Dr. Robby Bowles (PhD ’11) has agreed to join the faculty of the University of Utah as an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering in Fall of 2014. Dr. Bowles came to Cornell in 2005 after receiving his B.S.E. in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Cornell in the Bonassar lab, with his research focusing on tissue engineering approaches to treat degenerative disc disease. Since 2011 he has been a postdoctoral associate at Duke University studying biochemical and mechanical contributions to back pain. He has published 7 papers on the topic of therapeutics for spinal disorders and has won multiple awards including Best Poster Award at the World Forum for Spine Research and an F32/Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship from the NIH. The lab congratulates Robby on all of his achievements and looks forward to many more great contributions in the future!