Olivia Boerman

Olivia Boerman

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
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About Olivia Boerman

Lab website: http://boermanlab.scholar.bucknell.edu/


  • B.S, Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University, 2017
  • M.S, Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University, 2018
  • Ph.D, Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University, 2022

Recent Courses Taught

  • Tissue Engineering
  • Cell Culture
  • Materials Science
  • Biomechanics
  • Science, Technology, and Society

Research Interests

  • Therapeutic Ultrasound
  • Wound Healing
  • Angiogenesis
  • Microfluidics

Awards and Honors

  • Swanson Fellow, Bucknell University, 2023
  • Outstanding Dissertation, Drexel University, 2022
  • Best Overall Abstract, St. Christopher's Children's Hospital Research Day, 2021
  • Common Good Award, Drexel University, 2020
  • First Prize Oral Presentation, Scottish Ultrasound Annual Scientific Meeting, 2020
  • NIH NRSA Ruth L. Kirschstein Diversity Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F31), 2019
  • Graduate International Research Experiences Fellowship, NSF Institute of International Education, 2019

Recent Publications

Boerman O, Abedin Z, DiMaria-Ghalili RA, Weingarten MS, Neidrauer M, Lewin PA, Spiller KL. Gene expression changes in therapeutic ultrasound-treated venous leg ulcers. Front Med (Lausanne). 2023 Mar 30;10:1144182. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2023.1144182. PMID: 37064037; PMCID: PMC10098114.

Ngo O, Niemann E, Gunasekaran V, Sankar P, Putterman M, Lafontant A, Nadkarni S, DiMaria-Ghalili RA, Neidrauer M, Zubkov L, Weingarten M, Margolis DJ, Lewin PA. Development of Low Frequency (20-100 kHz) Clinically Viable Ultrasound Applicator for Chronic Wound Treatment. IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control. 2019 Mar;66(3):572-580. doi: 10.1109/TUFFC.2018.2836311. Epub 2018 May 14. PMID: 29993739; PMCID: PMC6542367.

Swaminathan S, Ngo O, Basehore S, Clyne AM. Vascular Endothelial-Breast Epithelial Cell Coculture Model Created from 3D Cell Structures. ACS Biomater Sci Eng. 2017 Nov 13;3(11):2999-3006. doi: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.6b00624. Epub 2017 Jan 10. PMID: 33418720; PMCID: PMC8670894.

Canver AC, Ngo O, Urbano RL, Clyne AM. Endothelial directed collective migration depends on substrate stiffness via localized myosin contractility and cell-matrix interactions. J Biomech. 2016 May 24;49(8):1369-1380. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.12.037. Epub 2015 Dec 31. PMID: 26792289.

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