Written by Mustufa Shaiek
My name is Mustufa Shaikh, and I am 25 years old. I recently graduated from IUPUI in 2017.
During my undergraduate program, I studied biology. In that time, I worked in a histology lab studying the molecular and cellular mechanisms of mechanotransduction and pharmaceutical treatments for osteoporosis and bone fractures.
Having gained a primary understanding of bone cell biology, I want to further my knowledge in the field. In October, I joined the Kacena Lab.
I am looking forward to understanding more of bone research, specifically in orthopaedics.
In my free time, I am involved in activities such as indoor rock climbing, fishing and hiking. I also enjoy several genres of music and hope to learn an instrument in the near future.
I am excited for the opportunity and hope to learn the many methods and techniques involved in studying bone. I enjoy working in research and strive to strengthen my skill set in the lab. Knowing that I am in a collaborative effort making a positive impact in the world is motivating.