Maribel Vazquez

Maribel Vazquez


Sc.D., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996
B.S., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, 1992
**Full Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Microfluidic Systems and Nanotechnology
Migration of Glia in the Brain
Current Research in the Vaz Lab (Click Here)
BMES 2005 Posters from Vaz Lab (BMES2005 Poster 1) (BMES2005 Poster II)(BMES2005 Poster III)

Peer-Reviewed Publications(Most Relevant)

  1. Kong, Q.J.; Majeska, R.J., Vazquez, M., 'Concentration versus Gradient: Relative Contributions to EGF- stimulated Chemotaxis,' Exper. Cell Res. (In Review 09/2010)
  2. Dudu, V.; Kong, Q.J.; Rotari, V.; Vazquez, M., ' Role of Epidermal Growth Factor-triggered PI3K/Akt pathway in 3D Migration of Medulloblastoma-derived Cells,' Ann Biome. Eng. (In Review 09/2010
  3. Dudu, V.; Vazquez. M., ' Targeted Quantum Dots Enable Activated Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Labeling in Living Brain Cancer Cells, Nanobiomedicine (In Review 09/2010)
  4. Kong, Q.J.; Vazquez, M., ‘A Microfluidic Device to Establish Concentration Gradients using Reagent Density Differences,’ J of BioMech. Engr. (In Press 10.2010).
  5. Sabharwal, N.; Holland, E.C.; Vazquez, M., ‘Nanolabeling of Activated Glial Progenitors,’ Ann Biomed Eng. 2009 Oct;37(10):1967-73.
  6. Kong, Q.J.; Vazquez, M., ‘Flow-induced shear stresses increase the number of cell-cell contacts within extracellular matrix,’ J Biomed Mater Res A. 2009 Jun 15;89
  7. Dudu, V.; Ramachadran, M.; Gilchrist, M.L.; Holland, E.C.; Vazquez, M.., ‘Lipid-mediated Induction of Intracellular Nanoprobes’, J of Nanosci. Nanotech 2008 May;8(5):2293-300.
  8. ElWassif, M.; Kong, Q.J.; Vazquez., M.; Bikson, M., ‘Bio-Heat Transfer Model of Deep Brain Stimulation Induced Temperature Changes,’ J of Neural Eng. 2006; Dec; 3 (4): 306-15.
  9. Kong, Q.J.; Vazquez, M., ‘Three-Dimensional Cellular Networking in Collagen Gels Populated with Medial Collateral Ligament Fibroblasts,’ Cell Comm Adhes., 2006 May-Jun;13(3):139-49

Research Support

  1. A Microfluidic System to Study Glioma Infiltration’ $152,000
    Agency: NIH (CA096299-09) Type: U56 Pilot Period: 03/2004-06/2006
    Supports study of the PDGF-mediated migration of glial progenitor cells (mouse-derived).
  2. ‘NER: Multivalent Nanoprobes to Target Intracellular Proteins’ $126,954
    Agency: NSF (BES043971) Type: Nanoinitiative Period: 09/2004-08/2005
    Supports development of methods to develop functionalized nanoprobes for intracellular applications.
  3. ‘SENSORS: A Novel Nano-Microfluidic System for Intracellular Sensing’ $341,128
    Agency: NSF (BES0428573) Type: Biosensors Period: 09/2004-08/2007
    Supports development of microbiosensors for antigen detection.
  4. ‘A Model Microfluidic Chemotaxis System’ $331,946
    Agency: NIH (GM071702-01) Type: R21 Period: 01/2005-12/2007
    Supports development of a microfabricated system to study chemotaxis of connective tissue cells.
  5. ‘A Microfluidic System to Co-Localize ERK Proteins during Medulloblastoma Dispersal’, $100,000
    Agency: Pediatric Brain Tumor Society Type: 2-year Period: 01/2005-12/2007
    Supports use of microfluidics to identify protein distribution during cell locomotion.
  6. ‘A micro Migration Assay for Temporal Protein Localization’ $420,750
    Agency: NIH(CA118255-01) Type: R21 Period: 07/2005-06/2007
    Supports development of assays that assess location of PDGF pathway proteins via nanolabeling.

Maribel Vazquez
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering The City College of The City University of New York
Steinman Hall, ST-403D
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