Dr. Kim Mix and her research students, Kate Birdwhistell (Chemistry ’15), Cullen Lilley (Biology and Music ’17), and Andrea Alarcon Uquillas (Biology ’17), attended the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) annual meeting in New Orleans on March 10-13, 2018. ORS is the leading research society supporting engineers, orthopaedic surgeons, biologists, and clinicians in pursuit of a world without musculoskeletal limitations. The society brings together the best researchers and surgeons in the world and gives them a community to share new research findings, discuss new ideas and to collaborate in new and innovative ways. The Loyola team presented the results of their arthritis study, “Orphan nuclear receptor NR4A2 expression in the human TNF-alpha transgenic model of arthritis” in a session focused on inflammation. Mindy Ngo (Biology ’17) and Jackeline Araujo (Science without Borders ’15) were also co-authors on the study. The research was generously supported by Loyola faculty research grants, the Mullahy fund, and the LSUHSC Department of Orthopaedics Irvin Cahen Research grant. Students interested in engaging in translational research at Loyola should contact Dr. Mix to learn about current opportunities.
Orthopaedic Research Society: https://www.ors.org
LSUHSC Department of Orthopaedics: https://www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/orthopaedics/research.aspx