Degeneration and Regeneration of the Intervertebral Disc

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Our lab has 2 points of focus: (1) studying the mechanisms that lead to painful disc degeneration, and (2) developing therapeutic strategies to repair or regenerate the degenerate disc, using 3D printing and stem cell based repair. Students will have the opportunity to work on laboratory studies in evaluating therapeutic interventions using stem cells and/or advancing the translation of 3D printed scaffolds into in vivo studies. Methods include cell culture, imaging, biomechanics, and molecular biology.

Lab: Chahine Lab, in Carroll Laboratories for Orthopedic Surgery

Direct Supervisor: Samantha Marshall, PhD

Position Dates: 6/1/2020 - 8/31/2020

Hours per Week: 40

Paid Position: Yes

Credit: Yes

Number of Positions: 2

Qualifications: Sterile technique, Cell culture, matlab. Prefer candidates with basic biomechanics experience

Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Master's (SEAS only)

 

Nadeen Chahine, PhD; noc7@columbia.edu