David A. Puleo, Ph.D.

Director of Center for Biomedical Engineering
Professor

Research Areas: Tissue Regeneration, Tissue-Implant Interactions

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering - BME
522A RMB
Lexington, KY 40506-0108
Phone: 859-257-2405
Fax: 859-257-1856
Email: puleo@uky.edu


Professional Preparation

B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 1987
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 1991

Appointments

Affiliate Member, Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing, University of Kentucky, 2011-present

Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky Medical Center, 2010-present

Director, Center for Biomedical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2005-present

Professor, Center for Biomedical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2004-present

Adjunct Professor, Center for Oral Health Research, College of Dentistry, University of Kentucky Medical Center, 2004-present

Acting Director, Center for Biomedical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2003-2005

Adjunct Associate Professor, Center for Oral Health Research, College of Dentistry, University of Kentucky Medical Center, 2003-2004

Director of Graduate Studies, Center for Biomedical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2000-2004

Associate Professor, Center for Biomedical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1997-2004

Visiting Scientist, Laboratory of Biomaterials and Calcified Tissues, Faculty of Dentistry, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada, 1998

Assistant Professor, Center for Biomedical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1991-1997

Recent Publications

  • Hawkins, A.M., Puleo, D.A., and Hilt, J.Z. (2011).  Effect of macromer synthesis time on the properties of the resulting poly(β-amino ester) degradable hydrogel, J. Appl. Poly. Sci. 122:1420-1426.
  • McClanahan, J.R., Peyyala, R., Novak, K.F., and Puleo, D.A. (2011).  Antibacterial effects of a complexation polymer system for delivering an antimicrobial peptide, Int. J. Antimicrob. Agents 38:530-533.
  • Yewle, J.N., Puleo, D.A., and Bachas, L.G. (2011).  Enhanced affinity bifunctional bisphosphonates for targeted delivery of therapeutic agents to bone, Bioconj. Chem. 22:2496-2506.
  • Zou, Y., Brooks, J.L., Talwalkar, V., Milbrandt, T.A., and Puleo, D.A. (2012).  Development of an injectable two-phase drug delivery system for sequential release of antiresorptive and osteogenic drugs, J. Biomed. Mater. Res. Part B. Appl. Biomater. 100B:155-162.
  • Pu, Z., Outerio, J.C., Batista, A.C., Dillon, Jr., O.W., Puleo, D.A., and Jawahir, I.S. (2012). Enhanced surface integrity of AZ31B Mg alloy by cryogenic machining towards improved functional performance of machined components, Int. J. Mach. Tools Manuf. 56:17-27.
  • Yewle, J.N., Wei, Y., Puleo, D.A., Daunert, S., Bachas, L.G. (2012).  Oriented immobilization of proteins on hydroxyapatite surface using bifunctional bisphosphonates as linkers, Biomacromolecules 13:1742-1749.
  • Hawkins, A.M., Bottom, C.E., Liang, Z., Puleo, D.A., and Hilt, J.Z. (2012).  Magnetic nanocomposite sol-gel systems for remote controlled drug release, Adv. Healthcare Mater. 1:96-100.
  • Pu, Z., Song, G.-L., Yang, S., Outerio, J.C., Dillon, Jr., O.W., Puleo, D.A., and Jawahir, I.S. (2012). Grain refined and basal textured surface produced by burnishing for improved corrosion performance of AZ31B Mg alloy, Corr. Sci. 57:192-201.
  • Ravi, N., Gupta, G., Milbrandt, T.A., and Puleo, D.A. (2012).  Porous PLGA scaffolds for controlled release of naked and polyethyleneimine-complexed DNA, Biomed. Mater. (in press).
  • Brown, M.E., Zou, Y., Dziubla, T.D., and Puleo, D.A. (2012).  Effects of composition and setting environment on mechanical properties of a composite bone filler, J. Biomed. Mater. Res. Part A (in press).