduate School:
- Biomedical Engineering (BME/Track 7)
- Neuroscience (NS/Track 6)
- Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB/Track 5)
- Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology (IPP/Track 4)
After a common first year curriculum that is unique to each track, students will identify one of our 10 primary mentors (of the 19 total program faculty), take two additional regenerative medicine-based courses, choose a graduate committee that will guide them through their thesis work and participate in a variety of WFIRM-wide training activities; special workshops; participation in cutting-edge team research; grant writing; scientific presentations; and opportunities to engage within academic, government and industry collaborations.
The Program Director, Dr. Anthony Atala, has ultimate responsibility for the administration of the training program, assisted by an Executive Committee composed of senior experienced trainers. The training program is reviewed and evaluated annually by both an Internal Advisory Committee and External Advisory Committee, whose members have extensive experience managing training programs as well as nationally renowned research programs in regenerative medicine.
Faculty Research Mentors Areas of Research Focus
|Faculty||Area of Research Focus|
|Anthony Atala, MD
Graca Almeida-Porada, PhD
Karl-Erik Andersson, MD
Khalil Bitar, PhD
Colin Bishop, PhD
Tracy Criswell, PhD
Vijay Gorantla, MD, PhD
John D. Jackson, PhD
Sang Jin Lee, PhD
Sean Murphy, PhD
Frank Marini, PhD
Christopher Porada, PhD
Shay Soker, PhD
Emmanuel C. Opara, PhD
Marshall Schwartz, MD
David Williams, PhD, D.Sc.
J. Koudy Williams, DVM
James J. Yoo, MD, PhD
Aleks Skardal, PhD
Professor, Dir. of WFIRM and Dir. of Training Grant
Meet our Pre-Doctoral Fellows
As pictured: Matthew Brovold, Renata Magalhaes, Andrea Mazzocchi, Kevin Enck, James Poteracki
Pre-Doctoral Fellow Bios
Matthew Brovold, MCB Track
Mentor: Shay Soker, PhD
Appointment: October 2015-Present
Focus: Fibrotic Diseases of the Fetal Liver and their Effect on Organogenesis
Matthew received his Bachelor’s in Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology in 2011 and worked as a Research Technician in 2012 before joining Dr. Shay Soker’s research group in 2013. Matthew Brovold is currently working on an in vitro model of developmental diseases of the liver. The impact of fetal liver fibrosis on the development of the liver is a unique field of study into the rare, but devastating congenital liver disorders. Successful generation of this model may give insight into the effects of abnormal regulation of pathways critical for normal organogenesis that is associated with such diseases.
Kong, W., M. Brovold, B. Koeneman, J. Clark-Curtiss, and R. Curtiss III. Turning self-destructing Salmonella into a universal DNA vaccine delivering platform. Published November 5, 2012, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1217554109 Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. * This article has been recommended by Faculty of 1000.
Vyas, D., Baptista, P. M., Brovold, M., Moran, E., Gaston, B., Booth, C., Samuel, M., Atala, A., & Soker, S. (2017). Self-assembled liver organoids recapitulate hepato-biliary organogenesis in vitro. Accepted in: Hepatology, 2017.
Dhal, A., Brovold, M., Atala, A., & Soker, S., Principles of Organ Bioengineering. In: Kidney Transplantation, Bioengineering and Regeneration. 1st ed., Academic Press, 873-876, 2017.
Oral and Poster Presentations:
Brovold, M. (Presenter), S. Soker. In Vitro Modeling of Fetal Liver Fibrosis, Jan. 2017, WFIRM retreat, Pinehurst, NC.
Brovold, M. (Presenter), S. Soker. A Novel In Vitro Model of Development Hepatic Fibrosis, 0ct. 2016 NIBIB, NIH, Bethesda, MD.
