Nathan Dreger

Doctoral Student 



Education

B.S., Biochemistry: 2015
The University of Mount Union, OH


Current Research

Continuing PEU work with cardiovascular applications


Publications

ZK Zander, P Chen, Y-H Hsu, N Dreger, L Savariau†, A Olivero†, A Chiari, S Chambers, HA Barton, ML Becker* “Post polymerization functionalization of polyurethanes with QACs for imparting multispectral antimicrobial properties” Biomaterials, 2018, accepted. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2018.05.010.

K Chen, NZ Dreger, F Peng, BD Vogt, ML Becker, M Cakmak* “Nonlinear Mechano-Optical Behavior and Strain-Induced Structural Changes of L-Valine-Based Poly(ester urea)s” Macromolecules, 2018, submitted.

EP Childers, NZ Dreger, AB Ellenberger, MB Wandel, K Domino, Y Xu, D Luong, J Yu, D Orsini, RH Bell, C Premanandan, SD Fening*, ML Becker* Enhanced Rotator-cuff Repair Using Platelet-Rich Plasma Adsorbed Branched Poly(ester urea)s. Biomacromolecules, 2018, submitted.

AP Dove, NZ Dreger, ML Becker “Bioresorbable Polymers: Lost in Translation” Nature Reviews Materials 2018, submitted.

ZK Zander, P Chen, Y-H Hsu, N Dreger, L Savariau†, A Olivero†, A Chiari, S Chambers, HA Barton, ML Becker* “Post polymerization functionalization of polyurethanes with QACs for imparting multispectral antimicrobial properties” Biomaterials, 2018, accepted. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2018.05.010.

NZ Dreger, MB Wandel, LL Robinson, D Luong, CS Søndergaard, M Hiles, C Premanandan, M L Becker* “Preclinical in vitro and in vivo Assessment of Linear and Branched l-Valine Based Poly(ester urea)s for Soft-tissue Applications” ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, 2018, 4(4), 1346-1356.