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.
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:
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.
12.2013 Alex received an oral presentation at next summer's 18th International
Vascular Biology Meeting in Kyoto, Japan!
The conference will be help in April 2014. Congrats, Alex!
12.2013 MIchaela will be spending a semester studying abroad in Germany!
11.2013 Congrats to our newest Pratt Undergraduate Research Fellow: Justin!
11.2013 Brittany will be interning with the Council for Scientific and Industrial
Research (CSIR) in Pretoria, South Africa this summer! Her project will
be designing a paper-based biosensor to detect harmful concentrations
of pathogenic bacteria in surface water.
10.2013 Jessica was selected for Engineering World Health Internship for the Summer 2014!
9.2013 Cindy, Alex, and Tracy presented talks at this year's BMES Conference in
Seattle, WA; Justin and Lydia presented posters. Great job, everyone!
Justin and Lydia received the URS Student Travel Award and BMES
Student Chapter Travel Award. Alex and Tracy received BMES Student
9.2013 Tracy received the McChesney Graduate Fellowship!
9. 2013 Congrats to Jessica for receiving the URS Student Assistantship Award
for her project "F-actin in Aging Endothelial Cells"