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S. Prasad, R.K. Cross, M.B. Monroe, M.T. Dolinger, R. Motte, S. Hong, R.W. Stidham, N. Kumar, D. Levine, A. Larijani, A. Simone, K.A. Chachu, R. Wyborski, C.A. Heller, A.C. Moss, N.M.J. Schwerbrock, F.M. Selaru, “Challenges in IBD Research 2024: Novel Technologies,” Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 30 (S2) S30-S38 (2024). DOI: 10.1093/ibd/izae082

N.L.B. Thai, H.T. Beaman, M. Perlman, E.E. Obeng, C. Du, M.B.B. Monroe,”Chitosan Poly (vinyl alcohol) Methacrylate Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering Scaffolds,” ACS Applied Bio Materials. In Press (2024). DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.3c01209

M. Ramezani, D. Getya, I. Gitsov, M.B.B. Monroe, “Solvent-free synthesis of biostable segmented polyurethane shape memory polymers for biomedical applications,” Journal of Materials Chemistry C Special Issue: Stimuli Responsive Materials for Biomedical Applications. 12, 1217-1231 (2024). DOI: 10.1039/D3TB02472E.


M. Ramezani, E.E. Labour, J. Ji, A.U. Vakil, C. Du, T.K. Orado, S. Nangia, M.B.B. Monroe, “Self-defensive antimicrobial shape memory polyurethanes with honey-based compounds,” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 15 (49) 56733–56748 (2023). DOI: 10.1021/acsami.3c12274

M.B.B. Monroe, D.A. Fikhman, “Mini-Review: Antimicrobial Smart Materials: The Future’s Defense,” Frontiers in Biomaterials Science Special Issue: Women in Biomaterials Science. 2 (2023). DOI: 10.3389/fbiom.2023.1285386

C. Du, D. A. Fikhman, D. Persaud, M.B.B. Monroe, “Dual burst and sustained release of p-coumaric acid from shape memory polymer foams for polymicrobial infection prevention in trauma-related hemorrhagic wounds,” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 15 (20) 24228-24243 (2023). DOI: 10.1021/acsami.3c04392

D.I.U. Edirisignhe, A.R. D’Souza, M. Ramezani, R.J. Carroll, Q. Chicon, C.L. Muenzel, J. Soule, M.B.B. Monroe, A. Patteson, O.V. Makhlynets, “Antibacterial and Cytocompatible pH-Responsive Peptide Hydrogel for Wound Healing,” Molecules. 28 (11) 4390 (2023). DOI: 10.3390/molecules28114390

C. Greene, H.T. Beaman, D. Stinfort, M. Ramezani, M.B.B. Monroe, “PVA Hydrogels with Antimicrobial Activity for Crohn’s Fistula Treatment,” Journal of Functional Biomaterials. 14 (4) 234 (2023). DOI: 10.3390/jfb14040234.

M. Ramezani, M.B.B. Monroe, “Enzymatically-Responsive Shape Memory Polymers for Chronic Wound Infection Surveillance and Biofilm Removal,” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Part A. 111 (7) 921- 937. (2023). DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.37527

H.T. Beaman, M.B.B. Monroe, “Direct Cell Encapsulation Within Highly Porous Gas-Blown Hydrogels With High Cell Viability,” Tissue Engineering, Part A. (2023). 29 (11-12) 308-321 (2023). DOI: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2022.0192.

A.U. Vakil, N.M. Petryk, C. Du, B. Howes, D. Stinfort, S. Serinelli, L. Gitto, M. Ramezani, H.T. Beaman, M.B.B. Monroe, “In Vitro and In Vivo Degradation Correlations for Polyurethane Foams with Tunable Degradation Rates,” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Part A. 111 (5) 580-595(2023). DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.37504


A.U. Vakil, M. Ramezani, M.B.B. Monroe, “Antimicrobial Shape Memory Polymer Hydrogels For Chronic Wound Dressings,” ACS Applied Bio Materials 5 (11) 5199-5209 (2022). DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.2c00617.

A.U. Vakil, M. Ramezani, M.B.B. Monroe, “Magnetically Actuated Shape Memory Polymers for On-Demand Drug Delivery,” Materials 15 (20) 7279 (2022). DOI: 10.3390/ma15207279.

C. Du, D.A. Fikhman, M.B.B. Monroe, “Shape Memory Polymer Foams with Phenolic Acid-Based Antioxidant Properties,” Antioxidants, 11 (6) 1105 (2022). DOI: 10.3390/antiox11061105.

C.M. Borza, G. Bolas, X. Zhang, M.B.B. Monroe, M-Z Zhang, J. Meiler, M. Skwark, R. Harris, L. Lapierre, J. Goldenring, M. Hook, J. Rivera, K. Brown, B. Leitinger, M. Tyska, M. Moser, R. Böttcher, R. Zent, A. Pozzi, “The collagen receptor Discoidin Domain Receptor 1b enhances integrin β1-mediated cell migration by interacting with talin and promoting Rac1 activation,” Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, 3 (10) 836797 (2022). DOI: 10.3389/fcell.2022.83679730

N.M. Petryk, G. Haas, A.U. Vakil, M.B.B. Monroe, “Shape Memory Polymer Foams with Tunable Interconnectivity Using Off-the-Shelf Foaming Components,” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Part A. 1- 13 (2022). DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.37383. Featured in Society for Biomaterials 2022 Awards Issue.

