2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Materials Science & Engineering
Supported by: Pitch and Catherine Johnson
Mentor: Emilie Cheung, Orthopaedic Surgery

Evelyna is testing a polyurethane-based polymer with mechanical properties that can be altered to mimic tendon and bone tissue by exposure to different amounts of UV light. She is evaluating the utility of a functionally graded biomaterial for reducing stress concentration at bone-tendon interfaces such as the rotator cuff, and also determining the biological response of cells to the polyurethane.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 27, 2014:

Novel Tendon Graft for Rotator Cuff Repair

Evelyna Wang1, Elmer Ker2, Angel Mercado2, Peter Yang2, Emilie Cheung2
[Departments of Materials Science & Engineering1 and Orthopaedic Surgery2, Stanford University]