Susannah P. Fritton

Herbert G. Kayser Professor

Deputy Chair

Main Affiliation

Biomedical Engineering


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Susannah P. Fritton


B.S.E., Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University, 1988

[University of Leeds, UK, Tulane Junior Year Abroad Honors Program 1986-87]

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University, 1994

Postdoc, Musculo-Skeletal Research Laboratory, SUNY Stony Brook, 1994-96

Research Interests

Understanding the adaptive response of bone to altered mechanical loading, including bone's mechanosensory system;  investigating interstitial fluid flow in bone as a possible mechanism of mechanical signal transduction;  quantifying the effects of estrogen deficiency and disuse on the osteocyte microenvironment;  using mechanical loading to enhance drug transport to bone tumors.


Google Scholar link for Professor Fritton's publications


Recent Funding

NIH:  Development of Mechanical Interventions to Enhance Drug Delivery to Bone Tumors 2019-23  

PSC-CUNY:  Assessment of Muscle Changes after Botox Injection 2019-22

New York NASA Space Grant Consortium College and Fellowship Program, Cornell University (CCNY Affiliate Director) 2015-24

PSC-CUNY:  Evaluation of Bone Cell Attachment and Interconnectivity 2018-19

NSF:  Effects of Reduced Mechanical Loading on Bone Microarchitecture and Cell Function 2014-18

Harvey L. Karp Discovery Award in the Sciences 2015-16

Courses Taught

BME 220 Biostatistics and Research Methods (3 credits)

BME 501 Cell and Tissue Mechanics (3 credits) 

BME I9300 Scientific Ethics:  Responsible Conduct of Research (1 credit, graduate-level)

ENGR 300 Social, Economic and Cultural Impact of Biomedical Technology (3 credits)

BME 101 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (1 credit)  

BME 503 Cell and Tissue - Biomaterial Interactions (3 credits)  

BME I7300 Cell and Tissue - Biomaterial Interactions (3 credits, graduate-level)

BME I0000 Biomedical Engineering Seminar (1 credit, graduate-level)  

ME 246 Engineering Mechanics I (3 credits)  

ME 330 Mechanics of Materials (3 credits)