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
Badileanu, A., Mora-Navarro, C., Gracioso Martins, A.M., Sze, D., Ozpinar, E.W., Gaffney, L., Enders, J.R., Branski, R.C., Freytes, D.O., Fast Automated Approach for the Derivation of Acellular Extracellular Matrix Scaffolds from Porcine Soft Tissues. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 6(7) 4200-4213
Mora-Navarro, C., Badileanu, A., Gacioso Martins, A. M., Ozpinar, E. W., Gaffney, L., Huntress, I., Harrell, E., Enders, J. R. Peng, X., Branski, R. C., Freytes, D. O., (2020) Porcine Vocal Fold Lamina Propria-Derived Biomaterials Modulate TGF-B1-Mediated Fibroblast Activation in vitro. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 6(3) 1690-1703
Chang, Y.J., Duffy, D.J., Gaffney, L., Fisher, M.B., Moore, G.E., Assessment of Skin Staples for Augmentation of Core Tenorrhaphy in an ex vivo Model of Canine Superficial Digital Flexor Tendon Laceration. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 81(8), 681-688
Duffy, D.J., Curcillo, C.P., Chang, Y.J., Gaffney, L., Fisher, M.B., Moore, G.E. (2020) Biomechanics Evaluation of an Autologous Flexor Digitorum Lateralis Graft to Augment the Surgical Repair of Gastrocnemius Tendon Laceration in a Canine ex vivo Model. Veterinary Surgery, 1-10
Duffy, D.J., Chang, Y-J., Gaffney, L., Fisher, M.B., Moore, G.E. (2019) Effect of Bite Depth of an Epitendinous Suture on the Biomechanical Strength of Repaired Canine Flexor Tendons. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 80 (11), 1043-1049
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.
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.