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Andrew Shoffstall

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Office: 512A Wickenden
Phone Number: (216) 368-1213


Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2013
B.S., Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, 2008

Awards and Recognitions

2018, Phi Beta Kappa "Most Influential Educator" Award, Strongsville, Ohio High School
2012, Poster Award - Polymers Initiative Northeast Ohio,
2007, Alpha Epsilon/Biological Engineer Honor Society,
2006, Biomedical Engineering Society STAR Award,


Settell, M., Pelot, N., Knudsen, B., Dingle, A., McConico, A., Nicolai, E., ... Ludwig, K. (2020). Functional vagotopy in the cervical vagus nerve of the domestic pig: implications for the study of vagus nerve stimulation.. Journal of neural engineering, 17 (2), 026022.
Trevathan, J., Baumgartner, N., Nicolai, E., Gosink, B., Paspulati, R., Settell, M., ... Shoffstall, A. (2019). An Injectable Neural Stimulation Electrode Made from an In-Body Curing Polymer/Metal Composite.. Advanced healthcare materials, 8 (23), e1900892.
Capadona, J. R., Shoffstall, A., & Pancrazio, J. (2019). Neuron-like neural probes.. Nature materials, 18 (5), 429-431.
Lindner, S., Yu, S., Capadona, J. R., & Shoffstall, A. (2019). A graphical user interface to assess the neuroinflammatory response to intracortical microelectrodes.. Journal of neuroscience methods, 317 (), 141-148.
Bedell, H., Song, S., Li , X., Molinich, E., Karabalin, R., Stiller, A., ... Capadona, J. R. (2018). Understanding the Effects of Both CD14-Mediated Innate Immunity and Device/Tissue Mechanical Mismatch in the Neuroinflammatory Response to Intracortical Microelectrodes.. Frontiers in neuroscience, 12 (), 772.
Shoffstall, A., Decker, M., Danda, V., Joshi-Imre, A., Stiller, A., Yu, S., ... Capadona, J. R. (2018). Characterization of the Neuroinflammatory Response to Thiol-ene Shape Memory Polymer Coated Intracortical Microelectrodes.. Micromachines, 9 (10).
Dona, K., Goss-Varley, M., Shoffstall, A., & Capadona, J. R. (2018). A Novel Single Animal Motor Function Tracking System Using Simple, Readily Available Software.. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE, (138).
Goss-Varley, M., Shoffstall, A., Dona, K., McMahon, J., Lindner, S., Ereifej, E., ... Capadona, J. R. (2018). Rodent Behavioral Testing to Assess Functional Deficits Caused by Microelectrode Implantation in the Rat Motor Cortex.. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE, (138).
Onwukwe, C., Maisha, N., Holland, M., Goss-Varley, M., Groynom, R., Hickman, R., ... Lavik, E. B. (2018). Engineering Intravenously Administered Nanoparticles to Reduce Infusion Reaction and Stop Bleeding in a Large Animal Model of Trauma.. Bioconjugate chemistry, 29 (7), 2436-2447.
Shoffstall, A., Paiz, J., Miller, D., Rial, G., Willis, M., Menendez, D., ... Capadona, J. R. (2018). Potential for thermal damage to the blood-brain barrier during craniotomy: implications for intracortical recording microelectrodes.. Journal of neural engineering, 15 (3), 034001.
Hermann, J., Ravikumar, M., Shoffstall, A., Ereifej, E., Kovach, K., Changpradit, J., ... Capadona, J. R. (2018). Inhibition of the cluster of differentiation 14 innate immunity pathway with IAXO-101 improves chronic microelectrode performance.. Journal of neural engineering, 15 (2), 025002.
Shoffstall, A., Srinivasan, A., Willis, M., Stiller, A., Decker, M., Voit, W., ... Capadona, J. R. (2018). A Mosquito Inspired Strategy to Implant Microprobes into the Brain.. Scientific reports, 8 (1), 122.
Goss-Varley, M., Dona, K., McMahon, J., Shoffstall, A., Ereifej, E., Lindner, S., ... Capadona, J. R. (2017). Microelectrode implantation in motor cortex causes fine motor deficit: Implications on potential considerations to Brain Computer Interfacing and Human Augmentation.. Scientific reports, 7 (1), 15254.
Lavik, E. B., Kuehn, M., Shoffstall, A., Atkins, K., Dumitrescu, A., & Kwon, B. (2016). Sustained Delivery of Timolol Maleate for Over 90 Days by Subconjunctival Injection.. Journal of ocular pharmacology and therapeutics : the official journal of the Association for Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 32 (10), 642-649.
Shoffstall, A., Gaebler, J., Kreher, N., Niecko, T., Douglas, D., Strong, T., ... Butler, S. (2016). The High Direct Medical Costs of Prader-Willi Syndrome.. The Journal of pediatrics, 175 (), 137-43.
Lashof-Sullivan, M., Holland, M., Groynom, R., Campbell, D., Shoffstall, A., & Lavik, E. B. (2016). Hemostatic Nanoparticles Improve Survival Following Blunt Trauma Even after 1 Week Incubation at 50 °C.. ACS biomaterials science & engineering, 2 (3), 385-392.
Bruckman, M., Randolph, L., VanMeter, A., Hernandez, C., Shoffstall, A., Taurog, R., ... Steinmetz, N. (2014). Biodistribution, pharmacokinetics, and blood compatibility of native and PEGylated tobacco mosaic virus nano-rods and -spheres in mice.. Virology, 449 (), 163-73.
Lashof-Sullivan, M., Shoffstall, A., & Lavik, E. B. (2013). Intravenous hemostats: challenges in translation to patients.. Nanoscale, 5 (22), 10719-28.
Shoffstall, A., Everhart, L., Goss-Varley, M., Soehnlen, E., Shick, A., Justin Gooding, J., ... Lavik, E. B. (2013). Tuning ligand density on intravenous hemostatic nanoparticles dramatically increases survival following blunt trauma.. Biomacromolecules, 14 (8), 2790-7.
Shoffstall, A., Atkins, K., Groynom, R., Goss-Varley, M., Everhart, L., Lashof-Sullivan, M., ... Lavik, E. B. (2012). Intravenous hemostatic nanoparticles increase survival following blunt trauma injury.. Biomacromolecules, 13 (11), 3850-7.
Shoffstall, A., Taylor, D., & Lavik, E. B. (2012). Engineering therapies in the CNS: what works and what can be translated.. Neuroscience letters, 519 (2), 147-54.
Thatiparti, T., Shoffstall, A., & Von Recum, H. (2010). Cyclodextrin-based device coatings for affinity-based release of antibiotics.. Biomaterials, 31 (8), 2335-47.
Shoffstall, A., Zaszczurynski, P., Butler, R., & Damaser, M. (2008). Development of a device to standardize leak point pressure experiments in rats.. Neurourology and urodynamics, 27 (6), 553-8.
Natapoff, J., Segal, E., Dolan, J., & Shoffstall, A. (2000). Pain as a mutual experience for patients, nurses and families: a perspective from New York.. Journal of cultural diversity, 7 (1), 14-6.