Susannah P. Fritton

Susannah P. Fritton

Education

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 on the osteocyte microenvironment.

Recent & Frequently Cited Publications

   Sharma, D., Ciani, C., Ramirez Marin, P.A., Levy, J.D., Doty, S.B. and Fritton, S.P., “Alterations in the Osteocyte Lacunar-Canalicular Microenvironment due to Estrogen Deficiency,” 51(3):488-97, 2012.
   Fritton, S.P. and Weinbaum, S., “Fluid and Solute Transport in Bone:  Flow-Induced Mechanotransduction,” Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 41:347-374, 2009.
   Ciani, C., Doty, S.B. and Fritton, S.P., “An Effective Histological Staining Process to Visualize Bone Interstitial Fluid Space Using Confocal Microscopy,” Bone, 44:1015-1017, 2009.
   Beno, T., Yoon, Y.-J., Cowin, S.C. and Fritton, S.P., “Estimation of Bone Permeability Using Accurate Microstructural Measurements,” Journal of Biomechanics, 39(13):2378-87, 2006.
   Ciani, C., Doty, S.B., and Fritton, S.P., “Mapping Bone Interstitial Fluid Movement:  Displacement of Ferritin Tracer During Histological Processing,” Bone, 37(3):379-87, 2005.
   Mi, L.Y., Fritton, S.P., Basu, M., and Cowin, S.C., “Analysis of Avian Bone Response to Mechanical Loading, Part One:  Distribution of Bone Fluid Shear Stress Induced by Bending and Axial Loading,” Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 4(2-3):118-131, 2005.
   Mi, L.Y., Basu, M., Fritton, S.P. and Cowin, S.C., “Analysis of Avian Bone Response to Mechanical Loading, Part Two:  Development of a Computational Connected Cellular Network to Study Bone Intercellular Communication,” Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 4(2-3):132-146, 2005.
   Wang, L., Ciani, C., Doty, S.B., and Fritton, S.P., “Delineating Bone’s Interstitial Fluid Pathway In Vivo,” Bone, 34(3):499-509, 2004.
   Wang, L., Fritton, S.P., Weinbaum, S. and Cowin, S.C., “On Bone Adaptation due to Venous Stasis,” Journal of Biomechanics, 36(10):1439-1451, 2003.
   Fritton, S.P. and Rubin, C.T., "In Vivo Measurement of Bone Deformations Using Strain Gages,” Chapter 8 in Bone Mechanics Handbook , Cowin, S.C. (Ed.), CRC Press, p. 8.1-8.41, 2001.
   Wang, L., Cowin, S.C., Weinbaum, S. and Fritton, S.P., “In Response to ‘Mixing Mechanisms and Net Solute Transport in Bone’ by M. L. Knothe Tate,” Annals of Biomedical Engineering , 29(9):812-816, 2001.
   Wang, L., Cowin, S.C., Weinbaum, S. and Fritton, S.P., "Modeling Tracer Transport in an Osteon Under Cyclic Loading," Annals of Biomedical Engineering , 28(10):1200-1209, 2000.
   Fritton, S.P., McLeod, K.J. and Rubin, C.T., "Quantifying the Strain History of Bone: Spatial Uniformity and Self-similarity of Low Magnitude Strains," Journal of Biomechanics , 33(3):317-325, 2000.

Teaching Experience

BME 101 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (1 credit)
BME 220 Biostatistics and Research Methods (3 credits)
ME 246 Engineering Mechanics I (3 credits)
ME 330 Mechanics of Materials (3 credits)
BME 501 Cell and Tissue Mechanics (3 credits)
BME 503 Cell and Tissue - Biomaterial Interactions (3 credits)
BME I0000 Biomedical Engineering Seminar (0 credits, graduate-level)
BME I7300 Cell and Tissue - Biomaterial Interactions (3 credits, graduate-level)
BME I9300 Scientific Ethics (1 credit, graduate-level)

Recent Research Funding

NIH (NIAMS):  Role of Fluid Flow in Bone's Response to Mechanical Loading  2006-11
CCNY-MSKCC Biomedical Engineering Partnership:  Enhancement of Cancer Drug Delivery to Bone Tumors using Non-invasive Mechanical Loading 2007-09
Whitaker Foundation:  Delineating the Pathways of Bone Interstitial Fluid Flow  2002-06


Susannah P. Fritton
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering The City College of The City University of New York
Steinman Hall, ST-403E
212.650.5213
212.650.6727
fritton@ccny.cuny.edu
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