Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory

Mauck Laboratory

What's New at Mauck Laboratory

February 2015

  • Congrats to Dr. Milt Zgonis for his OREF New Investigator Grant on strain transfer in native and engineered meniscus being funded!
  • Congrats to Matt Fisher for his paper entitled "Engineering Meniscus Structure and Function via Multi-layered Mesenchymal Stem Cell-seeded Nanofibrous Scaffolds" accepted for publication in a Special Issue on the topic of the Meniscus in the Journal of Biomechanics!

January 2015

December 2014

  • Congrats to Dr. Tristan Driscoll for successfully defending his thesis! Best of luck at Yale — we will miss you!
  • Congrats to Rob Mauck for winning the 2015 Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons!

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

  • Welcome to the new Post Doc Sarah Gullbrand!
  • Congratulations John Martin and Harvey Smith for their paper titled "Population Average T2 MRI Maps Reveal Quantitative Regional Transformations in the Degenerating Rabbit Intervertebral Disc that Vary by Lumbar Level" accepted for publication in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
  • Congrats to Megan Farrell, John Shin, Lachlan Smith, and Rob Mauck for their paper titled "Functional Consequences of Glucose and Oxygen Deprivation on Engineered Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Based Cartilage Constructs" accepted for publication in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage!
  • Congrats to Matt Fisher and the rest of the VA Cartilage Repair Team for their paper accepted at Tissue Engineering Part A entitled "Cartilage Repair and Subchondral Bone Remodeling in Response to Focal Lesions in a Mini-Pig Model: Impact of Injury Type and Treatment"!
  • Congrats to Rob Mauck and Jason Burdick on the successful renewal of their NIH R01 entitled "Dynamic Fibrous Scaffolds for Repairing Dense Connective Tissues" for another five years!

August 2014

  • Congratulations to Minwook Kim for his acceptance to the University of Pennsylvania Bioengineering PhD program!
  • Congratulations to Roshan Shah for his paper titled "T1rho MRI at 3T Detects Knee Cartilage Changes Following Viscosupplementation" accepted for publication in Orthopedics!
  • Congrats to George Dodge and Rob Mauck and the rest of the team on the start of their new VA Merit Grant entitled "Cartilage response to injury: A platform for therapeutics discovery"
  • Congrats to Rob Mauck and Lachlan Smith and the rest of the VA-Spine Research Team on the start of their new VA Merit Grant entitled "Bioactive Injectable Implants for Functional Intervertebral Disc Regeneration"
  • Congrats to Brian and Jill on a lovely wedding!
    Cosgrove Wedding
    Photo provided by Megan Farrell

July 2014

  • Welcome to the new Orthopaedic Resident Alex Neuwirth and visiting graduate student Niobra Keah!

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

  • Congrats to Claire McLeod for receiving a NIH T32 Interdisciplinary Training Grant in Cardiovascular Biology!
  • Goodbye to Megan Farrell. Best of luck in your position!

March 2014

  • 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!

February 2014

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December 2013

  • Good-bye to Dr. Matt Fisher. Best of luck in your new faculty position at NC State!

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

  • Congratulations to Dr. Megan Farrell for successfully defending her thesis on September 9th, 2013. Way to go!

August 2013

  • Congratulations to Minwook Kim for the arrival of Gunwoo born August 17th!

July 2013

  • Welcome to the New Orthopaedic Resident Vishal Saxena!
  • Congratulations to Alexandra Farran for the arrival of Lyana on July 29th!

June 2013

May 2013

  • Congratulations to Mara Schenker, Rob Mauck, Dr. Jaimo Ahn and Dr. Samir Mehta for their paper titled "Pathogenesis and Prevention of Post-Traumatic Arthritis after Intra-Articular Fractures" accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons!

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December 2010

  • Congratulations to...
    • Rob Mauck, who was officially approved for promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2011. Even a cursory glance at his CV will show how deserving he is of the honor, and as Mauck Lab members, we're all very proud of him. Congratulations, Rob!
    • Su-Jin Heo, Nandan Nerurkar, and Rob Mauck for having their abstract selected for presentation in the "Rising Stars" session of the upcoming BMES-SPRBM Conference on Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering. Nice work!
    • Roshan Shah and Mara Schenker for winning first and second place, respectively, at the OREF Research Symposium at Johns Hopkins University. Way to go!

November 2010

October 2010

  • Congratulations to...
    • The entire Mauck Lab for the strong showing they will have at the 2011 ORS Annual Meeting. Of the 20 submissions from the group, we were awarded 9 posters (including 1 NIRA finalist), 7 short talks, and 4 full talks. Congratulations everyone - please pat yourselves on the back!

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July 2009

  • Welcome to the new Orthopaedic Resident -- Roshan Shah
  • Congratulations to our Award Winners at the Summer ASME Bioengineering Meeting!
    • Nandan Nerurkar -- Honorable Mention in Cell and Tissue Engineering and Mechanics PhD Oral Competition!
    • Lara Ionescu -- 2nd Place in the Cell and Tissue Engineering and Mechanics Master's Level Poster Competition!
    • Ashwin Nathan -- 1st Place in the Cell and Tissue Engineering and Mechanics Bachelor's Level Poster Competition!
    Well done, all!

May 2009

  • Congratulations to David Lee and Robert Mauck on their award from the Human Frontiers in Science Program for their proposal titled "Mechanoregulation of nuclear architecture and genome function: A novel mechanism in stem cell fate."

    The major goal of this project is to develop an international research consortium with investigators from the US, Germany, and the UK to investigate the role of nuclear deformation and chromosomal rearrangement on cell fate decisions. This information will be used to guide fate decisions in directing human mesenchymal stem cells towards specified lineages with mechanical loading regimes.

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