Rocky S. Tuan Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Rocky S. Tuan, director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Pitt, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Tuan’s research is in stem cell biology, musculoskeletal tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. He has been widely honored for his innovative surgical techniques and his leadership in biomedical education at Pitt.

Most recently, Tuan has been recognized and funded for his efforts to engineer a three-dimensional joint-on-a-chip called the “microJoint,” to replicate a human joint. The microJoint will be used to study and test drugs for the treatment of arthritic joint diseases.