Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory

Soslowsky Laboratory

Brianne Connizzo

Brianne Connizzo

Graduate Student in Bioengineering
University of Pennsylvania

Hometown: Demarest, New Jersey

Education: B.S. Highest Honors in Engineering Science, 2010, Smith College

Areas of Special Interest: Tendon Development and Healing, Tissue Engineering

CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS

  1. Mikic B, Connizzo B, McGrath M, Shea J, Bierwert L. The Effect of Myostatin Deficiency on Murine Tendon Material Behavior. Trans Orthop Res Soc 36:916, 2011.
  2. Miller KS, Connizzo BK, Tucker JJ, Soslowsky LJ. Collagen Fiber Re-Alignment in a Neonatal Developmental Mouse Supraspinatus Tendon Model. Trans Orthop Res Soc 37:1289, 2012.
  3. Miller KS, Connizzo BK, Tucker JJ, Feeney E, Trasolini NR, Soslowsky LJ. Local Differences in Collagen Fiber Crimp Throughout Mechanical Testing in a Mouse Supraspinatus Tendon Model. Trans Orthop Res Soc 37:1290, 2012.*
  4. Beason DP, Connizzo BK, Dourte LM, Edelstein L, Tucker JJ, Liu SS, Mauck RL, Soslowsky LJ, Steinberg DR, Bernstein J. Fiber-Aligned Polymer Scaffolds for Rotator Cuff Repair in a Rat Model. Trans Orthop Res Soc 37:1664, 2012.
  5. Connizzo BK, Liechty KW, Soslowsky LJ. Altered Mechanical Properties and Fiber Re-Alignment in Diabetic Mouse Supraspinatus and Achilles Tendons. Proceedings of ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC2012-80129.**
  6. Connizzo BK, Birk DE, Iozzo RV, Soslowsky LJ. Effects of Decorin and Biglycan on Re-Alignment and Mechanical Properties of Aging Supraspinatus Tendons. Trans Orthop Res Soc 38:613, 2013.
  7. Connizzo BK, Freedman BR, Sun M, Birk DE, Soslowsky LJ. Collagen V Null Mice Have Decreased ACL Mechanical Properties and Altered Fibril Morphology. Trans Orthop Res Soc 39:110, 2014.
  8. Connizzo BK, Feeney E, Iozzo RV, Birk DE, Soslowsky LJ. In Situ Collagen Crimp is Altered with Age and Proteoglycan Deficiency in Mouse Supraspinatus Tendons. Trans Orthop Res Soc 39:1346, 2014.
  9. Connizzo BK, Sarver JJ, Han L, Soslowsky LJ. In Situ Fibril Stretch In Mouse Supraspinatus Tendons is Location-Dependent. Proceedings of World Congress of Biomechanics 2014, Boston, MA.

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Miller KS, Connizzo BK, Soslowsky LJ: Collagen Fiber Re-Alignment in a Neonatal Developmental Mouse Supraspinatus Tendon Model. Ann Biomed Eng. 2012 May;40(5):1102-10.
  2. Beason DP, Connizzo BK, Dourte LM, Edelstein L, Tucker JJ, Liu SS, Mauck RL, Soslowsky LJ, Steinberg DR, Bernstein J. Fiber-Aligned Polymer Scaffolds for Rotator Cuff Repair in a Rat Model. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2012 Feb;21(2):245-50.
  3. Miller KS, Edelstein L, Connizzo BK, Soslowsky LJ: Effect of Preconditioning and Stress Relaxation on Local Collagen Fiber Re-Alignment: Inhomogeneous Properties of Rat Supraspinatus Tendon. J Biomech Eng. 2012 Mar;134(3):031007
  4. Miller KS, Connizzo BK, Feeney E, Tucker JJ, Soslowsky LJ: Examining differences in local Collagen Fiber Crimp Frequency Throughout Mechanical Testing in a Developmental Mouse Supraspinatus Tendon Model. J Biomech Eng. 2012 Apr;134(4):041004.
  5. Miller KS, Connizzo BK, Feeney E, Soslowsky LJ: Characterizing Local Collagen Fiber Re-Alignment and Crimp Behavior Throughout Mechanical Testing in a Mature Mouse Supraspinatus Tendon Model. J Biomech. 2012 Aug 9;45(12):2061-5.
  6. Connizzo BK, Sarver JJ, Birk DE, Soslowsky LJ: Effect of Age and Proteoglycan Deficiency on Collagen Fiber Re-Alignment and Mechanical Properties in Mouse Supraspinatus Tendon. J Biomech Eng. 135(2): 021019.
  7. Connizzo BK, Yannascoli SM, Soslowsky LJ: Structure-function relationships of postnatal tendon development: A parallel to healing. Matrix Biology. 32(2): 106-116
  8. Ahmadzadeh H, Connizzo BK, Freedman BR, Soslowsky LK, Shenoy V. Determing the Contribution of Glycosaminoglycans to Tendon Mechanical Properties with a Modified Shear-Lag Model. J Biomech. 46(14): 2497-2503.
  9. Connizzo BK, Yannascoli SM, Tucker JJ, Caro AC, Riggin CN, Mauck RL, Soslowsky LJ, Steinberg DR, Bernstein J. The Detrimental Effects of Systemic Ibuprofen Delivery on Tendon Healing Are Time-Dependent. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013

AWARDS

* 2nd Place in Penn Bioengineering Symposium Poster Competition, 01/2012

** Best Paper in Solids, Imaging, and Orthopaedics Category of MS Competition at ASME SBC, 06/2012

**1st Place in Biomechanics Category at Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders Annual Symposium, 11/2012

Bri joined the McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory in the fall of 2010 and is currently working toward completion of her graduate studies in the Department of Bioengineering. In her spare time, she likes to watch movies, play volleyball and travel.