- B.E. Cooper Union, Engineering, May 2009
- M.E. Cooper Union, Mechanical Engineering, Jan 2011
Krista began working in the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory in the Fall of 2012 as a graduate student in Biomedical Engineering. Prior to joining the lab, she completed her master's thesis as a collaborative work between Cooper Union and Dr. Clark Hung's Cellular Engineering Laboratory at Columbia. This project aimed to improve tissue engineered cartilage growth by increasing solute availability to encapsulated cells. This has translated into new work exploring growth factor transport in engineered cartilage tissue. Krista currently studies cartilage mechanics, tribology, and cartilage damage toward a better understanding of osteoarthritis onset and prevention.
In her spare time, Krista enjoys dynamically loading her own cartilage in yoga and riding her bicycle around Manhattan. She also enjoys sci-fi books and films as she ponders the future of regenerative medicine.