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Dr. Lawrence J. Bonassar

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Biomedical Engineer

Cornell University
159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca , New York 14850
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1865, Cornell is a leading private institution of higher learning located in Ithaca, New York. Approximately 20,000 students from 120 countries enroll in...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Ph.D.
    MIT's School of Material Science and Engineering
  • B.S.
    John Hopkins University's School of Material Science and Biomedical Engineering
  • M.S.
    MIT's School of Material Science and Engineering
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San Jose 2012 Speakers, 17 Jan 2015 [cached]
Dr. Lawrence Bonassar Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
Dr. Lawrence Bonassar joined Cornell University in 2003 after five years on the faculty of the Center for Tissue Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Bonassar's research group focuses on the regeneration and analysis of musculoskeletal tissues, including bone and cartilage. His team's approach involves a multidisciplinary strategy using techniques in biomechanics, biomaterials, cell biology, and biochemistry. Larry is also an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He completed postdoctoral fellowships in the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Center of Biomedical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Larry serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Tissue Engineering.
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This handout photo provided by Cornell University, taken Feb. 13, 2013, shows Cornell University biomedical engineer Lawrence Bonassar holding the scaffolding for an ear his laboratory is creating using a 3-D printer and cartilage-producing cells. (AP Photo/Lindsay France, Cornell University) WASHINGTON (AP) - Printing out body parts?
If it pans out, "this enables us to rapidly customize implants for whoever needs them," said Cornell biomedical engineer Lawrence Bonassar, who co-authored the research published online in the journal PLoS One.
"Kids aren't afraid of it," said Bonassar, who used his then-5-year-old twin daughters' healthy ears as models.
From that image, the 3-D printer produced a soft mold of the ear. Bonassar injected it with a special collagen gel that's full of cow cells that produce cartilage - forming a scaffolding. Over the next few weeks, cartilage grew to replace the collagen. At three months, it appeared to be a flexible and workable outer ear, the study concluded.
Now Bonassar's team can do the process even faster by using the living cells in that collagen gel as the printer's "ink.
"This is such a win-win for ..., 20 Feb 2013 [cached]
"This is such a win-win for both medicine and basic science, demonstrating what we can achieve when we work together," says the study's other lead author, Dr. Lawrence J. Bonassar, associate professor and associate chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University.
Dr. Spector and Dr. Bonassar have been collaborating on bioengineered human replacement parts since 2007, and Dr. Bonassar has also been working with other Weill Cornell physicians.
To make the ears, Dr. Bonassar and his colleagues first took a combination laser scan and panoramic photo of an ear from twin girls, which provided a digitized 3D image of their ears on a computer screen.
"The process is fast," Dr. Bonassar says.
"The innovation in this study is two-fold," says Dr. Bonassar.
Larry Bonassar, ..., 14 Feb 2014 [cached]
Larry Bonassar, Cornell Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is also using 3D bioprinting to create fabricated ears that are built out of living cartilage cells.
Biomedical Engineering Society, 1 May 2013 [cached]
BMES member Lawrence Bonassar was featured in the video and helped lead the research.
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