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Brian King  - Undergraduate Research Assisstant 


Brian King graduated from OSU with a B.S in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Neuroscience. His interest in neural regeneration and engineering drew him to this lab’s research into sensitivity and infiltration of neurons associated with lower back pain. He is currently an engineer at EPIC.

Pavel Sul - Lab Manager 


Pavel  graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and  worked as a Research Assistant and Laboratory Manager of the Spinal Therapeutics Laboratory afterwards. In the lab he is focused on the development and validation of an intervertebral disc co-culture model. Outside of work Pavel enjoys hiking, snowboarding and traveling. He is now an engineer at MIPAR

Matt Wiet - MS Student 


Matt was a graduate student in the Biomedical Engineering department focusing on the field of Molecular, Cell and Tissue Engineering. His responsibility in the lab was to characterize the interaction between immune cells and the intervertebral disc cells in order to better understand lower back pain and intervertebral disc degeneration. Outside of the lab he enjoys playing soccer with his wife, as both were/are professional soccer players, and his goal is to one day become a medical scientist as an orthopedic surgeon. He is currently attending medical school at The Ohio State University. 

Tayler Yeater- Undergraduate Research Assisstant 


Taylor Yeater was a Biomedical Engineering major at The Ohio State University who  graduated in May 2017. In the lab she studied the degenerate and healthy microenvironments of the intervertebral disc in relation to neurite outgrowth. Outside of the lab she was an officer for Society of Women Engineers, The Ohio State University chapter. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Florida. 

Andrew Piscioneri - Undergraduate Research Assisstant 


Andrew Piscioneri was a Biomedical Engineering major and Neuroscience minor at The Ohio State Univeristy who graduated in May 2017. Andrew studied the effects of the Intervertebral Disc microenvironement on metabolism and signialing in healthy and degenerative states. Outside of the lab, Andrew volunteerd at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and raised money for the University at The Ohio State Caller Center. He is now an engineer at Edwards Lifesciences in Irvine, California