Student Profiles

Name: DiStefano, Tyler
Year you started at ISMMS: 2016
Program: PhD      MTA: BSP


Why you chose ISMMS?

ISMMS has a strong and collaborative atmosphere to produce high-quality science. ISMMS is also entrepreneurially-minded, which particularly suits researchers that aspire to translate their discovery from the laboratory bench to the marketplace.

Lab: Spine Bioengineering Lab, (PI: Dr. James Iatridis)


Developing reparative adhesive hydrogel systems for the intervertebral disc’s annulus fibrosus.

Undergrad institution and major: The Cooper Union – B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering

What did you do between college and grad school?

Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Fellowship (IRTA), National Institutes of Health

What do you like to do outside of school?

Work out, ski, swim, hike, walk through NYC’s parks, cook, bake, watch Netflix, etc.

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