American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellow
Project Title:
“Morphogenesis of 3D pluripotent stem cell aggregates”


Tracy graduated from Lehigh University with a B.S. in Bioengineering in 2006.  From there she went on to graduate school at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and joined the laboratory of Dr. Marsha Rolle where she studied vascular tissue engineering.  For her dissertation she developed and characterized a novel, scaffold-free platform technology used to generate vascular tissues.  In July of 2012, Tracy joined the McDevitt lab as a postdoctoral fellow.  


Lehigh University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)


American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship Award - 2014 

Petit Institute Interdisciplinary Research and Education Above & Beyond Trainee Award - 2013

Koerner Family Fellowship, School of Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - 2012 

Potvin Award, Biomedical Engineering Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - 2011

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, Associate Member - 2010

Graduate Student Government Travel Award, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - 2010

Innovation Presentation Competition, Second Place, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - 2010

Outstanding Poster Award, NAVBO VMBB Workshop II, Whistler, British Columbia - 2009

Arvid Marietta Anderson Graduate Fellowship, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - 2006  

Recent Publications:

Butts JC, McCreedy DA, Martinez-Vargas JAlexis, Mendoza-Camacho FN, Hookway TA, Gifford CA, et al. Differentiation of V2a interneurons from human pluripotent stem cells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2017;.
Matthys OB, Hookway TA, McDevitt TC. Design principles for engineering of tissues from human pluripotent stem cells. Current Stem Cell Reports. 2016;.
Hookway TA, Butts JC, Lee E, Tang H, McDevitt TC. Aggregate formation and suspension culture of human pluripotent stem cells and differentiated progeny. Methods. 2016;.
Zia M, Chi T, Zhang C, Thadesar P, Hookway TA, Gonzalez J, et al. A microfabricated electronic microplate platform for low-cost repeatable biosensing applications. 2015 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM). Washington, DC, USA: IEEE; 2015.
Chi T, Park JSeok, Butts JC, Hookway TA, Su A, Zhu C, et al. A multi-modality CMOS sensor array for cell-based assay and drug screening. IEEE Transaction on Biomedical Circuits and Systems. 2015;.