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Fotios Andreopoulos

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Fotios Andreopoulos

Associate Professor | College of Engineering | Biomedical Engineering Department
Work Phone: (305) 355-5174


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Research Interests

Biomaterial development, drug delivery systems, therapeutic angiogenesis, tissue engineering scafflolds, cutaneous regeneration

HIGHER EDUCATION

    • University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. (1999)
    • University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, M.S. in Bioengineering. (1996)
    • University of Texas , Austin, Texas, B.S. in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. (1993)

EXPERIENCE

    • Univeristy of Miami, Department of Surgery (secondary), Associate Professor. Department of Surgery (2009 - Present)
    • Univeristy of Miami, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Associate Professor (with tenure). Department of Biomedical Engineering (2009 - Present)
    • Univeristy of Miami, Department of Biomedical Engineering (primary), Tenure-track Assistant Professor. Department of Biomedical Engineering (2003 - 2009)
    • Univeristy of Miami, Department of Surgery (primary appointment), Research Assistant Professor. Department of Surgery (1999 - 2003)
    • Univeristy of Pittsburgh, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Graduate Research Assistant. Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (1996 - 1999)
    • Univeristy of Pittsburgh, Department of Bioengineering, Graduate Research Assistant. Department of Bioengineering (1994 - 1996)
    • Univeristy of Texas at Austin, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Undergraduate Research Assistant. Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (1993)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Juried or Refereed Journal Articles or Exhibitions

