Congratulations to the 2023 Award Recipients!

2023 Winners Presentation Topic
Kyle Kuchynsky
Ohio State University
Single-Cell RNA-Seq of Human Cartilage Endplate Cells Identifies Clusters that Drive Healthy and Diseased Phenotypes
Jasmin Mertens
Scripps Research
Identification of Multiple Stem Cell Populations in the Healthy Human Intervertebral Disc
Denise Iliff
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Hypersensitization of Spinal Cord Following Vertebral Endplate Micro Fracture Injury Using an In Vivo Model
Kevin Burt
University of Pennsylvania
HMGB1 Mediates Macrophage Recruitment and Regional Intervertebral Disc Properties Following Injury
Fei San Lee
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
In Vitro Screening for Nerve Dieback Compounds in Dorsal Root Ganglia and Evaluating Cytotoxicity on Nucleus Pulposus Cells
Lauren Lisiewski
Columbia University
TGF-b3-Releasing Bioinstructive Constructs Promote AF- and NP-Like IVD Cell Phenotypes in 3D Printed Scaffolds
Andres Bonilla
Colorado State University
Synergy of the Autoimmune Response in a Model of Degenerative Disc Disease
Tori Kroon
Mount Sinai
Females Activate More Inflammatory Pathways than Males and WNT Signaling-Deficiency in Aging
Attenuates Inflammatory Pathways in Response to Disc Injury
Karthikeyan Rajagopal
University of Pennsylvania
Physiological Measurement of Nucleus Pulposus Oxygen, Glucose, and Lactate in a Large Animal Model of Disc Degeneration: Preliminary Findings