David Margolis MD/PhD
David Margolis, MD/PhD recently joined the Orthopaedic Research Lab (ORL) to expand our capabilities.
Dr. Margolis is a Tenur track, Orthopaedic hand surgeon who will spend half his time in the ORL.
He has expertise in tissue engineering of bone and cartilage and has utilized implantable sensors and telemetry.
He has previously studied cartilage, bone and neural tissues to develop clinical treatements for patients.
Medical school student doing research in the lab
Working on and supervising other students on foot and ankle project
Mechanical testing of lower limb to study foot and ankle problems
Evaluation of tendosn in lower limb
Currently lab manager and technical support.
Developed testing protocols used in the lab.
Monitors equipment usage and maintenance.
Insures sufficient supplies are available for experiments.
Guides students in equipment use and development of procedures.
WAESO funded undergraduate researcher assistant.
Studied cartilage tissue engineering using endogenous stem cells.
Loaded cells during cartialge tissue formation.
Photographed cartilage and examined tissue quality.
WAESO funded Biosystems Undergraduate student.
Redesigning large segment bone regeneration scaffold.
Updating and 3D printing hand bones and finger bones using PBT and ABS.
3D priniting new scaffold designs.
SEPA-NIH funded Undergraduate.
Embedding bone specimens containing scaffolds to assess bone growth.
Sectioning, grinding, polishing and staining bone slices.
Imagining and photographing bone sections demonstrating new bone formation.
WAESO funded Physiology Undergraduate.
Extracts pluripotent (mesenchymal stem) cells.
Expands cells to confluence.
Characterizes cells using real time PCR.
Terminally differentiates cells to chondrocyte lineage.
WAESO funded Biomedical Engineering undergraduate
Developed reproducible PMMA tissue embedding and processing protocols
Developed and utilized reproducible rosette strain gauging preparation for in vivo strian measurement
Prepared stain gauges to monitor loading during 12 month long segment regeneration