Student NameYan Carlos Pacheco
Faculty Mentor NameYash Shah
CollegeCollege of Engineering
MajorBiomedical Engineering
Research InterestsNanoparticles, OA, Histology
Hobbies and InterestsBaking, Swimming, Running, Electronics

Research Project

Assessing Synovial Fluid Viscosity Using Magnetic Nanoparticles

While osteoarthritis is described as a degenerative disease of the knee, there are many other molecular and physiological changes that occur in the joint. One way we are trying to analyze disease progression is by studying the changes in synovial fluid viscosity. In order to do this, we are using a novel technique called magnetic particle translation (MPT). For my project, I will be using MPT to test synovial fluid under various conditions.