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Jenny Robinson

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Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Endowed Chair in Women’s Sports Medicine and Lifetime Fitness
Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Pronouns: she/her


  • Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • Bioengineering, Rice University

Previous appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas, 2018-2022
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Engineering and College of Dental Medicine, Columbia University, 2014-2017

Research Statement

The Tissue and Regenerative Engineering (TARE) Lab aims to understand the cues needed to promote connective tissue regeneration after injury with a focus on sex-differences in this process. Specifically, TARE lab members engineer biomaterials aimed to elucidate how immune, progenitor, and differentiated cells from male and female musculoskeletal tissues differentially respond to sex hormones and the structural and mechanical cues from the extracellular matrix and then use this physiological information to develop biomaterial scaffolds engineered to promote sex-specific regeneration.

Honors & awards

  • National Academy of Engineering, US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium Delegate, 2021
  • AIChE Journal 2021 Futures Issues, 2021
  • Biomaterials Science (RSC Journal), Emerging Investigator Issue, 2021
  • Rice University Outstanding Bioengineering Undergraduate Alumnus Award, 2018
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32), 2016