©2019 by Dr. Jessica Amber Jennings.

Herff College of Engineering
The University of Memphis

ABOUT DR. J. AMBER JENNINGS

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Jennings received her B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Alabama in 1999.  She conducted her graduate studies in the field of wound healing under the mentorship of Dale Feldman, Ph.D. at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, receiving her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering in 2007.  She conducted post-doctoral studies at the University of Memphis in the laboratories of Warren Haggard, Ph.D., from 2007 to 2009, studying local delivery of antimicrobials from biopolymer implants. She now leads a research team at the University of Memphis, with projects directed at delivery of antimicrobial and anti-biofilm therapeutics for musculoskeletal trauma and orthopedic implants. 

 

Her research foci are divided into 3 major thrusts: 
         -Biofilm inhibitors and dispersal agents
         -Biopolymer drug delivery systems
         -Smart biomaterials

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

BIOM 3010

INTRO TO MEDICAL

MEASUREMENTS  

BIOM 7110/8110

BIOSTATISTICS

BIOM 4370/8430

BIOMATERIALS

BIOM 4210

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

BIOM 1307/1710

FRESHMAN DESIGN TEAM

BIOM 4784

SENIOR DESIGN

 

PATENTS

U.S. PATENT.  “METHODS FOR PRODUCING A BIODEGRADABLE CHITOSAN COMPOSITION AND METHODS THEREOF,” B.T. REVES, J.K. SMITH, A.C. PARKER, J.A. JENNINGS, W.O. HAGGARD.

April 2013

U.S. PATENT APPLICATION NO. 12/427, 546, “CHITOSAN-CARBON NANOTUBE COMPOSITE SCAFFOLDS FOR DRUG DELIVERY,” J.A. JENNINGS, W.O. HAGGARD, J.D. BUMGARDNER.

November 2008

U.S. PATENT APPLICATION.  "COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING AN AGENT TO A WOUND," A.C. PARKER, J.A. JENNINGS, W.O. HAGGARD.

February 2014

U.S. PATENT APPLICATION. “MICROBEAD COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING AN AGENT,” A. MOHAPATRA, M. HARRIS, D. LEVINE, J.A. JENNINGS, W. HAGGARD, J. BUMGARDNER.

September 2017