Catherine K. Kuo receives Award for Innovation in Research

December 21, 2015

ckk awardCatherine K. Kuo (Associate Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedics) received an Award for Innovation in Research at the Go:Life in Orthopaedics Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden in December. Her talk, “Embryonically Inspired Approaches to Regenerate Soft Tissues”, described her innovative research program to regenerate tendons in a manner that recapitulates embryonic tendon development and scarless healing. She described how she engineers 3-dimensional tissue models to study the mechanobiology of embryonic tendon formation, and uses the new information to develop novel tendon regeneration approaches informed by the embryonic processes.

Professors Catherine K. Kuo and Johnny Huard (Professor, University of Texas Health Systems) were invited as ORS representatives to speak about their research at the Go:Life in Orthopaedics Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, held December 10-12, 2015. The conference, chaired by orthopaedic surgeon Professor Mats Brittberg (University of Gothenburg, Sweden), was attended by scientists, engineers, orthopaedic surgeons, and physiotherapists. The international attendees came from various countries, including Sweden, Italy, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Switzerland, Norway, and the United States. 

Professor Kuo's award was published in the ORS Connect Newsletter here.