Professor Kuo to deliver Keynote at Northeast Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC) in March
February 19, 2020
On March 27, 2020, Professor Kuo will deliver a Keynote at Northeast Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC). We look forward to seeing you in University Park, PA. This conference was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Congratulations to Phong Nguyen on an outstanding podium presentation at the ORS!
February 11, 2020
Congratulations to Phong Nguyen, Ph.D. candidate, on an outstanding podium presentation at the ORS! Phong spoke about “Phenotype Stability and Expansion Potential of Embryonic Tendon Progenitor Cells In Vitro” at the Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz.
Professor Kuo invited to serve on the Publications Advisory Board for the Journal of Orthopaedic Research
February 7, 2020
Professor Kuo has been invited to serve on the Publications Advisory Board for the Journal of Orthopaedic Research.
Congratulations to Professor Kuo on receiving a Technology Development Fund Award
February 3, 2020
Professor Kuo has received a Technology Development Fund Award. Congratulations!
Professor Kuo invited to serve on the Editorial Board of the journal Tissue Engineering
January 16, 2020
Professor Kuo has been invited to serve on the Editorial Board of the journal Tissue Engineering Part A, Part B: Reviews, and Part C: Methods.
Welcome new postdoctoral fellow Dr. Stefanie Korntner
January 6, 2020
Welcome new postdoctoral fellow Dr. Stefanie Korntner. We are excited for Dr. Korntner to bring her expertise in tendon cell biology and zoology to the Kuo Lab!
Dr. Javier Navarro Rueda receives the BMES 2019 Career Development Award!
October 8, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Javier Navarro Rueda, postdoctoral fellow in the Kuo Lab, for receiving the BMES 2019 Career Development Award! He will accept this prestigious award at the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Society Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Oct. 16-19, 2019!
Professor Kuo looks forward to speaking at the First Achilles Conference in Porto, Portugal!
June 18, 2019
This conference (July 8-10, 2019) is being organized in the scope of the European Horizon 2020 Twinning project ACHILLES: Overcoming specific weaknesses in tendon biology to design advanced regenerative therapies. See more details here.
Professor Kuo is excited to be a Discussion Leader for the “Stem Cells in Tissue Engineering” Session at the 2019 Gordon Research Conference
June 16, 2019
Professor Kuo is excited to be a Discussion Leader for the “Stem Cells in Tissue Engineering” Session at the 2019 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (July 28-August 2, 2019). This year’s GRC theme is"Designing Biomaterial Complexity Across Scales of Length and Time for Clinical Impact”. Click here for more details.
Professor Kuo speaks at the History Colorado Center in Denver, CO
May 30, 2019
Professor Catherine K. Kuo joined Dean Jonathan Samet (Colorado School of Public Health), John Foxe (Chair of Neuroscience, University of Rochester Medical Center), Solomon Abiola (University of Rochester) to speak with UR Alumni about "Conquering Disease and the Quest for Cures" at the History Colorado Center in Denver, CO.
Congratulations to our undergraduate researchers for the record-breaking number of summer research awards they received this summer!
May 3, 2019
Abdulrahman Alkhalifa is a KAUST Gifted Student Program (KGSP) Scholar, Sereen Assi is a 2019 Xerox Research Fellow, Joseph Criscione and Feiyang Andy Deng are 2019 Discover Grant Awardees, Melisanda Feliz is a 2019 Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Scholar, and Andreya Gardner (University of Connecticut) and Paolo Paco are 2019 NSF REU Fellows. Great job and congratulations!
Professor Kuo speaks at The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles, CA
April 7, 2019
Professor Catherine K. Kuo joined composer Brian Langsbard (Los Angeles), Rob Clark (University of Rochester Provost), and Joan Saab (University of Rochester Vice Provost) to speak about "Cultivating Creativity and Inspiring Innovation” at The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles, CA.
Professor Kuo inducted as AIMBE Fellow for excellence in biomedical engineering
April 3, 2019
Professor Kuo has been inducted as a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Members of AIMBE are employed in academia, industry, clinical practice, and government. AIMBE’s College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers. A total of 156 fellows–chosen for outstanding contributions in research, practice, or education–were formally inducted at the AIMBE annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on March 25.
