Clinical Interests

Dr. Kuhn (PhD) conducts preclinical testing of promising medical devices that can improve health outcomes for babies, children and women.

Research Opportunities

If you are interested in working with Dr. Kuhn on biomaterials research, she is now recruiting a PhD student and a postdoc or a technician for 2024.  New graduate students can apply through the UCONN Storrs biomedical engineering graduate program.

Academic Office Location

Dr. Kuhn's office at UCONN Health is on the 7th floor of the L Building. Dr. Kuhn (center) is shown here with BME faculty colleagues Associate Professor Tannin Schmidt and Assistant Professor Alix Deymier.

Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Ave, MC 1721
Farmington, CT 06030-1721

Phone: 860-679-3922


Welcome to the Kuhn Biomaterials Lab at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UConn Health). Dr. Kuhn’s laboratory works at the interface of materials science and medicine. She solves medical and dental challenges with innovative biomaterials solutions.  Dr. Kuhn's research spans fundamental basic science studies to translational research. She has an expertise in controlled release systems and aged bone repair. Her newest research is focussed on controlled release of anti-senescence drugs to rejuvenate bone healing in the elderly. She heads the Biosymmetrix project which is creating customized non-implantable breast prosthetics for breast cancer survivors treated at UCONN’s Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center.  

The Kuhn Lab's mission is to develop biomaterial technologies to restore or regenerate damaged or diseased tissue, particularly in the elderly.