See recent publications on pubmed here.

Refereed Journal Articles

Delaviz Y, Yang M, Santerre JP, Biodegradation Studies of Novel Fluorinated Di-Vinyl Urethane monomers, revision, Polymer, 9, 365 (2017).

Ansari Aysha S, Santerre JP, Uludag H, Biomaterials for Polynucleotide Delivery to Anchorage-Independent Cells,  Journal of Materials Chemistry B, Accepted Aug 8-2017, In Press.

Zhang X, Bendeck M, Simmons CAG, Santerre JP, Deriving vascular smooth muscle cells from mesenchymal stromal cells: Evolving differentiation strategies and current understanding of their mechanisms, Review article, Biomaterials, accepted Aug 14 2017, in Press.

MacAulay M, Tam LE, Santerre JP, Finer Y, In vivo biodegradation of bisGMA and urethane-modified bisGMA based resin composite materials,  J Dental Research- Clinical & Translational Research, in Press, (2017).

Iu J, Massicotte E, Li S, Hurtig MB, Toyserkani E, Santerre JP, Kandel RA , In Vitro Generated Intervertebral Discs: Towards Engineering Tissue Integration. Tissue Engineering Special Issue - Strategic Directions in Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering Part A, 2017 May 9. doi: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2016.0433.

Brockman KS, Kizhakkedathu JN, Lai BFL, Santerre JP, Hemocompatibility of Degrading Biomaterials:  Degradable Polar Hydrophobic Ionic Polyurethane (D-PHI) vs Poly(lactic-co-glycolic) Acid (PLGA),  submitted to Biomacromolecules, Accepted and in press June 2017. 

Xioqing Zhang, Battiston KG, Labow RS, Simmons CA, Santerre JP, Generating favorable growth factor and protease release profiles to enable extracellular matrix accumulation within an in vitro tissue engineering environment, Acta Biomaterialia, 54, 81-94 (2017). DOI number:,

Wright, MEE, Yang M, Santerre JP, Electrospun polyurethane nanofiber scaffolds with ciprofloxacin oligomer: Effect on drug release and cell attachment versus free drug, J Cont Release, 250, 107-115, (2017).

Sadeghinejad L,  Siqueira W,  Santerre JP, Cvitkovitch DG, *Yoav Finer,  Triethylene Glycol Up-regulates Virulence-associated Genes and Proteins in Streptococcus mutanss, PLOS ONE, 2016 November 7; 11 (11),

Sadeghinejad L,  Siqueira W,  Merritt J, Santerre JP, Cvitkovitch DG, *Yoav Finer,  Mechanistic, Genomic and Proteomic Study on the Effects of BisGMA-derived Biodegradation Product on Cariogenic Bacteria, Dental Materials, 33 (2), 175-190 (2017).  10.1016/  

Brockman KS, Kizhakkedathu JN, Santerre JP, Hemocompatibility Studies on a Degradable Polar Hydrophobic Ionic Polyurethane (D-PHI) , Acta Biomaterialia, Accepted Nov 2016, 48, 368-377, 2017.,

Hugoni L,  Montaño-Machado V, Pauthe E, Mantovani D, Santerre JP, Fibronectin adsorption on surface-modified polyetherurethanes and their differentiated effect on specific blood elements related to inflammatory and clotting processes. BioInterfaces, 11, 029809 (2016); doi: 10.1116/1.495, Accepted for publication May 6, 2016.

Parvin Nejad S, Blaser M, Santerre JP, Calderone CA, Simmons CA. Biomechanical conditioning of tissue engineered heart valves: Too much of a good thing?; Advanced Drug Delivery reviews, 96, 161-175 (2016). DOI information: 10.1016/j.addr.2015.11.003

Xiaoqing Zhang, Kyle G Battiston, Joanne E McBane, Loren A Matheson, Rosalind S Labow, J Paul Santerre, Design of Biodegradable Polyurethanes and the Interactions of the Polymers and their Degradation By-Products within in vitro and in vivo Environments, in #108 Advances in Polyurethane Biomaterials, edited by Gianjun Guan and Stuart L. Cooper,  Elsevier-Woodhead, pages 75-104, February 2016, 691 pages.

