Martha Fowler, MS

Research Technician

About

Martha Fowler started as a research assistant in spring 2019. Her work in the Sirianni lab is primarily focused on engineering and understanding the subarachnoid space as a cancer metastasis and nanoparticle distribution model. Martha received her bachelors of science in 2016 and her masters of science in 2018 from Northern Arizona University (NAU). As an undergraduate, she received the Dean’s list award and was President of the Bioengineering club. Her undergraduate research work involved the use of adipose-derived stem cells as a wound healing therapeutic and her graduate thesis focused on the development of electrospun white matter tract mimics to evaluate brain cancer stem cell migration patterns. Martha worked as a research technician during her masters at Development Engineering Sciences (DES), where she developed electrospun dermal equivalents as a wound healing therapeutic and worked as a surgical technician and image analyst. During her masters, she also worked as an anatomy and physiology teaching assistant and lecturer at NAU. She aspires to attend a Ph.D program as her next step.

Selected Presentations

  1. Fowler, MJ., Diller, R., Kellar, RS. Aligned Electrospun Gelatin Scaffolds. Graduate Symposium at Northern Arizona University. Flagstaff, AZ. March 29th, 2017.

  2. Fowler, MJ., Diller, R., Kellar, RS. Aligned Electrospun Gelatin Scaffolds. AZBio Conference. Phoenix, AZ. March 29th, 2017.

  3. Fowler, MJ., Sischka, MF., Kellar, RS. Optimization of Electrospinning Targets for Gelatin and Polycaprolactone Scaffold Fiber Alignment. Graduate Symposium at Northern Arizona University. Flagstaff, AZ. March 27th, 2018. • Fowler, MJ., Sischka, MF., Kellar, RS.

  4. Optimization of Electrospinning Targets for Gelatin and Polycaprolactone Scaffold Fiber Alignment. AIMS Conference. Flagstaff, AZ. March 30th, 2018.

  5. Fowler, MJ., Sischka, MF., Ingraldi, AI., Kellar, RS. The Effect of Synthetic Fiber Alignment on Stem Cell Enriched Glioblastoma Neurosphere Migration. Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation (SBF) 28th Annual Meeting, Boulder, CO. October 1-3, 2018.

  6. Fowler, MJ., Kellar, RS. Extraction and Isolation of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells. 9th Annual Undergraduate Symposium at Northern Arizona University. Flagstaff, AZ. April 29th, 2016

 

Selected Publications

  1. Fowler, MJ. Electrospun Aligned Polycaprolactone (PCL) Scaffold as an In-Vitro Model Promotes Glioblastoma Stem-like Cell Migration. A Thesis Publication. December 2018.

Intellectual Property

  1. Fowler, MJ., Kellar, RS. Three-dimensional scaffolds for in-virto modeling of cellular migration and use thereof. Northern Arizona University Case 2017-006.  

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