    • Montero, R., Vazquez-Padron, R., Pham, S., D'Ippolito, G., Andreopoulos, F. M. (2014).Electrospun Gelatin Constructs with Tunable Fiber Orientation Promote Directed Angiogenesis. Open Journal of Regenerative Medicine, 3, 12-Jan.
    • Skartsis, N., Martinez, L., Duque, J., Tabbara, M., Velazquez, O., Asif, A., Andreopoulos, F. M., Salman, L., Vazquez-Padron, R. (2014).C-kit signaling determines neointimal hyperplasia in arteriovenous fistulae. American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology, 307(9):F1095-104.
    • Kador, K., Alsehli, H., Zindell, A., Lau, L., Andreopoulos, F. M., Watson, B., Goldberg, J. (2014).Retinal ganglion cell polarization using immobilized guidance cues on a tissue-engineered scaffold. Acta Biomater, S1742-7061(14)00377-8.
    • Macedo, F. I., Panos, A., Andreopoulos, F. M., Salerno, T., Pham, S. M. (2013).Lung perfusion and ventilation during implantation of left ventricular assist device as a strategy to avoid postoperative pulmonary complications and right ventricular failure. Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery, 3-Jan.
    • Kador, K., Montero, R., Venugopalan, P., Zindell, A., Valenzuela, D., Uddin, M., Lavik, E., Muller, K., Andreopoulos, F. M., Goldberg, J. L. (2013).Tissue Engineering the Retinal Ganglion Cell Nerve Fiber Layer. Biomaterials, 34(17), 4242-50.
    • Sacher, V., Andreopoulos, F. M., Pham, S. M. (2013).Non-operative management of aortic valve thrombus in a patient with left ventricular assist device. ASAIO, 37(8), 742-3.
    • Layman, H., Li, X., Nagar, E., Vial, X., Pham, S., Andreopoulos, F. M. (2012).Enhanced Angiogenic Efficacy through Controlled and Sustained Delivery of FGF-2 and G-CSF from Fibrin Hydrogels Containing Ionic-Albumin Microspheres. J Biomater Sci Polym Ed, 23, 185-206.
    • Farhand, S., Montero, R., Vial, X., Nguyen, D., Reardon, M., Pham, S., Andreopoulos, F. M., Tsechpenakis, G. (2012).Probabilistic Multi-compartment Geometric Model: Application to Cell Segmentation. In proc., Int'l Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: from Nano to Macro,, 174-177.
    • Boden, J., Wei, J., McNamara, G., Layman, H., Abdulreda, M., Andreopoulos, F. M., Webster, K. (2012).Whole-mount imaging of the mouse hindlimb vasculature using the lipophilic carbocyanine dye DiI. BioTechniques, 4-Jan.
    • Montero, R., Vial, X., Nguyen, D., Farhand, S., Reardon, M., Pham, S., Tsechpenakis, G., Andreopoulos, F. M. (2012).bFGF-containing electrospun gelatin scaffolds with controlled nano-architectural features for directed angiogenesis. Acta Biomaterialia, 8(5), 1778-91.
    • Layman, H., Rahnemai-Azar, A., Pham, S., Tsechpenakis, G., Andreopoulos, F. M. (2011).Synergistic angiogenic effect of co-delivering FGF-2 and G-CSF from fibrin scaffolds and bone marrow transplantation in critical limb ischemia. Tissue Engineering Part A, 17, 243-254.
    • Tang, L., Wu, J., Ma, Q., Cui, T., Andreopoulos, F. M., Gil, J., Valdes, J., Davis, S., Li, J. (2010).Human lactoferrin stimulates skin keratinocyte function and wound re-epithelialization. British Journal of Dermatology, 10-Jan.
    • Layman, H., Sacasa, M., Murphy, A., Murphy, A., Pham, S., Andreopoulos, F. M. (2009).Co-delivery of FGF-2 and G-CSF from gelatin-based hydrogels as angiogenic therapy in a murine critical limb ischemic model. Acta Biomaterialia,, 5, 230-239.
    • Vial, X., Andreopoulos, F. M. (2009).Novel Biomaterials for Cartilage Tissue Engineering. Stem Cells, Cartilage Repair and Osteoarthritis, Current Rheumatology Reviews Journal, Bentham Science Publishers,, 5, 51-57.
    • Ricci, M., Panos, A., Andreopoulos, F. M., Rusconi, P., Rosenkranz, E., Barron, M., Pham, S. (2009).Successful Use Of A Custom-Made Para-Corporeal Total Artificial Heart As A Bridge To Re-Transplantation In Adult And Adolescent Patients. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 28, 834-837.
    • Ricci, M., Gaughan, C., Rossi, M., Andreopoulos, F. M., Novello, C., Salerno, T., Rosenkranz, E., Panos, A. (2008).?Initial experience with the TandemHeart circulatory support system in children. ASAIO Journal, 54, 542-545.
    • Layman, H., Spiga, M., Brooks, T., Pham, S., Webster, K., Andreopoulos, F. M. (2007).The effect of the controlled release of basic fibroblast growth factor from ionic gelatin-based hydrogels on angiogenesis in a murine critical limb ischemic model. Biomaterials, 28, 2646-2654.