Battiston KG, Labow RS, Simmons CA, Santerre JP, Immunomodulatory polymeric scaffold enhances extracellular matrix production in cell co-cultures under dynamic mechanical stimulation, Acta Biomaterialia, 24, 74-86 (2015).

Battiston KG, Ouyang B, Honarparvar E, Qian J, Labow RS, Simmons CA, Santerre JP, Interaction of a block-co-polymeric biomaterial with immunoglobulin G modulates human monocytes towards a non-inflammatory phenotypen, Acta Biomaterialia, 24, 35-43 (2015). on line: 19-JUN-2015 DOI information: 10.1016/j.actbio.2015.06.003.

Cheung JWC, Jain D, McCulloch CAG, and Santerre JP, Pro-angiogenic Character of Endothelial Cells and Gingival Fibroblasts Co-cultures in Perfused Degradable Polyurethane (D-PHI) Scaffolds, Tissue Engineering, Part A,  21 (9-10), 1587-1599 (2015).

Kandel, R, Santerre J, Massicotte, E, Hurtig M, Tissue Engineering of the Intervertebral Disc, in The Intervertebral Disc, Eds Shapiro IM, Risbud MV, Springer, New York, 2014, ISBN 978-3-7091-1535-0, 437pages (pages 417-433).  

Zhang X, Wright MEE, Jane W.C. Cheung, Battiston KG, Sharifpoor S, Labow RS, and Santerre JP, New Degradable Polyurethanes for Use in Tissue Engineering: Inspired by Mechanisms of Biodegradation and Wound Healing Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, 4, 1–14, (2014). 

Cheung JWC, McCulloch CAG, and Santerre JP, Establishing a Gingival Fibroblast Phenotype in a Perfused Degradable Polyurethane Scaffold:  Mediation by TGF-β1, FGF-2, and Activation of β1-integrin and Focal Adhesion Kinase, Biomaterials 35 (38), 10025-10032, (2014), DOI information: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2014.09.001.

Iu J., Santerre JP, Kandel RA, Inner and outer annulus fribosus cells exhibit differentiated phenotypes and yield changes in extracellular matrix composition in vitro on a polycarbonate urethane scaffold, Tissue Engineering Part A20(23-24):3176-88, (2014).

Mathieu E, Battiston KG, McBane JE, Davidson L, Suuronen EJ, Santerre JP, Laow RS,  Characterization of a degradable polar hydrophobic ionic polyurethane with circulating angiogenic cells in vitro, Journal of Biomaterials Science-Polymer 25(11):1159-1173, (2014); doi/abs/10.1080/09205063.2014.923367 .  

Cai K, Delaviz Y, Banh M, Guo Y, Santerre JP, Biodegradation of composite resin with ester linkages: identifying human salivary enzyme activity with a potential role in the esterolytic process, Dental Materials, 30(8):848-860, (2014). DOI: 10.1016/  NSERC # RGPIN 360520

Delaviz Y, Cvitkovitch DC, Santerre JP, Infection Resistant Biomaterials in “Biomaterials and medical device associated infections”, ed. Lara Barnes and Ian Cooper , Elsevier, Nov 21, 2014 - Medical - 278 pages. 

Battiston KG, Cheung JWC, Jain D, Santerre JP, Biomaterials in co-culture systems: Towards optimizing tissue integration and cell signaling within scaffolds, Biomaterials, 35, 4465-4476, (2014).

Lopez-Donaire M, Santerre JP, Surface Modifying Oligomers Used to Functionalize Polymeric Surfaces: Consideration for Blood Contact Applications, J Applied Polym Sci, 131, (2014). DOI: 10.1002/app.40328.

