Ph.D. Students

We are always looking for top quality students to join our lab.  Students will have an opportunity to learn in the areas of Tissue Engineering, Cell Engineering, CRISPR, Biomechanics, and Orthopaedics.  Most of our students projects include a mix of these topic areas and provide the integrated knowledge base necessary to develop clinically relevant novel cell-based therapeutics.  Additionally, our lab brings a mix of bioengineers and clinicians together to provide an environment that ensures our work is clinically relevant and will bring relief to the many patients who suffer from back pain.

Research Topic Areas

Tissue Engineering

Cell Engineering



Back Pain


We are looking for top students that are motivated and ready to apply their knowledge and skills to help improve the quality of life for the many people suffering from debilitating back pain.