G. Llamazares, M. Brovold (Presenter), R. Monge, S. Mokhtari, D. Izquierdo, F. Sotelo, A. Argues, J. Ayuso, A. Vigueras, J Santolaria, I. Garces, G. Alameida-Porada, I. Ochoa, L. Fernendez, S. Soker. Microreactor/Microfluidic devices for non-invasive and real time monitoring of oxygen and transepithelial electrical resistance. 2016 Graduate Student and Postdoc Research Day, Winston-Salem, NC, March 24, 2016 at WF Biotech Place Conference Center
Brovold, M. (Presenter), S. Soker. In Vitro Modeling of Fetal Liver Fibrosis, Dec. 2016, TERMIS-AM, San Diego, CA.
Brovold, M. (Presenter), D. Vyas, E. Moran, P. Baptista, S. Soker. The roles of LGR5, WNT, and Notch signaling in human fetal liver stem cell proliferation and differentiation, 2015 WFIRM annual retreat, Pinehurst, NC
Brovold, M. (Presenter), D. Vyas, E. Moran, P. Baptista, S. Soker. The roles of LGR5, WNT, and Notch signaling in human fetal liver stem cell proliferation and differentiation, 2015 Graduate Student and Postdoc Research Day, Winston-Salem, NC
Dan Ruderman, PhD, Shannon Mumenthaler, PhD, David Agus MD, Keck School of Medicine USC. This collaboration is based on the use of collagen gel based organoids to model to growth and effect of colorectal cancer within liver tissue ultimately resulting in a computer model of cancer growth.
Scott Friedman, MD, Icahan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. This collaboration is based on the use of activated hepatic stellate cells to model liver fibrosis and its implications on liver development.
Guillermo Llamazares, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza. This collaboration purpose is toward the development of microfluidic device for the use in culturing human fetal liver stem cells.
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. The collaboration is based upon utilizing decellularized liver matrix technology as a platform for development and validation of the computer modeling of the effects of the physical environment on the cancer growth and metastasis.
Development of a gel based system capable of modeling biliary organogenesis and the effects of activated hepatic stellate cells. Expected completion Summer 2018.
Collagen based gel system capable of modeling colorectal cancer growth within a liver like tissue. Expected completion Fall 2018.
Matthew anticipates defending towards the end of 2018. Upon completion Matthews’s goal is to continue pursuing academic research in the field of developmental liver biology and to become more deeply involved in clinical developments for treatment of fibrosis.
Renata Magalhaes, MD, IPP Track
Mentors: K. Williams, DVM and A. Atala, MD
Appointment: November 2016-Present
Focus: Bioengineering Uterine Tissue in a Rabbit Model
Renata Magalhaes joined the NIH T32-sponsored program as a 3rd year Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology graduate student at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Renata received her medical degree from the Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2002 and successfully completed her residency in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery in 2006 at the Faculdade de Medicina do ABC, Brazil. In 2012 she joined Dr Atala’s research team and has been involved in translational projects pertaining the female reproductive system. Renata’s research project focuses on using tissue-engineering technologies to develop functional lab grown uterine tissue as a potential treatment for women with uterine factor infertility. She is currently working on bioengineering autologous uterine tissue in a rabbit model.
Zambon JP, Magalhaes RS, Ko I, Ross CL, Orlando G, Peloso A, Atala A, Yoo JJ. Kidney regeneration: where we are and future perspectives. World J Nephrol. 2014; 3(3): 24-30.
Zambon JP, Magalhaes RS, Almeida FG. Stress urinary incontinence in women and cell therapy: what can we expect from the future. World J Clin Urol. 2014; 3(3): 304-09.
Zambon JP, de Sa Barretto LS, Nakamura AN, Duailibi S, Leite K, Magalhaes RS, Orlando G, Ross CL, Peloso A, Almeida FG. Histological changes induced by Polyglycolic-Acid (PGA) scaffolds seeded with autologous adipose or muscle-derived stem cells when implanted on rabbit bladder. Organogenesis. 2014; 10(2): 278-288.
WFIRM Annual Retreat Pinehurst, NC, February 2016.
