Stephen Sloan, a 3rd year PhD student in the Bonassar Lab, won a Trainee Podium award for Outstanding Scientific Research at the 4th International Spine Research Symposium. The presentation, entitled “Cell Delivery in Collagen Gels Enhances Annulus Fibrosus Repair of… Continue Reading
Stephen received a TL1 Training Award from Cornell’s Clinical and Translational Science Center for the proposal titled “Repair Strategies for Treating Intervertebral Disc Degeneration.” The goal of the TL1 Training Award is to support career development among pre- and early… Continue Reading
Stephen published an article entitled Biologic Annulus Fibrosus Repair: A Review of Preclinical In Vivo Investigations in Tissue Engineering, Part B. Lower back pain, the leading cause of workplace absences and disability, is often attributed to intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration in which… Continue Reading
Rebecca Irwin was awarded a Gradaute Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) fellowship. Cornell received the GAANN grant from the US department of Education and provides funding for multi-scale biomedical engineering. The focus of the GAANN program is to… Continue Reading
Jill Middendorf published a paper entitled, In vitro culture increases mechanical stability of human tissue engineered cartilage constructs by prevention of microscale scaffold buckling, in the Journal of Biomechanics. Tissue engineered cartilage has been implanted into the knees of hundreds… Continue Reading
Alexander Boys and Mary Clare McCorry published an article in MRS Communications. Next generation tissue engineering of orthopedic soft tissue-to-bone interfaces This article reviews current strategies for tissue engineering soft tissue-to-bone interfaces, specifically the enthesis of tendons, ligaments, and the… Continue Reading
The Bonassar lab is traveling to the 2017 BMES Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. We will be presenting four abstracts. See below for details: Jorge Santiago is presenting Total Cervical Disc Replacement with Tissue-Engineered Intervertebral Discs Assisted by Resorbable… Continue Reading
Liz Feeney passed her A Exam and received her M.S. in Biomedical Engineering. Congrats, Liz!
Benjamin Cohen received the 2nd place award in the Poster Competition at the Cornell University 6th Stem Cell Symposium for his poster “Tissue Engineering the Human Auricle by Auricular Chondrocyte-Mesenchymal Stem Cell Co-Implantation.” Congratulations, Ben!
Stephen Sloan recently published an article in the journal Acta Biomaterialia entitled: Initial Investigation of Individual and Combined Annulus Fibrosus and Nucleus Pulposus Repair Ex Vivo. Intervertebral disc degeneration affects an estimated 90% of individuals throughout their life, and is… Continue Reading