FORMER MEMBERS

POSTDOCTORAL

Sun-Mi Palumbo, PhD
Sun-Mi Palumbo, PhD
palumbo@ortho.wisc.edu / Publications

Current Department: Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Joined: Spring 2009
Education:
Ph.D. 2009, Cancer Biology, Univeristy of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
M.S. 2002, Soil, Water, and Environmental Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
B.E. 1997, Environmental Engineering, Chungbok National University, Cheongju, South Korea
Research: Prevention of mesenchymal stem cell senescence in in vitro culture systems

GRADUATE STUDENTS

John Barber
John Barber
johngbarber@gmail.com

Current Department: Biomedical Engineering
Joined: Fall 2009
Education: B.S. 2005, Nutrition Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
Research: Osteochondral Tissue Engineering

Patrick Brown
Patrick Brown
patrick.t.brown2@gmail.com

Current Department: Cell and Molcular Biology
Joined: Fall 2009
Education: B.S. 2007, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
Research: Investigation of the hydrogel matrices effect on chondrogenic differentiation and cartilage development

Andrew Handorf
Andrew Handorf
ahandorf@wisc.edu / Publications

Current Department: Biomedical Engineering
Joined: Fall 2008
Education: B.S. 2007, Biology and Chemistry, Edgewood College, Madison, WI
Research: Cartilage Tissue Engineering

Sahar Javadi
Sahar Javadi
javadinovash@wisc.edu

Current Department:
Joined:
Education:
Research:

Tsung-Lin Tsai
Tsung-Lin Tsai
tsai@ortho.wisc.edu

Current Department: Biomedical Engineering
Joined: Fall 2008
Education: M.D. 2007, School of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Research: Reconstructing bone marrow microenvironments for mesenchymal stem cells

“Huihua
Huihua Yuan
hyuan34@wisc.edu

Current Department: Biochemical Engineering
Joined: TBD
Education: M.E., Biochemical Engineering, Donghua University
Research: Engineering biomimetic biomaterials for tissue engineering application; biomaterials approach for the regulation of stem cell differentiation

Yaxian Zhou
Yaxian Zhou
zhou263@wisc.edu

Current Department: Bioengineering
Joined: TBD
Education: B.S. TBD, Bioengineering, Southeast University
Research: Bone marrow microenvironment and mesenchymal stem cell lineage commitment

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Zach Pflum
Zach Pflum
pflum@wisc.edu

Department: Biochemistry
Joined: Fall 2008
Project: Investigating the effect of DBM on hMSC osteogenesis

Brock Polnaszek
Brock Polnaszek
polnaszek@wisc.edu

Department: Biochemistry
Joined: Summer 2009
Project: Investigating the role of intigens in hMSC osteogenesis

Albert Wang
Albert Wang
arwang@wisc.edu

Department: Applied Math, Engineering, and Physics
Joined: Summer 2009
Project: Tissue Engineering

Micah_t
Micah Cheng
mccheng@wisc.edu

Department: Biomedical Engineering
Joined: TBA
Project: Effects of the extracellular matrix on mesenchymal stem cells