Stacey Demento

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Stacey Demento

Current Employer: Unilever - Trumbull, CT

BSE, Biomedical Engineering, Duke University 2005
MS, Biomedical Engineering, Yale University 2007
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Yale University 2010


Research Focus: Biomimetic approaches for construction of modular adaptive vaccines.

Fahmy Lab Publications:

  • Demento SL, Bonafe M, Cui W, Kaech SM, Caplan MJ, Fikrig E, Ledizet M, Fahmy TM. TLR9-targeted biodegradable nanoparticles as immunization vectors protect against West Nile encephalitis. The Journal of Immunology 2010 Jul;185:2989-97.
  • Stern E, Jay SM, Demento SL, Murelli RP, Reed MA, Malinski T, Spiegel DA, Mooney DJ, Fahmy TM. Spatiotemporal control over molecular delivery and cellular encapsulation from electropolymerized micro- and nanopatterned surfaces. Advanced functional materials 2009 Sep;19(18):2888-95.
  • Demento SL, Eisenbarth SC, Foellmer HG, Platt C, Caplan MJ, Saltzman WM, Mellman I, Ledizet M, Fikrig E, Flavell RA, Fahmy TM. Inflammasome-activating nanoparticles as modular systems for optimizing vaccine efficacy. Vaccine 2009 May;27(23):3013-21.
  • Fahmy TM, Demento SL, Caplan MJ, Mellman I, Saltzman WM. Design opportunities for actively targeted nanoparticle vaccines. Nanomedicine 2008 Jun;3(3):343-55. Review.

Honors and Awards: 

  • Yale Faculty of Engineering Fellowship (2005-2006)
  • Yale Technology Licensing Program member/”Tech Impact at Yale” Contributor (2006-2007)
  • “Yale 100” Delegate to China (May 2007)
  • Teaching Fellow - BENG 435/Tissue-Biomaterial Interactions (Spring 2007)
  • Teaching Fellow - BENG 351a/Quantitative Physiology (Fall 2007, Fall 2008)
  • Teaching Fellow - BENG 464/Tissue Engineering (Spring 2009)
  • Vaccines in Progress (VIP) seminar series co-organizer (Spring 2008-present)
  • Keystone Symposia scholarship recipient (March 2009)
  • Graduate and Professional Student Center at Yale manager