Tonia Tsinman

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CEMB Graduate Student | Mauck Lab

I’m interested in studying mechano-biologic response of cells of load bearing tissues, such as the meniscus, during development and aging. In particular, I would like to investigate the mechano-biologic influences that lead to the progressive development of tissue heterogeneities within dense fibrous tissues. To do so, I’m currently using¬†in vitro¬†nanofibrous polymer platforms to look at how local changes in strain transmission differentially impact resident cell populations, both in terms of early stage mechanoresponse as well as subsequent changes in gene expression and ECM protein deposition.

Ms. Tsinman is currently working in the group of CEMB PI Dr. Robert Mauck.