Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory

Mauck Laboratory

Feini (Sylvia) Qu

Feini Qu

Dual Degree Graduate Student in Bioengineering and School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Hometown: Melville, NY

Education: B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering, 2009, Duke University
B.S. Biology, 2009, Duke University
Minor in Photography, 2009, Duke University

Areas of Special Interest: Sylvia's research involves electrospinning functionalized polymer nanofiber scaffolds for meniscus and intervertebral disc tissue engineering. At the veterinary school, her focus is on laboratory animal medicine and translational models for clinical studies. Outside of lab and lecture, Sylvia can be found indulging in the simple pleasures of crafting yogurt and consuming fruit. Other personal interests include photography, fine art, hiking, adventurous eating, traveling on a dime, and the handsome Gebz.

Publications:
Qu F, Lin JG, Esterhai JL, Fisher MB, Mauck RL. "Biomaterial-Mediated Delivery of Degradative Enzymes to Improve Meniscus Integration and Repair." Acta Biomaterialia. 2013 May; 9(5):6393-402.

Koga T, Ji Y, Seo YS, Gordon C, Qu F, Rafailovich MH, Sokolov JC, Satija SK. "Neutron Reflectivity Study of Glassy Polymer Brushes in Density Fluctuating Supercritical Carbon Dioxide." Journal of Polymer Science Part B, 2004, 42(17): 3282-3289.

Abstracts:
Qu F, Lin JG, Esterhai JL, Fisher MB, Mauck RL. "Improving Meniscus Integration via Controlled Degradation of the Wound Interface." Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, January 26-29, 2013. (submitted)

Qu F, Esterhai JL, Mauck RL. "Modulation of the Meniscus Repair Interface via Collagenase Delivery from Nanofibrous Composites." Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, February 4-7, 2012.

Schenker ML, Huang K, Bonilla A, Fisher M, Shah RP, Ionescu L, Qu F, Esterhai JL, Schaer TP, Mauck RL. "Dynamic Nanofibrous Scaffolds Improve In Vivo Colonization and Implant Fixation in a Meniscus Defect Model." Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, February 4-7, 2012.

Kluge JA, Pampati RA, Zhou DJ, Schenker ML, Qu F, Esterhai JL, Kaplan DL, Mauck RL. "Nanofibrous Synthetic/Biologic Composites as Multifunctional and Dynamic Growth Factor Delivery Systems." Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, February 4-7, 2012.

Qu F, Baker BM, Esterhai JL, Mauck RL. "Enzymatic Delivery from Functionalized Sacrificial Nanofibers for Tissue Repair and Regeneration." Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, January 13-16, 2011.

Baker BM, Shah RP, Silverstein AM, Zachry T, Qu F, Schenker M, Esterhai JL, Mauck, RL. "Instruction without Impediment: Tunable Fibrous Scaffolds for Engineering Dense Connective Tissues." Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, January 13-16, 2011.

Baker BM, Silverstein AM, Qu F, Mauck RL. "Functional Human MSC Fibrochondrogenesis on Aligned Nanofibrous Scaffolds via Combined Exposure to FGF/TGF." Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, January 13-16, 2011.

Qu F, Rhim C, Liao I, Rafailovich MH, Truskey GA. "Electrospinning Polycaprolactone/Polyethylene Oxide Scaffolds for Organized Myoblast Differentiation." 2008 BMES Annual Fall Meeting, St. Louis, MO, October 1-4, 2008.