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Science Cafe: Repair the Tear: Healing Sports Injuries in Horses and Humans

  • Thursday, March 10, 2016
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Racehorse running on track

Join us to learn how cutting-edge regenerative therapies, including stem cells and biomaterials, are being used for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries of elite athletes and weekend warriors alike. By harnessing the body’s own biological potential, patients can rebound from injury faster and with less pain. We will highlight a few examples related to tendon and cartilage injuries and suggest how the lessons we have learned from treating our equine patients can be applied to humans.

About our Speakers

Dr. Lauren Schnabel, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR, is an Assistant Professor of Equine Orthopedic Surgery at North Carolina State University. She is board certified in both Equine Surgery and Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and runs the Equine Orthopedic Research Laboratory and Clinical Stem Cell Service. Dr. Matthew Fisher, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Both are active members of the NC State Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research (CCMTR). Together, they are working on ways to create a novel stem cell product for off-the-shelf use.


March 10, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Daily Planet Cafe

Downtown Raleigh
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States


Katey Ahmann