Department: Biomedical Engineering
Advisors: Dr. Krishnendu Roy
Thesis Title: Evaluation of ECM components in Biodegradable Hydrogels for Zonal Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells into Articular Caritlage
Research Summary: The main objective of my research project is to create a bioactive PEG-based hydrogel scaffold for engineering cartilage. The ultimate goal of this project is to create a single multi-layered structure with zone specific biomaterials for the simultaneous differentiation of MSCs into structurally organized articular cartilage tissue.