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.
- Welcome to the new Orthopaedic Resident Alex Neuwirth and visiting graduate student Niobra Keah!
- Congrats to Bhavana Mohanraj for her paper titled "A High Throughput Model of Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis using Engineered Cartilage Tissue Analogs" accepted for publication in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage!
- Congrats to Vishal Saxena for his award winning presentation and Claire McLeod for her award winning poster at the 2014 Orthopaedic Research Day Symposium!
- Goodbye to Orthopaedic Resident Vishal Saxena
- Congrats to Joe Chiaro on his graduation from Penn's Master of Biotechnology program! Good luck in medical school!
- Congrats to Rob for receiving a perfect score on his VA SPIRE grant entitled "Cartilage Repair with Synovial Joint Precursors"!!
- Congrats to Woojin Han for his paper titled "Impact of cellular microenvironment and mechanical perturbation on calcium signalling in meniscus fibrochondrocytes" accepted for publication in eCells and Materials!