Biomedical Engineering Seminar

November 13, 2017
November 13, 2017
 
Speaker: Alesha Castillo, Ph.D.
                 New York University, School of Medicine   
Title: Mechanoregulation of Osteogenesis in Skeltal Adaption and Repair
Location: Biomedical Engineering Auditorium
Time: 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
 

Dr. Alesha Castillo received her master’s and doctorate degrees in biomedical engineering from University of California, Davis. Her expertise is in the area of skeletal mechanobiology, and specific research interests include understanding the role of mechanical forces in stem cell recruitment and differentiation and age-related changes in the skeletal stem cell niche. She is the co-author of 29 peer-reviewed journal articles and 3 invited reviews. Dr. Castillo has served on the faculty of NYU Tandon School of Engineering since 2014, and has helped establish an undergraduate minor program in Biomechanical and Biosystems Engineering. Her teaching has been primarily in the area of mechanobiology and biomaterials.

Dr. Castillo is the recipient of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Young Investigator Award and a Career Development Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs. She serves as an Associate Editor for Clinical Reviews in Bone and Mineral Metabolism and is involved in peer-review for the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Her current work is funded by the NYU Clinical and Translational Science Institute, AO Foundation, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. 
 
For more information, please contact Robin Yarborough at 848-445-6872 or at ryarboro@soe.rutgers.edu.