Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory

Soslowsky Laboratory

Jennica J. Tucker

Tucker

Research Specialist
University of Pennsylvania

Hometown: Ellicott City, Maryland

Education: B.S. Kinesiology, 2009, Temple University



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. J Orthop Res 2014, 32(11), 1512-1519.
  2. Reuther KE, Thomas SJ, Tucker JJ, Yannascoli SM, Caro AC, Vafa, RP, Liu SS, Gordon JA, Bhatt PR, Kuntz AF, Soslowsky LJ: Scapular dyskinesis is detrimental to shoulder tendon properties and joint mechanics in a rat model. J Orthop Res 2014, 32(11), 1436-1443.
  3. Caro AC, Tucker JJ, Yannascoli SM, Dunkman AA, Thomas SJ, Soslowsky LJ: Efficacy of Various Analgesics on Shoulder Function and Rotator Cuff Tendon-to-Bone Healing in a Rat (Rattus norvegicus) Model. J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 2014, 53(2):185-192.
  4. Reuther KE, Thomas SJ, Tucker JJ, Sarver JJ, Gray CF, Rooney SI, Glaser DL, Soslowsky LJ: Disruption of the anterior-posterior rotator cuff force balance alters joint function and leads to joint damage in a rat model. J Orthop Res 2014, 32(5):638-644
  5. Beason DP, Tucker JJ, Lee CS, Edelstein L, Abboud JA, Soslowsky LJ: Rat rotator cuff tendon-to-bone healing properties are adversely affected by hypercholesterolemia. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2013.
  6. 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.
  7. Reuther KE, Thomas SJ, Evans EF, Tucker JJ, Sarver JJ, Ilkhani-Pour S, Gray CF, Voleti PB, Glaser DL, Soslowsky LJ: Returning to overuse activity following a supraspinatus and infraspinatus tear leads to joint damage in a rat model. J Biomech 2013, 46(11):1818-1824.
  8. Reuther KE, Thomas SJ, Sarver JJ, Tucker JJ, Lee CS, Gray CF, Glaser DL, Soslowsky LJ: Effect of return to overuse activity following an isolated supraspinatus tendon tear on adjacent intact tendons and glenoid cartilage in a rat model. J Orthop Res. 2012 Dec 31.
  9. Thomas SJ, Reuther KE, Tucker JJ, Sarver JJ, Yannascoli SM, Caro AC, Voleti PB, Rooney SI, Glaser DL, Soslowsky LJ: Biceps Detachment Decreases Joint Damage in a Rotator Cuff Tear Rat Model. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2013.
  10. 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.

Conference Abstracts:

