David I. Shreiber

David Shreiber

Professor, Department Chairman

Biomedical Engineering

Office Hours: By appointment
Website: The Shreiber Group

Directed National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates in Cellular Bioengineering


Post Doctoral Training, Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 1998 – 2002
PhD & MSE, Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1991 – 1998
BS, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, 1987 – 1991

Research Interests

Research foci include the multi-scale analysis of CNS injury mechanics; biomaterial, tissue, and cellular engineering approaches for repair and restoration of neural functions; a biophysical analysis of traditional acupuncture; and the development of technology for electropration that is grounded in electrohydrodynamic theory.

Selected Publications

  1. Drzewiecki KE, Parmar A, Gaudet ID, Branch J, Pike D, Nanda V, and Shreiber DI. Methacrylation Induces Rapid, Temperature Dependent, Reversible Self-Assembly of Type-I Collagen. Langmuir, 2014. DOI: 10.1021/la502418s.
  2. Tiryaki VM, Ayres VM, Ahmed I, and Shreiber DI. Differentiation of reactive-like astrocytes cultured on nanofibrillar and comparative culture surfaces. Nanomedicine, 2014. DOI:10.2217/nnm.14.33.
  3. Sadik MM, Yu M, Zheng M, Shreiber DI, Shan JW, Zahn ND, and Lin H. Scaling Relationship and Optimization of Double-Pulse Electroporation. Biophysical Journal, 2014. 106:801-812. DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2013.12.04
  4. Pan Y, Sullivan D, Shreiber DI and Pelegri AA (2013) Finite element CNS wmodeling of hite matter kinematics: use of a 3D RVE to determine material properties. Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol. 1:19. DOI: 10.3389/fbioe.2013.00019
  5. Ezra M, Bushman J, Shreiber DI, Schachner M, Kohn J. Enhanced Femoral Nerve Regeneration After Tubulization with a Tyrosine-Derived Polycarbonate Terpolymer; Effects of Protein Adsorption and Independence of Conduit Porosity. Tissue Engineering, Part A, 2014. 20(3-4): p. 518-28. DOI: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2013.0092.
  6. Masand SN, Chen J, Perron IJ, Hammerling BC, Loers G, Schachner M, and Shreiber DI, The effect of glycomimetic functionalized collagen on peripheral nerve repair. Biomaterials, 2012. 33(33): p. 8353-8362. DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2012.08.018.
  7. Gaudet ID and Shreiber D, Characterization of Methacrylated Type-I Collagen as a Dynamic, Photoactive Hydrogel. Biointerphases, 2012. 7(25): p. 1-9. DOI: 10.1007/S13758-012-0025-Y.
  8. Sundararaghavan HG, Masand SN, and Shreiber DI, Microfluidic Generation of Haptotactic Gradients through 3D Collagen Gels for Enhanced Neurite Growth. Journal of Neurotrauma, 2011. 28(11): p. 2377-2387. DOI: 10.1089/neu.2010.1606.
  9. Voyiadjis AG, Buettner HM, Shreiber DI, and Shinbrot T, Engineered In Vitro/In Silico Models To Examine Neurite Target Preference. Journal of Neurotrauma, 2011. 28(11): p. 2363-2375. DOI: 10.1089/neu.2010.1607.
  10. Masand SN, Mignone L, Zahn JD, and Shreiber DI, Nanoporous membrane-sealed microfluidic devices for improved cell viability. Biomedical Microdevices, 2011. 13(6): p. 955-961. DOI 10.1007/s10544-011-9565-z.
  11. Julias M, Buettner HM, and Shreiber DI, Varying Assay Geometry to Emulate Connective Tissue Planes in an In Vitro Model of Acupuncture Needling. Anatomical Record-Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology, 2011. 294(2): p. 243-252.  DOI 10.1002/Ar.21308.