Renata S. Magalhaes, James K. Williams, Ashley S. Dean, Shannon Lankford, Tammy J. Cockerham, Kimberly Poppante, James Yoo, and Anthony Atala. Successful Conception and Live Birth from a Tissue Engineered Uterus in a Rabbit Model- Preliminary Results.
Three-Minute Thesis Presentation, Wake Forest University Graduate Student Research Day, March 2017.
WFIRM Annual Retreat Pinehurst, NC, February 2016
Renata S. Magalhaes, James K. Williams, Ashley S. Dean, Shannon Lankford, Tammy J. Cockerham, Kimberly Poppante, James Yoo, and Anthony Atala. Successful Conception and Live Birth from a Tissue Engineered Uterus in a Rabbit Model. Preliminary Results.
WFU Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Research Day, Winston-Salem, NC, March 2016
Renata S. Magalhaes, James K. Williams, Ashley S. Dean, Shannon Lankford, Tammy J. Cockerham, Kimberly Poppante, James Yoo, and Anthony Atala. Successful Conception and Live Birth from a Tissue Engineered Uterus in a Rabbit Model.Preliminary Results.
WFSOM Division of Surgical Sciences Research Day, Winston-Salem, NC, November 2016
Renata S. Magalhaes, James K. Williams, Ashley S. Dean, Shannon Lankford, Tammy J. Cockerham, Kimberly Poppante, James Yoo, and Anthony Atala. Successful Conception and Live Birth from a Tissue Engineered Uterus in a Rabbit Model Preliminary Results.
Elizabeth Loboa PhD, Dean and Professor of Bioengineering, College of Engineering, University of Missouri, Professor and Associate Chair: Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, Professor: Materials Science and Engineering Department at North Carolina State University, Adjunct Professor: Orthopaedics (UNC-Chapel Hill), Physiology (NC State), Biotechnology (NC State), and Fiber & Polymer Science (NC State): Biomechanical analysis of engineered uterine tissue.
Structural and morphological assessment of in vivo neo-uterine tissue derived from cell seeded versus non-seeded implanted scaffolds at different time points (expected completion by fall, 2017).
In vitro studies of pharmacological and biomechanical responses of the bioengineered uterine tissue (expected completion by fall, 2017).
Reproductive outcomes from a bioengineered uterus (expected completion by summer, 2017).
Other (Teaching, K-12 outreach, special awards/recognition, grants):
First Place Oral Presentation at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Annual Retreat, Pinehurst, NC (February 2016).
Second Place Overall Poster Award at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Annual Retreat, Poster Session, Pinehurst, NC (February 2016).
Student Gold Award in Basic Science - Wake Forest School of Medicine Division of Surgical Sciences Research Day (November 2016).
Second Place Overall Poster Award at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Annual Retreat, Poster Session, Pinehurst, NC (February 2017).
Second Place People’s Choice Award at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Annual Retreat, Poster Session, Pinehurst, NC (February 2017).
Renata Magalhaes has successfully defended her thesis proposal and advanced to PhD candidacy on November 11th, 2016. Her goal is to stay closely involved in medical research and translational projects pertaining to the female reproductive system with ultimate interest in academic career.
Kevin Enck, BME Track
Mentor: E. Opara, PhD
Appointment: September 2017-Present
Focus:Next Generation Bioartificial Pancreas
Overview: Kevin joins as a 2nd year Biomedical Engineering graduate student at the VT-WF-SBES program. He received his BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University at Buffalo in 2014 and his MS from VT-WF in 2016. Kevin has been working on engineering a new generation, bioartificial pancreas. The goal of this project is to develop a new generation bioartificial pancreas utilizing a current model of encapsulation of islets with alginate, but also incorporating the innovative properties of decellularized tissue to increase the viability and functionality of islets. In vitro experiments will be performed initially to optimize the properties of the ECM powder such as concentration. Next, in vivo experiments in immune-compromised T1D rats will be done to assess if the islets can function properly and maintain normoglycemia for an extended period of time. For all experiments, islet functionality and viability will measured using insulin ELISAs, live-dead immunofluorescent assays, histological assessment, dithizone staining, along with other tests.
