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.