The Connecticut Convergence Institute congratulates Dr. Kevin Lo on receiving a two year R21 grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, and the National Institute of Health. As Assistant Director of the Connecticut Convergence Institute, Dr. Lo contributes his expertise to many grants. Adding to his extensive list of grant contributions, he is the Principal Investigator of the R21 which focuses on “The Molecular Mechanism of the Surface Charge of Piezoelectric Materials for Bone Regenerative Engineering”. The goal is to investigate the detailed mechanism of how surface electrical charges positively influence the degree of healing and promote bone tissue regeneration.
The mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases.