• Jorge Alfredo Uquillas

    Jorge Alfredo Uquillas

    BiS Members
  • Jorge Alfredo Uquillas

    Jorge Alfredo Uquillas

    BiS Members
  • Jorge Alfredo Uquillas

    Jorge Alfredo Uquillas

    BiS Members
Jorge Alfredo Uquillas

Jorge Alfredo Uquillas

Post Doctoral Researcher at TU/e

Understanding the mechanics, biology and proprioception of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Jorge has a deep understanding of basic medical sciences, biochemistry, cell & molecular biology, regenerative medicine, and engineering. He is passionate about translating novel medical discoveries in orthopedics, trauma, and neurology to the clinic. For example, over the past 5 years, his team at the EPICS research group at Purdue University has been developing a fully automated CPR device to be used in emergency scenarios in low-income countries. Additionally, he led the regenerative medicine laboratory at Axxis Hospital in Ecuador and held professorship positions in cell/molecular biology, medical biochemistry, biomaterials, and tissue engineering at several universities in Ecuador. He is also very interested in entrepreneurship and medical device innovation. In the past few years, he has spearheaded efforts in Ecuador to organize medical hackathons alongside MIT Hacking Medicine, which are events that put together medical personnel, engineers, software developers, and business people to work on diverse medical problems. He holds a Ph.D. in Orthopaedics Bioengineering from Purdue University and trained as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, the Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the Koch Institute at MIT. His research interests include a) vascularization strategies in tissue-engineered hydrogels, b) regeneration, control of knee arthrosis using growth factors, cells, and drug delivery strategies, and c) mechanotransduction and mechanoinduction of stem cells via natural surfaces.

A short poster presentation of Jorge's current research can be found here.