Alex Scibetta joined SPRI as a lab technician in June 2015. Her current projects investigate platelet-rich plasma (PRP), the effect of pregnancy on regeneration, and bone and cartilage regeneration at the cellular level. She hopes that her research will contribute to clinical applications in orthopedic surgery, such as an understanding of how and why PRP works as well as which factors help and hinder muscle, bone, and cartilage regeneration after injury.
Alex earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Middlebury College. As an undergraduate, Alex investigated the effects of environmentally relevant doses of Bisphenol A (BPA) on the in vitro maturation of bovine oocytes. She also researched and characterized RpiR, a protein in E. Coli believed to be involved in the regulation of allose genes. Alex played varsity softball throughout college and now likes playing slow pitch. During her spare time, Alex enjoys skiing, running, hiking, and adventures. She feels lucky to have the opportunity to be in Vail and looks forward to her future contributions to SPRI research.