We have received our first extramural grant to support our research! Thank you to the Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training (AR3T) for a $100k grant to investigate the role of tendon stem cell mechanotransduction plays in tendon degeneration resulting from overuse/fatigue loading.
We are thrilled to have Ben Peterson join our lab as a PhD candidate! Looking forward to seeing the results of his work investigating the role of mechanobiology during late tendon development and how this information can be translated to engineering tendon replacements.
Congratulations to my senior design team for winning second place on their Capstone Design Project for successfully building a tensile bioreactor! It is well deserved and I am very proud of each of you.
Senior Design Team (from left: Dr. Spencer Szczesny, Brandon Pierce, Christie Kaschak, Ved Patel, Sara Matar, Rachel Lee). Not shown: Noah Roberson, Rachel Richards.
A warm welcome to our first two trainees: Dr. Yi Lu as a postdoc and Krishna Pedaprolu as a graduate student. Glad to have you on board and can’t wait to get started!