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Osteo Engineering Lab

A major focus of Ohio State’s preclinical research program has been the 3D printing of resorbable scaffolds. Cells, such as Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) or vascular progenitor cells are seeded onto solid, 3D printed polymer scaffolds or within hydrogels. The constructs may then be cultured, in a bioreactor, before implantation. The intent of pre-culturing scaffolds prior to implantation is to fill and coat them with tissue that the body perceives as a “tissue engineered bone graft.”

For more information follow the link to the right, or visit Dr. Dean's Osteo Engineering Lab website through the button below.

Research Interests

Here at The Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery, our faculty are highly involved in ongoing research, as well as making sure students have an opportunity to participate in various research projects within the department.  It is recommended that you contact the faculty member you would like to work with directly to begin discussing ideas for research.