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Maribel Vazquez

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Maribel Vazquez

Associate Professor

School/Division
Department
Office
Room 403D
Building: 
Steinman Hall
Phone Number: 
(212) 650-5209
Fax: 
(212) 650-6727
Email: 
vaZqueZ@ccny.cuny.edu
Dr. Vazquez in 2015
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Education
Description: 

Sc.D., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2001 

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1996 

B.S., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, 1992
 

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Research Interests
Description: 

Cell Motility and Collective Migration

Microfluidics-Based Systems

Nanotechnology and Intracellular Imaging

Neuromuscular Junction

Photoreceptor Transplantation

Glial and Neuronal Progenitor Migration

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Select Publications
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1.       McCutcheon S.; Unachukwu U, Thakur A, Majeska R, Redenti S, Vazquez M, ‘In Vitro Formation of Neuroclusters in Microfluidic Devices and Cell Migration as a Function of Stromal-Derived Growth Factor 1 Gradients.’ Cell Adh Migr. 2016 Jan 8:0.

2.       Beck C, Singh T, Farooqi A, Venkatesh T, Vazquez M., ‘Controlled microfluidics to examine growth-factor induced migration of neural progenitors in the Drosophila visual system,’ J Neurosci Methods. 2015 Dec 29;262:32-40.

3.       Mishra S.; Thakur A.; Redenti S.; Vazquez M., A model microfluidics-based system for the human and mouse retina,’ Biomed Microdevices. 2015 Dec;17(6):107.

4.       Rico-Valera J.; Singh T.; McCutcheon S.; Vazquez M.,’EGF as a therapeutic target for medulloblastoma metastasis,’ Cell Mol Bioeng 2015 July 1; Volume 3, Issue 2, pp323. Cell Mol Bioeng. 2015 Dec;8(4):553-565

5.       Singh T, Kothapalli C, Varma D, Nicoll SB, Vazquez M, Carboxymethylcellulose hydrogels support central nervous system-derived tumor-cell chemotactic migration: Comparison with conventional extracellular matrix macromolecules J Biomater Appl. 2014 Sep;29(3):433-41.

6.       Unachukwu UJ, Sauane M, Vazquez M, Redenti S.; ‘Microfluidic Generated EGF-Gradients Induce Chemokinesis of Transplantable Retinal Progenitor Cells via the JAK/STAT and PI3Kinase Signaling Pathways,’ PLoS One. 2013 Dec 23;8(12)

7.       Dudu V., Able RA Jr.; Rotari, V.; Kong, Q.; Vazquez M., ' Role of Epidermal Growth Factor-triggered PI3K/Akt signaling in the Migration of Medulloblastoma-derived Cells,' Cell Mol Bioeng 2012 Dec 1; Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 402-413.

8.       Able RA Jr.; Ngnabeuye, C.; Beck, C.; Holland, EC.; Vazquez M., 'Low Concentration Microenvironments Enhance the Migration of Neonatal Cells of Glial Lineage,' Cell Mol Bioeng. 2012 Dec 1; Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 128-142.

9.       Dudu V.; Rotari V.; Vazquez M., 'Sendai Virus-based Liposomes Enable Targeted Cytosolic Delivery of Nanoparticles in Brain Tumor-Derived Cells,' J Nanobiotechnology. 2012 Feb 17;10:9.

10.     Dudu V.; Rotari V.; Vazquez M., 'Targeted extracellular nanoparticles enable intracellular detection of activated epidermal growth factor receptor in living brain cancer cells, 'Nanomedicine 2011 Dec;7(6):896-903.

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Courses Offered
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Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (BME101)

Experimental Methods in Biomedical Engineering (BME310)

Capstone Senior Design (BME450/460)

Microfluidics and Microfabrication (BME510/I7700)

Capstone BioDesign for Masters in Translational Medicine (BMEI6400,I6500,I6600)

 

 

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