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Congratulations to Professor Kuo for receiving an NIH R01

September 21, 2017

Professor Kuo received an NIH R01 grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the NIH to investigate “Tendon Tissue Engineering Informed by Lysyl Oxidase Regulation of Embryonic Tendon Mechanical Properties”. 

Professor Kuo receives Research Award at Vail Scientific Summit on Regenerative & Translational Medicine

August 26, 2017

Professor Kuo received a prestigious Research Award at the Vail Scientific Summit on Regenerative & Translational Medicine in Colorado.

Congratulations to Alexa Annoti for receiving a Reach Fellowship

Friday, April 28, 2017

Alexa Annotti received the prestigious Reach Fellowship to pursue research in the Kuo Lab during Summer 2017! We are grateful that Reach funds are available thanks to the generous gifts of University of Rochester friends and alumni who believe in the importance of experiential opportunities. Congratulations to Alexa!

Professor Edward Brown and Professor Catherine K. Kuo receive grant from Department of Defense (DoD)

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Department of Defense office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs has awarded Professor Edward Brown and Professor Catherine K. Kuo a grant for their research project titled, "Understanding the Role of Matrix Microstructure in Metastasis.” The goal of this project is to evaluate molecular mechanisms underlying the ability of an optical scattering phenomenon to predict metastatic outcome in patient samples.

Breanna O’Reilly receives Xerox Fellowship

Breanna and Catherine

Monday, August 8, 2016

Breanna O’Reilly, BME undergraduate student, participated in Xerox Engineering Research Fellows Program. Her experience as a Xerox Fellow was highlighted in the news at the University of Rochester.

Read More: Breanna O’Reilly receives Xerox Fellowship



Professor Catherine K. Kuo awarded an NIH Pilot Grant

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Professor Catherine K. Kuo was awarded an NIH Pilot Grant through the P30 Enrichment Pilot Grant Program at the Center for Musculoskeletal Research of the University of Rochester School of Medicine to study intrinsic differences between axial and limb tendon cells of the developing embryo.

Associate Professor Catherine K. Kuo, Assistant Professor Mark Buckley, and Dr. Natasha O’Malley receive a University Research Award

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Associate Professor Catherine K. Kuo (PI, BME), Assistant Professor Mark Buckley (Co-PI, BME), and Dr. Natasha O’Malley (Co-PI, Orthopaedics) received a University Research Award for a new collaborative project, as one of just eight application chosen by senior research leadership. The project “Role of Mechanics in Etiology of Congenital Talipes Equinovarus” will develop novel in vitro and in vivo experimental models to investigate the role of aberrant mechanical loading of embryonic tendons in the development of clubfoot. The findings of this study will help motivate novel prevention and treatment strategies for nearly 200,000 babies born with clubfoot each year.

Professor Catherine K. Kuo receives prestigious Award for Innovation in Research in Sweden

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Professor Catherine K. Kuo received the prestigious Award for Innovation in Research at the Go:Life in Orthopaedics Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden in December. She was nominated for the award by an international group of world-renowned scientists, engineers, orthopaedic surgeons, and physiotherapists.