Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory

Mauck Laboratory

Bhavana Mohanraj

Bhavana Mohanraj

Graduate Student in Bioengineering
University of Pennsylvania

Hometown: Chandler, AZ

Education: M.S., B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Areas of Special Interest: Bhavana's research is focused on engineering of orthopaedic tissues for repair and regeneration. Outside of the lab she enjoys cooking, baking, dancing, and traveling to new places!

Class of 1902 Research Prize, RPI
Rensselaer Medal, RPI


Mohanraj B, Tu F, Kim M, Lee D, Dodge GR, Mauck RL. “Mechano-activatable Microcapsules for Tunable Drug Delivery,” in preparation.

Mohanraj B, Huang AH, Yeger-McKeever MJ, Schmidt MJ, Dodge GR, Mauck RL. “Engineered Cartilage Formed from MSCs is More Sensitive to Inflammatory Cytokine Challenge than Chondrocyte-based Constructs,” in preparation.

Mohanraj B, Meloni GR, Mauck RL, Dodge GR. “A High Throughput Model of Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis using Engineering Cartilage Tissue Analogs,” 2014, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 22(9): 1282-90.

Mohanraj B, Hou C, Meloni GR, Cosgrove BD, Dodge GR, Mauck RL. “A High Throughput Mechanical Screening Device for Cartilage Tissue Engineering,” 2013, Journal of Biomechanics, 47(9): 2130-36.

Mohanraj B, Farran AJ, Mauck RL, Dodge GR. “Time-Dependent Functional Maturation of Scaffold-Free Cartilage Tissue Analogs,” 2014, Journal of Biomechanics, 47(9): 2137-42.

Gorth DJ, Mauck RL, Chiaro JA, Mohanra jB, Hebela NM, Dodge GR, Elliot DM, Smith LJ. “IL-1ra Delivered from Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) Microspheres Attenuates IL-1β-mediated Degradation of Nucleus Pulposus In Vitro,” 2012, Arthritis Research & Therapy, 14(4).

Strutz WC, Mohanraj B, et al. (2012, February) A Model for Testing the Effects of Injury and Repair Using Engineered Cartilage Tissue Analogs: The Effects of Impact Loading on Chondrocyte Gene Expression. Poster at Orthopaedic Research Society 2012 Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Mohanraj B., et al. (2010, April) Real time detection of nanoparticle toxicity using electric cell-impedance sensing. Poster and Podium at Society for Biomaterials 2010 Annual Meeting and Exposition, Seattle, WA.

Mohanraj B., et al. (2009, October) Cell Impedance Spectroscopy for the Detection of Ag and Cu Nanoparticle Toxicity. Poster Presentation at Biomedical Engineering Society 2009 Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.