Education

CTE Research Education: Objectives and Programs

While the specific research objectives are of immediate interest, we recognize that perhaps the most important potential contribution of our laboratory is to the preparation of a future generation of bioengineers. To this end, our laboratory involves an interaction between core laboratory personnel (post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, medical students, undergraduate students, high school students, post-baccalaureate researchers) and both formal and informal collaborators (established researchers with an expertise in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, orthopaedic surgery, rheumatology, radiology, and bioengineering). Selected undergraduates receive support for their participation in research during the summer and/or academic year through an ongoing "Research Experiences for Undergraduates" grant from theNational Science Foundation.

Individuals with interest in doing research in the lab can inquire about research opportunities.

We participate in a number of research and training programs at UCSD and the San Diego area. These include:

  • UCSD CTE Laboratory Meetings
  • UCSD Orthopaedic Research and Clinical Conferences
  • UCSD Rheumatology Research and Clinical Conferences
  • UCSD Department of Bioengineering Seminars (FallWinterSpringSummer)
  • UCSD IBME Training Courses
  • UCSD IBME Symposia

We participate in a number of local, national, and international conferences in which laboratory personnel are typically the corresponding authors. These include:

We encourage scientific collaborations and interactions with industry. These are exemplified not only by ongoing research collaborations, but also the maintenance of contact with CTE Lab "alumni" who are now gainfully employed in a number of diverse and exciting Bioengineering industries.