People

Amy L. McNulty, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Pathology
Duke University School of Medicine
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
Kevin Betsch
is a Research Technician investigating the effects of biologic factors on meniscus healing.
Dawn Chasse
is a Research Analyst and Laboratory Manager for the McNulty Lab.  Currently, she is working on teasing out the differences between young and old chondrocytes utilizing RNAseq and proteomics to elucidate possible mechanisms to rejuvenate old and osteoarthritic tissues.
Saman Firoozi
is a postdoctoral associate studying regenerative medicine. He is working on fabrication and characterization of scaffolds to engineer meniscus tissue.
A’nna Kelly
is a Biomedical Engineering PhD student in the McNulty Lab. She is currently working to identify mechanosensitive pathways in the meniscus by applying mechanical stimuli to meniscus tissue. Understanding these pathways will increase knowledge in meniscus repair, regeneration, and osteoarthritis prevention.
Vianna Martinez
is a Pathology PhD student in the McNulty Lab. She is currently working to identify critical age-related mechanoresponsive pathways in articular cartilage tissue in efforts to modulate these pathways and prevent osteoarthritis development.
Karl Thomas
is a Research Technician II investigating biochemical changes that result from ACL and meniscus injuries, as well as the impact of weight loss on cartilage strain and osteoarthritis development.