Alicia Renee Jackson

Associate Professor

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2010Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering University of Miami, Miami, Florida
2007M.S. Biomedical Engineering University of Miami, Miami, Florida
2005B.S. Biomedical Engineering University of Miami, Miami, Florida

Professional Experience

2011 - PresAssistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami
2010 - 2011Post-doctoral Associate, Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami
2005 - 2010Graduate Research Assistant, Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami
2008 - 2009Teaching Assistant, Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami
2004 - 2005Undergraduate Research Assistant, Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami

Research Interests

Transport and Electromechanical Properties, Nutritional Supply to Cells and Tissues, Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of Soft Tissues, Finite Element, Analysis, Orthopaedic Tissues: Intervertebral Disc, Meniscus, etc.

Juried or Refereed Journal Articles or Exhibitions

Jackson, A. R., Eismont, A., Yu, L., (2018).Diffusion of Antibiotics in Intervertebral Disc. Journal of Biomechanics, 76, 259-262.

Kleinhans, K. L., Jackson, A. R. (2018).Hydraulic Permeability Of Meniscus Fibrocartilage Measured Via Direct Permeation: Effects Of Tissue Anisotropy, Water Volume Content, And Compressive Strain. Journal of Biomechanics, 72, 215-221.

Jackson, A. R. (2017).The Nutrition of the Human Meniscus: A Computational Analysis Investigating the Effect of Vascular Recession on Tissue Homeostasis. Journal of Biomechanics, 61, 151-159.

Kleinhans, K. L., Jackson, A. R. (2017).Effect of Strain, Region, and Tissue Composition on Glucose Partitioning in Porcine Meniscus. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 139, 034502.

Kleinhans, K. L., McMahan, J. B., Jackson, A. R. (2016).Electrical Conductivity and Ion Diffusion in Porcine Meniscus: Effects of Strain, Anisotropy and Tissue Region. Journal of Biomechanics.

Jackson, A. R. (2015).Notochordal Nucleus Pulposus Cells: Prospective Strategies for Intervertebral Disc Repair and Regeneration. Current Tissue Engineering, 4(2), 77-85.

Kleinhans, K. L., Jaworski, L. M., Schneiderbauer, M. M., Jackson, A. R. (2015).Effect of Static Compressive Strain, Anisotropy and Region on the Diffusion of Glucose in Meniscus Fibrocartilage. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 137, 101004.

Malandrino, A., Jackson, A. R., Huyghes, J. M., Noailly, J. (2015).Poroelastic Modeling of the Intervertebral Disc: A Path Towards Integrated Studies of Tissue Biophysics and Organ Degeneration. MRS Bulletin, 40, 324-332.

Jackson, A. R., Dhawale, A. A., Brown, M. D. (2015).Association Between Intervertebral Disc Degeneration and Cigarette Smoking: Clinical and Experimental Evidence. JBJS Reviews, 3, e2.

Jackson, A. R., Yuan, T., Huang, C., Brown, M. D., Gu, W. (2012).Nutrient transport in human annulus fibrosus is affected by compressive strain and anisotropy. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 40(12), 2551-8.

Zhu, Q., Jackson, A. R., Gu, W. (2012).Cell viability in intervertebral disc under various nutritional and dynamic loading conditions: 3d Finite element analysis. Journal of Biomechanics, 45(16), 2769-77.

Jackson, A. R., Huang, C., Brown, M. D., Gu, W. (2011).3D Finite Element Analysis of Nutrient Distrubutions and Cell Viability in the Intervertebral Disc: Effects of Deformation and Degeneration. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 133, 91006.

Jackson, A. R., Huang, C., Gu, W. (2011).Effect of Endplate Calcification and Mechanical Deformation on the Distribution of Glucose in Intervertebral Disc: A 3D Finite Element Study. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 14(2), 195-204.

Jackson, A. R., Yuan, T., Huang, C., Gu, W. (2009).A Conductivity Approach to Measuring Fixed Charge Density in Intervertebral Disc Tissue. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 37(12), 2566-73.

Travascio, F., Jackson, A. R., Brown, M. D., Gu, W. (2009).Relationship Between Solute Transport Properties and Tissue Morphology in Human Annulus Fibrosus. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 27(12), 1625-30.

Jackson, A. R., Gu, W. (2009).Transport Properties in Cartilaginous Tissues. Current Rheumatology Reviews, 5(1), 40-50.

Yuan, T., Jackson, A. R., Huang, C., Gu, W. (2009).Strain-Dependent Oxygen Diffusivity in Bovine Annulus Fibrosus. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 131, 74503.

Jackson, A. R., Travascio, F., Gu, W. (2009).Effect of Mechanical Loading on Electrical Conductivity in Human Intervertebral Disc. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 131, 54505.

Jackson, A. R., Yuan, T., Huang, C., Travascio, F., Gu, W. (2008).Effect of Compression and Anisotropy on the Diffusion of Glucose in Annulus Fibrosus. Spine, 33(1), 7-Jan.

Huang, C., Yuan, T., Jackson, A. R., Hazbun, L., Fraker, C., Gu, W. (2007).Effects of Low Glucose Concentrations on Oxygen Consumption Rates of Intervertebral Disc Cells. Spine, 32(19), 2063-9.

Jackson, A. R., Yao, H., Brown, M. D., Gu, W. (2006).Anisotropic Ion Diffusivity in Intervertebral Disc: An Electrical Conductivity Approach. Spine, 31(24), 2783-9.