Dr. Ronke Olabisi is a member of the 100YSS Research team, focused in Life Sciences.
Dr. Ronke Olabisi is a member of the Biomedical Engineering Department of Rutgers University.
Her PhD research centered on limb lengthening (1) muscle and joint function; (2) the elastic and viscoelastic properties of tendon; and (3) the lengthened tissue histomorphology. As a postdoctoral fellow Dr. Olabisi studied the biophysics of bone and seashell at Wisconsin’s Synchrotron Radiation Center, bone tissue engineering at Rice University using hydrogel microencapsulated cells genetically modified to express bone morphogenetic protein, and differentiating mesenchymal stem cells down an osteogenic lineage by varying microencapsulation parameters. Dr. Olabisi’s current research interests include orthopedic tissue engineering and regenerative medicine for injury, aging, disease, and space flight.
Dr. Olabisi received her B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from University of Michigan, and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Ronke Olabisi can be contacted at [email protected]