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Rosalyn Abbott-Beauregard is an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. In Abbott’s lab, human adipose microenvironments are being developed and tested for responsiveness to stimuli hypothesized to alter disease mechanisms (i.e. the transition of obese tissues to insulin resistant type II diabetic tissues), metabolic behavior, and therapeutic potential. The lab focuses on integrating systems-based modeling with tissue engineering, perfusion bioreactors, and mechanical studies. Specifically, silk is used as a natural biomaterial to support long term culture of adipose micro-environments in vitro. The ultimate goal is to use these adipose tissue systems to inform preventative and therapeutic measures for patients affected by the metabolic syndrome.

Abbott received her Ph.D. from the University of Vermont, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Tufts University.

Office
4N101 Scott Hall
Phone
412.268.4335
Email
rabbott@andrew.cmu.edu
Google Scholar
Rosalyn Abbott-Beauregard
Websites
Abbott Lab website

Understanding Disease by Modeling Human Tissue

Education

2012 Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Vermont

2008 MS, Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

2008 BS, Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Media mentions


CMU Engineering

As smooth as silk scaffolding

Tahlia Altgold and Rosalyn Abbott are working on the development of a new method of 3D printing silk proteins to create personalized new tissues for patients needing regenerative medicine. 

College of Engineering’s Celebration of Education Awards announced

Congratulations to the College of Engineering’s 2019 recipients of the Celebration of Education Awards, which recognize individuals who exemplify excellence in teaching, advising, and mentoring.

CMU Engineering

Growing fat cells on silk

BME’s Rosalyn Abbott studies fat using silk scaffolds to learn about the characteristics of disease mechanisms and metabolic behavior.

Advanced Science News

Abbott and Debari author article on silk biomaterials

BME’s Rosalyn Abbott and MSE Ph.D. candidate Megan Debari recently authored an article in Advanced Science News summarizing their paper, Microscopic considerations for optimizing silk biomaterials.