Oral and Poster Presentations:
Enck, K. (May 2017) Development of Novel Microfluidic Device for the Control of Bead Size for Microencapsulation. Wake Forest University Graduate Research Day: Winston-Salem, NC. 2017
Enck, K. (November 2017) Development of Novel Microfluidic Device for the Control of Bead Size for Microencapsulation. NCTERMS: Winston-Salem, NC. 2017
Enck, K. (April 2017) Preparation and Optimization of Chemically Modified Alginate as a Vehicle for Targeted Drug Delivery. Virginia Tech/Wake Forest SBES Presentation: Blacksburg, Va. 2017
Enck, K. (September 2017) Preparation and Optimization of Chemically Modified Alginate as a Vehicle for Targeted Drug Delivery. NC State Biomaterials Day (Oral Presentation): Raleigh, NC. 2017
Enck, K. (October 2017) Preparation and Optimization of Chemically Modified Alginate as a Vehicle for Targeted Drug Delivery. BMES Conference: Phoenix, AZ. 2017
Enck, K. (December 2017) Preparation and Optimization of Chemically Modified Alginate as a Vehicle for Targeted Drug Delivery. TERMIS Conference (Oral Presentation): Charlotte, NC 2017
Selective Osmotic Shock (SOS)-Based Islet Isolation for Microencapsulation. Kevin Enck, John P. McQuilling, Giuseppe Orlando, Riccardo Tamburrini, Sivanandane Sittadjody, and Emmanuel C. Opara. Methods Mol. Biol. 2016
Tissue Bioengineering in Transplantation. Ravi Katari, Lauren Edgar, Kevin Enck, Andrea Peloso, Riccardo Tamburrini, Giuseppe Orlando. 2016
Effect of alginate hydrogel crosslinker and matrix properties on the performance of microencapsulated ovarian cells. Sivanandane Sittadjody, Kevin M Enck, Justin M. Saul, Emmanuel C. Opara. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 2016
Andrea Mazzocchi, BME Track
Andrea joins as a 2nd year Biomedical Engineering graduate student in the VT-WF-SBES program. She received her BS in Biomedical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2016. Andrea has been working on topics such as bioprinting, tumor organoids for precision medicine, and customized liver biomatrices. Her dissertation topic is, "In vitro fabrication of bio-inspired liver tissue for improved modeling of physiology and disease." The goal of this project is to better model the liver microenvironment and determine the role fibronectin and laminin play in cellular behavior. Hepatic stellate cells, hepatocytes, and liver cancer behavior will be studied (alone and in combination) within each of the 3D microenvironments and correlated to in vivo behavior. Drug treatments will then be carried out to better understand the impact the ECM additions have on drug resistance. It is intended that correlation then be made between drug resistant behavior and ECM.
Oral and Poster Presentations:
Mazzocchi, A.R, S. Rajan, K. Votanopoulos, A. Hall, and A. Skardal. "Primary Patient Mesothelioma Organoids for Genetic Mutation-Driven Experimental 3-Deazaneplanocin A Treatment." Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine - Americas. Charlotte, NC. 5 Dec 2017.
Mazzocchi, A.R., R. Huntwork, S. Soker, and A. Skardal. "Hyaluronan-Collagen Type I Hybrid Bioink for 3D Printed Microenvironments." Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society - Americas. Charlotte, NC. 4 Dec 2017.
Mazzocchi, A.R., K. Votanopoulos, S. Soker, and A. Skardal. "Primary Patient Tumor Organoids for Personalized Drug Treatment." Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society - Americas. Charlotte, NC. 3 Dec 2017.
Mazzocchi, A.R., K. Votanopoulos, S. Soker, and A. Skardal. "Primary Patient Tumor Organoids for Personalized Drug Treatment." North Carolina Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society. Winston-Salem, NC. 10 Nov 2017.
