Andrea R. TanUndergraduate Student in Bioengineering
University of Pennsylvania
West Simsbury, CT
Candidate for BSE, Bioengineering, Materials Science and Engineering, 2007, University of Pennsylvania
AREAS OF SPECIAL INTERESTS
Andrea joined the group in the Summer of 2006 to participate in a joint project between Dr. Mauck and Dr. Burdick. Her work focuses on developing nanofibrous polymer scaffolds with controlled mechanical and degradation properties that may be utilized as replacements to the knee meniscus. Specifically, investigation is targeted toward identifying optimal parameters for nanofiber formation for various potential polymers. Andrea is also examining the response and viability of meniscal fibrochondrocytes to these polymer scaffolds.
- Lee KE, Tan AR, Quinn KP, Commons KG and Winkelstein BA. "Spinal Expression of Substance P and Its Receptor in Cervical Facet Joint-Mediated Injury: Preliminary Findings in a Model of Persistent Neck Pain." 23rd Annual National Neurotrauma Society Meeting, Washington DC, November 2005.
- Baker BM, Tan AR, Metter RB, Nathan AS, Mauck RL: "Nanofiber Alignment Enhances the Development of Engineered Meniscus Constructs" 53rd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Diego, CA, February 11-14, 2007 (submitted).