Professor Kuo speaks at WHYY Studios in Philadelphia, PA
February 21, 2019
Professor Catherine K. Kuo joined University of Rochester faculty John Foxe (Chair of Neuroscience, University of Rochester Medical Center), Barry Goldstein, and Kerry O’Banion (University of Rochester Medical Center) to speak about "Conquering Disease and the Quest for Cures" at WHYY Studios in Philadelphia, PA.
Professor Kuo delivered a Keynote on “Tendon Mechanobiology and Mechanotransduction” at the 2019 ORS Tendon Section Scientific Meeting in Austin, TX!
February 4, 2019
Congratulations to the Kuo Lab for a successful Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) 2019 Annual Conference
February 2, 2019
Congratulations to the Kuo Lab for a successful Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) 2019 Annual Conference in Austin, TX! Our fantastic research was represented by 5 podium and poster presentations and a Tendon Section Keynote!
Congratulations to Phong Nguyen and Jose Suarez Loor for receiving ORS Travel Awards!
November 15, 2018
Congratulations to Kuo Lab graduate students Phong Nguyen and Jose Suarez Loor for receiving Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Travel Awards to attend the 2018 ORS Tendon Section Conference in Portland, OR! For more information, please see here: https://www.ors.org/tendon-2018-conference/
Catherine K. Kuo delivered Keynote Lecture at the DKOU 2018 in Berlin, Germany
October 25, 2018
Professor Kuo delivered the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Keynote Lecture entitled “Tendon Regeneration Strategies Inspired by the Embryonic Microenvironment” at the DKOU 2018 German Congress of Orthopaedics and Traumatology in Berlin, Germany, on October 25, 2018.
Congratulations to Kuo Lab Summer Students for a productive and fun summer of research!
August 29, 2018
We had a fantastic and productive summer with undergraduate researchers MaryJane Been (University of Rochester Summer Scholar from Coe College), Joseph Criscione (Xerox Fellow, University of Rochester), Feiyang Andy Deng (Xerox Fellow, University of Rochester), Jessica Dirksen (Notre Dame), Paolo Paco (University of Rochester), and Dylan Manuele (University of Rochester). We are excited that some will continue science-ing with the Kuo Lab during the school year, and we wish all of them the best of luck as they return to school!
Professor Kuo delivers a keynote talk at 4th Vail Scientific Summit
August 21, 2018
Professor Kuo delivered a Keynote talk on “Novel Approaches to Enhance Tendon Mechanical Properties during Regeneration” at the 2018 Vail Scientific Summit on Regenerative & Translational Medicine in Colorado hosted by Drs. Johnny Huard, Marc Philippon, Scott Tashman, and Chelsea Bahney.
Professor Kuo invited to Biofrontiers Regenerative Biox Symposium
August 17, 2018
Professor Kuo was invited to serve as Discussion Leader for the BioFrontiers 4th Bi-annual Scientific Symposium and Workshop on Regenerative BIOx on August 16 and 17, 2018, in Boulder Colorado. This exciting symposium to share new discoveries, discuss innovative applications of tools and methods, and exchange ideas for advancing biomedical research in the scientific areas of regenerative BIOlogy, BIOmaterials, BIOengineering, BIOsystems, and BIOtechnology was hosted by Drs. Kristi Anseth, Christopher Bowman, Stephanie Bryant, Virginia Ferguson, Leslie Leinwand, and Amy Palmer.
Congratulations to Phong Nguyen for receiving an award for outstanding teaching contributions to BME!
June 25, 2018
We are incredibly proud of Phong his outstanding teaching contributions as a graduate student in Biomedical Engineering at University of Rochester for 2017-2018. Congratulations!
