Jessica KaufmanJessica Kaufman, Assistant Professor
School of Arts & Sciences

Phone: 978-232-5118
Office Location: Judge Science Center
Office Number: 321
Office Hours: MWF 1-2PM


Courses Taught (*Spring 2011)

*BIO103 Principles of Biology II
BIO 225 Introduction to Biotechnology
BIO 240  Science and Society 
BIO 311 Genes and Genomes
*BIO 320 Cell and Molecular Biology
*BIO 340 Bioinformatics
BIO320L Cell and Molecular Biology Lab

CHE105L General Chemistry I Laboratory

PHY107 Physics I

PHY108/*PHY108L Physics II

PHY116L Nature of the Universe Lab 



PhD in Biomedical Engineering, May 2008, Boston University, Boston, MA

BE in Chemical Engineering, May 2001, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY


Klapperich, Catherine M, Noack , Cassandra L, Kaufman, Jessica D, Zhu, Lin, Bonnaillie, Laetitia and Richard P. Wool. “A novel biocompatible adhesive incorporating plant-derived monomers.” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 91A.2 (2009): 378 - 384.

Kaufman, Jessica D, and Catherine M Klapperich. “Surface detection errors cause overestimation of the modulus in nanoindentation on soft materials .” Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 2.4 (2009): 312-317.

Jardeleza, Maria Stephanie, Daly, Mary K, Kaufman, Jessica D, Klapperich, Catherine, and Paul A. Legutko. “Effect of trypan blue staining on the elastic modulus of anterior lens capsules of diabetic and nondiabetic patients.” Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery   35.2 (2009): 318-323.

Kaufman, Jessica D.; Song, J.; Klapperich, C.M. “Nanomechanical Analysis of Bone Tissue Engineering Scaffolds.” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research-Part A. 81.3(2007): 611-623.



Kaufman, J.D.; Wong, J.Y.; Klapperich, C.M. “Controlling and Assessing Cell-Biomaterial Interactions at the Micro and Nanoscale: Applications in Tissue Engineering.” in CRC Biomedical Engineering Handbook, 3rd edition. 2006, CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL. Biomaterials Section, J.Y. Wong section editor.



Klapperich, C., Kaufman, J.D.; Kulinski, M.D., and Altman, D. “Method for Bacterial Lysis,” pending, U.S.S.N. 60/921,404.


Campus Involvement

Biotech Society (Faculty Advisor)