Stephanie Cone, Ph.D
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow,
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stephanie became a PhD student in the Biomedical Engineering department in August 2014, following the completion of her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering and Nanotechnology from the University of Arkansas. Stephanie’s research focuses on improving fundamental knowledge regarding changes in the anatomy and function of musculoskeletal soft tissues in the knee during childhood growth. During her spare time, Stephanie enjoys adventuring in the outdoors, rock climbing, and drinking coffee.
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Arkansas, 2014
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, NC State/UNC, 2019
HONORS & AWARDS
2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
2014 Doctoral Merit Assistantship, University of North Carolina
2014 Graduate Merit Assistantship, North Carolina State University
2014 TORL Co-Lab Rookie of the Year
2013 State Undergraduate Research Fellowship
2010 Honors College Fellowship, University of Arkansas
S.G. Cone, P.B. Warren, M.B. Fisher. Rise of the pigs: utilization of the porcine model to study biomechanics and tissue engineering during skeletal growth. Tissue Eng Part C: Methods. 2017.
S.G. Cone, S.G. Simpson, J.A. Piedrahita, L.A. Fordham, J.T. Spang, M.B. Fisher. Orientation changes in the curciate ligaments of the knee during skeletal growth: a porcine model. J Orthop Res. 2017.
A.C. Khang, P. Ravishankar, A. Krishnaswamy, P.K. Anderson, S.G. Cone, Z. Liu, X. Qian, K. Balachandran. Engineering anisotropic biphasic janus-type polymer nanofiber networks via centrifugal jet spinning. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2016.
D.J.B. Bechstein, E. Ng, J.-R. Lee, S.G. Cone, R.S. Gaster, S.J. Osterfield, D.A. Hall, J.A. Weaver, R.J. Wilson, S.X. Wang. Microfluidic multiplexed partitioning enables flexible and effective utilization of magnetics sensor arrays. Lab on a Chip. 2015: 15. Pages 4273-4276.
Selected conference proceedings
S.G. Cone, E.P. Lambeth, P.B. Warren, S.D. Teeter, J.A. Piedrahita, J.T. Spang, M.B. Fisher. Age-Dependent Function of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament During Post-Natal Growth in the Porcine Model. Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference. Tucson, AZ. 22 June 2017. Poster Presentation.
S.G. Cone, E.P. Lambeth, P.B. Warren, S.D. Teeter, J.A. Piedrahita, J.T. Spang, M.B. Fisher. Age-Specific Function of the ACL Bundles During Skeletal Growth in the Porcine Model. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. 20 March 2017. Poster Presentation.
S.G. Cone, E.P. Lambeth, P.B. Warren, S.D. Teeter, J.A. Piedrahita, J.T. Spang, M.B. Fisher. Age-Dependent Anatomy and Function of the ACL: Implications for Tissue Engineering within a Growing Joint. North Carolina Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society Annual Meeting. Chapel Hill, NC. 27 October 2016. Poster presentation.
S.G. Cone, H.E. Piercy, L.A. Fordham, J.A. Piedrahita, J.T. Spang, M.B. Fisher. Variations in the Relative Size of the Cruciate Ligaments and Menisci in the Porcine Stifle Joint Throughout Skeletal Growth. Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference. National Harbor, MD. 30 June 2016. Podium presentation.
S.G. Cone, L.A. Fordham, J.A. Piedrahita, J.T. Spang, M.B. Fisher. Age Dependent Anatomical Changes in the Porcine Anterior Cruciate Ligament. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. 6 March 2016. Poster presentation.
S.G. Cone, L.A. Fordham, J.A. Piedrahita, J.T. Spang, M.B. Fisher. Orientation and Size Changes in the Porcine Anterior Cruciate Ligament Throughout Skeletal Growth. International Symposium on Ligaments and Tendons. Orlando, FL. 4 March 2016. Podium presentation.
S.G. Cone, W.T. Rennard, L.A. Fordham, M.B. Fisher. Repeatability of Fiducial Markers to Define a Joint Coordinate System Using 7T MRI. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Tampa, FL. 8 October 2015. Poster presentation.