About Our Program
With 12.1 percent of the U.S. population suffering from osteoarthritis and more than 13.5 million people experiencing daily joint pain, not only is tissue repair a prominent medical issue, but it also presents a problem with no simple solution. In an osteoarthritic (OA) knee the joint fluid (synovial fluid) may deplete and not provide the proper support as a healthy knee. Osteochondral (articular cartilage and subchondral bone) defects account for a majority of local knee defects which may result in osteoarthritis over a period of time. Read More
Juana Mendenhall, Ph.D.
- B.S. Chemistry, North Carolina A&T State University, 1994
- Ph.D. Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Clark Atlanta University, 2006
- Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow, Food Science, Cornell University, 2006-2008
- Fellowship in Research and Teaching (FIRST) Postdoctoral Fellow, Emory/Georgia Tech Biomedical Engineering, 2009-2010