Behnoush Khorsand

Behnoush Khorsand, Ph.D. student, Pharmaceutical Science and Translational Therapeutics

Heals broken bones

• What is your area of research or scholarship? My area of research is tissue engineering, more specifically my work focuses on bone and cartilage regeneration.
• In simple terms, why does this research matter? On an annual basis in the United States, bone grafts are the second most 10 transplanted tissues, next to blood. It is estimated that more than half a million bone grafting procedures are performed annually in the United States with close to 2.2 million world-wide. Therefore there is a dire need for improved therapeutics promoting fracture healing and bone regeneration which led us to introduce biomimetic materials in medicine.
• What is your degree program and expected graduate date? I am a Ph.D. candidate, in Pharmaceutical Science and Translational Therapeutics at the college of Pharmacy and expecting to graduate by Dec 2018.
• Hometown: Tehran, Iran.
• Faculty mentor/advisor: Dr. Aliasger Salem.
• What are your career goals? My career goal is to establish a world-leading pharmaceutical company, focusing on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine to apply advanced tissue engineering techniques to improve the care of the injured and assure their quality of life.

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