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Julia E. Babensee Julia E. Babensee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0535

Phone: 404-385-0130
Fax: 404-894-4243
Location: GT: IBB - 1315
E-Mail: julia.babensee@bme.gatech.edu
URL: http://www.bme.gatech.edu/groups/babensee/

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Areas of Research

    Host responses to combination products, Biomaterial interactions with dendritic cells, Tissue engineering for rheumatoid arthritis, Targeted DNA vaccine delivery, Biomaterial-applied immunology

Educational Background

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine, 1996-1999
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1996
  • B.A.Sc., University of Toronto, 1990

Selected Awards

  • 2008, College of Fellows, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
  • 2005, Young Investigator Award, Society for Biomaterials
  • 2003-2008, CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
  • 2002-2007, Hulda Irene Duggan Arthritis Investigators Award, The Arthritis Foundation

Selected Research Publications

  • Rose SL, Babensee JE, “Smooth muscle cell phenotype alters co-cultured endothelial cell response to biomaterial-pretreated leukocytes,” J. Biomed. Mater. Res., 84A, 661–671, 2008.
  • Yoshida M, Mata J, Babensee JE, “Effect of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) contact on maturation of murine bone-marrow derived dendritic cells,” J. Biomed. Mater. Res., 80A, 7-12, 2007.
  • Yoshida M, Babensee JE, “Differential effects of agarose and poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) on dendritic cell maturation,” J. Biomed. Mater. Res., 79A, 393-408, 2006.
  • Talsma S, Babensee JE, Murthy N, Williams IR, “Development and in vitro validation of a targeted delivery vehicle for DNA vaccines,” J. Controlled Release, 112, 271-279, 2006. (two senior authors JEB and IRW contributed equally)
  • Bennewitz N, Babensee JE, "The effect of the physical form of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) carriers on the humoral immune response to co-delivered antigen," Biomaterials, 26, 2991-2999, 2005.
  • Yoshida M, Babensee JE, "Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) enhances maturation of human monocyte-derived dendritic cells," J. Biomed. Mater Res., 71A, 45-51, 2004.


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