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Tristan Driscoll, Ph.D.

Tristan Driscoll, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Room Number
Building B, Room B333
Website Link(s)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University, 2020
  • Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2015
  • B.Bm.E., Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2009
Research Interests
  • Tissue Stiffness Homeostasis
  • Cellular and Molecular Mechanotransduction
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  1. Moro A*, Driscoll TP*, Boraas LC, Armero W, Kasper DM, Baeyens N, Jouy C, Mallikarjun V, Swift J, Ahn SJ, Lee D, Zhang J, Gu M, Gerstein M, Schwartz MA, Nicoli S. microRNA-Dependent Regulation of Biomechanical Genes Establishes Tissue Stiffness Homeostasis. Nature Cell Biology, 2019 Mar; (*Co-first authors).

  2. Szczesny SE*, Driscoll TP*, Tseng HY, Liu PC, Heo SJ, Mauck RL, Chao, PG. Engineered Crimped Nanofibrous Biomaterials Mimic Microstructure and Mechanics of Native Tissue and Alter Strain Transfer to Cells. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 2016, Dec; (*Co-first authors).

  3. Driscoll TP, Cosgrove BD, Heo SJ, Mauck RL. Cytoskeletal Strain Transfer Regulates YAP Signaling in Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Biophysical Journal, 2015 Jun; 108:1-11.

  4. Driscoll TP, Nakasone RH, Szczesny SE, Elliott DM, Mauck RL. Biaxial mechanics and inter-lamellar shearing of stem-cell seeded electrospun angle-ply laminates for annulus fibrosus tissue engineering. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 2013 Jun; 31(6):864-70.

  5. Driscoll TP, Nerurkar NL, Jacobs NT, Elliott DM, Mauck RL. Fiber angle and aspect ratio influence the shear mechanics of oriented electrospun nanofibrous scaffolds. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2011 Nov; 4(8):1627-36.