Principal Investigator

Lori Setton

Professor Setton’s research explores role of mechanical factors in the degeneration and repair of soft tissues of the musculoskeletal system, including the intervertebral disc, articular cartilage, and meniscus. Her work focuses on engineering and evaluating novel materials for tissue regeneration and drug delivery to treat musculoskeletal disease.


Liufang Jing
Research analyst

Postdoctoral Scholars

Milad Rohanifar
Models soft tissues using finite element methods and performs RNA-seq analyses

Graduate Students

Alexandra Davis
Studies drug transport through synovium
Xiaohong Tan
Engineers alginate-based hydrogels that mimic the extracellular matrix of intervertebral disc cells

Undergraduate Students

Mike Lu
Biochemistry major