MRL lab member and PhD student Jared Zitnay was awarded 2nd place in the PhD Student Competition at the Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference, held in Washington, D.C. on July 7, 2016. Competition was extremely strong this year!

His extended abstract and presentation were titled:

Molecular Level Detection and Quantification of Collagen Mechanical Damage using Collagen Hybridizing Peptides
Jared L. Zitnay, Yang Li, Zhao Qin, Baptiste Depalle, Shawn P. Reese, Markus J. Buehler, S. Michael Yu, Jeffrey A. Weiss

Jared is beginning his 3rd year as a PhD student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Utah.