Mary Beth Wade


Mary Beth Wade

Title: IB PhD Student
Department: Polymer Science
Office: Goodyear Polymer 1216
Email: mew44@zips.uakron.edu


Research Accomplishments

I am interested in tissue engineering of joint tissues in the body such as bone, cartilage, tendon, ligament, and muscle.  I have various experiences in mechanical testing of medical devices from my co-op at Boston Scientific, and cell culture experience from my summer fellowship work at Akron General Medical Center where I worked on a project for bone tissue engineering.  I hope to develop novel solutions to joint tissue degeneration through the use of biocompatible, biodegradable materials.

Education

2011 B.S. Biomedical Engineering-Biomechanics Track, The University of Akron, Akron, OH