Professor Kuo delivered Spotlight Talk at ORS 2018 Annual Meeting in New Orleans
March 12, 2018
Professor Kuo was invited to deliver a prestigious Spotlight Talk “Embryonically Informed Tendon Tissue Engineering and Regeneration” at the Orthopaedic Research Society 2018 Annual Meeting in New Orleans on March 12, 2018. More information can be found here: https://www.ors.org/2018-spotlight-speakers/
Professor Kuo delivered invited talk at The Royal Society Meeting: Mechanics of Development
February 6, 2018
Professor Kuo was invited by The Royal Society to deliver a talk on “Mechanobiology of Embryonic Tendon Development” at the Mechanics of Development Meeting. The meeting, which focused on the role of mechanobiology in multiple aspects of embryonic development, was held at Chicheley Hall of the Kavli Royal Society Centre in Buckinghamshire, UK.
Professor Kuo invited as a Plenary Speaker at ICBN Symposium on the Frontiers of Chemical Biology and Nanomedicine in China
November 7, 2017
Professor Catherine K. Kuo delivered a plenary talk at the Symposium of Frontiers of Chemical Biology and Nanomedicine held at Hunan University, Changsha, China, from November 7 to 9, 2017. She was invited by Professors Chad Mirkin, David Walt, and Milan Mrksich, directors of the Institute of Chemical Biology and Nanomedicine (ICBN) at Hunan University.
Professor Kuo delivers invited talk at the 6th Albert Einstein College of Medicine Musculoskeletal Repair and Regeneration Symposium
October 19, 2017
Professor Catherine K. Kuo gave an invited talk on her laboratory’s findings on the critical role of lysyl oxidase mediated crosslinking in tendon mechanical property development.
Professor Kuo invited to speak in seminar series at Columbia University
October 18, 2017
Professor Catherine K. Kuo gave an invited seminar at Columbia University, hosted by the Carroll Laboratories for Orthopedic Surgery. Her talk focused on the Kuo Lab’s research to identify mechanical and biochemical mechanisms of embryonic tendon development to inform adult tendon tissue engineering and regenerative medicine approaches.
Professor Kuo invited to deliver a Keynote at the Vail Scientific Summit on Regenerative & Translational Medicine
August 25, 2017
Professor Kuo delivered a Keynote talk on laboratory’s strategies to regenerate tendon at the 2017 Vail Scientific Summit on Regenerative & Translational Medicine in Colorado.
Professor Kuo organizes 1st Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Northeast Regional Symposium
July 26, 2017
As the ORS Ambassador for the Northeast, Professor Kuo organized the first ORS Northeast Regional Symposium, held at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. Plenary speakers included Professor Farshid Guilak (ORS past president), Dr. Fei Wang (NIH program director), and Dr. Michele Grimm (NSF program director). Nearly 200 attendees from 24 institutions across the U.S. and Canada attended and presented their research. The 2-day symposium was generously supported by the University of Rochester Department of Orthopaedics and Department of Biomedical Engineering, and the ORS.
Professor Kuo scores in top 2 percentile with NIH R01 application
June 9, 2017
Professor Catherine K. Kuo recently received a 2 percentile rank for her NIH R01 application: “Tendon Tissue Engineering Informed by Lysyl Oxidase Regulation of Embryonic Tendon Mechanical Properties”. The goals of the grant are to characterize lysyl oxidase as a critical regulator of developing embryonic tendon mechanical properties, and to develop approaches to manipulate lysyl oxidase activity to promote functional tendon regeneration with stem cells.
Phong Nguyen passes First-Year Ph.D. Exam
June 5, 2017
Congratulations to Phong Nguyen for successfully passing his First-Year Ph.D. Exam!
Congratulations to new BME Graduates Samantha McGoldrick, Breanna O’Reilly, and Matthew Stein!
May 21, 2017
Samantha, Breanna, and Matthew are officially Biomedical Engienering graduates from the Kuo Lab at University of Rochester! In Fall 2017, Samantha will be a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan, and Breanna will be a PhD candidate at Boston University. Soon after graduating, Matthew accepted a position in the Kuo Lab. Congratulations to the three of you!
