Ph.D. Student Jongkil Kim's Research Featured on the Cover of ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering

ACS Biomaterials April 2021 cover
ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering April 2021 cover

The cover of April 2021 issue of ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering features an image from work recently published by Bonassar Lab Ph.D. student Jongkil Kim  The paper entitled, “Combining TGF-β1 and Mechanical Anchoring to Enhance Collagen Fiber Formation and Alignment in Tissue-Engineered Menisci” investigated collagen fiber formation and alignment in tissue-engineered menisci using TGF-β1 in combination with variations in media glucose concentrations and mechanical boundary conditions. The results point to the need for optimization of culture environments specifically geared toward enhancing collagen fiber formation and organization.

The cover image shows a second harmonic generation/multiphoton micrograph depicting collagen fibers (yellow) and fibrochondrocytes (green) in the tissue engineered meniscus. 

Jongkil Kim
Jongkil Kim

Congratulations to Jongkil and his co-authors, Alexander J. Boys, Lara A. Estroff, and Lawrence J. Bonassar.

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