Tanja Greene, MSBME
Instructor of Physics
Director, Central Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair

(317) 955-6667
Marian Hall, Room 056b

Greene 2


Tanja Greene, instructor of Physics, earned her M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue University School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI where she was awarded by the IUPUI Graduate Office with the Distinguished Master's Thesis Award for her work on "Modular Crosslinking of Gelatin Based Thiol-Norbornene Hydrogels for the In Vitro 3D culture of Hepatic Cells." She previously worked as a Research Assistant for Lin Research Group, a tissue engineering and polymeric biomaterials laboratory within the Biomedical Engineering Department at IUPUI. New to Marian University this fall, in addition to being an Instructor of Physics, Ms. Greene will also be teaching a lab section for Cell Biology as well as stepping into the role of Director for the annual Central Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair (CIRSEF).


  • M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI, 2015
  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI, 2013
  • Minor, Mathematics, IUPUI, 2013

Professional affiliations

  • Member, Society For Biomaterials (2015-present)
  • Member, Tau Beta Pi (2013-present)


  • PHY 110 General Physics I
  • PHY 111 General Physics II
  • BIO ­­­­204  Cell Biology Lab

Research interests/portfolio

  • Development of biomimetic hydrogels
  • Investigation of cell fate processes in 3D microenvironments
  • Probing the differentiation of hepatic progenitor cells to better understand hepatocyte proliferation


  • Greene T and Lin CC. (2015) Modular crosslinking of gelatin-based thiol-ene hydrogels for in vitro culture of hepatocellular carcinoma cells. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering (1) 1314-1323.
  • Shih H, Greene T, Korc M, and Lin CC. (2016) Modular and adaptable tumor niche prepared from visible light-initiated thiol-norbornene photopolymerization. Biomacromolecules 17: 3872-3882.
  • Greene T, Lin TY, Andrisani O, and Lin CC. (2017) A comparative study of visible light polymerized gelatin hydrogels for 3D culture of hepatic progenitor cells. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 134: 44585.
  • Liu HY, Greene T, Lin TY, Dawes CS, Korc M, and Lin CC. (2017) Enzyme-mediated stiffening hydrogels for probing pancreatic stellate cell activation. Acta Biomaterialia 48: 258-269.
  • Elhashmi A, Alvarez MB, Bragg JC, Childress PJ, Himes ER, Greene T, Goebel WS, Kacena, MA, Lin CC, and Chu TMG. (2017) A fast-degrading thiol-acrylate based hydrogel for cranial regeneration. Biomedical Materials 12: 025011.

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