Amrita Sahu, PhD, is the recipient of this year’s Delta Omega Dissertation Award. This award is presented by the Omicron Chapter of Delta Omega, the National Honors Society in Public Health.
Dr. Sahu graduated with a PhD from the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh under the guidance of McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine faculty member Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, MPT, Director of Rehabilitation for UPMC International and an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh. During this time, she studied the role of an anti-aging protein, Klotho, in the healthy aging of skeletal muscle. Her goal was to identify this protein as a potential therapeutic target for enhancing skeletal muscle healing capacity of geriatric population by enhancing skeletal muscle mitochondrial health.
Currently, Dr. Sahu is working as a Researcher in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh. Her primary goal is to develop customizable rehabilitation protocols for individuals based on circulating biomarkers in extracellular vesicles.
Her interests lie in the fields of translational science, quantum biology, regenerative and rehabilitative medicine, biotechnology, tissue engineering, biomaterials science and drug delivery.
Congratulations, Dr. Sahu!
Illustration: Dr. Amrita Sahu.