The Future of Biomedical Research in Professor Orwin’s Lab

About fifty thousand people each year in the United States experience corneal hazing, the impairment of vision by scar tissue on the cornea. Also occurring in staggering numbers, traumatic brain injuries affect about two million people yearly worldwide. In order to decrease those numbers, Professor Orwin and her lab have been working on two major projects involving injured cells in the body. One project focuses on rehabilitating injured cornea cells, and the other looks at brain cells damaged from the inflammatory response triggered after brain damage. For the cornea team, the techniques implemented include electromagnetic stimulation, mechanical stimulation, and the … Continue reading The Future of Biomedical Research in Professor Orwin’s Lab