Megan E Oest, PhD

Megan E Oest, PhD
Appointed 09/01/09
3111 Institute For Human Performance
505 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-5440

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Biomedical Sciences Program
  • Cancer Research Institute
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education & Fellowships

  • Postdoctoral Fellow: Virginia Tech, 2008
  • PhD: Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007, Bioengineering
  • BS: Oregon State University, 2001, Bioengineering

Research Interests

  • Orthopedic tissue engineering; angiogenesis & graft/implant viability; fetal basis of adult disease; intrauterine stem cell programming.

HealthLinkOnAir Radio Interview

9/18/14 Radiotherapy-associated bone damage

Research Abstract

Wojtowitcz AM, Shekaran A, Oest ME, Dupont KM, Templeman KL, Hutmacher DW, Guldberg RE, Garcia AJ. 2010. Coating of biomaterial scaffolds with the collagen-mimetic peptide GFOGER for bone defect repair. Biomaterials, 31(9): 2574-2582.

Liang C, Oest ME, Jones JC, Prater MR. 2009. Gestational high saturated fat diet alters C57BL/6 mouse perinatal skeletal formation. Birth Defects Research Part B Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology, 86(5): 377-384.

Liang C, Oest ME, Prater MR. 2009. Intrauterine exposure to high saturated fat diet elevates risk of adult-onset chronic diseases in C57Bl/6 mice. Birth Defects Research Part B Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology, 86(5): 362-369.

Oest ME, Jones JC, Hatfield C, Prater MR. 2008. Micro-CT evaluation of murine fetal skeletal development yields greater morphometric precision over traditional clear-staining methods. Birth Defects Research Part B Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology 83(6): 582-589.

Guldberg RE, Duvall CL, Peister A, Oest ME, Lin AS, Palmer AW, Levenston ME. 3D imaging of tissue integration with porous biomaterials. Biomaterials 29 (28): 3757-3761.

Guldberg RE, Oest ME, Dupont K, Peister A, Deutsch E, Kolambkar Y, Mooney D. 2007. Biologic augmentation of polymer scaffolds for bone repair. Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions 7(4): 333-334.

Duty AO, Oest ME, Guldberg RE. 2007. Cyclic mechanical compression in vivo increases mineralization of cell-seeded polymeric orthopaedic tissue constructs. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 129(4): 531-539.

Oest ME, Dupont KM, Kong, HJ, Mooney, DJ, Guldberg RE. 2007. Quantitative assessment of scaffold and growth factor-mediated repair of critically sized bone defects. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 25(7): 941-950.

Rai B, Oest ME, Dupont KM, Ho KH, Teoh SH, Guldberg RE. 2007. Combination of platelet-rich plasma with polycaprolactone-tricalcium phosphate scaffolds for segmental bone defect repair. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research A 81(4): 888-899.

Guldberg RE, Oest ME, Lin AS, Ito H, Chao X, Gromov K, Goater JJ, Koefoed M, Schwarz EM, O'Keefe RJ, Zhang X. 2004. Functional integration of tissue-engineered bone constructs. Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions 4(4): 399-400.

Guldberg RE, Ballock RT, Boyan BD, Duvall CL, Lin AS, Nagaraja S, Oest ME, Phillips J, Porter BD, Robertson G, Taylor WR. 2003. Analyzing bone, blood vessels, and biomaterials with microcomputed tomography. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 22(5): 77-83.

Bower CK, Parker JE, Higgins AZ, Oest ME, Wilson JT, Valentine BA, Bothwell MK, McGuire J. 2002. Protein antimicrobial barriers to bacterial adhesion: in vitro and in vivo evaluation of nisin-treated implantable materials. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 25(1): 81-90.

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Faculty Honors

Dr. Dennis Stelzner has been elected a Fellow in the American Association of Anatomists. He was presented with a citation and plaque at the annual meeting of the American Association of Anatomists during the FASEB meeting on April 12, 2011 in Washington, DC.

The citation reads:
Spinal cord injury (SCI) has been studied during his entire career using neuroanatomical and ultrastructural methods. He showed that the ability of nerve tracts to regenerate or grow around partial SCI during development is dependent on their maturation at the time of injury.

Differences were also found in the ability of frog optic and tectal efferent axons to regenerate through the same diencephalic injury. The intrinsic cellular response needed for CNS axons to regenerate is the focus of his present work on propriospinal neurons using "molecular neuroanatomy" to determine factors underlying a maximal regenerative response after spinal cord injury.