NEWS

  • NIH has awarded Prof. Li with $1.8M for supporting a 5-year research project to study induced pluripotent stem cells for cartilage repair (July 2015).
  • Dawson Tsai receives the New Investigator Recognition Award (NIRA) at the Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting for his research to investigate how mesenchymal stem cells are regulated by endothelial cells (March 2015).
  • The 3M Corp. has awarded Prof. Wan-Ju Li the Non-tenured Faculty Award, which includes a three-year, $45,000 grant to study braided nanofibers as a three-dimensional scaffold that replicates the body’s extracellular matrix to regulate embryonic stem cell differentiation in vitro for ligament tissue engineering.
  • John Barber’s paper ‘Braided nanofibrous scaffold for tendon and ligament tissue engineering” is published in Tissue Eng Part A 2011.
  • Andrew Handorf’s paper “Fibroblast growth factor-2 primes human mesenchymal stem cells for enhanced chondrogenesis” is published PLos One 2011.
  • Dr. Li’s coauthored paper “Stabilization of proteins by nanoencapsulation in sugar-glass for tissue engineering and drug delivery applications” is published in Advance Materials 2012.
  • Dawson Tsai’s paper entitled “Regulation of mesenchymal stem cell chondrogenesis by glucose through protein kinase C/transforming growth factor signaling” is published in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2013.
  • Patrick Brown and Andrew Handorf’s review article “Stem cell-based tissue engineering approaches for musculoskeletal regeneration” is published in Current Pharmaceutical Design 2013.
  • Congratulations! SunMi Palumbo for her paper entitled “Osteoprotegrin enhances osteogenesis of human mesenchymal stem cells” being accepted for publication in Tissue Engineering Part A.
  • Great news! A research paper entitled “Adverse effect of demineralized bone powder on osteogenesis of human mesenchymal stem cells” first-authored by Zachary Pflum and SunMi Palumbo is accepted for publication in Experimental Cell Research. Congratulations!