Pathology Graduate Training Program
Cellular and Molecular Pathology (CMP) -
Current Graduate Students

Name: Ricardo Londono
Email: londono.ricardo@medstudent.pitt.edu
Lab Phone: 412-624-5252
Mentor Name: Stephen Badylak, MD, PhD

Education:
Name of school attended: Florida International University
Undergraduate degree: B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Project Information:

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of biomaterial-mediated esophageal repair

Publications:

VanEpps JS, Londono R, Nieponice A, Vorp DA. Design and validation of a system to simulate coronary flexure dynamics on arterial segments perfused ex vivo. Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2009 Feb;8(1):57-66.

Tottey S, Corselli M, Jeffries EM, Londono R, Peault B, Badylak SF. Extracellular Matrix Degradation Products and Low-oxygen Conditions Enhance the Regenerative Potential of Perivascular Stem Cells. Tissue Eng Part A. 2010 Sep 6.

Keane TJ, Londono R, Turner NJ, Badylak SF. Consequences of ineffective decellularization of biologic scaffolds on the host response. Biomaterials. 2012 Feb;33(6):1771-81

Brown BN, Londono R, Tottey S, Zhang L, Kukla KA, Wolf MT, Daly KA, Reing JE, Badylak SF. Macrophage phenotype as a predictor of constructive remodeling following the implantation of biologically derived surgical mesh materials. Acta Biomater. 2012 Mar;8(3):978-87

Londono R, Badylak SF. The Esophagus and Regenerative Medicine. World J Gastroenterol 2012: 18 volume, 47 issue. Dec 21, 2012

Keane TJ, Londono R, Carey RM, Carruthers CA, Reing JE, Dearth CL, D'Amore A, Medberry CJ, Badylak SF. Preparation and characterization of a biologic scaffold from esophageal mucosa. Biomaterials. 2013 Sep;34(28):6729-37. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2013.05.052

Wolf MT, Carruthers CA, Dearth CL, Crapo PM, Huber A, Burnsed OA, Londono R, Johnson SA, Daly KA, Stahl EC, Freund JM, Medberry CJ, Carey LE, Nieponice A, Amoroso NJ, Badylak SF. Polypropylene surgical mesh coated with extracellular matrix mitigates the host foreign body response. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2013 Jul 19. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.34671

Abstracts

Modeling the Immune Response to Allogeneic Pancreatic Islets. - Giorgio Raimondi, Jamie L. Haney, Ricardo Londono, Joyeeta Dutta-Moscato, James R. Faeder, and Yoram Vodovotz.

Effects of Biological Scaffold Decellularization on Macrophage Phenotype. - Londono, Ricardo; Turner, Neill; Keane, Tim; Badylak, Stephen F

Effects of Macrophage-Conditioned Media on Neural Stem Cell Migration and Proliferation. - Londono R; Crapo P; Badylak SF

Monocyte phenotype modulation with different levels of biologic scaffold decellularization. - Londono, R; Tottey, S; Badylak SF

Oxygen Dependant Mitogenic and Chemotactic Properties of Urinary Bladder Matrix and Small Intestine Submucosa on MG71 cells. - Londono R; Tottey S; Reign J; Badylak S.

Biological Assessment of a Novel Cyclic Bending Device for Ex-vivo Vascular Organ Culture - Londono, R; VanEpps, JS; Chew WD, and Vorp, DA.

Development of a Novel Device to Apply Coronary-Like Bending Motion to Intact Vascular Segments Perfused Ex-vivo. - Ricardo Londono; J. Scot VanEpps; Robert J. Toth; Alejandro Nieponice, M.D.; David A. Vorp, PhD.

Presentations

Society for Biomaterials, April 10-13, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. "The Immune Response to Xenogeneic Acellular Biologic Scaffold Materials"