Professor Awad is a professor of biomedical engineering and orthopaedics and a principal investigator in the Center for Musculoskeletal Research at the University of Rochester. His research focuses primarily on musculoskeletal tissue engineering with an emphasis on challenging clinical problems and translational solutions. Professor Awad along with the research group from his alma mater won the 2007 Kappa Delta Ann Doner Vaughn Award in recognition of their research on functional tissue engineering for tendon repair. The Kappa Delta award is the highest research award given by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), and places him among an elite company of previous award recipients.
Our research focuses primarily on musculoskeletal tissue engineering with an emphasis on challenging clinical problems and translational solutions. Our approach is to develop in vivo and in vitro models of musculoskeletal injury and clinically-translatable outcome measures to assess the efficacy of regenerative and tissue engineering solutions.
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Current Research Projects
- Flexor tendon tissue engineering
- Tissue engineering of massive bone allograft union
- Bioreactors for cartilage tissue engineering
- Allograft derived scaffolds for cartilage repair
- Models of skeletal disease and trauma
- Tissue engineered periosteum approaches to heal bone allograft transplants