Location: Fitzpatrick Center (CIEMAS) 1345
The Truskey Lab Group is interested in cardiovascular engineering, tissue engineering, stem cells, cell mechanics, cell-material interactions and cell adhesion. Currently we are studying the feasibility of coating stents with endothelial cells prior to in vivo implantation. Additionally, we are studying the mechanics of endothelial cells using traction forces in order to better understand the mechanics of these important cardiovascular cells.
Another area of interest is tissue-engineered skeletal muscle constructs and how they may be manipulated to behave more similarly to native human tissue. Current methods of engineering muscle constructs fall significantly short of native tissue when it comes to outputting comparable forces. We are using microRNA transfection to improve skeletal muscle formation and maturation. We are also interested in skeletal muscle oxygen consumption and metabolism in vitro and drug-induced changes in both.
The Truskey Lab is part of the Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering (CBTE) at Duke. To find out more, please visit the website by clicking here.
LATEST LAB NEWS:
5.2014 Congrats, Brittany for winning the BME elevator pitch competition!
4.2014 We would like to welcome our newest additions: Jonathan Repper and Megan
4.2014 Congratulations to all runners of team Truskey Trotters and Hoffman Harriers!
The top ten age group finishers were: Dr. Truskey (2nd), Tracy (3rd),
Megan (6th) and Brittany (9th)!
4.2014 Congratulations to both Dr. Alex Jantzen and Dr. Cindy Cheng for successfully
defending their dissertations!
4.2014 Lydia was awarded graduation with distinction!
4.2014 Kevin will be starting his career at Roche upon finishing his time in the
Truskey lab. Congrats, Kevin!
4.2014 Jessica, Lydia and Jessica presented posters at Duke's Visible Thinking
poster session. Great job! They were featured in an article about the annual
4.2014 Justin won the Duke Undergraduate Research Society Abstract Competition
for his abstract: "Substrate Stiffness Promotes Endothelial Cell Senescence."
4.2014 The Exceptional Abstract Award was awarded to Alex at the International
Vascular Biology Meeting 2014 in Kyoto, Japan! Congratulations, Alex!
4.2014 Brittany was awarded the Research and Innovation Fellowship, a partnership
between the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International
Development to fund fellows tackling global health problems in developing
4.2014 Cristina received a poster award from Cardiovascular special interest group at
Society For Biomaterials. Good Job, Cristina!
3.2014 Alex was selected for the CBTE Kewaunee poster session senior graduate award!
3.2014 Hillary was accepted into the Biomedical Engineering Department at Case
Western Reserve University!
3.2014 Lydia will be attending Drexel University College of Medicine -- Class of 2018!
1.2014 We are looking forward to recruitment this Spring in hopes of
welcoming new faces this Fall! Interested candidates should contact Dr.
Truskey at email@example.com.
The Truskey Group and friends at our Annual Angels Among Us 5K run!
All lab members ran including Dr. Truskey!
Members of the Truskey Lab at Duke's Visible Thinking poster session.
We made the front page of www.duke.edu!
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