Zannatul Ferdous

Assistant Professor - Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Department

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Dr. Ferdous earned her bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Kansas State University and Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the Rice University. She did her post-doctoral fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Ferdous is currently appointed in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Her research interest is heart valve biology and pathology, where she uses interdisciplinary approaches to study various cellular and physiological factors involved in disease development in the heart valve.

Focus Areas: Heart Valve Biology & Pathology | Cellular Characterization | Bioreactors/Mechanical Devices | Biomarkers Development | Tissue Engineering | Mechanobiology & Electrophysiology

Skills and Expertise: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine | Cellular and Molecular Biology | Extracellular Matrix | Research and Development | Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Selected Publications:

Strain Magnitude-Dependent Calcific Marker Expression in Valvular and Vascular Cells (in press)
Z. Ferdous, H. Jo, and R.M. Nerem, Cells Tissues Organs, 2013.
Differences in Valvular and Vascular Cell Responses to Strain in Osteogenic Media
Z. Ferdous, H. Jo, and R.M. Nerem, Biomaterials, vol. 32(11), pp. 2885-2893, 2011.
A Role for Decorin in Controlling Proliferation, Adhesion, and Migration of Murine Embryonic Fibroblasts
Z. Ferdous, S.B. Peterson, H. Tseng, D.K. Anderson, R.V. Iozzo, and K.J. Grande-Allen, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, vol. 93a(2), pp. 419-428, 2010.
Influence of Cyclic Strain and Decorin Deficiency on 3D Cellularized Collagen Matrices
Z. Ferdous, L.D. Lazaro, R.V. Iozzo, M. Höök, and K.J. Grande-Allen, Biomaterials, vol. 29(18), pp. 2740-2748, 2008.
Decorin-TGF-beta Interaction Regulates Matrix Organization and Mechanical Characteristics of 3-D Collagen Matrices
Z. Ferdous, V.M Wei, R.V. Iozzo, M. Höök, and K.J. Grande-Allen, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol. 282(49), pp. 35887-98, 2007.
Utility and Control of Proteoglycans in Tissue Engineering
Z. Ferdous and K.J. Grande-Allen, Tissue Engineering, vol. 13(8), pp. 1893-1904, 2007.
A Planar MEMS Bio- Chip for Recording Ion Channel Currents in Biological Cells
S. Pandey, Z. Ferdous, and M.H. White, SPIE Proceedings, vol. 5062, pp. 814-820, 2003.