Professor Kuo invited to deliver seminar at Johns Hopkins University
April 23, 2017
Professor Kuo was invited to speak about her research to the Department of Cell Biology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Professors Kuo and Tuan co-chaired the 2017 Fusion Conference on Musculoskeletal Development and Regeneration in Cancun, Mexico
February 27, 2017
Professors Catherine K. Kuo and Rocky S. Tuan co-chaired the 2nd Fusion Conference on “Musculoskeletal Development and Regeneration” in Cancun, Mexico, February 24 – 27, 2017. This exciting conference is a premier scientific forum for the scientific investigation of the musculoskeletal system, including cartilage, bone, tendon, ligament, and muscle. Junior and senior investigators alike presented cutting edge research and had ample networking opportunities.
Professor Catherine K. Kuo receives grant from Department of Defense (DoD)
February 23, 2017
The Department of Defense office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs has awarded Professor Edward Brown and Professor Catherine K. Kuo a grant for their research project titled, "Understanding the Role of Matrix Microstructure in Metastasis.” The goal of this project is to evaluate molecular mechanisms underlying the ability of an optical scattering phenomenon to predict metastatic outcome in patient samples.
2016 & 2015
Dr. Kuo receives research grant from URMC Strong Children’s Research Center
December 21, 2016
Dr. Katherine Rizzone and Co-Investigators Professors Catherine K. Kuo, Mark Buckley (BME, assistant professor), and Michael Richards (Surgery, research assistant professor) have been awarded a grant from the Strong Children’s Research Center of the University of Rochester Medical Center for their collaborative research project to study, “The Material Properties of Adolescent Tendons in Apophysitis."
Professor Kuo invited as the Inaugural Seminar Speaker for iTERM at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
December 14, 2016
Professor Catherine K. Kuo was invited by the Chinese University of Hong Kong to deliver the inaugural seminar for iTERM, the new Institute of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. Established in early 2016, the Institute upholds the vision of applying convergent principles and technologies of science and engineering to restore the structure and function to injured, diseased and degenerated tissues and organs for the enhancement of quality of life through biomedical research and development.
Professor Kuo delivered the Graduate Student’s Choice Seminar Speaker for the University of Maryland (UMD) Bioengineering Seminar Series
November 18, 2016
Each semester, University of Maryland Bioengineering hosts one seminar speaker that is selected by the graduate students. Professor Kuo was invited as the Graduate Student’s Choice Seminar Speaker for the Fall 2016 series.
Professor Catherine K. Kuo delivered seminar address at University of Rochester School of Medicine
September 15, 2016
Professor Kuo spoke on her research program as part of the seminar series in the Genetics, Development and Stem Cells Program (GDSC) at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.
Professor Catherine K. Kuo invited to deliver a Keynote at the Royal Academy of Sciences in Copenhagen, Denmark
August 18, 2016
Professor Catherine K. Kuo was invited to deliver a Keynote at the Royal Academy of Sciences in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the “Muscle-Tendon Function: Cell-Matrix Interplay” International Meeting. Her talk was entitled “Biochemical and Mechanical Characteristics of the Developing Tendon."
Professor Catherine K. Kuo receives funding to study how mechanical loading influences the development birth defects
April 28, 2016
Associate Professor Catherine K. Kuo (PI, BME), Assistant Professor Mark Buckley (Co-PI, BME), and Dr. Natasha O’Malley (Co-PI, Orthopaedics) received a University Research Award for a new collaborative project, as one of just eight application chosen by senior research leadership. The project “Role of Mechanics in Etiology of Congenital Talipes Equinovarus” will develop novel in vitro and in vivo experimental models to investigate the role of aberrant mechanical loading of embryonic tendons in the development of clubfoot. The findings of this study will help motivate novel prevention and treatment strategies for nearly 200,000 babies born with clubfoot each year.
Professor Catherine K. Kuo receives prestigious Award for Innovation in Research in Sweden
December 12, 2015
Professor Catherine K. Kuo received the prestigious Award for Innovation in Research at the Go:Life in Orthopaedics Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden in December. She was nominated for the award by an international group of world-renowned scientists, engineers, orthopaedic surgeons, and physiotherapists.