Welcome to Mauck Laboratory
The goals of our research program in soft tissue mechanobiology and tissue engineering are to understand the physiologic and patho-physiologic processes that regulate the formation, maturation, and adult function of soft connective tissues. We believe that such an understanding will better direct our efforts to generate functional tissue replacements with a particular focus on articular cartilage and the knee meniscus.
Our program utilizes various mechanical and biological testing modalities, scaffold fabrication techniques, and bioreactor culture conditions to explore these issues in both animal and human model systems. Specific information about current work in the Mauck Lab can be found by visiting the Ongoing Research Projects page.
- Congrats to Harvey Smith for receiving an outstanding score on his VA Career Development Award (CDA-II) entitled "Tissue-engineered Constructs for Treatment of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration." Great job Harvey!
- Congratulations to Rob Mauck and John Esterhai for receiving an outstanding score (0.7%!!!) on their Merit Grant Renewal entitled "Engineered Multi-Functional Nanofibrous Meniscus Implants." A great team effort including Jason Burdick, Tom Schaer, and Matt Fisher. Well done!
- Congratulations to John Martin for his paper titled "Translation of an Engineered Nanofibrous Disc-like Angle Ply Structure for Intervertebral Disc Replacement in a Small Animal Model" accepted for publication in Acta Biomaterialia!
- Congrats to Rob Mauck and Vivek Shenoy for their University Research Foundation Grant Award entitled " Mapping and Modeling Mechanical Force Transduction in Mesenchymal Stem Cells." Great job by Tristan, Brian, Su Chin and the rest of the team.
- Congratulations to...
- Rob Mauck for being elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institue for Medical and Biological Engineering!
- Lachlan Smith for his paper titled "In Vitro Characterization of a Stem Cell-Seeded Triple Interpenetrating Network Hydrogel for Functional Regeneration of the Nucleus Pulposus" published in Tissue Engineering Part A!