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Patel Jay - Postdoctoral Researcher

Patel Jay

University of Pennsylvania
Orthopaedic Surgery
Philadelphia, United States of America

Dr. Jay Patel is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia VA
Medical Center. Dr. Patel obtained a BS in Bioengineering from Rice University in 2011. He then completed in
doctoral work at Rutgers University/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Biomedical Engineering, focusing
on the translation of a fiber-reinforced scaffold for total meniscus reconstruction. This work received the 2018
Excellence in Research Award from the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine and received a
2018 New Investigator Recognition Award (NIRA) from the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS). Dr. Patel
joined the laboratory of Dr. Robert Mauck for his postdoctoral studies in 2017, and became involved in
numerous cartilage repair studies. Through his work at the Mauck lab, Dr. Patel has presented at the World
Congress of Biomechanics and recently received a Career Development Award through the Department of
Veterans Affairs. Dr. Patel’s current research interests utilize cell-material interactions and mechanobiology
principles to inform and guide cell-based translational therapeutics for orthopaedic soft tissue injuries.