Jongkil Kim Wins ORS Meniscus Section Podium Award at the ORS 2021 Annual Meeting

Jongkil Kim, a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering, recently won an ORS Meniscus Section Podium Award at the Orthopaedic Research Society 2021 Annual Meeting for his talk “Gradients in Media Recapitulate Native Collagen Fiber Organization Within Tissue Engineered Enthesis.” His work used a bioreactor to provide tissue-engineered entheses with biochemical and biomechanical stimuli to mimic native collagen fiber structure. He found that a combination of biochemical and biomechanical stimuli results in native tissue like collagen fiber structure and smoother local strain distribution within tissue-engineered enthesis.

Results from this study can be used to better optimize tissue-engineered construct culture conditions. Congratulations to Jongkil and his co-authors!

Steven Ayala