My name is Gremah Adam. I am a Master of Medical Science Student at IU School of Medicine. One goal of program is to prepare students for Medical School. It is a two-year program and I am in my second year, graduating this May. I have enjoyed my classes and found myself intrigued by osteology (bone cell biology) after studying the histology of bone. As such, I endeavored to fulfill my program’s research requirement by reaching out to Dr. Melissa Kacena about possibly working in her lab.
I began my research with Dr. Kacena the Spring 2018 semester. Having never worked with animals in a research setting, I look forward to learning more about the ins and outs of the process. I have been brought on mainly to help with our upcoming bone healing experiments which will use a large animal model. Specifically, we are interested in understanding how muscle injury impacts bone healing. The knowledge of orthopedics is great and through it I hope to be able to contribute to the advancement of health care.
Now having been involved in my second research lab, I have come to appreciate immensely the importance of this aspect of science and recognize its need for 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 end up and how our research will affect the future of orthopedic research.