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Monet Roberts

Assistant Professor
Portrait of Monet Roberts
227 Kelly Hall
325 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research Areas

  • Tissue Engineering
  • Nanoengineering
  • Translational Cancer Research
  • Neuroengineering

Research Interests

  • Glycocalyx/glycocalyx engineering
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Liquid tumors
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Cognition
  • Extracellular Vesicles
  • Microenvironment interactions
  • Meningeal lymphatics


  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology,  2014
  • M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, 2017
  • Ph.D.,  Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, 2019

Awards, Honors, and Service

  • Cell Mentors 1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America
  • Zellman Warhaft Commitment to Diversity Award, Diversity Programs in Engineering,Cornell University, 2019
  • Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, Inducted Spring 2019
  • Social Justice Award, Graduate & Professional Student Diversity Council, Cornell University, 2018
  • Excellence in Leadership, Diversity Programs in Engineering, Cornell University, 2016
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Program Fellow,2016
  • Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellow, 2015
  • Dean’s Excellence Fellowship, Cornell University, 2014
  • Whitaker Undergraduate Program Award for Study Abroad, Georgia Tech, 2012
  • Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Selected Publications

Roberts LM*, Perez MJ*, Balogh KN, Mingledorff G, Cross JV, and Munson JM. Myeloid, Derived Suppressor Cells migrate in response to flow and lymphatic endothelial cell interaction in the breast tumor microenvironment. Cancers, June 2022

Noble JM*, Roberts LM*, Vidavsky NA*, Chiou AE, Fischbach C, Paszek MJ, Estroff LA, and Kourkoutis LF. Direct comparison of optical and electron microscopy methods for structural characterization of extracellular vesicles. J Struct Biol, April 2020

Shurer CR*, Kuo JC*, Roberts LM*, Gandhi JG, Colville MJ, Enoki TA, Pan H, Su J, Noble JM, O’Donnell JP, Yin RY, Hollander MJ, Kourkoutis LF, Feigenson GW, Reesink HL, and Paszek, MJ. Physical Principles of Membrane Shape Regulation by the Glycocalyx. Cell, June 2019

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