Welcome to Soslowsky Laboratory
The overall goals of our research program are to determine fundamental relationships and mechanisms of tendon and ligament injury, healing, repair, and regeneration and to use this information to develop and evaluate potential treatment modalities.
Our primary research areas include:
- Rotator cuff injury and repair
- The Role of NSAIDs on Tendon Healing
- Achilles Tendon Injury and Repair
- Scarless regenerative tendon healing
- Tendon structure-function relationships and injury-repair
- Congratulations to Ben Freedman for presenting
his research on tendon fatigue mechanics as a finalist in the Penn
Interdisciplinary Talks (iTalks) Series on February 26th!
- Congratulations to Katie Reuther, Steve Thomas, Jennica Tucker and Sarah Rooney for their paper titled "Disruption of the anterior-posterior rotator cuff force balance alters joint function and leads to joint damage in a rat model" accepted into the Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
- Congratulations to Ben Freedman and Josh Gordon for their paper titled "The Achilles Tendon: Fundamental Properties and Mechanisms Governing Healing" accepted into the Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal!
Congratuations to Sarah Rooney for her poster titled, "Exercise Protocol Induces Muscle, Tendon, and Bone Adaptations in the Rat Shoulder" that came in 2nd place at the 2014 Bioengineering Symposium at Penn!
- Congratulations to Ben Freedman for his poster titled, "Biomechanical and Structural Response of Healing Achilles Tendon to Fatigue Loading Following Acute Injury" that came in 3rd place at the 2014 Bioengineering Symposium at Penn!
Congratulations to Cori Riggin, J Sarver, Ben Freedman and Steve Thomas their paper titled "Analysis of Collagen Organization in Mouse Achilles Tendon Using High-Frequency Ultrasound Imaging" accepted into the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering!
Congratulations to Steve Thomas, Katie Reuther, Jennica Tucker, J Sarver, Sarah Yannascoli, Adam Caro, Pramod Voleti, and Sarah Rooney for their paper titled "Biceps Detachment Decreases Joint Damage in the Rotator Cuff Tear Rat Model" accepted into Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research!
- Lou Soslowsky acted as an Ad Hoc Member for the National Institutes of Health/NIAMS, Special Emphasis Panel (R13, T32).
- Congratulations to Ben Freedman for his paper titled "Biomechanical and structural response of healing Achilles tendon to fatigue loading following acute injury"accepted into the Journal of Biomechanics!
Congratulations to Ben Freedman, Cori Riggin, and Liz Feeney for officially launching the NEW Bioengineering Mentorship Program at Penn designed to enhance professional development, achievement, and relationships among students in BE!
Lou Soslowsky acted as an Ad Hoc Member for the National Institutes of Health/NIAMS, Special Emphasis Panel (R01, R21).
Lou Soslowsky has been invited as a visiting professor to Balgrist University in Zurich, Switzerland in June 2014.
- Lou Soslowsky has been invited to participate on the Editorial Board for Matrix Biology through 2015.