H.T. Beaman, B. Howes, P.S. Ganesh, M.B.B. Monroe, “Shape Memory Polymer Hydrogels with Cell-Responsive Degradation Mechanisms for Crohn’s Fistula Closure,” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Part A. 1-12 (2022). DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.37376. Featured in Society for Biomaterials 2022 Awards Issue.

M. Ramezani and M.B.B. Monroe, “Biostable segmented thermoplastic polyurethane shape memory polymers for smart biomedical applications,” ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 4 (3) 1956–1965 (2022). DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.1c01808

C. Du, J. Liu, D.A. Fikhman, K.S. Dong, M.B.B. Monroe, “Shape Memory Polymer Foams with Phenolic Acid-Based Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Properties for Traumatic Wound Healing,” Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. 10, 8093961 (2022). DOI: 10.3389/fbioe.2022.809361

H.T. Beaman, E. Shepherd, J. Satalin, S. Blair, H. Ramcharran, K. Dong, D. Fikhman, G. Nieman, S.G. Schauer, M.B.B. Monroe, “Hemostatic Shape Memory Polymer Foams With Improved Survival in a Lethal Traumatic Hemorrhage Model,” Acta Biomaterialia. 137, 112-123 (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2021.10.005


A.U. Vakil, N.M. Petryk, E. Shepherd, M.B.B. Monroe, “Biostable Shape Memory Polymer Foams for Smart Biomaterial Applications,” Polymers, 13 (23) 4084 (2021). DOI: 10.3390/polym13234084

A.U. Vakil, N.M. Petryk, E. Shepherd, H.T. Beaman, P.S. Ganesh, M.B.B. Monroe, “Shape Memory Polymer Foams with Tunable Degradation Profiles,” ACS Applied Bio Materials, 4, 9, 6769–6779 (2021). DOI:10.1021/acsabm.1c00516.

S. Briggs, M.B.B. Monroe, M. Weizbicki, S.M. Hasan, D.J. Maitland, “Influence of Aging, Sterilization, and Composition on the Degradation of Polyurethane Foams,” Recent Progress in Materials, 3 (2), 1-1 (2021). DOI: 10.21926/rpm.2102025

S.M. Herting, M.B.B. Monroe, A.C. Weems, S.T. Briggs, G.K. Fletcher, S.E. Blair, C.J. Hatch, D.J. Maitland, “In Vitro Cytocompatibility Testing of Oxidative Degradation Products,” Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers, 36 (3), 197-211 (2021). DOI: 10.1177/08839115211003115

N. Christmas, A.U. Vakil, C.J. Hatch, S. Dong, D. Fikhman, H.T. Beaman, M.B.B. Monroe, “Characterization of Shape Memory Polymer Foam Hemostats in In Vitro Hemorrhagic Wound Models,” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Part B, 1– 12 (2021). DOI: 10.1002/jbm.b.34732.


S.M. Hasan, G.K. Fletcher, M.B.B. Monroe, M.A. Wierzbicki, L.D. Nash, D.J. Maitland, “Shape Memory Polymer Foams Synthesized Using Glycerol and Hexanetriol for Enhanced Degradation Resistance,” Polymers, 12 (10), 2290 (2020). DOI: 10.3390/polym12102290.

J. Liu, C. Du, H.T. Beaman, M.B.B. Monroe, “Characterization of Phenolic Acid Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Structure-Property Relationships,” Pharmaceutics, 12 (5), 419 (2020). DOI:  10.3390/pharmaceutics12050419.

A. D’Souza, J. Yoon, H.T. Beaman, P. Gosavi, Z. Lengyel-Zhand, A. Sternisha, G. Centola, M. Wehrman, K. Schultz, M.B.B. Monroe, O.V. Makhlynets, “Nine-residue Peptide Self-Assembles in the Presence of Silver to Produce a Self-Healing, Cytocompatible, Antimicrobial Hydrogel, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12 (14), 17091-17099 (2020). DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c01154.

L.K. Jang, G.K. Fletcher, M.B.B. Monroe, D.J. Maitland, “Biodegradable Shape Memory Polymer Foams with Appropriate Thermal Properties for Hemostatic Applications,” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Part A, 1-14 (2020). DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.36901.


A.D. Easley, M.B.B. Monroe, S.M. Hasan, A.C. Weems, J. Frederick, D.J. Maitland, “Shape memory polyurethane‐urea foams with improved toughness,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, (2019). DOI: 10.1002/app.47268.


