Bria L. Macklin

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Contact Information
Email: blmackli@aggies.ncat.edu

North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina 27411
Senior Undergraduate Student
Major: Bioengineering
Cumulative GPA: 3.68

Bria Macklin
North Carolina A&T State University
Greensboro, NC 27401
blmackli@aggies.ncat.edu
443-842-0712

PLACE OF BIRTH Baltimore, MD

CITIZENSHIP USA

EDUCATION

2012-2015 BS in Bioengineering
North Carolina A&T State University
Greensboro, NC
Anticipated Graduation: May 2015
3.68/4.0 GPA


2011-2012 B.S in Clinical Laboratory Science
Howard University
Washington, DC
3.30/4.0 GPA


HONORS AND AWARDS

Dean’s List, North Carolina A&T 2012-2014
University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Graduate Studies Summer 2014
Undergraduate Internship Program
Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Fellowship 2013
Alfred Chisholm/BASF Memorial Endowed Scholarship 2013
Second Place Oral Presentation, Ronald E. McNair Symposium 2013
Third Place Oral Presentation, North Carolina Academy of Sciences 2013
Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering Research 2013
Experiences for Undergraduates
Deans List, Howard University 2011
Legacy Scholarship, Howard University 2011

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Tau Beta Pi, Dean of Pledges 2014-Present
Golden Key Honour Society, President 2013-Present
National Society of Black Engineers 2012-Present
Society of Women Engineers 2012-Present


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Intern Summer 2014
Biomedical Graduate Studies Summer Undergraduate Internship Program
Department of Bioengineering
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Studied differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells into osteoblasts and their corresponding mineralization in the presence of bone morphogenetic protein 2 and stromal derived factor-1αin vitro. Measured hydrogel degradation when supplemented with BMP-2 and BMP-2 plus SDF-1α. Supervisor: Dr. Jason Burdick, Dr. Julianne Holloway


Research Intern Summer 2013
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Developed protocol for encapsulation of endothelial cells and pericytes derived from single cells population of induced pluripotent stem cells into type I collagen gel For what purpose? Supervisor: Dr. Sharon Gerecht



Research Inter

Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer 2012
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Optimization of culture conditions of endothelial cells in type I collagen gel varying collagen gel density, cell density, incubation time, and culture media components. Supervisor: Dr. Sharon Gerecht


PUBLICATIONS

Kusuma S, B Macklin, and S Gerecht. "Derivation and Network Formation of Vascular Cells from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells,." Biomimetics and Stem Cells: Methods and Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology. Eds. Kursad Turksen and Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic. N.p.: Humana, 2013. 1-9.

PRESENTATIONS

Macklin, Bria.Evaluating the Effect of Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 and Stromal Cell
Derived Factor-1α on in vitro Osteogenesis, Annual Biomedical Conference for Minority Students, San Antonio, TX, 2014

Macklin, Bria. BMP-2 Induced Osteogenesis of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells in vitro, Leadership Alliance National Symposium, Stamford, CT, 2014.

Macklin, Bria. Encapsulation of Derived Bicellular Vascular Population in Type I Collagen, North Carolina Academy of Science 11th Annual Meeting, Raleigh, NC, 2014.

Macklin, Bria. Encapsulation of Derived Bicellular Vascular Population in Type I Collagen, Ronald E. McNair Research Symposium, Greensboro, NC, 2014.

Macklin, Bria. Encapsulation of Derived Bicellular Vascular Population in Type I Collagen, Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Nashville, TN, 2013.


EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Charm City Aggies, Programs Chair 2013-Present




REFERENCES

Sharon Gerecht, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
Maryland Hall 116
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

410.516.2846
gerecht@jhu.edu

Jason Burdick, PhD
Professor
Department of Bioengineering
University of Pennsylvania
240 Skirkanich Hall
210 S. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

215-898-8537
burdick2@seas.upenn.edu

Matthew McCullough, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical, Biological, and Bioengineering
North Carolina A&T State University
327 McNair Hall
1601 East Market St.
Greensboro, NC 27411
(336) 334-7564 Ext. 117
mattbm@ncat.edu







Research Advisers


My current research adviser is Dr. Jason Burdick at the University of Pennsylvania.



Current Developments


I will be attending the Summer Undergraduate Internship Program in the Biomedical Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania through Leadership Alliance in the laboratory of Dr. Jason Burdick.