JMS Poster Award

Jorge Mojica-Santiago, a second year PhD student in the Bonassar Laboratory, earned the Second Place Poster Award at the 2nd International Spine Research Symposium in Philadelphia, PA for his paper titled “Characterization of Canine-Sized Alginate/Collagen Tissue-Engineered Intervertebral Discs.” His work describes new techniques to generate implants for the replacement of degenerated spinal discs.  Extending previous work in the Bonassar laboratory, Jorge used MRIs of dog spines to design implants to match the shape and structure of canine spinal discs. Congratulations to Jorge!