M.B.B. Monroe, A.D. Easley, K. Grant, G.K. Fletcher, C. Boyer, D.J. Maitland, “Multifunctional Shape Memory Polymers with Bioinspired Antimicrobials,” ChemPhysChem, 19 (16), 1999-2008 (2017). DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201701015.Cover Feature


L.D. Nash, M.B.B. Monroe, Y-H Ding, K.P. Ezell**, A.J. Boyle, R. Kadirvel, D.F. Kallmes, D.J. Maitland, “Increased X-ray Visualization of Shape Memory Polymer Foams by Chemical Incorporation of Iodine Motifs,” Polymers, 9 (8) 381 (2017). DOI: 10.3390/polym9080381.

R.L. Muschalek, L. Nash, R. Jones**, S.M. Hasan, B.K. Keller, M.B.B. Monroe, D.J. Maitland, “Effects of Sterilization on Shape Memory Polyurethane Embolic Foam Devices,” Journal of Medical Devices, 11, 031011-1 – 031011-9 (2017). DOI: 10.1115/1.4037052.

A.C. Weems, J.E. Raymond, A.D. Easley**, M.E. Wierzbicki, T. Gustafson, M.B.B. Monroe, D.J. Maitland, “Shape Memory Polymers with Visible and Near-Infrared Imaging Modalities: Synthesis, Characterization and In Vitro Analysis,” RSC Advances, 7, 19742-19753 (2017). DOI: 10.1039/C6RA28165F.


S. Cereceres, T. Touchet, M.B. Browning, C. Smith, J. Rivera, M. Höök, C. Whitfield, B. Russell, and E.M. Cosgriff-Hernandez, “Chronic Wound Dressings Based on Collagen-mimetic Proteins.” Advances in Wound Care, 4 (8), 444-456 (2015). DOI: 10.1089/wound.2014.0614.


M.B. Browning, V. Guiza, B. Russell, J. Rivera, M. Höök, M.S. Hahn, E.M. Cosgriff-Hernandez, “Endothelial Cell Response to Chemical, Biological, and Physical Cues in Bioactive Hydrogels,” Tissue Engineering, Part A, 20 (23-24), 3130-3141 (2014). DOI: 10.1089/ten.tea.2013.0602.

M.B. Browning, S.N. Cereceres, P.T. Luong, E.M. Cosgriff-Hernandez, “Determination of the In Vivo Degradation Mechanism of PEGDA Hydrogels,” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Part A, 102 (12), 4244-4251 (2014). DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.35096.

P.T. Luong, M.B. Browning, R.S. Bixler, E. Cosgriff-Hernandez, “Drying and Storage Effects on Poly(ethylene glycol) Hydrogel Mechanical Properties and Bioactivity,” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 102 (9), 3066-3076 (2014). DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.34977.


M.B. Browning, B. Russell, J. Rivera, M. Höök, E. Cosgriff-Hernandez, “Bioactive Hydrogels with Enhanced Initial and Sustained Cell Interactions,” Biomacromolecules, 14 (7), 2225-2233 (2013). DOI: 10.1021/bm400634j.


M.B. Browning, D. Dempsey, V. Guiza, S. Becerra, J. Rivera, B. Russell, M. Höök, F. Clubb, M. Miller, T. Fossum, JF Dong, A.L. Bergeron, M. Hahn, E. Cosgriff-Hernandez, “Multilayer Vascular Grafts Based on Collagen-Mimetic Proteins,” Acta Biomaterialia, 8 (3), 1010-1021 (2012). DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2011.11.015. Acta Student Award

M.B. Browning, E. Cosgriff-Hernandez, “Development of a Biostable Replacement for PEGDA Hydrogels,” Biomacromolecules, 13 (3), 779-786 (2012). DOI: 10.1021/bm201707z.


M.B. Browning, T. Wilems, M. Hahn, E.M. Cosgriff-Hernandez, “Compositional Control of PEG Hydrogel Modulus Independent of Mesh Size,” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, 98A (2), 268-273 (2011). DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.33109.


E. M. Cosgriff-Hernandez, M. Hahn, B. Russell, T. Wilems, D. Munoz-Pinto, M.B. Browning, J. Rivera, M. Höök, “Bioactive Hydrogels Based on Designer Collagens,” Acta Biomaterialia, 6 (10), 3969-3977 (2010). DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2010.05.002.


M.B. Monroe; Syracuse University, Assignee. “Shape Memory Polymer Hydrogels for Wound Healing,” US20220211913A1.

M.B. Monroe, D.J. Maitland, A.C. Weems, B.K. Keller, G.K. Fletcher; The TAMU System, Assignee. “Antimicrobial Shape Memory Polymers,” US 2019/0282726 A1.

Y-P Ko, M. Höök, S. Rooijakkers, M.B.B. Monroe; The TAMU System and the University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands, Assignees. “Compositions and the Use of Efb For Vaccine Against Staphylococcus Aureus,” US 20160235832 A1.

B. Russell, M. Höök, M. Hahn, E. Cosgriff-Hernandez, N. Seo, M.X. Xu, J. Rivera, M.B. Browning; The TAMU System, Assignee. “Designer Collagens and Uses Thereof,” US 8618250.

Book Chapter

S. Buffington, M.B. Browning, E. M. Cosgriff-Hernandez, “Clinically Applied Biomaterials – Soft Tissues” in Biomedical Technology and Devices, 2nd Ed. Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, 2012.