• Dr. Jill Richter is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Acute Care Surgery at UAB. Dr. Richter is a biomedical engineer by training, and she received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from North Carolina State University. For her doctoral work, Dr. Richter attended the School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, a joint program between Wake Forest University and Virginia Tech, and she completed her research training at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Richter trained as an NIH T32 Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cincinnati in the Department of Surgery. After moving to UAB in 2013, Dr. Richter completed additional postdoctoral fellowships in the Departments of Radiology, Pathology and Anesthesiology. Her faculty appointment at UAB began in December of 2016.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022 Alterations in heparan sulfate proteoglycan synthesis and sulfation and the impact on vascular endothelial functionMatrix Biology Plus.  16. 2022
    2022 Glycocalyx heparan sulfate cleavage promotes endothelial cell angiopoietin-2 expression by impairing shear stress- related AMPK/FoxO1 signalingJCI Insight.  7. 2022
    2022 The endothelial glycocalyx in critical illness: A pediatric perspectiveMatrix Biology Plus.  14. 2022
    2022 Increased Plasma Hyaluronan Levels are Associated With Acute Traumatic CoagulopathyShock.  57:113-117. 2022
    2020 Heparanase-enhanced Shedding of Syndecan-1 and Its Role in Driving Disease Pathogenesis and Progression 2020
    2020 Temporal Dysregulation of the Angiopoietin-2/-1 Ratio After Trauma and Associations With Injury Characteristics and OutcomesShock.  54:703-709. 2020
    2020 Associations of plasma angiopoietins-1 and-2 and angiopoietin-2/-1 ratios with measures of organ injury and clinical outcomes in children with sepsis: A preliminary reportPediatric Critical Care Medicine.  E874-E878. 2020
    2019 Glycocalyx Gone Awry: Pathologic Cell Signaling during Endotheliopathy 2019
    2019 Plasma Angiopoietin-2/-1 Ratio is Elevated and Angiopoietin-2 Levels Correlate with Plasma Syndecan-1 Following Pediatric TraumaShock.  52:340-346. 2019
    2019 Genetic strategy to decrease complement activation with adenoviral therapiesPLoS One.  14. 2019
    2019 Erratum: Correction: Role of heme in lung bacterial infection after trauma hemorrhage and stored red blood cell transfusion: A preclinical experimental study (PLoS Med (2018) 15:3 (e1002522) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002522)PLoS Medicine.  16. 2019
    2018 Leukoreduction of packed red blood cells attenuates proinflammatory properties of storage-derived microvesiclesJournal of Surgical Research.  223:128-135. 2018
    2018 Role of heme in lung bacterial infection after trauma hemorrhage and stored red blood cell transfusion: A preclinical experimental studyPLoS Medicine.  15. 2018
    2017 Methods to Evaluate Cell Growth, Viability, and Response to Treatment in a Tissue Engineered Breast Cancer ModelScientific Reports.  7. 2017
    2017 Effects of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy on Flap Perfusion in a Novel Mouse Model Using Standard Clinical Assessment and Near-Infrared Fluorescence AngiographyArchives of Otolaryngology and Rhinology.  038-042. 2017
    2014 Macrophage-derived chemokine (CCL22) is a novel mediator of lung inflammation following hemorrhage and resuscitationShock.  42:525-531. 2014
    2014 Novel keratin (KeraStat™) and polyurethane (Nanosan®-Sorb) biomaterials are hemostatic in a porcine lethal extremity hemorrhage modelJournal of Biomaterials Applications.  28:869-879. 2014
    2014 A dual-reporter, diagnostic vector for prostate cancer detection and tumor imaging 2014
    2013 Hemostatic properties and the role of cell receptor recognition in human hair keratin protein hydrogelsClinical materials.  34:2632-2640. 2013
    2012 Microparticles from stored red blood cells activate neutrophils and cause lung injury after hemorrhage and resuscitationJournal of the American College of Surgeons.  214:648-655. 2012
    2012 Structure-property relationships of meta-kerateine biomaterials derived from human hairActa Biomaterialia.  8:274-281. 2012
    2011 Mechanisms of hepatocyte attachment to keratin biomaterialsClinical materials.  32:7555-7561. 2011
    2011 Mechanical and biological properties of keratose biomaterialsClinical materials.  32:8205-8217. 2011
    2010 A Review of Keratin-Based Biomaterials for Biomedical ApplicationsMaterials.  3:999-1014. 2010
    2008 Cyclic tensile strain increases interactions between human epidermal keratinocytes and quantum dot nanoparticlesToxicology in Vitro.  22:491-497. 2008
    2007 A linear dilution microfluidic device for cytotoxicity assays. 2007
    2007 Effects of mechanical flexion on the penetration of fullerene amino acid-derivatized peptide nanoparticles through skin 2007
    2006 Fullerene-based amino acid nanoparticle interactions with human epidermal keratinocytesToxicology in Vitro.  20:1313-1320. 2006


    Year Title Altmetric
    2016 Imaging and Adenoviral Gene Therapy.  767-802. 2016

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical / Medical Engineering, Wake Forest University 2011
  • Awards And Honors

    Full Name

  • Jillian Richter