Lauren Sestito, Ph.D.

Lauren Sestito, Ph.D.

Lauren Sestito, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Bioengineering 219.464.5117 Gellersen Hall, Room 127


B.S.- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Ph.D.- Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University

Courses Taught
  • Physiology of Cellular and Molecular Systems
Professional Affiliations
  • Lymphatic Education and Research Network
  • American Heart Association
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Society for Biomaterials
Selected Publications
  • Sestito, L.F., Thomas, S.N. (2021). Lymph-directed nitric oxide increases immune cell access to lymph-borne nanoscale solutes. Biomaterials, doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2020.120411.
  • Francis, D.M., Manspeaker, M.P., Schudel, A., Sestito, L.F., O’Melia, M.J., Kissick, H.T., Pollack, B.P., Waller, E.K., Thomas, S.N. (2020). Blockade of immune checkpoints in lymph nodes through locoregional delivery augments cancer immunotherapy. Science Translational Medicine, 12(563), doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aay3575.
  • Kim, J., Sestito, L.F., Im, S., Kim, W.J., Thomas, S.N. (2020). Poly(cyclodextrin)-polydrug nanocomplexes as synthetic oncolytic virus for locoregional melanoma chemoimmunotherapy. Advanced Functional Materials, 30(16), doi: 10.1002/adfm.201908788.
  • Sestito, L.F., Thomas, S.N. (2019). Biomaterials for modulating lymphatic function in immunoengineering. ACS Pharmaceutical and Translational Science, 2(5), 293-310, doi: 10.1021/acsptsci.9b00047.
  • Schudel, A., Sestito, L.F., Thomas, S.N. (2018). S-nitrosated poly(propylene sulfide) nanoparticles for enhanced nitric oxide delivery to lymphatic tissues. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 106(6), 1463-1475, doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.36348.