Battiston, KG, Ouyang B, Labow RS, Simmons CA, Santerre JP, Monocyte/macrophage cytokine activity regulates vascular smooth muscle cell function within a degradable polyurethane scaffold, Acta Biomaterialia, 10,1146-1155 (2014). DOI information: 10.1016/j.actbio.2013.12.022 .

Turner KA, Santerre JP, Kandel RA, Tension Affects Annulus Fibrosus Cells Grown on Nanofibrous Polyurethane Scaffolds,  Spine, 14(3):424-34 (2014). 

Delaviz Y, Finer Y, Santerre JP, Biodegradation of Resin Composites and Adhesives by Oral Bacteria and Saliva. A Rationale for New Material Designs that are Dependent on the Clinical Environment and Treatment Challenges. Dental Materials, 30(1), 16-32 (2014)                           

Bourbia M, Ma D, Cvitkovitch DG, Santerre JP, Finer Y, Cariogenic Bacteria Degrades Dental Resin Composite and Adhesives, Jounal of Dental Research, 92(11), 989 – 994 (2013).

Nosikova YS, Santerre JP, Grynpas M, Kandel RA,  Annulus fibrosus cells can induce mineralization: An in vitro study, Spine, 13(4), 443-453 (2013). 

Cheung JWC, Rose E, Santerre JP, Perfused culture of gingival fibroblasts in a degradable-polar hydrophobic ionic polyurethane (D-PHI) scaffold leads to enhanced proliferation and metabolic activity, Acta Biomaterialia, 9, 6867-6875 (2013), DOI information: 10.1016/j.actbio.2013.02.010,

Nosikova YS, Santerre JP, Grynpas M, Gibson G, Kandel RA, Characterization of the annulus fibrosus-vertebral bone interface: identification of new structural features, Journal of Anatomy, 221(6) 577-589 (2012).

Battiston KG, Labow RS, Santerre JP, Protein binding mediation of biomaterial-dependent monocyte activation on a degradable polar hydrophobic ionic polyurethane,  Biomaterials, 33, 8316-8328 (2012).

Blit, PH, Battiston KG, Yang M, Santerre JP, Woodhouse KA, , Electrospun elastin-like polypeptide enriched polyurethanes and their interactions with vascular smooth muscle cells, Acta Biomaterialia, 8, 2493-2503 (2012).

McBane JE, Sharifpoor S, Labow RS, Ruel M,  Suuronen EJ, and Santerre JP,  Tissue Engineering a Small Diameter Vessel Substitute: Engineering Constructs Based on Non-traditional Biomaterials and Cell Sources,  Current Vascular Pharmacology 10, 347-60 (2012) 

McBane JE, Kuihua C, Labow RS,  and Santerre JP, Co-culturing monocytes with smooth muscle cells improves cell distribution within a degradable polyurethane scaffold and reduces inflammatory cytokines , Acta Biomaterialia, 8, 488-501 (2012).  

Battiston KG, McBane JE, Labow RS, Santerre JP, Differences in protein binding and cytokine release from monocytes on commercial sources of tissue culture polystyrene,  Acta Biomaterialia, 8, 89-98 (2012)

McDonald S, Matheson LA, McBane JE, Kuraitis D,  Suuronen EJ, Santerre JP, Labow RS, Use of monocyte/endothelial cell co-cultures (in vitro) and a subcutaneous implant mouse model (in vivo) to evaluate a degradable, polar, hydrophobic, ionic polyurethane.  J Cell Biochem. 112, 3762-2772 (2011)  

Blit P.H., McClung WG., Brash J.L., Woodhouse K.A., Santerre J.P. Platelet inhibition and endothelial cell adhesion on elastin-like polypeptide surface modified materials. Biomaterials, 32, 5790-5800 (2011).

McBane JE, Sharifpoor S, Kuihua C, Labow RS,  and Santerre JP, Biodegradation and in vivo biocompatibility of a degradable polar/hydrophobic/ionic polyurethane for  tissue engineering applications,   Biomaterials. 32, 6034-44 (2011).

