SLAM: Funding your research: From startup to independence

Seminar | October 2 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Professor Aaron Fields, UCSF

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Ever wonder how to effectively raise money to pay for a new lab, especially without a track record of success? How much does one graduate student cost anyways? Join us for a discussion with Aaron Fields, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF, to learn about his journey to fund his lab.

Aaron Fields, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Denver in 2005, and his Masters and Doctoral degrees, also in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008 and 2010. His undergraduate research was on the use of probabilistic techniques to evaluate knee implant performance, and both of his graduate thesis projects focused on discovering the mechanisms of vertebral fragility using high-resolution computational models. Aaron was appointed to a faculty position at UCSF after completing his post-doctoral fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2015. Aaron currently directs the Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Biotransport Laboratory at UCSF. The lab's broad research interests are related to structure-function relationships in musculoskeletal tissues, with a particular focus on the mechanisms of nutrient transport in bone and cartilage and harnessing nutrient transport for tissue repair and regeneration.