In this episode, we talk with Dr. Farshid Guilak, who was recently elected into the National Academy of Engineering for his contributions to regenerative medicine and mechanobiology. Dr. Guilak is both the Mildred B. Simon Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and co-director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. Throughout his career, Dr. Guilak has pursued interdisciplinary collaborations that create just enough chaos, and maybe a little art in the process.
Dr. Farshid Guilak, Mildred B. Simon Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and co-director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis
Dr. Farshid Guilak pursues a multidisciplinary approach in his laboratory to investigate the role of biomechanics and mechanobiology in the etiology and pathogenesis of various musculoskeletal diseases – particularly osteoarthritis – as a basis for developing and translating new tissue-engineering therapies. His current research studies focus on the use of novel genome engineering methods for reprogramming stem cells to create functional tissue replacements for regenerating musculoskeletal tissues.
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