Mazzocchi, A.R., K. Votanopoulos, S. Soker, and A. Skardal. "Primary Patient Tumor Organoids for Personalized Drug Treatment." Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. 12 Oct 2017.
Mazzocchi, A.R., R. Huntwork, S. Soker, and A. Skardal. "Collagen-I Hybrid Bioink for 3D Printed Microenvironments." Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. 12 Oct 2017.
Mazzocchi, A.R., S. Soker, and A. Skardal. "3D Cancer Organoids for High Throughput Drug Screening." VT-WFU SBES Symposium. Blacksburg, VA. 9 May 2017.
Mazzocchi, A.R., S. Soker, and A. Skardal. "3D Cancer Organoids for High Throughput Drug Screening." Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening. Washington, DC. 5 Feb 2017.
Mazzocchi, A.R., M. Devarasetty, A. Skardal, and S. Soker. "Mesenchymal Stem Cell Supported Pancreatic Tumor Growth in 3D Culture." Biofabrication Conference. Winston-Salem, NC. 29 Oct 2016.
Mazzocchi, A.R., M. Devarasetty, A. Skardal, and S. Soker. "Mesenchymal Stem Cell Supported Pancreatic Tumor Growth in 3D Culture." North Carolina Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society. Chapel Hill, NC. 27 Oct 2016. Biofabrication Conference. Winston-Salem, NC. 29 Oct 2016.
Mazzocchi, A.R., S.M. Casillo, R.N. Carter, and T.R. Gaborski. "Fabrication and Characterization of Ultrathin Transparent Glass Membranes for Cell Culture." Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Tampa, FL. 9 Oct 2015.
Mazzocchi, A.R., S.M. Casillo, and T.R. Gaborski. "Investigation of Adult Stem Cells on Porous Membranes." Rochester Institute of Technology Undergraduate Symposium. Rochester, NY. 8 Aug 2014.
Mazzocchi A.R, K. Votanopoulos, and A. Skardal. "Personalizing cancer treatments empirically in the laboratory: Patient-specific tumor organoids for optimizing precision medicine." Current Stem Cell Reports, Feb 2018.
Devarasetty M., A.R. Mazzocchi, and A. Skardal. "Application of bioengineered 3D tissue and tumor organoids in drug development and precision medicine: current and future." BioDrugs, Jan 2018.
Mazzocchi A.R, S. Rajan, K. Votanopoulos, A. Hall, and A. Skardal. "In vitro patient-derived 3D mesothelioma tumor organoids facilitate patient-centric therapeutic screening." Scientific Reports, Jan 2018.
Mazzocchi A.R., S. Soker, A. Skardal. "Biofabrication Technologies for Developing In Vitro Tumor Models". In: Soker S, Skardal A, editors. Tumor Organoids. In Press. Berlin, Germany: Springer Nature; 2017.
Carter, R.N., S.M. Casillo, A.R. Mazzocchi, J.P.S DesOrmeaux, J.R. Roussie, and T.R Gaborski. "Ultrathin transparent membranes for cellular barrier and co-culture models." Biofabrication, Jan 2017. DOI: 10.1088/1758-5090/aa5ba7.
Mazzocchi, A.R., A.J. Man, J.P.S. DesOrmeaux, and T.R. Gaborski. "Porous Membranes Promote Endothelial Differentiation of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells and Perivascular Interactions." Journal of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, Sept 2014. DOI: 10.1007/s12195-014-0354-7
Mentor: Tracy Criswell, PhD
Appointment: October 2018-Present
Focus: Skeletal Muscle Injury and Regeneration
James attended Michigan State University for his Bachelor’s degrees in Physiology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. After graduating in 2012, he researched changes in microvasculature in aging and exercising adults, and taught undergraduates. He joined Dr. Tracy Criswell’s lab in 2016, in the department of Integrative Physiology & Pharmacology, where he completed his Master’s degree, creating a rat model of compartment syndrome. For his PhD degree, he will be characterizing cellular and molecular changes that occur with skeletal muscle injuries, as well as exploring biomaterials, bio-printed constructs, nutraceuticals, and anti-oxidants to improve muscle and peripheral nerve regeneration.
