My current research focuses on developing tests that define 3D cell behavior due to scaffolds in order to develop reference materials for tissue engineering. To accomplish this I will measure the localization of focal adhesions, integrins, and paxillin of cells, as well as, cell function and diffusivity between 2D and 3D cell culture.
My Ph.D. work centered on bioreactor development for the production of cartilage tissue. I studied the parameters of a perfusion concentric cylinder bioreactor to improve the material properties and cryopreservation of tissue-engineered cartilage.
Farooque, T., Chen, Z., et al. (2009) Protocol Development for Vitrification of Tissue-Engineered Cartilage. Bioprocessing Journal. 8(4): 29-36.
Wick, T. and Farooque, T. (2009) Bioreactor Development for Cartilage Tissue Engineering: Computational Modelling and Experimental Results. 7th International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries, Melbourne, AU.
Moyer, H., Wang, Y., Farooque, T., et al. (2010) A New Animal Model for Assessing Cartilage Repair in a Non-articular Cartilage Site. Tissue Engineering Part A. 16(7): 2321-2330.
NRC Post-Doctoral Fellow
B.S. Chemical Engineering University of Texas at Austin 1999-2003
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology 2003-2008