Dr. Danielle Benoit, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Ingram Fellowship, University of Rochester (August 2019)
Summa Cum Laude graduate of University of Connecticut (May 2019)
Roland and Carol Pampel Scholarship recipient, University of Connecticut (2018)
John K. Martin Scholarship recipient, University of Connecticut (2016)
United Technologies Corporation Scholarship recipient, University of Connecticut (2016)
University of Connecticut Dean’s List (fall 2015-spring 2019)
May 2018-August 2018 Dr. Joseph Freeman: Development of a 3D-printed composite bone scaffold. Optimized 3D printing of bone scaffold design previously developed in the lab. Worked on fabricating a composite material to be used to 3D print the bone scaffold
September 2017-May 2018 Dr. Lakshmi Nair: Optimization of protein releasing gels for arthritis applications. Fabricated hydrogels and evaluated the gelation time to determine optimal hydrogel concentrations.
September 2018-May 2019 Dr. Lakshmi Nair: Injectable hydrogels for analgesic delivery to treat arthritis pain. Performed drug release studies with new hydrogel composition to determine drug delivery efficacy for arthritis treatment applications.
My current research involves fabricating a hydrogel that can mimic the native periosteum that surrounds bone. This synthetic periosteum can then aid in healing of allografts used to treat critical size bone defects.