Abstract: Restoration strategies after tendon/ligament injuries often fail to recreate the complex organization at the tendon/ligament to bone insertion, which can lead to long-term joint degeneration. This presentation will highlight key aspects of an in-vitro model system designed in our laboratory to better understand how biochemical and biomechanical cues result in this unique tissue organization. Results from these studies may lead to improved strategies to engineer fully integrated tendons and ligaments as the next generation of replacement grafts for these tissues. Coffee and continental breakfast will be provided.
Location: IBB 1128
Contact: Colly Mitchell, Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience