Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory

Soslowsky Laboratory

Cori Riggin

Cori Riggin

Graduate Student in Bioengineering
University of Pennsylvania

2013 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Hometown: Highland, Maryland

Education: B.S. Bioengineering, 2011, University of Maryland

Publications:

  1. Riggin CN, Tucker JJ, Soslowsky LJ, Kuntz AF. Intra-Articular Tibiofemoral Injection of a Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug has no Detrimental Effects on Joint Mechanics in a Rat Model. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2014. (In Press)
  2. Riggin CN, Sarver JJ, Freedman BR, Thomas SJ, and Soslowsky LJ. Analysis of Collagen Organization in Mouse Achilles Tendon using High-Frequency Ultrasound Imaging. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2013. (In Press)
  3. 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. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 2013 (In Press).
  4. Shankar R, Samykutty A, Riggin C, Kannan S, Wenzel U and Kolhatkar R. Cathepsin B Degradable Star-Shaped Peptidic Macromolecules for Delivery of 2-methoxyestradiol. Molecular Pharmaceutics, 2013, 10(10): 3776-88.
  5. Coates EE, Riggin CN, Fisher JP. Photocrosslinked Alginate with Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogels as Vehicles for Mesenchymal Stem Cell Encapsulation and Chondrogenesis. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 2013, 101(7): 1962-70.
  6. Coates EE, Riggin CN, Fisher JP. Matrix Molecules Influence Zonal Phenotype of Alginate-Embedded Chondrocytes and Chondrogenic Differentiation of Primary Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2012 30(12): 1886-97.

Abstracts and Presentations:

  1. Riggin CN, Tucker JJ, Soslowsky LJ, Kuntz AF. Intra-Articular Tibiofemoral Injection of a Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug has no Detrimental Effects on Joint Mechanics in a Rat Model. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2014 (poster presentation)
  2. Riggin CN, Sarver JJ, Freedman BR, Thomas SJ, and Soslowsky LJ. Analysis of Collagen Fiber Organization in Mouse Achilles Tendon using High-Frequency Ultrasound Imaging. ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Sunriver, Oregon, 2013, SBC2013-14472. (poster presentation)* #
  3. Riggin CN, Coates EE, and Fisher JP. The Influence of Hyaluronic Acid on Chondrogenic Differentiation of Primary Mesenchymal Stem Cells Embedded in Photocrosslinked Alginate. Annual Biomedical Engineering Society Meeting, Hartford, CT, 2011 (poster presentation)
  4. Coates EE, Riggin CN, Fisher JP. Mesenchymal Stem Cell Chondrogenesis and Coculture with Primary Zonal Chondrocytes. Annual Biomedical Engineering Society Meeting, Hartford, CT, 2011 (poster presentation)
  5. Coates EE, Riggin CN, Fisher JP. Zonal Chondrocyte Phenotype Retention in Alginate Containing Extracellular Matrix Molecules. Annual Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2010 (poster presentation)

Awards:

# 3rd place in the Imaging Core Poster Competition at the 10th Annual Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders (PCMD) Scientific Symposium, November, 2013

* 2nd place in the Solid Mechanics and Design and Rehabilitation MS Student Poster Competition at ASME SBC, June, 2013

Cori joined the McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory in the Fall of 2011 and is currently working toward completion of her graduate studies in the Department of Bioengineering. Cori's interests include painting, horseback riding, yoga, cooking, and traveling.