What is Translational Research?

Dr. Syam Nukavarapu M1 Mentor

Syam P. Nukavarapu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Biomedical Engineering, and Institute for Regenerative Engineering

To be discussed:

  • Defining basic, clinical, and translational science
  • Introducing biomedical science and engineering research
  • Identifying and approaching clinically-relevant questions in the laboratory
  • Introducing the steps involved in research translation – idea to product

When:              Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time:                12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Where:             UConn School of Medicine, Classroom C8

Target Audience: UConn students interested in pursuing careers as scientists and scholars in biological and biomedical sciences

Space is limited.
This seminar is now closed.


Area of Expertise: Dr. Nukavarapu's research interests are Biomaterials, Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering with a special emphasis on Bone and Osteochondral defect repair/regeneration. His laboratory has developed novel composite biomaterials and advanced structures intended for Large Area Bone Regeneration and bone-cartilage interfacial tissue engineering. His group is also interested in developing completely intra-operative strategies to ensure tissue engineering product/method translation into the clinic. Dr. Nukavarapu has about 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, invited reviews and patents, and co-edited a textbook and a symposium proceeding. He is elected Chair for the Tissue Engineering group, the Society for Biomaterials.


If you registered for a seminar that you are unable to attend, please email us at least 48 hours before the scheduled date.

Summer 2017 Seminar Series sponsored by The Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS) at the University of Connecticut