Sofia Vignolo

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Current Program Year: Grad 2
Current Student, Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine
M.D./Ph.D. Program Students, School of Medicine


Research interests: tissue engineering and bone regeneration

Clinical interests: craniofacial plastic surgery

Sofia Vignolo received her Bachelors in Science in biomedical engineering from the University of Miami in 2018. Following graduation, she worked as a research data manager at Boston Children's Hospital in the Precision Vaccines Program. In 2020, she joined the Medical Scientist Training Program at OHSU. As an ARCS recipient, Sofia is a 4th-year MD-PhD student in Dr. Luiz Bertassoni's lab. Her research interests are in craniofacial surgery and biomedical engineering, specifically bone regeneration. Outside of the lab, she has been involved in many leadership positions like being president of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Student Chapter at OHSU and program coordinator of the Partnership for Scientific Inquiry (PSI), a program focused on introducing biomedical research to underrepresented high school students in Oregon.

Education and training

B.S., 2018, University of Miami


Selected publications

da Costa Sousa MG*, Vignolo SM*, Franca CM, Mereness J, Alves Fraga MA, Silva-Sousa AC, Benoit DSW, Bertassoni LE. Engineering models of head and neck and oral cancers on-a-chip. Biomicrofluidics. 2024 Mar 6;18(2):021502. doi: 10.1063/5.0186722. PMID: 38464668; PMCID: PMC10919958. (*co-first authors)

Strandmark J, Darboe A, Diray-Arce J, Ben-Othman R, Vignolo SM, Rao S, et al. A single birth dose of Hepatitis B vaccine induces polyfunctional CD4(+) T helper cells. Front Immunol. 2022;13:1043375. Epub 20221108. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2022.1043375. PubMed PMID: 36426360; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9681035.

Vignolo SM, Diray-Arce J, McEnaney K, Rao S, Shannon CP, Idoko OT, et al. A cloud-based bioinformatic analytic infrastructure and Data Management Core for the Expanded Program on Immunization Consortium. J Clin Transl Sci. 2020;5(1):e52. Epub 20200922. doi: 10.1017/cts.2020.546. PubMed PMID: 33948273; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8057481.

Lee AH, Shannon CP, Amenyogbe N, ... Consortium E (Vignolo Set al. Dynamic molecular changes during the first week of human life follow a robust developmental trajectory. Nat Commun. 2019;10(1):1092. Epub 20190312. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-08794-x. PubMed PMID: 30862783; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6414553.

Orbay JL, Gray R, Vernon LL, Sandilands SM, Martin AR, Vignolo SM. The EFCR Approach and the Radial Septum-Understanding the Anatomy and Improving Volar Exposure for Distal Radius Fractures: Imagine What You Could Do With an Extra Inch. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2016;20(4):155-60. doi: 10.1097/BTH.0000000000000139. PubMed PMID: 27801774.