    • Andreopoulos, F. M., Persaud, I. (2006).Delivery of fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) from photoresponsive hydrogel scaffolds. Biomaterials, 27, 2468-2476.
    • GattÌÁs-Asfura, K., Weisman, E., Andreopoulos, F. M., Micic, M., Muller, B., Sirpal, S., Pham, S., Leblanc, R. (2005).Nitrocinnamate-Functionalized Gelatin: Synthesis and Smart Hydrogel Formation via Photo-Cross-Linking. Biomacromolecules, 6, 1503-1509.
    • Zheng, Y., Gattas-Asfura, K., Li, C., Andreopoulos, F. M., Pham, S. M., Leblanc, R. M. (2003).Design of a membrane fluorescent sensor based on photocrosslinked PEG hydrogel. J Phys Chem B, 107, 483-488.
    • Zheng, Y., Orbulescu, J., Ji, X., Andreopoulos, F. M., Pham, S. M., Leblanc, R. M. (2003).Development of Fluorescent Film Sensors for the Detection of Divalent Copper. J Am Chem Soc, 125, 2680-2686.
    • Gattas-Asfura, K. M., Zheng, Y., Micic, M., Snedaker, S., Ji, X., Sui, G., Orbulescu, J., Andreopoulos, F. M., Pham, S., Wang, C., Leblanc, R. (2003).Immobilization of Quantum dots in Photo-Crosslinked Poly(ethylene glycol)-based Hydrogel. J Phys Chem B, 107, 10464-10469.
    • Kaplon, R., Andreopoulos, F. M., al, e. (2003).Novel Use of an FDA-Approved BiVAD for Total Cardiopulmonary Support. J Card Surg, 18, 411-414.
    • Zheng, Y., Cao, X., Orbulescu, J., Konka, V., Andreopoulos, F. M., Pham, S. M., Leblanc, R. M. (2003).Peptidyl fluorescent chemosensors for the detection of divalent copper. Anal Chem,, 75, 1706-1712.
    • Micic, M., Zheng, Y., Moy, V., Zhang, X., Andreopoulos, F. M., Leblanc, R. (2002).Comparative studies of surface topography and mechanical properties of a novel photo-switchable polyethylene glycol based hydrogel. Colloids and Surfaces: B Biointerfaces, 27, 147-158.
    • Zheng, Y., Micic, M., Mello, S., Mabrouki, M., Andreopoulos, F. M., Konka, V., Pham, S., Leblanc, R. (2002).PEG-based hydrogel synthesis via the photodimerization of anthracene groups. Macromolecules, 35, 5228-5234.
    • Zheng, Y., Huo, Q., Kele, P., Andreopoulos, F. M., Pham, S., Leblanc, R. (2001).A New Fluorescent Chemosensor for Cu2+ Ions: Glycyl-Histidyl-Lysine-Anthracene. Org. Lett., 3, 3277-3280.
    • Zheng, Y., Andreopoulos, F. M., Micic, M., Huo, Q., Pham, S., Leblanc, R. (2001).A novel photoscissile, PEG-based hydrogel. Adv. Funct. Mater., 11, 37-40.
    • Kaplon, R. J., Qui, X., Andreopoulos, F. M., Anderson, M., Bauerlein, E., Nejman, A., Pham, S. (2001).Tricuspid valvectomy for right ventricular outflow occlusion with the Thoratec ventricular assist device. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 121, 812-813.
    • Andreopoulos, F. M., Beckman, E., Russell, A. (2000).Photoswitchable PEG-CA hydrogels and factors that affect their photosensitivity. J Polym Sci Part A: Polym Chem,, 38, 1466-1476.
    • Andreopoulos, F. M., Beckman, E., Russell, A. (1999).Photoimmobilization of Organophosphorous Hydrolase within a PEG-based hydrogel. Biotechnol Bioeng, 65, 579-588.
    • Andreopoulos, F. M., Beckman, E., Russell, A. (1998).Light-induced tailoring of PEG-hydrogel properties. Biomaterials, 19, 1343-1352.
    • Keys, K., Andreopoulos, F. M., Peppas, N. (1998).Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Star Polymer Hydrogels. Macromolecules, 31, 8149-8156.
    • Andreopoulos, F. M., al, e. (1996).Photoscissable hydrogel synthesis via rapid photopolymerization of novel PEG-based polymers in the absence of photoinitiators. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 118, 6235-6240.
  • Book Chapters

    • Davis, S. C., Perez, R., Andreopoulos, F. M., (2007). Wound Environment: Implications from Research Studies for Healing and Infection. Critical Wound Care: A Clinical Source Book for Healthcare Professionals (pp. 205-213). Pa: HMP Communications.
    • Andreopoulos, F. M., Kaplon, R. J., (2006). Complications in Mechanical Circulatory Assist Devices. Complications in Surgery and Trauma (pp. 367-376). Taylor & Francis Inc..
    • Andreopoulos, F. M., Beckman, E., Russell, A., (1999). Photoimmobilization of Organophosphorous Hydrolase within a PEG-based hydrogel. (pp. 579-588). Biotechnol Bioeng.