Anna is a NSF GRFP fellow at Duke BME. Anna's research focuses on intra-articular therapies for osteoarthritis (OA), specifically developing novel dynamic, chondro-anabolic lubricants that are longer lasting and more easily injectable. Anna uses a number of animal models of joint injury and OA to assess how her materails and therapeutics mitigate disease progression by examining characteristics such as pain, cartilage degeneration, and inflammation. Outside of lab, Anna enjoys cooking, reading, discovering new music, and spending time with her dog, Bernoulli (a.k.a. “Bernie”). Before joining the Varghese lab, she graduated from West Virginia University with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Applied Statistics.
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- B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from West Virginia University