Dr. Paulos Mengsteab received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He then found a passion for biomedical engineering leading him to pursue a research year as an NIH Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program Fellow at the University of Washington's Bioengineering Department. During his research year, he met Dr. Cato Laurencin, the keynote speaker at the University of Washington's Biomaterials Day Conference. Inspired by Dr. Laurencin's work in biodegradable matrices for ligament regeneration, he pursued and completed his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Mengsteab is currently a 4th-year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and is currently applying to plastic and reconstructive surgery residency Programs. Dr. Mengsteab is excited to begin a career as a surgeon-scientist and utilize the regenerative engineering toolbox to further the progress in limb regeneration research.