Pathology Graduate Training Program
Cellular and Molecular Pathology (CMP) -
Current Graduate Students

Name: Ben Rothrauff
Lab Phone: 412-624-3962
Mentor Name: Rocky Tuan, Ph.D.

Undergraduate Education:
Undergraduate Degree: BA in Psychology, 2008
Undergraduate Institution: Northwestern University

Research Project Information

Tissue engineering approaches to tendon and ligament regeneration.


Yang G, Rothrauff BB, Ling H, Gottardi R, Alexander P, Tuan RS. Enhancement of tenogenic differentiation of human adipose stem cells by tendon-derived extracellular matrix. Biomaterials (in press).

Rothrauff BB, Yang G, Tuan RS. Tendon and ligament regeneration and repair: Clinical relevance and developmental paradigm. Birth Defects Research (Part C) (in press)

Rothrauff BB, Tuan RS. Cellular Therapy in Bone-Tendon Interface Regeneration. Organogenesis (under review)


Rothrauff BB, Xie X, Shimomura K, Alexander P, Paek J, Wang JHC, Tuan RS. Combined Effects of Platelet-Rich Plasma and Adipose-Derived Stromal Vascular Cells on Healing of Central Third Patellar Tendon Defect in Rabbits. March 11, 2013. McGowan Retreat. Farmington, PA, USA.