Wensen Jiang, PhD

Current Title and Department: Postdoctoral Scientist, The Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, California, USA. Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Engineering at Central South University, China Graduate Degree: PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Riverside, USA  (ORS Spine Section members in bold) Who do you consider your [...]

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Josh Baxter, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Profile: I received my BS from Central Washington University, my MS from Oregon State University, my PhD from Penn State University, and I trained as a Post-doc at Hospital for Special Surgery. Who has been (have been) your mentor(s)? My primary [...]

Amy L. Lenz, PhD

The Stryker/ORS Women’s Research Fellowship promotes women in science by providing an opportunity for a female ORS member who is a recent PhD in science or engineering to conduct research in the field of orthopaedic technology. Amy L. Lenz, PhD is the recipient of the 2019 Fellowship and shares her experience.    What is [...]

Rob Mauck, PhD

JOR Spine is a fully open access title from the ORS. The journal publishes high-quality research, including, but not limited to: Aging, Degeneration, Biologic Therapies, Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Biomechanics, Bioreactors, Culture Systems, Development, and Deformity. Dr. Daisuke Sakai, Dr. Mauro Alini, and Dr. Robert Mauck serve jointly as JOR Spine Editors-in-Chief. Dr. Mauck shares his thoughts [...]

Alan Grodzinsky, ScD

Alan Grodzinsky, ScD accepted the ORS/OREF Distinguished Investigator Award during the ORS 2019 Annual Meeting. Professor Grodzinsky is the Director of MIT’s Center for Biomedical Engineering, and is Professor of Biological, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering in the Departments of Biological Engineering (BE), Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and Mechanical Engineering (ME). What is your specific area of [...]

Kyle Allen, PhD

D-3181. Biomedical Engineering staff portraits. Sommer Green 273-6922 PO Box 116131 [email protected] Periodically, ORS features interviews with our members. This week, we learn more about Kyle Allen, PhD, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Associate Chair of Undergraduate Programs, J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida. Specific Area of Interest [...]

Tamara Alliston, PhD

Tamara Alliston, PhD has led her own laboratory since 2006 in the University of California San Francisco Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. She currently holds the position of Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF, in addition to Adjunct Professor positions in both the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Department of Bioengineering [...]

Derek Amanatullah, MD, PhD

Title Assistant Professor Institute/Lab/Company Stanford University Specific Area of Interest Total Joint Arthroplasty Who has been (have been) your mentor(s)? Lance Liotta, Stuart Goodman What are you currently working on? Periprosthetic Joint Infection What has been the biggest challenge/issue for you lately in your research? Funding and Space What project(s) are you looking forward to in [...]

Spencer Szczesny, PhD

Title Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Institute/Lab/Company Pennsylvania State University Specific Area of Interest Tendon/ligament biomechanics, mechanobiology, and remodeling Who has been (have been) your mentor(s)? I have been blessed with a number of great mentors throughout my career, including Dr. Steffen Leonhardt at the RWTH Aachen University who helped me navigate [...]

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