Ryan E. Tomlinson, Principal Investigator
Dr. Ryan Tomlinson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr. Tomlinson obtained his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis after completing his B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. Before coming to Thomas Jefferson, Dr. Tomlinson completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins University. He is originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL. Outside of the lab, he can be found watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball, making sourdough bread, hanging out with his family, drinking coffee, and/or eating donuts. You can contact Dr. Tomlinson here.
Sam is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab. She completed her PhD in Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences at Virginia Tech in 2019, studying the phenotypic differences in endogenous tendon stem cells and their contributions to in vitro differentiation.
Nick is a research technician in the lab. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2018. Outside of the lab, he is an Eagle scout and competes in rowing.
Ashkan holds a M.Sc. degree in Systems and Control Engineering, specializing in Soft Computing in Orthopedics. He is a research fellow in our lab, and will also spend time working with Hand Surgery Dept. at the Rothman Institute in 3D-printing/Machine Learning techniques in orthopedic.
Sandra is pursuing her PhD in Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University after completing her undergraduate degree in Bioengineering at Temple University, where she was on the Dean's list for 8 semesters.
Hattanas is pursuing his PhD in Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine as part of PhD/Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) training program. He obtained his DMD degree from University of Pennsylvania, Certificate in Prosthodontics and DScD degree from Boston University. He aims to combine his clinical and research experience to improve patient care.
Nikhil is a medical student in the lab. He graduated from Penn State with a degree in Biology and Spanish. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and watching sports.
Emma is an undergraduate research co-op student in the lab. She is pursuing her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Biology from Drexel University. Outside of the lab she plays soccer for the Drexel University Dragons, is an EMT and likes to play with her 4 dogs.