Rebecca Irwin

irwin327x327B.S. in Bioengineering,
Binghamton University, 2015

M.S. in Biomedical Engineering,
Cornell University, 2017


Rebecca is a fifth year PhD candidate studying articular cartilage repair integration by developing new techniques to quantify local integration strength and investigating how lubrication therapies affect repair tissue integration.



  • Irwin, R. M., Shimozono, Y., Yasui, Y., Megill, R., Deyer, T. W., & Kennedy, J. G. (2018). Incidence of Coexisting Talar and Tibial Osteochondral Lesions Correlates With Patient Age and Lesion Location. Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine6(8), 2325967118790965.
  • Lu, L., Irwin, R. M., Coloma, M. A., Schertzer, J. W., & Chiarot, P. R. (2015). Removal of excess interfacial material from surface-modified emulsions using a microfluidic device with triangular post geometry. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics18(5-6), 1233-1246.


Rebecca is from Webster, NY and attended Binghamton University for her undergraduate degree in bioengineering where she was also a member of the club field hockey team. She enjoys playing intramural sports, hiking, and traveling. She was former President of the BMES student chapter at Cornell from 2016-2017.


Recipient of the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship from 2017-2018. This is a one year fellowship provided to support training to graduate students to become leading researchers and educators in biomedical engineering.


Research Grant from the Arthroscopy Associate of North America (AANA). Received a one year research grant to support research investigating the effect of lubrication therapeutics on osteochondral healing.

Related Web Pages

Optical measurements of local strains allows for microscale adhesion analysis at cartilage repair interface

Measurements of local strains demonstrates distinct tribological phenotypes of arthritic synovial fluid and efficacy of viscosupplementation

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Orthopedic Research Society Conference 2019 Abstracts

The Clot Thickens: Autologous Fibrin Sealants Adhere to Articular Cartilage and Show Distinct Changes in Mechanics Based on Fibrinogen Concentration

Measurements of Local Strains Allows for Detection of Distinct Tribological Phenotypes of Arthritic Synovial Fluid and Efficacy of Viscosupplementation

Orthopedic Research Society Conference 2020 Abstract