George Truskey

George Truskey

George Truskey


George Truskey research interests focus upon the effect of physical forces on the function of vascular cells and skeletal muscle, cell adhesion, and the design of engineered tissues. Current research projects examine the effect of endothelial cell senescence upon permeability to macromolecules and the response to fluid shear stress, the development of microphysiological blood vessels and muscles for evaluation of drug toxicity and the design of engineered endothelialized blood vessels and skeletal muscle bundles.


Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985

B.S.E. University of Pennsylvania, 1979

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

Fellow. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 2015

BMES Distinguished Service Award. Biomedical Engineering Society. 2012

NIH CSR College of Reviewers. NIH. 2010

Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising. Duke University. 2007

Fellow. Biomedical Engineering Society. 2006

Fellow. American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. 1999

Fellow. Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, American Heart Association. 1999

Excellence in Teaching Award. Tau Beta Pi, North Carolina Gamma Chapter. 1998

Outstanding Scientific Paper in the Journal of Parenteral Science and Technology. Parenteral Drug Association. 1987

Representative Publications:

Davis, BNJ; Santoso, JW; Walker, MJ; Cheng, CS; Koves, TR; Kraus, WE; Truskey, GA, Human, Tissue-Engineered, Skeletal Muscle Myobundles to Measure Oxygen Uptake and Assess Mitochondrial Toxicity., Tissue Engineering, Part C, Methods, vol 23 no. 4 (2017), pp. 189-199 [10.1089/ten.tec.2016.0264].

Vernetti, L; Gough, A; Baetz, N; Blutt, S; Broughman, JR; Brown, JA; Foulke-Abel, J; Hasan, N; In, J; Kelly, E; Kovbasnjuk, O; Repper, J; Senutovitch, N; Stabb, J; Yeung, C; Zachos, NC; Donowitz, M; Estes, M; Himmelfarb, J; Truskey, G; Wikswo, JP; Taylor, DL, Functional Coupling of Human Microphysiology Systems: Intestine, Liver, Kidney Proximal Tubule, Blood-Brain Barrier and Skeletal Muscle., Scientific Reports, vol 7 (2017) [10.1038/srep42296].

Boularaoui, SM; Abdel-Raouf, KMA; Alwahab, NSA; Kondash, ME; Truskey, GA; Teo, JCM; Christoforou, N, Efficient transdifferentiation of human dermal fibroblasts into skeletal muscle., Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (2017) [10.1002/term.2415].

Jantzen, AE; Noviani, M; Mills, JS; Baker, KM; Lin, F-H; Truskey, GA; Achneck, HE, Point-of-care seeding of nitinol stents with blood-derived endothelial cells., Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, vol 104 no. 8 (2016), pp. 1658-1665 [10.1002/jbm.b.33510].

Noviani, M; Jamiolkowski, RM; Grenet, JE; Lin, Q; Carlon, TA; Qi, L; Jantzen, AE; Milano, CA; Truskey, GA; Achneck, HE, Point-of-Care Rapid-Seeding Ventricular Assist Device with Blood-Derived Endothelial Cells to Create a Living Antithrombotic Coating., ASAIO Journal, vol 62 no. 4 (2016), pp. 447-453 [10.1097/mat.0000000000000351]

George Truskey Lab

George Truskey Lab

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