Shirae Leslie

  • Richmond VA
Shirae Leslie

Ph.D. Candidate

Summary

Goal oriented professional with strong analytical and effective communication skills as demonstrated by my research experience and many conference presentations. Experienced in developing cell based therapies for tissue engineering.

SKILS

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Adaptability MS Office Skills Biomaterials Design Leadership Skills

Education

Education
Aug 2015

PhD in Chemical Engineering

Virginia Commonwealth University

Thesis: The development of injectable alginate microbeads for bone and cartilage regeneration

Aug 2013

MASTERS in Biomedical Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University

Controlled release of rat-adipose derived stem cells from alginate microbeads

Work History

Work History
Aug 2013 - Present

Research Assistant

Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Evaluate the ability of alginate microbeads to localize stem cells in vivo
  • Investigate the ability of microencapsulated stem cells to regenerate bone and cartilage in vivo
  • Evaluate the ability of alginate microbeads to localize stem cells in vivo
Jul 2008 - Present

Student Researcher

Duke University
  • ­Investigated signal amplification of chemosensory receptor activation by Ric8A family members
  • Examined the roles of Ric8 family members in chemosensory transduction
Aug 2009 - Aug 2013

Research Assistant

Georgia Institute of Technology
  • ­Developed a method to achieve controlled release of stem cells from alginate microbeads for bone regeneration
  • Designed a system of degradable alginate microbeads

Publication

 

Leslie SK, Cohen DJ, Sedlaczek J, Pinsker EJ, Boyan BD, Schwartz Z. Controlled release of rat-adipose derived stem cells from alginate microbeads. Biomaterials 2013; 34(33) 8172-74

Patent

Protein Delivery From Stem Cell Microcarriers, May 31 2012, EPO 2643012 (A2)

Awards

  • Second Place Winner of the Body Contouring Research Foundation Award at                                                     September 2014

              International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Conference, Brazil ( $2000 award)                          

  • Best Student Presentation Award at the 92nd Virginia Academy of Science in the                                                               May 2014

             Biomedical and General Engineering Section

  • First Place Winner of the Graduate and Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium,                                            February 2014 VCU School of Engineering ($500 award)