Sharifpoor S, Simmons CA, Labow RS, Santerre JP, Functional characterization of human coronary artery smooth muscle cells under cyclic mechanical strain in a degradable polyurethane scaffold, Biomaterials,  32, 4816-29 (2011).

McBane JE, Battiston KG, Wadhwani A, Sharifpoor S, Labow RS, Santerre JP, Evaluating the effect of degradable biomaterials on co-cultures of monocytes and smooth muscle cells, Biomaterials, 32, 3584-95, (2011).

Blit, PH, Battiston KG, Woodhouse KA, Santerre JP, Surface emobilization of elastin-like polypeptides using fluorinated surface modifying additives,  J Biomed Mater Res, 96A, 648-662 (2011).  

Attia M., Santerre JP, Kandel RA, Fibronectin Promotes Annulus Fibrosus Cell and Collagen Alignment on Nanofibrous Polyurethane Scaffolds, Biomaterials, 32, 450-460 (2011).

Srokowski E.M., Blit P.H., McClung G.W., Brash J.L, Santerre J.P., Woodhouse K.A., Evaluation of Platelet Adhesion And Fibrinogen Accretion on a Family of Elastin-like Polypeptides.   J Biomat Sci-Polym Ed, 22 (1-3), 41-57 (2011).  

McBane JE, Diba Ebadi , Soroor Sharifpoor, Rosalind S. Labow, J. Paul Santerre, Differentiation of monocytes on a degradable, polar-hydrophobic-ionic polyurethane: 2-dimensional films versus 3-dimensional scaffolds, Acta Biomaterialia, 7: 115–122 (2011). 

Sharifpoor S, Simmons CA, Labow RS, Santerre JP, The Intereaction of vascular smooth muscle cells with high-porosity polyurethane scaffolds under cyclic mechanical strain,   Acta Biomaterialia,  6: 4218-4228 (2010).

Kermanshahi S, Santerre JP, Cvitkovitch D, Finer Y, Biodegradation of Resin-Dentin Interfaces Increases Bacterial Microleakage,  J Dent Res, 89(9):996-1001, 2010   

Yeganegi M, Kandel RA, Santerre JP, Characterization of a biodegradable electrospun polyurethane nanofiber scaffold: Mechanical properties and cytotoxicity,  Acta Biomaterialia, 6: 3847-3855 (2010).

Blit P, Shen YH, Ernsting MJ, Woodhouse KA, Santerre JP, Bioactivation of porous polyurethane scaffolds using fluorinated RGD surface modifiers, J Biomed Mater Res, 94(4):1226-35 (2010).

Shokati B, Tam LE, Santerre JP, Finer Y, Effect of Salivary Esterases on the Integrity and Fracture Toughness of the Dentin-Resin Interface,   J Biomed Mater Res: Appl Biomater 94B:230-237 (2010).  :

Ramsay SD, Pilliar RM, Santerre JP, Design Principles for a Biodegradable Calcium Polyphosphate/Polyvinyl-urethane Carbonate Composite for High Load Bearing Osteosynthesis Application, J Biomed Mater Res part B, 94B, 178-186 (2010).

Sharifpoor S, Labow RS, Santerre JP, The synthesis and characterization of degradable polar hydrophobic ionic polyurethane porous scaffolds for vascular tissue engineering applications, Biomacromolecules, 10 (10): 2729–2739 (2009). 

McBane JE, Matheson LA,  Sharifpoor S,  Santerre JP, Labow RS., Effect of polyurethane chemistry and protein coating on monocyte differentiation to a wound healing phenotype macrophage, Biomaterials, 30, 5497-5504 (2009).

Yang L, Kandel R, Santerre JP, Polar Surface Chemistry of Nanofibrous Polyurethane Scaffold Affects Annulus Fibrosus Cell Attachment and Early Matrix Accumulation,   J Biomed Mater Res, 91(4):1089-99 (2009).  

