Please join us in supporting CATER trainee Ben Rothrauff, who has scheduled his PhD Dissertation Defense and Final Examination on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 3:00pm in Bridgeside Point 2, 4th floor conference room.
Ben is a MD/PhD candidate that joined the Cellular Approaches to Tissue Engineering and Regeneration (CATER) training program in September of 2012. Before coming to Pitt, Ben received his BA in Psychology in 2008 from Northwestern University. His advisor was Dr. J. Peter Rosenfeld. He graduated summa cum laude (3.97/4.0) and received the following honors: Phi Kappa Beta Honor Society, Junior Inductee, Dean’s list 2004-2008, 4-year letter winner & 3 time All Big-Ten, varsity football (on Leadership Council 2005-2007) and National Football Foundation Honor Society (2007-2008). He received a Masters of Research (MRes) from University of Glasgow, Scotland. His advisor was Dr. Ronald Baxendale. He received Highest Honors (Distinction) and a USA graduate scholarship (2008-2009).
His advisor at the University of Pittsburgh is Dr. Rocky Tuan, who is part of the Orthopeadic Surgery Interest Group and of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP).
Ben has first authored a book chapter titled “Tendon Resident Cells – Functions and Features” in Section 1 in the book, Developmental Biology and Physiology of Tendons, published December 2015.
Ben was listed as first author on a publication titled “Cellular Therapy in Bone-Tendon Interface Regeneration published in Organogenesis” in December 2013. Overall, Ben has been part of 18 publications.
Please join at Ben’s dissertation on July 25th.