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Anvari G, Bellas E. Hypoxia induces stress fiber formation in adipocytes in the early stages of obesity. Nature Scientific Reports 2021, 11(1), 1-11.

Berger AJ, Anvari G, Bellas E. Mechanical memory impairs Adipose-derived Stem Cell (ASC) adipogenic capacity after long-term in vitro expansion. Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering 2021, 1-12. *CMBE Young Innovators Award*


Di Caprio N, Bellas E. Collagen Stiffness and Architecture Regulate Fibrotic Gene Expression in Engineered Adipose Tissue. Advanced Biology, 2020, 4(6). *Front Page Cover. *

Di Caprio N, Bellas E. Collagen Stiffness and Architecture Regulate Fibrotic Gene Expression in Engineered Adipose Tissue. Advanced Biology, 2020, 4(6). *Top Cited Article in 2020-21*

Hammel J, Bellas E. Endothelial cell crosstalk improves browning but hinders white adipocyte maturation in 3D engineered adipose tissue. Integrative Biology, 2020, 12 (4): 81–89.


Bellas E et al. Bioengineering and Metabolism Voices. Cell Metabolism, 2019, 29 (3): 506-512.


Tehrani R., Kiani MF, Bellas E, Helferty JJ, Suh WH. A Project Based Approach To Introduction To Engineering. 2017 FYEE Conference, 2017.


Bellas E, Lo T, Fournier E, Brown JE, Abbott RD, Rubin JP, Marra KG, Leisk GG, Kaplan DL. Injectable silk foams for soft tissue regeneration.  Advanced Healthcare Materials 2015;4:452–459.

Bellas E, Rollins A, Moreau JE, Lo T, Quinn KP, Fourligas N, Georgakoudi I, Mazan M, Thane KE, Hoffman AM, Kaplan DL, Kirker-Head CA. Equine model for Soft Tissue Regeneration with Silk Biomaterials. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B 2015:103B:1217–1227.


Bellas E, Chen CS. Form, Forces and Stem Cell Fate. Current Opinion in Cell Biology. 2014;31:92-97.

Hoare T, Yeo Y, Bellas E, Bruggeman JP, Kohane DS. Prevention of Peritoneal Adhesions Using Polymeric Rheological Blends. Acta Biomaterialia. 2014;10(3),1187-1193.


Bellas E, Marra KG, Kaplan DL. Sustainable 3D tissue model of human adipose tissue. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2013;19(10):745-54.

Ward A, Quinn KP, Bellas E, Georgakoudi I, Kaplan DL. Noninvasive metabolic imaging of engineered 3D human adipose tissue in a perfusion bioreactor. PLoS ONE. 2013;8(2):e55696.

Bellas E, Panilaitis BP, Glettig DL, Kirker-Head CA, Yoo JJ, Marra KG, Rubin JP, Kaplan DL. Sustained Volume Retention In Vivo with Adipocyte and Lipoaspirate Seeded Silk Porous Scaffolds. Biomaterials. 2013 Apr;34(12):2960-8.

Gil ES, Panilaitis B, Bellas E, Kaplan DL. Biofunctionalized Silk Biomaterials for Wound Healing. Adv Healthc Mater. 2013 Jan;2(1):206-17.


Bellas E, Seiberg M, Garlick JA, Kaplan DL. In vitro development of a 3D full thickness skin equivalent model using silk and collagen biomaterials. Macromol Biosci. 2012 Dec;12(12):1627-36.

Quinn KP, Bellas E, Fourligas NP, Kaplan DL, Georgakoudi I. Quantification of Engineered Adipose Tissue Development Using Multi-Photon Microscopy. Biomaterials. 2012 Jul;33(21):5341-8.


Choi J, Bellas E, Gimble J, Vunjak-Novakovic G, Kaplan DL. Lipolytic Function of Adipocyte/Endothelial Co-Cultures. Tissue Engineering Part A. 2011 May;17(9-10):1437-44.


