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Monét Roberts, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
  • Munson Lab

Dr. Roberts' research explores the role of lymphatics in glioma and other pathologies that occur within the central nervous system. She wants to understand the underlying mechanisms that impact lymphatics and fluid flow in this system as well as how these compounding factors contribute to malignancy and other diseases.  She received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Tech where she began her research career in Dr. Manu Platt’s lab, which inspired her to pursue her Ph.D.  She received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University in Dr. Matthew Paszek’s lab where she studied the role of the glycocalyx in microvesicle biogenesis in cancer.  Dr. Roberts is a Cornell Graduate Dean’s Scholar, Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, as well as an Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Scholar. As an advocate for social justice, Dr. Monét Roberts also received the Social Justice Award from the Graduate & Professional Student Diversity Council at Cornell University.  She has also served on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee within the BEAM department.  She strives to increase accessibility of the STEM fields to marginalized communities and support diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Ivory Tower as she pursues a tenure-track faculty position.


See  Dr. Roberts' full list of publications at Google Scholar.

Roberts, LM, JM Munson. Modulating Microenvironments for Treating GlioblastomaCurr Microenvironment Reports, August 2019

Noble JM*, Roberts LM*, Vidavsky NA*, Chiou AE, Fischbach C,  Paszek MJ, Estroff LA, and Kourkoutis LF. Direct comparison of optical and electron microscopy methods for structural characterization of extracellular vesicles. J Struct Biol, April 2020.

Shurer CR*, Kuo JC*, Roberts, LM*, Gandhi JG, Colville MJ, Enoki TA, Pan H, Su J, Noble JM, O’Donnell JP, R.Y, Yin, M.J. Hollander, Kourkoutis LF, Feigenson GW, Reesink HL, and Paszek MJ. Physical Principles of Membrane Shape Regulation by the GlycocalyxCell, June 2019

Platt, Manu; Evans, Denise; Keegan, Philip M; McNamara, Lynne; Parker, Ivana K.; Roberts, LaDeidra M; Caulk, Alexander W.; Gleason Jr., Rudolph L.; Seifu, Daniel; Amogne, Wondwossen; Penny, Clement. Low cost method to monitor patient adherence to HIV antiretroviral therapy using multiplex cathepsin zymography. Molecular Biotechnology. Jan 2016; 58(1):56-64

Parker, Ivana; Roberts, LaDeidra Monét; Hansen, Laura; Gleason Jr., Rudolph L; Sutliff, Roy L.; Platt, Manu O.; Pro-atherogenic shear stress and HIV proteins synergistically upregulate cathepsin K in endothelial cells.  Annals of Biomedical Engineering. Jun 2014;42(6):1185-1194.

Hansen, Laura; Parker, Ivana; Roberts, LaDeidra Monét; Sutliff, Roy L.; Platt, Manu O.; and Gleason Jr., Rudolph L.; Azidothymidine (AZT) leads to arterial stiffening and intima-media thickening in mice.   Journal of Biomechanics. April 2013. 46(9):1540-7.

  • Ph.D, Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 

Cornell University

  • Zellman Warhaft Commitment to Diversity Award, Diversity Programs in Engineering, Spring 2019
  • Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, Inducted Spring 2019
  • Social Justice Award, Graduate & Professional Student Diversity Council, Spring 2018
  • Excellence in Leadership, Diversity Programs in Engineering, Spring 2016
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Program Fellowship Program, Spring 2016
  • Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Spring 2015
  • Dean’s Excellence Fellowship, Cornell University, Fall 2014

Georgia Tech

  • President’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA), Spring 2014
  • Peach State LSAMP Oral Presentation in Life Sciences, Cellular and Molecular Biology, 2nd place, Fall 2013
  • Tower Award Recipient for Scholastic Achievement, Silver & Bronze Category (2009-2013)
  • Academic merit for GPA range 3.0-3.49 for bronze; silver for GPA range 3.5-3.99),  Office of Minority Educational Development (OMED)
  • Whitaker Undergraduate Program Award for Study Abroad, Fall 2012
  • Awarded by the Whitaker International Program and the Institute of International Education (IIE) for studying abroad at Georgia Tech Lorraine

Dr. Roberts in the Lab