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, Cori Riggin, Adam Pardes, Bri Connizzo, Sarah Rooney, and Katie Reuther for their efforts on the eboard for UPenn's Graduate Association of Bioengineering (GABE) and student chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). The chapter was awarded the Outstanding Outreach Award from the National BMES! As part of the award, a plaque will be presented to the chapter at the national BMES conference in October. In addition, Ben Freedman and Kush Mehta (Mauck Lab) will be in attendance to present at a session on outreach and mentoring activities.
- Congratulations to Ben Freedman for coming in 2nd place in the Tissue and Cellular Engineering category of the MS poster competition at the World Congress of Biomechanics for his poster titled: "Novel application of a micro-CT perfusion technique to evaluate Achilles tendon vessel microarchitecture in three dimensions.
- Congratulations to Dr. Katie Reuther for successfully defending her thesis! Good luck in your future endeavors in professorship at Columbia University!
- Congratulations to Cori Riggin for her paper titled "Intra-articular tibiofemoral injection of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug has no detrimental effects on joint mechanics in a rat model." published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
- Congratulations to Michael Hast for his paper titled "The role of animal models in tendon research" published in Bone and Joint Research!
- Congratulations to Bri Connizzo for her paper titled "Diabetes Alters Mechanical Properties and Collagen Fiber Re-Alignment in Multiple Mouse Tendons" published in Annals of BME!