Bahar Bilgen, Danielle Chu, Robert Stefani, Roy K Aaron. Design of a biaxial mechanical loading bioreactor for tissue engineering. J Vis Exp. 2013 Apr 25;(74):e50387. doi: 10.3791/50387.
Bahar Bilgen, Gilda A Barabino. Modeling of bioreactor hydrodynamic environment and its effects on tissue growth. Methods Mol Biol. 2012;868:237-55.
Yupeng Chen, BaharBilgen, Rajesh A Pareta, Myles AJ, Hicham Fenniri, Deborah McK Ciombor, Roy K Aaron, Thomas J Webster. Self-Assembled Rosette Nanotube/Hydrogel Composites for Cartilage Tissue Engineering. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2010 Dec;16(6):1233-43. Epub 2010 Apr 12.
Ericka M. Bueno, Bahar Bilgen, Gilda A. Barabino. Hydrodynamic Parameters Modulate Biochemical, Histological, and Mechanical Properties of Engineered Cartilage. Tissue Engineering Part A. 2009 Apr;15(4):773-85.
Bahar Bilgen, Korkut Uygun, Ericka M. Bueno, Philippe Sucosky, Gilda A. Barabino. Tissue Growth Modeling in a Wavy-Walled Bioreactor. Tissue Engineering Part A. 2009 Apr;15(4):761-71.
Bahar Bilgen, Yuexin Ren, Ming Pei, Roy Aaron, Deborah Ciombor. CD14-Negative Isolation Enhances Chondrogenesis in Synovial Fibroblasts. Tissue Engineering Part A. 2009 Vol. 15, No. 11: 3261-3270.
Ana Jaklenec, Alexandra Hinckfuss, Bahar Bilgen, Deborah McK. Ciombor, Roy K. Aaron, Edith Mathiowitz. Sequential release of bioactive IGF-I and TGF-beta(1) from PLGA microsphere-based scaffolds. Biomaterials, 2008, Vol. 29 (10), p. 1518-25.
Bahar Bilgen, Gilda A. Barabino. Location of Scaffolds in Bioreactors Modulates the Hydrodynamic Environment Experienced by Engineered-Tissues. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2007, Vol. 98 (Issue 1) p. 282-294.
Bahar Bilgen, Ester Orsini, Roy K. Aaron, Deborah McK. Ciombor. FBS supresses TGF-beta1-induced chondrogenesis in synoviocyte pellet cultures while dexamethasone and dynamic stimuli are beneficial. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, 2007, Vol. 1 (Issue 6), p. 436 - 442.
Bahar Bilgen, Philippe Sucosky, Paul G. Neitzel, Gilda A. Barabino. Flow Characterization in a Wavy-Walled Bioreactor for Cartilage Tissue Engineering. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2006, Vol. 95 (Issue 6), p. 1009-1022.
Ericka M. Bueno, Bahar Bilgen, Gilda A. Barabino. The wavy-walled bioreactor supports increased cell proliferation and matrix deposition in engineered cartilage constructs. Tissue Engineering, 2005, Vol. 11(Issue 11/12), p. 1699-1709.
Bahar Bilgen, I-Hwa Midey Chang-Mateu, Gilda A. Barabino. Characterization of mixing in a novel wavy-walled bioreactor for tissue engineering. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2005, Vol. 92 (Issue 7), p. 907-919.
Ericka M. Bueno, Bahar Bilgen, Rebecca L. Carrier, Gilda A. Barabino. Increased rate of chondrocyte aggregation in a wavy-walled bioreactor. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 2004, Vol. 88. p. 767-777.
Dr. Bahar Bilgen's research focuses on cartilage tissue engineering and the effect of physical and biochemical stimuli on tissue development. Engineered cartilage tissues can be used to restore cartilage function after traumatic cartilage injuries and may prevent diseases such as arthritis and osteoarthritis.
The overall aim is to develop a transplantable biocomposite to restore cartilage of traumatized joints using tissue-engineering techniques. These techniques include the use of autologous adult stem cells, encapsulated drug delivery and biomaterial development. A functional biocomposite will be created for cartilage regeneration, which uses a synovial cell source and a controlled growth factor delivery system.
2012 - 2017 VA Career Development Award (CDA-2), "Design of an Engineered Cartilage Biocomposite for Joint Rehabilitation", Rehabilitation Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs
2008 - 2011 VA Career Development Award (CDA-1), "Tissue Engineered Cartilage Biocomposite for Joint Rehabilitation", Rehabilitation Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs
Career Development Award-2, Department of Veterans Affairs, 2011
Career Development Award-1, Department of Veterans Affairs, 2008
Rhode Island Hospital Research Celebration Young Investigator Award Finalist, 2007
Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting Poster Award, 2006
American Society of Mechanical Engineers Summer Bioengineering Conference PhD Student Paper Competition, Cell and Tissue Engineering Podium Session, 3rd Place, 2005
Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellow, 2000-2004
Aaron, Roy Professor of Orthopaedics, Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
Mathiowitz, Edith Professor of Medical Science, Professor of Engineering, Director for the Biotechnology Graduate Program
Shukla, Anita Assistant Professor of Engineering, Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
Wei, Lei Associate Professor of Orthopaedics (Research)
Yang, Wentian Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Orthopaedics
Other teaching experience:
2006 Guest Lecture, Northeastern University
CHE G260 Graduate Transport Phenomena (Computational Fluid Dynamics)
2005 Co-Instructor, Northeastern University
CHE G260 Special Topics: Cellular and Tissue Engineering
2002 Essential Teaching Seminars for Engineering Faculty Certification, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
2000-2001 Teaching Assistant, Northeastern University
CHE 1415 & 1416 Experimental Methods I and II
1999-2000 Teaching Assistant, Bogazici University
CHE 110 Introduction to Chemical Engineering
CHE 321 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
CHE 201 & 202: Physicochemical Systems Laboratory I and II
CHE 302 & 401: Chemical Engineering Laboratory I and II