Nicole Urban

Assistant Professor,  College of Arts & Sciences

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I enjoy the challenge of making science relevant and strive to find ways to bring science to life in the classroom.”

Bio

Nicole Urban received her BS in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University and her MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her undergraduate research focused on orthopaedic surgical techniques, while her work at UAB included the design of a novel component for a knee arthroplasty system.

She received a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Old Dominion University and Eastern Virginia Medical School for her work in cardiovascular physiology and cell signaling.

Her postdoctoral research at Virginia Commonwealth University included orthopaedic device failure analysis and prostate cancer cell signaling projects for the Departments of Biochemistry and Orthopaedics. Additionally, she consulted on various confocal microscopy and quantitive image analysis projects across departments.

In 2014, she began working for a contractor to the US Patent and Trademark Office as a Medical, Biotechnology, and Mechanical Device Patent Analyst where she conducts international stage analysis of novel devices and technologies.

In 2016, she joined JWU, where she enjoys the challenge of making science relevant and strives to find ways to bring science to life in the classroom.

Areas of Expertise

  • Physics
  • Surgical Systems and Medical Implant Design
  • Biometric and Telemedicine Systems
  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Sample Courses

  • SCI 1015: Introduction to Life Science
  • PHY 1011: General Physics I
  • PHY 1015: General Physics I Laboratory 

Publications

  • “Metabolic State Alterations of Neural Stem Cell Controls Fas-mediated apoptosis and neurogenesis,” Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, 2013. Authors: ZF Alemar, NH Urban and LK Lauderbaugh

Memberships

  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • National Science Teachers Association