Building Bones

Holly Weiss: Notre Dame Bioengineering Doctoral Student

Author: Mary Hendriksen -- Published: September 17, 2012

Notre Dame faculty members and graduate students are making huge strides in research that focuses on the ability of adult stem cells to regenerate tissues. These stem cells, which are found in many adult tissues, have shown promise in therapies that regenerate organs as well as those that aim to cure diseases ranging from diabetes to Parkinson’s.

Bioengineering doctoral student Holly Weiss is one student who is immersed in that effort. Guided by her adviser, Prof. Diane Wagner of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Holly is focusing on the therapeutic uses of tissue engineering to construct human bone.

Read more at the Notre Dame Graduate School

 by Daily Domer Staff

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