Lewis Gaffney, B.S.
Lewis began his PhD career in August of 2015 after completing his undergraduate degree in western North Carolina. Lewis’ research focuses primarily on developing a model for interactions of the muscle tendon unit to guide scaffold development and regenerative medicine therapies. In his spare time Lewis loves riding and racing his bike, listening to the Avett Brothers and Taco Tuesday.
B.S. Mathematics, Brevard College, 2014
B.S. Exercise Science, Brevard College, 2014
HONORS & AWARDS
2019 BME Department Travel Award
2015 TORL Lab Rookie of the Year
2014 Highest GPA for Exercise Science Majors
2014 Outstanding Student for Mathematics Majors
2012 ACA STEM Scholarship Recipient
Gaffney, L., Warren, P., Wrona, E. A., Fisher, M. B., & Freytes, D. O. (2017). Macrophages’ role in tissue disease and regeneration. In Macrophages (pp. 245-271). Springer, Cham.
Gaffney, L., Wrona, E. A., & Freytes, D. O. (2017). Potential synergistic effects of stem cells and extracellular matrix scaffolds. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 4(4), 1208-1222.
Duffy, D.J., Chang, Y-J., Gaffney, L., Fisher, M.B., Moore, G.E. Increasing the Bite Depth of an Epitendinous Suture Improves the Biomechanical Strength of Canine Tendon Repairs. American Journal of Veterinary Research. In press. June 2019.
Nandi, S., Sproul, E. P., Nellenbach, K., Erb, M., Gaffney, L., Freytes, D. O., & Brown, A. C. (2019). Platelet-like particles dynamically stiffen fibrin matrices and improve wound healing outcomes. Biomaterials science, 7(2), 669-682.