Written by Gremah Adam
My name is Gremah Adam, an incoming first year medical student.
Through my undergrad studies, I enjoyed learning about osteology (bone cell biology) after studying the histology of bone. From there, I endeavored to join in orthopaedic research and reached out to Dr. Melissa Kacena about working in her lab.
I started in the Kacena Lab during the Spring of 2018 and have learned a great deal. I have been helping mainly with the bone healing experiments which use a large animal model. Specifically, we are interested in understanding how muscle injury impacts bone healing.
Being involved in research, I have come to appreciate the importance of this aspect of science and recognize its role in improving patient care. It takes time and hard work to see results and research is certainly no exception. I look forward to seeing how our efforts change the future of orthopaedic surgery.