Scott Sell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Education

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University

Research Interests

Sell conducts research in the areas of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, particularly focusing on the potential for electrospinning to create extracellular matrix analogue scaffolds for dermal and musculoskeletal repair. He has also done extensive research on the incorporation and controlled release of platelet-rich plasma from electrospun scaffolds. Sell’s research interests include tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, electrospinning, polymeric scaffolds, dermal regeneration, and ligament repair.

Labs and Facilities

Tissue Engineering Scaffold Fabrication Laboratory

Publications and Media Placements

Printed Archival Peer-Reviewed Journals
McClure, M.J., Garg, K., Simpson, D.G., Ryan, J.J., Sell, S.A., Bowlin, G.L., and J.J. Ericksen. “The Influence of Platelet Rich Plasma on Myogenic Differentiation.” Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. July 2013 DOI: 10.1002/term.1755

Sell, S.A., Ericksen, J.J. and G.L. Bowlin. “The incorporation and controlled release of platelet-rich plasma-derived biomolecules from polymeric tissue engineering scaffolds.” Polymer International. 61 (12) 1703-1709, 2012. DOI: 10.1002/pi.4372

Francis, M.P., Sachs, P.C., Madurantakam, P.A., Sell, S.A., Moghaddam, Y.M., Elmore, L.W., Bowlin, G.L., and S.E. Holt. “Electrospinning Adipose Tissue-derived Extracellular Matrix for Adipose Stem Cell Culture.” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A. 100 (7) 1716-1724, 2012. DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.34126

McClure, M.J., Wolfe, P.S., Simpson, D.G., Sell, S.A., and G.L. Bowlin. “The use of air-flow impedance to control fiber deposition patterns during electrospinning.” Biomaterials. 33 (3) 771-779, 2012. DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2011.10.011

Sell, S.A., Wolfe, P.S., Ericksen, J.J., Simpson, D.G., and G.L. Bowlin. “Incorporating Platelet-Rich Plasma into Electrospun Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Applications.” Tissue Engineering Part A., 17 (21-22), 2723-2737, 2011. DOI: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2010.0663

Jha, B.S., Colello, R.J., Bowman, J.R., Sell, S.A., Lee, K.D., Bigbee, J.W., Bowlin, G.L., Chow, W.N., Mathern, B.E., and D.G. Simpson. “Two pole air gap electrospinning: Fabrication of highly aligned, three dimensional scaffolds for nerve reconstruction.” Acta Biomaterialia, 7 (1), 203-215, 2011. DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2010.08.004

Sell, S.A., Ericksen, J.J., Reis, T.W., Droste, L.R., Bhuiyan, M.B.A., and D.R. Gater. “A Case Report on the Use of Sustained Release Platelet-Rich Plasma for the Treatment of Chronic Pressure Ulcers.” Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 34 (1), 122-127, 2011. DOI: 10.1179/107902610X12923394765616

Sell, S.A., McClure, M.J., Ayres, C.E., Simpson, D.G., and G.L. Bowlin. “Preliminary investigation of airgap electrospun silk fibroin-based structures for ligament analogue engineering.” Journal of Biomaterials Science: Polymer Edition, 22, 1253-1273, 2011. DOI: 10.1163/092050610X504251

Sell, S.A., Wolfe, P.S., Garg, K., McCool, J.M., Rodriguez, I.A., and G.L. Bowlin. “The Use of Natural Polymers in Tissue Engineering: A Focus on Electrospun Extracellular Matrix Analogues.” Polymer, 2 (4), 522-553, 2010. DOI: 10.3390/polym2040522

Online Peer-Reviewed Journals
Rodriguez, I.A., Sell, S.A., McCool, J.M., Saxena, G., Spence, A.J., and Bowlin, G.A. “A preliminary evaluation of lyophilized gelatin sponges enhanced with platelet-rich plasma, hydroxyapatite, and chitin whiskers for bone regeneration.” Cells. 2(2) 244-65, 2013. DOI: 10.3390/cells2020244

