Cato T. Laurencin, director of the Institute for Regenerative Engineering at the UConn Health Center, has been recognized in National Geographic's issue among "Scientific Discoveries that Changed the World".
Laurencin’s research is on ACL regeneration that uses biocompatible and degradable material. It is surgically implanted to create ligament tissue. The purpose is to stabilize the knee and facilitate unprecedented regeneration of ligament tissue.
He has already been recognized by AIChE, Scientific American Magazine, and was the winner of the Pierre Galletti Award in 2009. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2011 and to Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
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