Position: 
Associate Chair (Materials Science) and Associate Professor
Address: 
Whitaker Lab 471
5 E. Packer Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Phone Number: 
(610) 758-4425
Sabrina Jedlicka

Areas of Research

Neuroengineering
Biointerface Design
Surface Science
Biomaterials
Ceramics
Glasses
Polymers
Bioengineering
Medicine and Life Science
Mechanical Characterization
Optical Characterization
Structural and Chemical Characterization
Synthesis and Processing
Neuronal Cell Biology

Profile

Dr. Jedlicka's research interests focus on the fundamental interactions between mammalian cells and cell cultural substrates. Specifically, she is interested in developing reproducible, stable biointerfaces that communicate with cells and ultimately modulate cell fate and function. Research in her lab is centered on the novel development of new implantable biomaterials, as wells as a variety of characterization methods, including the adaptation of non-traditional methods to biological problems. Her research revolves around biologically functional material design for use in cell-based therapeutics and drug delivery. The ability to develop a homogenous, directed cell population has implications in stem cell research, regenerative medicine, cell-based devices, and biosensing technology. Dr. Jedlicka has published in refereed journals and made numerous presentations on her research. She has one patent and two pending patent applications.

Dr. Jedlicka has obtained several grants from the National Science Foundation, as well as Lehigh internal research grants. She has received awards from the National Science Foundation, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Lehigh University, Purdue University, and Kansas State University. She has served in several volunteer positions for the Institute of Biological Engineering.

Education

Ph.D., Engineering, Purdue University, 2007
M.S., Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, 2006
B.S.E./B.S., Biological and Agricultural Engineering/Chemical Science, 2002
B.S., Psychology and Women's Studies, Kansas State University, 2002