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The Spinal Therapeutics Lab (STL) is a Biomedical Engineering research group at The Ohio State University led by Dr. Devina Purmessur that specializes in studying low back pain (LBP). We focus on understanding the biochemical, biomechanical and cellular mechanisms underlying pathophysiology in discogenic back pain with translation from 2D to 3D and in-vivo models.
The STL works closely with the Spine Research Institute (SRI), Department of Orthopaedics at the OSU Wexner Medical Center, OSU College of Veterinary Medicine, Orthropaedic Research Laboratories at Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai and the Institute of Inflammation and Repair at The University of Manchester.
This collaboration strives to further biomedical research in the spine field, with an objective of developing preventative guidelines, diagnostic tools, surgical tools and techniques, and minimally invasive treatments of low back pain.