User:Hannah Zlotnick

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Hannah Zlotnick
  • Hannah Zlotnick
  • MIT Class of 2017
  • Rochester, NY
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I have worked in the Grodzinsky Lab in Tech Square for over a year now. My project focuses on a tissue engineering strategy for cartilage repair. I learned about OpenWetWare from 20.109, and I've joined because 20.109 uses a wiki page everyday.


  • 2017 BS in Biological Engineering, MIT

Research interests

  1. Tissue Engineering
  2. Regenerative Medicine
  3. Stem Cell Therapies


1. Mroszczyk, K., Zlotnick, H., Liebesny, P.H., Hung, H.H., Grodzinsky, A., “A Tissue Engineering Strategy for Integrative Cartilage Repair,” 12th International Cartilage Repair Society World

Congress, May 2015, Chicago, IL.

2. Liebesny, P.H., Mroszczyk K.A., Zlotnick, H.M., Hung, H.H., Frisbie, D.D., Kisiday, J.D., Grodzinsky, A.J., "Growth Factor­-Mediated Migration of Trabecular Bone­-Derived Progenitor Cells for

Accelerated Scaffold Population," International Cartilage Repair Society World Congress, May 2015, Chicago, IL.

Registration/Questionnaire: 20.109 Spring 2015

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Sunday: after 11am Tuesday: 9-10am, after 2:30pm Also, any nights after 7pm.

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Have you taken/are you taking... Answer yes/no/when
7.05/5.07 (Biochemistry) Yes/Spring 2015
7.06 (Cell Biology) No/Fall 2015
7.03 (Genetics) Yes/Spring 2015
5.310 (General Chemistry Lab) No/never
BioSafety Training Yes

Do you have experience with... Answer yes/no/type
Cell culture (microbial/mammalian/yeast?) Yes/bovine chondrocytes and BMSCs
Molecular biology (electrophoresis, PCR, etc) No

Please briefly describe any previous laboratory experience

I started working in the Grodzinsky Lab during IAP 2014. I continued to work there Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Fall 2015 and now Spring 2015. I have worked on many sub-projects under my overall project which is a tissue engineering strategy for cartilage repair. The project aims to prevent post-traumatic osteoarthritis in patients who have suffered traumatic joint injuries. I have studied means to improve interfacial integration between native and the neo-tissue formed during cartilage repair. I have looked at enzyme pretreatments and growth factor additions to improve integration. I've learned histology preparation & image processing, sterile tissue culture techniques, mechanical force testing with a Dynastat machine, stem cell plating/expansion, DNA, DMMB and Scintillation Assays.

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