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Steven P. Wrenn

Associate Professor
Assistant Dean of Graduate Affairs, College of Engineering

 

Office CAT 480
Phone 215-895-6694
Fax 215-895-5837
Email spw22@drexel.edu
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Degrees

PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, 1999
MChE, Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, 1996
BS, Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1991

Honors and Awards

  • Cooperative Education Faculty of the Year, 2012
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, 2006
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2004
  • Pfizer, Inc. Atorvastatin Research Award, 2003
  • Pfizer, Inc. Atorvastatin Research Award, 2002
  • Whitaker Foundation Biomedical Engineering Research Grant, 2001
  • Presidential Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Delaware, 1997
  • Teaching Fellow, University of Delaware, 1997
  • Robert L. Pigford Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, 1997
  • David Wallis Memorial Scholarship, Virginia Tech, 1990-1991
  • Omega Chi Epsilon, inducted 1990


Research Interests

  • Biological colloids (microstructures: vesicles, micelles, lipoproteins, aggregation, fusion)
  • Phospholipid membranes (phase behavior, lipid rafts and nandomains, interactions with ultrasound)
  • Cholesterol nucleation (in the contexts of gallstone pathogenesis and atherosclerosis, influence of proteins, enzymes, hormones)

Recent Publications

Walters, M.J.; Wrenn, S.P. Effect of sphingomyelinase-mediated generation of ceramide on aggregation of low-density lipoprotein. Langmuir 2008, 24(17), 9642-9647.

Brown, A.C.; Towles, K.B.; Wrenn, S.P. Measuring raft size as a function of membrane composition in PC-Based systems: Part 1 - Binary systems. Langmuir 2007, 23(22), 11180-11187.

Brown, A.C.; Towles, K.B.; Wrenn, S.P. Measuring raft size as a function of membrane composition in PC-Based systems: Part II - Ternary systems. Langmuir 2007, 23(22), 11188-11196.

Brown, A. C.; Figueredo, R. A.; Wrenn, S. P.; et al. Cholesterol nucleation in native bile occurs more rapidly in female than mate prairie dogs: Estrogen is a potential contributory factor. Gastroenterology 2007, 132(4), A453-A453.

Towles, K.B.; Brown, A.C.; Wrenn, S.P.; et al. Effect of membrane microheterogeneity and domain size on fluorescence resonance energy transfer. Biophys J 2007, 93(2), 655-667.



 
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