Sell, S.A., Wolfe, P.S., Spence, A.J., Rodriguez, I.A., McCool, J.M., Garg, K., Ericksen, J.J., and G.L. Bowlin. “A Preliminary Study on the Potential of Manuka Honey and Platelet-Rich Plasma in Wound Healing.” International Journal of Biomaterials. 2012, DOI: 10.1155/2012/313781

Rodriguez, I.A, Madurantakam, P.A., McCool, J.M., Sell, S.A., Yang, H., Moon, P.C., and G.L. Bowlin. “Mineralization potential of electrospun PDO-hydroxyapatite-fibrinogen blended scaffolds.” International Journal of Biomaterials. 2012, DOI: 10.1155/2012/159484

Wolfe, P.S., Sell, S.A., Ericksen, J.J, Simpson, D.G., and G.L. Bowlin. “The Creation of Electrospun Nanofibers from Platelet-Rich Plasma.” Journal of Tissue Science & Engineering. 2:107, 2011, DOI: 10.4172/2157-7552.1000107 

Conference Abstracts
Sell, S.A., Rodriguez, I.A., McCool, J.M., Saxena, G., Spence, A.J., and G.L. Bowlin. “A preliminary evaluation of lyophilized gelatin sponges enhanced with platelet-rich plasma, hydroxyapatite, and chitin whiskers for bone regeneration.” Poster presentation at the 17th Annual International Workshop on Tissue Engineering, Hilton Head, SC, March 19-23, 2013.

Sell, S.A., Wolfe, P.S., Spence, A.J., Rodriguez, I.A., McCool, J.M., Garg, K., Ericksen, J.J, and G.L. Bowlin. “The use of a combination of Manuka honey and platelet-rich plasma to stimulate dermal regeneration.” Podium presentation at the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Atlanta, GA, October 24-27, 2012.

Sell, S.A., Wolfe, P.S., Spence, A.J., Rodriguez, I.A., McCool, J.M., Garg, K., Ericksen, J.J, and G.L. Bowlin. “The potential for accelerate wound healing with Manuka honey and platelet-rich plasma.” Poster presentation at the 16th Annual International Workshop on Tissue Engineering, Hilton Head, SC, March 14-17, 2012.

Sell, S.A., Wolfe, P.S., Simpson, D.G., Ericksen, J.J, and G.L. Bowlin. “Using Platelet-Rich Plasma as a Material for the Creation of Electrospun Scaffolds in Tissue Engineering.” Podium presentation at the Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society – North America 2011 Conference and Exposition, Houston, TX, December 11-14, 2011.

Sell, S.A., McClure, M.J., Wolfe, P.S., Garg, K., Ericksen, J.J, and G.L. Bowlin. “Mechanical evaluation of airgap electrospun polycaprolactone and platelet-rich plasma blends for ligament analogues.” Podium presentation at the Fourth International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials & Tissues. Waikoloa, Hawai’i December 11-14, 2011.

Sell, S.A., Ericksen, J.J., Reis, T.W., Droste, L.W., Bowlin, G.L., Bhuiyan, M.B.A., and D.R. Gater. “Sustained release platelet-rich plasma as a treatment for chronic pressure ulcers: A case report.” Podium presentation at the 15th Annual International Workshop on Tissue Engineering, Hilton Head, SC, March 16-19, 2011.

Sell, S.A., Wolfe, P.S., Simpson, D.G., Ericksen, J.J, and G.L. Bowlin. “The creation of electrospun nanofiber scaffolds from platelet-rich plasma.” Poster presentation at the 15th Annual International Workshop on Tissue Engineering, Hilton Head, SC, March 16-19, 2011.

Wijesinghe, D.S., Sell, S.A., Ericksen, J.J., and C.E. Chalfant. “Lipidomic Characterization of Platelet Rich Plasma.” Podium presentation at the 46th Annual Southeastern Regional Lipid Conference. Cashiers, NC, November 9-11, 2011.

Books
Wolfe, P.S., Sell, S.A., and G.L. Bowlin, “Natural and Synthetic Scaffolds.” In Tissue Engineering: From Lab to Clinic. Pallua, N; and C.V. Suscheck, Eds. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. 2011. p 41-67.

Community Work

Following his graduation, Sell completed a three-year Polytrauma Research post-doc fellowship at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, VA.