- Mike Steury, James Poteracki, Kevin Kelly, Erica Wehrwein. Perspectives of Physiology as a discipline from senior-level millennial-generation students, Advances in Physiology Education.
- Kevin Kelly, James Poteracki, Michael Steury, and Erica Wehrwein. Physiology in the news: Using press releases to enhance lay communication and current physiology research to undergraduates, Advances in Physiology Education.
- Fehinti Akande, Michael D Steury, James M Poteracki, Kevin L Kelly, Jonathan Rennhack, and Erica A Wehrwein. Hypothesis Driven Labs: An Innovative Way To Foster Learning in Physiology Laboratory Courses. Advances in Physiology Education.
- VanRyn, Valerie S., Poteracki, JM, Wehrwein, EA. “Physiology Undergraduate Degree Requirements in the U.S.” Advances in Physiology Education, vol. 41, no. 4, Dec. 2017, pp. 572–77.
- Zhou Y, Lovell D, Bethea M, Yoseph B, Poteracki J, Soker S, Criswell T. "The Impact Of Age On Skeletal Muscle Progenitor Cell Survival And Fate After Injury." Tissue Engineering Part C Methods. Nov 1 2017. Published Online.
Abstracts and Poster Presentations:
- James Poteracki and Erica Wehrwein, Organizing a Large-Scale PhUN Week Event at a Science Center, 2013 PhUn Week Training Session Abstract.
- James M Poteracki and Erica A Wehrwein, A millennial perspective of physiology as discipline, Experimental Biology 2014 Poster.
- James Poteracki and Erica Wehrwein, Lessons Learned: Improving a Large-Scale PhUN Week Event at a Science Center, Experimental Biology 2014 Poster.
EA Wehrwein, JM Poteracki, DJ McCann, EJ Henriksen, ML Matyas, and JR Halliwill, A nationwide assessment and comparison of curriculum requirements in undergraduate physiology programs, APS ITL Conference Abstract 2014.
- * JM Poteracki, Robb Dunbar, and Erica Wehrwein, Proposal to poster: A model for individualized inquiry based research projects in the context of an undergraduate Physiology laboratory course, Experimental Biology 2015 Poster.
- * James M Poteracki and Erica A Wehrwein, Museum-Based PhUn Week 2014: Reflections from the Third Year, Experimental Biology 2015 Poster.
- Wehrwein EA, Poteracki JM, McCann DJ, Henriksen EJ, Matyas ML, Halliwill JR, A nationwide assessment and comparison of curriculum requirements in undergraduate physiology programs. The Physiologist 57: 353, 2014.
- * Poteracki, James M.; Moschouris, Kathryn; Dukes, David; Zhou, Yu; Soker, Shay; Criswell, Tracy L. Pairing Fasciotomy and Silicone Implantation with a Rat Model of Compartment Syndrome. NC TERMS 2017 Poster
- Zhou, Yu; Premo, Hayley; Poteracki, James; Moschouris, Kathryn; Sapoznik, Etai; Soker, Shay; Criswell, Tracy. Effect of Irradiation on C2C12 Myoblasts. NC TERMS 2017 Poster
- Moschouris, Kathryn; Sharma, Neel; Zhou, Yu; Dukes, David; Poteracki, James; Soker, Shay; Criswell, Tracy. The Effect of SDF1α on Skeletal Muscle Regeneration after Compartment Syndrome Injury. NC TERMS 2017 Poster & TERMIS-AM 2017 Poster
- Y. Zhou, N. Sharma, D. Dukes, J. Poteracki, K. Moschouris, N. El-Akabawy, T. Fair, S. Soker, T. Criswell. The Effect of Exercise on Skeletal Muscle Regeneration after Compartment Syndrome Injury. TERMIS-AM 2017 Poster