Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Research Assistant
University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, Texas – United States
I have received my undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) and furthered my education with a Master of Biomedical Science degree at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Scranton, PA). During my education I was involved in an undergraduate university sponsored research program at the University of Michigan and a yearlong epidemiological study as part of my MS degree at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. My first involvement with orthopaedic research came in 2010 through an undergraduate internship program examining the effectiveness of age on the osteogenic potential of human muscle derived stem cells at the Stem Cell Research Center of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Pittsburgh, PA). I continued my involvement with orthopaedic research and the Stem Cell Research Center the following year, investigating the viability and stemness of adipose-derived stem cells from a Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy mouse model. I have contributed to several abstracts and research papers and have continued my involvement in the field of orthopaedics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). My work at UTHealth involves both laboratory and clinical research, with coordination amongst clinical faculty, fellows and medical students in the Department of Orthopaedics.
Tuesday, November 5
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM