Brad Tricomi

Brad received his bachelors degree from the Department of Electromechanical Engineering at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. Before returning to academia, Brad worked for the Multi-chip Modules (MCM) and MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) departments at Draper Labs in Cambridge, MA. While there, he helped develop a biodegradable polymeric transistor and collaborated in the development and manufacturing of microelectronics. 

Following his stint at Draper, Brad returned to academia to earn his masters from the Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Boston as part of a joint research collaboration within the Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Department's Skeletal Biology Research Center (SBRC) at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. His thesis research was on the automation of continuous distraction osteogenesis (DO) and the possible benefit of continuous DO wound healing. Simultaneously, he also contributed to a 3-D surgical navigation system (Osteomark™); the identification of novel, abnormally up/down-regulated proteins in Giant Cell Tumors; and bone tissue engineering utilizing 3D printed β-TCP/PCL scaffolds, at the SBRC. 

Within Dr. David T. Corr's group, Brad is currently focusing on the high resolution, 3-D spatial patterning of cells utilizing laser direct-write (LDW) deposition. From this technique, Brad aspires to study the native cellular signaling, migration, interactions, and adhesion following LDW deposition with the ultimate goal of studying tissue formation and engineering.