  1. Tucker JJ, Gordon JA, Zanes RC, Zuskov A, Cirone JM, Vinciguerra JD, Bloebaum, RD, Soslowsky LJ. P2 Porous Titanium Implants Improve Early Tendon Healing in a Rat Supraspinatus Repair Model. Trans Orthop Res Soc 40:1372, 2015.
  2. Tucker JJ, Thomas SJ, Reuther KE, Gray CF, Lee CS, Glaser DL, Soslowsky LJ. Biceps Detachment Alters Rotator Cuff Tendon Properties and Joint Function in a Supraspinatus Tendon Tear Rat Model. Trans Orthop Res Soc 40:1866, 2015.
  3. Tucker JJ, Connizzo BK, Riggin CN, Mauck RL, Steinberg DR, Kuntz AF, Soslowsky LJ, Bernstein J. Tendon Healing in a Supraspinatus Tear and Repair Rat Model is not Altered by Overuse-Induced Tendinopathy. Trans Orthop Res Soc 40:1373, 2015.
  4. Freedman BR, Gordon JA, Thomas ST, Bhatt PB, Riggin CN, Sarver JJ, Tucker JJ, Zanes B, Pardes A, Lee DY, Hast MW, Soslowsky LJ. Multidisciplinary Evaluation of Treatments for Achilles Tendon Ruptures During Early Healing in an Animal Model. Trans Orthop Res Soc 40:1340, 2015.
  5. Reuther KE, Tucker JJ, Thomas, SJ, Vafa, RP, Liu SS, Gordon JA, Yannascoli SM, Caro AC, Kuntz AF, Soslowsky LJ. Effect of Scapular Dyskinesis on Supraspinatus Tendon Healing in a Rat Model. Trans Orthop Res Soc 40:1007, 2015.
  6. Reuther KE, Thomas SJ, Tucker JJ, Yannascoli SM, Caro AC, Vafa R, Kuntz AF, Soslowsky LJ. Scapular Dyskinesis is Detrimental to Shoulder Tendon Properties and Joint Mechanics in a Rat Model. Trans Orthop Res Soc 39, 2014.
  7. 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. Trans Orthop Res Soc 39:1689, 2014.
  8. Thomas SJ, Sarver JJ, Yannascoli, SM, Tucker JJ, Kelly JD IV, Ahima RS, Barbe MF, Soslowsky LJ. The Effect of Type II Diabetes on Native Mechanical and Biologic Shoulder Joint Properties in a Rat Model. Trans Orthop Res Soc 39:486, 2014.
  9. Thomas SJ, Reuther KE, Tucker JJ, Sarver JJ, Yannascoli SM, Caro AC, Voleti PB, Rooney SI, Glaser DL, Soslowsky LJ. Biceps Detachment Decreases Joint Damage in a Rotator Cuff Tear Rat Model. Trans Orthop Res Soc 39:485, 2014.
  10. Reuther KE, Feeney E, Tucker JJ, Voleti PB, Glaser DL, Soslowsky LJ. Supraspinatus and Infraspinatus Rotator Cuff Repair Prevents Mechanical Damage to the Intact Subscapularis Tendon in a Rat Model. Trans Orthop Res Soc 38:1106, 2013.
  11. Thomas SJ, Reuther KE, Sarver JJ, Tucker JJ, Satchell L, Glaser DL, Soslowsky LJ. Biceps Detachment Does Not Worsen Shoulder Function in a Multi-Tendon Rotator Cuff Tear Rat Model. Trans Orthop Res Soc 38:1105, 2013.
  12. Reuther KE, Thomas SJ, Sarver JJ, Tucker JJ, Lee CS, Gray CF, Glaser DL, Soslowsky LJ. Massive Cuff Tears Alter Joint Function and Decrease Cartilage Mechanics Following a Return to Overuse Activity in a Rat Model. ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Farjardo, Puerto Rico, USA, Paper No. 80072 2012.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Ilkhani-Pour S, Satchell LN, Sarver JJ, Tucker JJ, Gray CF, Edelstein L, Lee C-S, Williams GR, Soslowsky LJ. Effect of Immobilization on a New, Two-Tendon Rat Rotator Cuff Repair Model. Trans Orthop Res Soc 37:0293, 2012.
  16. Reuther KE, Sarver JJ, Thomas SJ, Stephen Thomas, Lee CS, Gray CF, Tucker JJ, Glaser DL, Soslowsky LJ. Effect of Return to Overuse Activity Following an Isolated Supraspinatus Tendon Tear On Adjacent Intact Tendons and Glenoid Cartilage in a Rat Model. Trans Orthop Res Soc 37:1224, 2012.
  17. Beason DP, Tucker JJ, Edelstein L, Lee CS, Abboud JA, Soslowsky LJ. Rat Rotator Cuff Tendon-to-Bone Healing Properties are Adversely Affected by Hypercholesterolemia. Trans Orthop Res Soc 37:0042, 2012.
  18. 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.
  19. Thomas SJ, Sarver JJ, Tucker JJ, Reuther K, Edelstein L, Ilkhani-Pour S, Gray C, Lee CS, Glaser DL, Soslowsky LJ: The Effect of Return to Overuse Activity after a Supraspinatus Tear on Joint Function and Biceps Mechanical Properties in a Rat Model, ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Farmington, PA, Paper No. 53660, 2011.
  20. Beason DP, Hsu JE, Edelstein L, Lee CS, Tucker JJ, Abboud JA, Soslowsky LJ: Effect of Diet-Induced Hypercholesterolemia on Rotator Cuff Tendon Mechanics in a Rat Model, Trans Orthop Res Soc, Trans Orthop Res Soc 36:223, 2011.

Jennica joined the McKay Orthopaedic Research Lab in May 2010. She enjoys singing, playing guitar, cooking, gardening, crocheting, and traveling. (and long walks on the beach at sunset wearing white linen pants while listening to Marvin Gaye.)