Title: PhD Candidate

Education

B.S.E., Miami University, Oxford, OH

Biography

Andreea Biehl is a 4th year PhD student in the REdesign lab. While obtaining her B.S.E degree in Bioengineering from Miami University, she conducted undergraduate research in bone regeneration. At the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, Mrs. Biehl specializes in tissue engineering-based strategies for vocal fold repair and regeneration.

Awards and Honors

2021   Summer Graduate Merit Award (GMA), College of Engineering – North Carolina State University

2020   Functional Tissue Engineering (FTE) Associate Member Scholarship, Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI)

2019  Graduate Student Travel Award, UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

2019 Oral Presentation Award – 2nd Place, Biomaterials Day – North Carolina State University

2019 Young Scholar Research Award, Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI)

2016  Undergraduate Summer Scholar, Miami University

2014 – 2017  MAC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete, Mid-American Conference (MAC)

Publications (* = Co-First Author)

  1. Gracioso Martins AM*, Biehl A*, Sze D, and Freytes DO. Bioreactors for Vocal Fold Tissue Engineering. Tissue Engineering Part B. Accepted (January 2021).
  2. Ozpinar EW*, Frey AL*, Arthur GK, Mora-Navarro CA, Biehl A, Snider DB, Cruse G, and Freytes DO. Dermal Extracellular Matrix-Derived Hydrogels as an In Vitro Substrate to Study Mast Cell Maturation. Tissue Engineering Part A. Published Online (October 2020).
  3. Badileanu A*, Mora Navarro CA*, Gracioso Martins AM, Garcia ME, Sze D,  Ozpinar EW, Gaffney L, Enders JR, Branski RC, and Freytes DO. Fast Automated Approach for the Derivation of Acellular Extracellular Matrix Scaffolds from Porcine Soft Tissues. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering. Accepted (June 2020).
  4. Mora Navarro CA, Badileanu A, Gracioso Martins AM, Ozpinar EW, Gaffney L, Huntress I, Harrell E, Enders JR, Peng X, Branski RC, and Freytes DO. Porcine Vocal Fold Lamina Propria-Derived Biomaterials Modulates TGF-b1 Mediated Fibroblast Activation In Vitro. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering. Accepted (January 2020).

Patents

U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 63/024,870 “Fast Automated Approach for the Derivation of Acellular Extracellular Matrix Scaffolds from Tissues”.

Presentations

2022 Andreea Biehl. Towards a Universal Automated Decellularization Method for the Derivation of Extracellular Matrix Hydrogels. Tissue Engineering Seminar Series – North Carolina State University. Oral Presentation

2021 Andreea Biehl, Camilo A. Mora-Navarro, Donald O. Freytes. Automated Biofabrication Unit for Rapid Manufacturing of Extracellular Matrix Biomaterials. BME Industrial Advisory Board Meeting – North Carolina State University. Poster Presentation

2020 Andreea Biehl, Camilo A. Mora-Navarro, Ana M. Gracioso Martins, Mario E. Garcia, Daphne Sze, Emily W. Ozpinar, Lewis Gaffney, Jeffrey R. Enders, Ryan C. Branski, Donald O. Freytes. New Automated Tool for the Derivation of Extracellular Matrix Biomaterials from Porcine Soft Tissues. Biomaterials Day – North Carolina State University. Oral Presentation

2019 Andreea Badileanu, Ana M. Gracioso Martins, Camilo A. Mora-Navarro, Emily A. Wrona, Lewis S. Gaffney, Ryan C. Branski, Donald O. Freytes. In Vitro Co-culture under Static and Vibratory Conditions to Study How Vocal Fold Lamina Propria Extracellular Matrix Hydrogel Modulates Macrophage Polarization and Fibroblast Activation. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) Americas. Poster Presentation

2019 Andreea Badileanu, Ana M. Gracioso Martins, Camilo Mora-Navarro, Emily A. Wrona, Lewis Gaffney, Ryan C. Branski, Donald O. Freytes. In Vitro Co-Culture Model to Study the Antifibrotic Effect of Porcine Derived Lamina Propria Extracellular Matrix Hydrogel. Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting. Poster Presentation

2019 Andreea Badileanu, Ana M. Gracioso Martins, Junghyun Wee, Kara Peters, Donald O. Freytes. Design and Characterization of an In Vitro Vibratory Testing Platform to Study the Vocal Fold Microenvironment. UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering Annual BME Retreat. Poster Presentation

2018 Andreea Badileanu, Camilo Mora-Navarro, Emily A. Wrona,  Ana M. Gracioso Martins, Lewis Gaffney, Connor M. Campbell, Erin A. Harrell, Xinxia Peng, Ryan C. Branski, Donald O. Freytes. In Vitro Antifibrotic Effect Of Porcine Derived Lamina Propria Extracellular Matrix Hydrogel. Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting. Poster Presentation