Mauck Laboratory

Sereen Assi

PhD Student
University of Pennsylvania


Ramallah, Palestine


B.S. in Biomedical Engineering - Biomechanics, University of Rochester '21

Areas of Special Interest

Orthopedic Tissue Engineering, Mechanobiology, Translational Animal Models, Biomechanics and Biofabrication for Orthopedic Soft Tissue. Outside of research, I enjoy traveling, trying baking recipes, learning new languages and exploring Philadelphia by walking everywhere 


Nguyen PK, Deng F, Assi S, Paco P, Fink S, Stockwell C, Kuo CK. Phenotype stability, expansion potential, and senescence of embryonic tendon cells in vitro. J Orthop Res. 2021 Sep 24. doi: 10.1002/jor.25180.

Conference Abstracts and Presentations

1. Sereen S. Assi; Ryan C. Locke; Sung Yeon Kim; Ryan Daniels; Brendan Stoeckl; Edward Bonnevie; Robert L. Mauck. "Superficial Layer Meniscus Cells Migrate Faster And Are Less Mechanosensitive Than Those In The Meniscus Body." 2022 Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, poster presentation. Tampa, FL

2. Ryan C. Locke; Jonathan Galarraga; Sereen A. Assi; Hannah Zlotnick; Abhishek P. Dhand; Taimoor H. Qazi; Victoria G. Muir; Jay Patel; Jason A. Burdick; Robert Mauck. "Tissue Fortification And Bulking Via Mechano-instructive Materials To Direct Meniscus Repair." 2022 Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, podium presentation. Tampa, FL

3. Ryan C. Locke; Dakota L. Jones; Edward Bonnevie; Liane Miller; Sereen S. Assi; Jason A. Burdick; Su-Jin Heo; Robert L. Mauck. "Fibrochondrocytes Rapidly Restore Phenotype And Matrix Production Capacity Following Transient Nuclear Softening Via Histone Deacetylase Inhibition." 2022 Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, poster presentation. Tampa, FL

4. Sereen Assi, Feiyang Deng, Phong Nguyen, Catherine K Kuo “Senescence Gene Expression in the Development of Embryonic Tendons in Vivo.” 2019 Kearns Center Research Symposium, podium presentation. Rochester, NY

5. Phong K Nguyen, Feiyang Ding, Sereen Assi, Spencer Fink, Paolo Paco, Catherine Kuo “Phenotype Stability and Expansion Potential of Embryonic Tendon Progenitor Cells In Vitro” 2020 Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, podium presentation. Phoenix, AZ


The Hope Fund Scholarship (Amideast)
Joseph C. Wilson Change Merit Scholarship (University of Rochester)
Xerox Engineering Research Fellowship (University of Rochester)
Hajim International Experience Scholarship (University of Rochester/ University of Sydney)
Dean’s Citation for Broadening Participation in Research (University of Rochester)

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