Department of Biomechanics

Supansa Yodmuang, PhD

Supansa Yodmuang received the Royal Thai Government scholarship in 2006 to pursue her M.S. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University. Under the supervision of Dr.Vunjak-Novakovic, Supansa’s PhD work was focused on methods to enhance the differentiation of human embryonic stem cells to chondrocytes using low oxygen tension. She also worked in the NIH-funded Tissue Engineering Resource Center (TERC) to evaluate silk-based scaffold for use as cartilage grafts. Supansa joined Hospital for Special Surgery in 2013 as a post-doctoral fellow. Together with Dr. Maher and Dr. Warren, she is exploring ways to enhance intergation at the scaffold-cartilage interface. Her research interests include biomaterial design, the use of scaffold-seeded stem cells, and the effects of physical loads on interface mechanics.