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Christopher Panebianco, Ph.D.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
University of Pennsylvania


2016 B.Eng. Chemical Engineering (Minor in Biomedical Engineering) – The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art – New York, NY

2022 Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences (Concentration in Development, Regeneration and Stem Cells) – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai – New York, NY

2022 – Present PennPORT Fellow, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery – University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Research Mentor: Joel Boerckel, Ph.D.

Research Topic: Mechanobiology of bone development and regeneration.

Teaching Interests: Introductory Biology, Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials, Biostatistics


DiStefano, TJ*; Chen, HY*; Panebianco, CJ* (* Co-First Authors); Kaya, KD; Brooks, ML; Gieser, L; Morgan, NY; Phoida, T; Swaroop, A "Accelerated and Improved Differentiation of Retinal Organoids from Pluripotent Stem Cells in Rotating-Wall Vessel Bioreactors" Stem Cell Reports, 2018 [DOI: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2017.11.001]

Panebianco, CJ; DiStefano, TJ; Mui, B; Hom, WW; Iatridis, JC "Crosslinker Concentration Controls TGFβ-3 Release and Annulus Fibrosus Cell Apoptosis in Genipin-Crosslinked Fibrin Hydrogels" Eur Cell Mater, 2020 [DOI: 10.22203/eCM.v039a14]

Panebianco, CJ; Meyers, JH; Gansau, J; Hom, WW; Iatridis, JC "Balancing Biological and Biomechanical Performance in Intervertebral Disc Repair: A Systematic Review of Injectable Cell Delivery Biomaterials" Eur Cell Mater, 2020 [DOI: 10.22203/eCM.v040a15]

Panebianco, CJ; Iatridis, JC; Weiser, JR "Teaching Principles of Biomaterials to Undergraduate Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic with At-Home Laboratory Experiments" Chem Eng Educ, 2021 [DOI: 10.18260/2-1-370.660-125552]

Panebianco, CJ; Iatridis, JC; Weiser, JR "Development of an At-Home Metal Corrosion Laboratory Experiment for STEM Outreach in Biomaterials During the COVID-19 Pandemic" ASEE Annu Conf Proc, 2021 [DOI: 10.18260/1-2–36966]

Panebianco, CJ*; Dave, A* (*Co-First Authors); Charytonowicz, D; Sebra, R; Iatridis, JC "Single-Cell RNA-Sequencing Atlas of Bovine Caudal Intervertebral Discs: Discovery of Heterogeneous Cell Populations with Distinct Roles in Homeosta- sis" FASEB J, 2021 [DOI: 10.1096/fj.202101149R]

Panebianco, CJ; Rao, S; Hom, WW; Meyers, JH; Lim, TY; Laudier, DM; Hecht, AC; Weir, MD; Weiser, JR; Iatridis, JC "Genipin-Crosslinked Fibrin Seeded with Oxidized Alginate Microbeads as a Novel Composite Biomaterial Strategy for Intervertebral Disc Cell Therapy" Biomaterials, 2022 [DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2022.121641]

DiStefano, TJ; Vaso, KM; Panebianco, CJ; Danias, G; Chionuma, HN; Kunnath, K; Karoulias, SZ; Wang, M; Xu, P; Davé, RN; Sahoo, S; Weiser, JR; Iatridis, JC "Hydrogel-embedded Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) Microspheres for the Delivery of hMSC-derived Exosomes to Promote Bioactive Annulus Fibrosus Repair" Accepted for Publication

Panebianco,CJ; Dutta, P; Frost, JR; Huang, A; Kim, OS; Iatridis, JC; Vernengo, AJ; Weiser, JR "Teaching Tissue Repair Through an Inquiry-Based Learning Bioadhesives Module" In Revision

Basatvat, S; Bach, FC; Barcellona, MN; Binch, AL; Buckely, CT; Bueno, B; Chahine, NO; Chee, A; Creemers, LB; Dudli, S; Fearing, B; Ferguson, SJ; Gansau, J; Gantenbein, B; Gawri, R; Glaeser, JD; Grad, S; Guerrero, J; Haglund, L; Hernandez, PA; Hoyland, JA; Huang, C; Iatridis, JC; Illien-Junger, S; Jing, L; Kraus, P; Laagland, LT; Lang, G; Leung, V; Li, Z; Lufkin, T; van Maanen, JC; McDonnell, EE; Panebianco, CJ; Presciutti, SM; Rao, S; Richardson, SM; Romereim, S; Schmitz, TC; Schol, J; Setton, L; Sheyn, D; Snuggs, J; Sun, Y; Tan, X; Tryfonidou, MA; Vo, N; Wang, D; Williams, B; Williams, R; Yoon, ST; Le Maitre, CL "Harmonization and Standardization of Nucleus Pulposus Cell Extraction and Culture Methods" In Review



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