Choi J, Bellas E, Vunjak-Novakovic G, Kaplan DL. Adipogenic differentiation of human adipose-derived stem cells on 3D silk fibroin scaffolds. In Gimble, J,M.& Bunnell, B.A. (Eds) Adipose Derived Stem Cells: Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol 702. Dec 2010. Humana Press.

Hoare T, Bellas E, Zurakowski D, Kohane DS. Rheological blends for drug delivery. II. Prolongation of nerve blockade, biocompatibility, and in vitro-in vivo correlations. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2010 Feb;92(2):586-95.


Simons EJ, Bellas E, Lawlor MW, Kohane DS. Effect of Chemical Permeation Enhancers on Nerve Blockade.  Mol Pharm. 2009 Jan-Feb;6(1):265-73.


Padera R, Bellas E, Tse JY, Hao D, Kohane DS.  Local toxicity from microparticle-based prolonged duration local anesthetics. Anesthesiology. 2008 May; 108(5):921-8.

Tsifansky MT, Yeo Y, Evgenov OV, Bellas E, Benjamin J, Kohane DS.  Inhalational delivery of antipseudomonal antibiotics in microparticles.  AAPS J. 2008 Jun;10(2):254-60.

Domnina YA, Yeo Y, Tse JY, Bellas E, Kohane DS. Spray-dried lipid-hyaluronan-polymethacrylate microparticles for drug delivery in the peritoneum. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2008 Dec 1;87(3):825-31.


Evgenov OV, Kohane DS, Bloch KD, Stasch JP, Volpato GP, Bellas E, Evgenov NV, Buys ES, Gnoth MJ, Graveline AR, Liu R, Hess DR, Langer R, Zapol W.  Selective pulmonary vasodilation induced by inhaling microparticles containing agonists of soluble guanylate cyclase.  Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2007 Dec 1;176(11):1138-45.

Yeo Y, Ito T, Bellas E, Highley CB, Marini R, Langer R, Kohane DS. In situ cross-linkable composite hydrogels based on hyaluronic acid and PLGA nanoparticles for preventing post-operative abdominal adhesions.  Ann Surg. 2007 May;245(5):819-24.

Yeo Y, Adil M, Bellas E, Astashkina A, Chaudhary N, Kohane DS. Prevention of peritoneal adhesions with an in situ cross-linkable hyaluronan hydrogel delivering budesonide.  J Control Release. 2007 Jul 31;120(3):178-85.

Yeo Y, Bellas E, Highley CB, Langer R, Kohane DS.  Prevention of peritoneal adhesions with hyaluronan gel containing tissue-type plasminogen activator in a rabbit model. Biomaterials. 2007 Sep;28(25):3704-13.

Ito T, Fraser IP, Yeo Y, Highley CB, Bellas E, Langer R, Kohane DS. Anti-inflammatory function of an in-situ cross-linkable conjugate hydrogel of hyaluronic acid and dexamethasone. Biomaterials. 2007 Apr;28(10):1778-86.

Ito T, Yeo Y, Highley CB, Bellas E, Benitez C, Langer R, Kohane DS. The prevention of peritoneal adhesions by in situ cross-linking hydrogels of hyaluronic acid and cellulose derivatives. Biomaterials. 2007 Feb;28(6):975-83.


Padera R, Tse J, Bellas E, Kohane DS. Tetrodotoxin for prolonged local anesthesia with minimal myotoxicity.  Muscle and Nerve. 2006 Aug 8;34(6):747-753.

Yeo Y, Highley CB, Bellas E, Ito T, Marini R, Langer R, Kohane DS. In situ cross-linkable hyaluronic acid hydrogels prevent post-operative abdominal adhesions in a rabbit model. Biomaterials.  2006 Sep; 27(27):4698-705.


Yeo Y, Bellas E, Firestone W, Langer R, Kohane DS. Complex coacervates for thermally sensitive controlled release of flavor compounds. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2005 Sep 21;53 (19):7518-25. * Received news recognition in August 24, 2005 issue of Institute of Food Technologists Weekly Newsletter.

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