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Jessica O. Winter, PhD

Jessica O. Winter, PhD
H.C.. "Slip" Slider Associate Professor
William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
The Ohio State University
Phone: (614) 247-7668
Email: winter.63@osu.edu

The Winter group primary research interests involve the application of nanotechnology to the nervous system. We have developed novel technologies for both in vitro and in vivo imaging based on quantum dots and iron oxide nanoparticles, including composite particles capable of molecular and cell separations. In addition, we are studying nanostructured materials, primarily three-dimensional hydrogels, to mimic features of tissue architecture that may be present during wound healing or disease states. These materials include natural collagen, hyaluronic acid, and Matrigel and synthetic poly-ethylene glycol-based hydrogels. These materials are also being explored as drug delivery systems to enhance wound repair.
Team Members
Dr. Gang Ruan, Research Scientist
Dr. Jianquan Xu, Postdoctoral Research
Shreyas Rao, Graduate Student, Pelotonia Fellow
Kalpesh Mahajan, Graduate Student,
Jenny Dorcena, Graduate Student
Qirui Fan, Graduate Student
Alex Hissong, Graduate Student, Pelotonia Fellow
Joe Grodecki, Graduate Student
Aaron Short, Graduate Student
Kristi Oleski, Undergraduate Student
Olivia Wetta, Undergraduate Student
Carolyn Dahlem, Undergraduate Student
Anastasia Lawson, Undergraduate Student
Alex Kammerer, Undergraduate Student
Kunal Parikh, Undergraduate Student
Timothy Oliver, Undergraduate Student
Lucas Rodriguez, Undergraduate Student
Patrick Bradley, Undergraduate Student
Research Interests
Tissue Engineering
Selected Publications
N. Han, J. Johnson, J.J. Lannutti, J.O. Winter. Hydrogel-Electrospun Fiber Composite Materials for Hydrophilic Protein Release. Journal of Controlled Release. 2011: Published online October 4, 2011.
G. Ruan, J.O. Winter.  Alternating-color Quantum Dot Nanocomposites for Particle Tracking. Nano Letters. 2011:11(3):941-945.
N. Han, S.S. Rao, J. Johnson, K.S. Parikh, P.A. Bradley, J.J. Lannutti, J.O. Winter. Hydrogel-Electrospun Fiber Mat Composite Coatings for Neural Prostheses. Frontiers in Neuroengineering. 2011:4(2):1-8.
G. Ruan, D. Thakur, S. Deng, S. Hawkins, J.O. Winter. Fluorescent-magnetic nanoparticles for imaging and cell manipulation. Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanosystems. 2011:223(N3/4):81-86.
S.S. Rao, N. Han, J.O. Winter. Polylysine-modified PEG-based hydrogels to enhance the neuro-electrode interface. Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition. 2011:22: 611–625.
G. Ruan, G. Vieira, D. Thakur, T. Henighan, A. Chen, R. Sooryakumar, J.O. Winter. Simultaneous Magnetic Manipulation and Fluorescent Tracking of Single Sub-100 nm Nanoparticles. Nano Letters. 2010:10 (6):2220–2224.
S. Deng, G. Ruan, N. Han, J.O. Winter. Interactions in Fluorescent-Magnetic Heterodimer Nanocomposites. Nanotechnology. 2010:21(14):145605.
N.A. Kotov, J. Winter, I.P. Clements, E. Jan, B.P. Timko, S. Campidelli, S. Pathak, A. Mazzatenta, C.M. Lieber, M. Prato, R.V. Bellamkonda, G.A. Silva, N.W. Shi Kam, F. Patolsky, L. Ballerini.  Nanomaterials for Neural Interfaces. Advanced Materials. 2009:21(40): 3970-4004.
S.S. Rao, J.O. Winter.  Adhesion Molecule-Modified Biomaterials for Neural Tissue Engineering. Frontiers in Neuroengineering. 2009:2(6):1-14.
D. Thakur, S. Deng, T. Baldet, J.O. Winter pH sensitive CdS–iron oxide fluorescent–magnetic nanocomposites. Nanotechnology. 2009:20(48):485601.