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Ryan Horne, M6G



MSTP Learning Community: McCowen

MSTP Entry Date:  June 13, 2016

PhD Program:

Chemical & Biochemical Engineering


C. Allan Guymon, PhD

Lab Website Lab Profile

Improving Medical Implant Surfaces via Photografted Zwitterionic Thin Films

Thesis Defense:  December 1, 2022


2018 - Carver's Got Talent 1st place for original piano solo

Individual Funding Awards:

05/10/2021 - 05/09/2024
F30 DC019274 - (National Institute on Deafness & other Communication Disorders)
Reducing Infection & Plugging of Tympanostomy Tubes Through Zwitterionic Thin Films


2015 - BS, Chemical Engineering - Brigham Young University


ORCiD:  0000-0002-6526-001X

Shen N, Cheng E, Whitley JW, Horne RR, Leigh B, Xu L, Jones BD, Guymon CA, Hansen MR. Photograftable Zwitterionic Coatings Prevent Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis Adhesion to PDMS Surfaces. ACS Appl Bio Mater. 2021 Feb 15;4(2):1283-1293. doi: 10.1021/acsabm.0c01147. Epub 2021 Jan 22. PMID: 35014480.

Bennion DM, Horne R, Peel A, Reineke P, Henslee A, Kaufmann C, Guymon CA, Hansen MR. Zwitterionic Photografted Coatings of Cochlear Implant Biomaterials Reduce Friction and Insertion Forces. Otol Neurotol. 2021 Dec 1;42(10):1476-1483. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000003288. PubMed PMID: 34310554; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8595522.

Jensen MJ, Peel A, Horne R, Chamberlain J, Xu L, Hansen MR, Guymon CA. Antifouling and Mechanical Properties of Photografted Zwitterionic Hydrogel Thin-Film Coatings Depend on the Cross-Link Density. ACS Biomater Sci Eng. 2021 Sep 13;7(9):4494-4502. doi: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.1c00852. Epub 2021 Aug 4. PubMed PMID: 34347419; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8441969.