Anand Masson

PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering


Research interests

Anand's research focuses on exploring the mechanisms involved in endogenous repair of articular cartilage, more specifically the role cell cycle activation within mesenchymal stem cells plays in the regenerative potential of cartilage in vivo. She also investigates the structure-function relationship of the repaired tissue by looking at its resulting biomechanical properties.


Anand is originally from Sao Paulo/Brazil, where she graduated from the Federal University of ABC, receiving her double Bachelor of Science & Technology and Biomedical Engineering in 2014. I then continued to earn my MSc. from the same university focusing on tissue engineering and in vitro assays for the biological assessment of biomaterials with potential application in orthopaedics. Since 2017, Anand has been pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of Calgary.