McBane JE, Matheson LA, Santerre JP, Labow RS , The effects of phorbol ester activation and reactive oxygen species scavengers on the macrophage-mediated foreign body reacton to polyurethanes, submitted to J Biomed Mater Res, 91A: 1150–1159 (2009).  

Khalichi P, Singh J, Cvitkovitch D, Santerre JP, The influence of triethylene glycol derived from dental on the regulation of Streptococcus mutans gene expression,  Biomaterials, 30:452-459 (2009).

Singh J, Khalichi P, Cvitkiovitch DG, Santerre JP, Composite degradation products from Bis-GMA monomer modulate the expression of genes associated with biofilm formation and other virulence factors in Streptococcus mutans,  J Biomed Mater Res, 88A:551–560, (2009).

McBane JE, Matheson LA, Santerre JP, Labow RS, Effect of phorbol esters on the macrophage-mediated biodegradation of polyurethanes via protein kinase C activation and other pathways,  J of Biomaterials Sci, Poym Ed, 20, 437-453 (2009).

Dinnes DLM, Santerre JP, Labow RS, Intracellular phospholipase A(2) expression and location in human macrophages: Influence of synthetic material surface chemistry, J Cellular Physiology;214(1):136-44 (2008).

Dinnes DLM, Santerre JP, Labow RS, Influence of biodegradable and non-biodegradable material surfaces on differentiating human monocyte-derived macrophages,   Differentiation, 76, 232-244 (2008).

McBane JE, Santerre JP, Labow RS, The interaction between hydrolytic and oxidative pathways in macrophage-mediated polyurethane degradation, J Biomed Mater Res, 82A(4), 984-94 (2007).

Ernsting M, Labow RS, Santerre JP, Human monocyte activity on RGD and PHSRN peptides delivered to the surface of a polycarbonate polyurethane using bioactive fluorinated surface modifiers.  J. Biomed Mater Res, 83A, 759-769 (2007).

Matheson LA, Maksym GN, Santerre JP, Labow RS Differential effects of uniaxial and biaxial strain on U937 macrophage-like cell morphology: Influence of extracellular matrix type proteins,    J Biomed Mater Res, 81A:971-891 (2007).

Matheson LA, McBane JE, Malowany JI, Santerre JP, Labow RS, Is cell culture stressful? A comparison of the effects of degradable and non-degradable culture surfaces on U937 cell function and morphology, BioTechniques, 42, 744-450 (2007). 

Gratzer, P.F., Santerre, J.P., Lee J.M., The effect of chemical modification of amino-acid side chains on collagen degradation by enzymes, J Biomed Mater Res.: Part B, Applied Biomaterials, 81B, 1-11(2007).

Finer Y, Santerre JP, The influence of silanated filler content on the biodegradation of bisGMA/TEGDMA dental composite resins, J Biomed Mat Res, 81A, 75-84(2007).   

Merdad K, Pascon EA, Kulkarni G, Santerre P, Friedman S, Cytotoxicity assessment of components of the Epiphany Resin-Percha Obturating System by Millipore Filter and Direct Contact Assays,  J Endodontics, 33, 24-27(2007). 

Massa T, McClung G, Yang M, Ho JYC, Brash JL, Santerre JP, Fibrinogen adsorption and platelet lysis characterization of fluorinated surface modified polyetherurethanes,  J Biomed Mater Res, 81A, 178-185(2007). 

Dinnes DL, Marcal H, Mahler SM, Santerre JP, Labow RS, Material surfaces affect the protein expression patterns of human macrophages: a proteomic approach, J Biomed Mater Res, 80, 895-908 (2007). 

Labow RS, Santerre JP, Effect of fibrinogen adsorption on U937-cell mediated biodegradation of polycarbonate-polyurethanes, inNew Research on Biomaterials, Ed. Denzel R. Boomington, Nova Science Publishers, Inc, Hauppauge, NY, USA., Chapter 5 p145-159, 2007.