Meira Yeger-McKeever, M.D.Resident, PGY-3
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
M.D., 2004, The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ B.S., Biology, 2000, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Pediatric orthopaedic trauma Pediatric sports medicine
AREAS OF SPECIAL INTERESTS
Meira is currently working with Alice on cartilage tissue engineering. She is examining the anti-inflammatory role of MSC's on MSC- and chondrocyte-laden engineered constructs, as well as investigating genes that are missing or impeding MSC's of reaching full chondrogenic potential.
Meira is also an avid football fan. On the weekends she can be found at the Linc cheering on the Eagles or at home doing the FSU war chant.
- Campagnolo DI, Keller SE, Brandman D, Yeger M.: Impaired Cellular Immunity after Spinal Cord Injury. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2003; 82(3): page 237.
- Yeger-McKeever M, Huang AH, Stein AF, Mauck RL. "Engineered MSC-Laden Cartilage Constructs are Sensitive to Infllammatory Cytokine-Mediated Degradation," Proceedings of ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Keystone, CO, June 20-24, podium presentation.
- Huang AH, Yeger-McKeever M, Yuan X, Mauck RL. "Direct Measurement of Tensile Properties of Chondrocyte- and MSC-laden Hydrogels," 2007, 53rd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, (submitted).