Mount Sinai-Cooper Union Collaborative Symposium

Chris Panebianco along with Drs. Iatridis and Jennifer Weiser were highlighted at the annual Cooper Union-Mount Sinai “Research-Pitch Symposium” on September 24, 2021.

Shown here, Sanjna Rao, undergraduate BME student from Cooper Union, whose primary mentor is Dr. Jennifer Weiser from Cooper Union. Sanja worked with Chris Panebianco, PhD student at Mount Sinai and Cooper Union Alumnus, to make great progress on our cell-delivery projects for annulus fibrosus repair. Sanjna is in the cell culture suite with Chris, Brian Bueno and Dr. Jennifer Gansau.

Mount Sinai SURP and Summer Students 2021

The Spine Lab was delighted to welcome on-site summer students back to the ORL in 2021.

We were exceedingly impressed at the excellence and ambition of all 3 summer students. The SURP students presented excellent posters at Mount Sinai in Guggenheim Pavilion on August

  • Kelsey Goune, pursuing a Biology Major at Lehman College, worked on our neonatal regeneration project with Danielle D’Erminio as main mentor.
  • Kashaf Zaheer, pursuing a Biochemistry Major at Vassar College, worked on our discogenic pain project with Alon Lai as main mentor.
  • Sanjna Rao, pursuing a Biomedical Engineering Major at Cooper Union, worked on our annulus repair projects with Chris Panebianco as main mentor.

ORL Field Days 2021 returns

Team building could not be more fun than during ORL Field Days where Chris Panebianco is an exceptional organizer!

We were happy to have the return of ORL Field Days on June 4, 2021 to celebrate collaboration, fun and 100% vaccination compliance.

Congratulations Keti Vaso on your successful MEng degree from Cooper Union

Congratulations Keti Vaso on your excellent MEng thesis titled ‘Evaluation of the Regenerative Potential of Mesenchymal Stem Cell-derived Exosomes for Annulus Fibrosus Repair and Controlled Delivery Using Hydrogel-embedded Poly(lactic-co-glycolic) Acid Microspheres’ and on your successful defense on April 29, 2021. You were an outstanding contributor with Tyler and our team advancing several ambitious projects. We wish you much continued success in your current position as R&D Scientist at Henkel.

Dr. Weiser from Cooper Union, Keti’s primary mentor, has been an outstanding collaborator with our lab in biomaterials and educational research.