M.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S. Biomedical Enginering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
My research is focused on the development of biomaterials to harness both endogenous growth factors and stem/progenitor cells to improve tissue vascularization and wound healing.
- S. Musah, P.J. Wrighton, Y. Zaltsman, X. Zhong, S. Zorn, M.B. Parlato, C. Hsiao, S.P. Palecek, Q. Chang, W.L. Murphy, L.L. Kiessling. Substratum-induced differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells reveals coactivator YAP as a potent regulator of neuronal specification. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2014.
- T. Hansen, J.T. Koepsel, S. Zorn, N.N. Le, M. Parlato, S.G. Loveland, M.P. Schwartz, W.L. Murphy. Biomaterial arrays with defined adhesion ligand densities and matrix stiffness identify distinct phenotypes for tumorigenic and non-tumorigenic human mesenchymal cell types. Biomaterials Science, Accepted.
- M. Parlato, Sarah Reichert, Neal Barney, W.L. Murphy. Poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogels with adaptable mechanical and degradation properties for biomedical applications. Macromolecular Bioscience, Accepted.
- M. Parlato, A. Johnson, G.A. Hudalla, W.L. Murphy. Adaptable poly(ethylene glycol) microspheres capable of mixed mode degradation. Acta Biomaterialia, 2013; 9: 9270–9280.
- M.B. Parlato, W.L. Murphy. Hydrogels for Autologous Stem Cell Recruitment. In: Hydrogels in Cell-Based Therapies. I. Hamley, C. Connon, Eds.
Awards & Honors:
- Integrating Research Ethics and Scholarship Fellowship Recipient
- N.N. Le, M. Parlato, J.A. Molenda, W.L. Murphy. Hydrogel arrays for cell expansion and differentiation. U.S. Patent Application, Filed 2015.
- W.L. Murphy, E. Nguyen, M. Schwartz, H. Ardalani, M. Zanotelli, M. Parlato, D. Belair, W. Daly, N.N. Le. Synthetic hydrogel compositions that promote endothelial cell tubulogenesis. U.S. Patent Application Filed, 2015.