University of Pennsylvania
BS, Magna Cum Laude
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
T-35 Training Grant Slot (06/09, grant to pursue independent research)
UTSW Alumni Scholarship (08/08)
Bioengineering Senior Design Award (05/08)
Alpha Eta Mu Beta (05/08; Biomedical Engineering Honor Society)
Tau Beta Pi (12/07; Engineering Honor Society)
University of Pennsylvania Dean’s List (2006–07, 2007–08)
Research Opportunities in Penn Engineering Award (04/07, grant to pursue independent research)
Barry M. Goldwater Scholar (2005)
Cullen DK, Tang-Schomer MD, Struzyna LA, Patel AR, Johnson VE, Wolf JA, Smith DH. Micro-tissue engineered constructs with living axons for targeted nervous system reconstruction. Tissue Engineering Part A, August 2012. [Epub]
Tang-Schomer MD, Patel AR, Baas PW, Smith DH. Mechanical breaking of microtubules in axons during dynamic stretch injury underlies delayed elasticity, microtubule disassembly, and axon degeneration. FASEB J 24(5):1401-10, May 2010.
Dill J, Patel AR, Yang X, Bachoo R, Powell CM, Li S. A molecular mechanism for ibuprofen-mediated RhoA inhibition in neurons. Journal of Neuroscience 30(3):963-72, January 2010.
Cullen DK, Patel AR, Doorish JF, Smith DH, Pfister BJ. Developing a tissue engineered neural-electrical relay using encapsulated neuronal constructs on conducting polymer fibers. Journal of Neural Engineering 5(4):374-84, December 2008.