Aaron Cipriano wins a Phi Beta Kappa International Scholarship Award

Aaron Cipriano, a PhD student with Dr. Huinan Liu in the Bioengineering Graduate Program, recently received an International Scholarship Award from Phi Beta Kappa. These awards are intended to help international students complete their graduate degrees in the United States. Aaron has taken the hand-on course in human embryonic stem cell culture, participated in the winter stem cell seminar series, and published four papers and one book chapter on the research done during his graduate training at UCR. He is working on building biodegradable scaffolds of metal alloys for use in regenerative medicine.

Aaron Cipriano


Publications by Aaron Cipriano:

Journal articles:

  • Cipriano AF, et al. A Mechanistic In Vitro Cytocompatibility Evaluation at the Interface between Bone Marrow Stromal Cells and Four Biodegradable Magnesium-Zinc-Calcium Alloys. In preparation for submission to Biomaterials, 2014.

  • Cipriano AF, et al. Anodic Growth and Biomedical Applications of TiO2 Nanotubes. Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, 2014.

  • Cipriano AF, et al. Bone Marrow Stromal Cell Adhesion and Morphology on Micro- and Sub-Micropatterned Titanium. Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, 10(4): 660-668(9), 2014.

  • Guan RG, Cipriano AF, et al. Development and Evaluation of a Magnesium-Zinc-Strontium Alloy for Biomedical Applications - Alloy Processing, Microstructure, Mechanical Properties, and Biodegradation. Materials Science and Engineering C, 33(7): 3661-3669, 2013.

  • Cipriano AF et al. In vitro Degradation of Four Magnesium-Zinc-Strontium Alloys and Their Cytocompatibility with Human Embryonic Stem Cells. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 24(4): 989-1003, 2013.


Book chapters:

  • Cipriano AF et al. Ch 12: Biomaterials and nano-scale features for ligament regeneration, in Nanomaterials in tissue engineering: characterization, fabrication and applications; Gaharwar A, Sant.


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