Kuwabo Mubyana assists the firm in biotechnology patent prosecution. She has a broad technical background including experience in the cell biology, biomechanics, soft-tissue engineering, parasitology, nucleic acid sequencing, and nanoparticle-based therapies.

Prior to joining the firm, Kuwabo was a graduate researcher at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, specializing in soft tissue engineering. Her doctoral research focused on an embryonic-inspired technique to engineer individual scaffold-free tendon fibers in micro-molded growth channels and examining the effects of mechanical and chemical stimuli on their maturation. The ultimate goal of this work was to optimize tendon replacement grafts. For her work, she received the International Savio L-Y. Woo Young Researcher in Biomechanics award.

During her time at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, she also worked as a research mentor for the Summer@Rensselaer Program and led projects on the mechanical characterization of polymers and porcine skin. Kuwabo has received several awards for her doctoral research, teaching assistantship, and research mentoring.

  • Founders Award of Excellence
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Troy, NY Oct 2017
  • Best Poster Award
    Orthopaedic Research Society Upstate NY & Northeast Regional Conference – Rochester, NY Jul 2017
  • Best Student Paper Award
    International Symposium on Ligaments & Tendons XVI – San Diego, CA Mar 2017
  • Best Podium Presentation Award
    Biomedical Engineering Graduate Research Symposium, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Troy, NY Jan 2017
  • Savio L-Y. Woo Young Biomechanics Researcher Award
    International Symposium on Ligaments & Tendons XV – Orlando, FL Mar 2016
  • Overall Best Teaching Assistant Award
    Biomedical Engineering Department., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Troy, NY May 2016
  • Michael Lake Outstanding Research Mentor Award
    Summer@Rensselaer Program, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Troy, NY Aug 2014
  • Tri-Beta Award for highest academic standing in biological sciences (Beta Beta Beta Honors Society) Quinnipiac University – Hamden, CT Apr 2013
  • QUIP-RS Research Grant
    Quinnipiac University Interdisciplinary Program for Research and Scholarship – Hamden, CT May 2012


Mubyana, K. and Corr, D.T., 2018. Cyclic Uniaxial Tensile Strain Enhances the Mechanical Properties of Engineered, Scaffold-Free Tendon Fibers. Tissue Engineering Part A, 24(23-24), pp.1808-1817.

Mubyana, K., Koppes, R.A., Lee, K.L., Cooper, J.A. and Corr, D.T., 2016. The influence of specimen thickness and alignment on the material and failure properties of electrospun polycaprolactone nanofiber mats. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 104(11), pp.2794-2800.

Chaudhary, R., Lee, M.S., Mubyana, K., Duenwald-Kuehl, S., Johnson, L., Kaiser, J., Vanderby, R., Eliceiri, K.W., Corr, D.T., Chin, M.S. and Li, W.J., 2016. Advanced quantitative imaging and biomechanical analyses of periosteal fibers in accelerated bone growth. Bone, 92, pp.201-213.

Mubyana, K., and Corr, D. T., 2016. Cyclic Mechanical Loading Improves Tensile and Failure Properties of Scaffold-Free Engineered Tendon Fibers. Z.-M. Li, P. Yung, D. T. Corr, B. S.-C. Fu, & S. L.-Y. Woo (Eds.), International Symposium on Ligaments and Tendons, 15, pp. 16–18.



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Kuwabo Mubyana assists the firm in biotechnology patent prosecution. She has a broad technical background including experience in the cell biology, biomechanics, soft-tissue engineering, parasitology, nucleic acid sequencing, and nanoparticle-based therapies.

Prior to joining the firm, Kuwabo was a graduate researcher at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, specializing in soft tissue engineering. Her doctoral research focused on an embryonic-inspired technique to engineer individual scaffold-free tendon fibers in micro-molded growth channels and examining the effects of mechanical and chemical stimuli on their maturation. The ultimate goal of this work was to optimize tendon replacement grafts. For her work, she received the International Savio L-Y. Woo Young Researcher in Biomechanics award.

During her time at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, she also worked as a research mentor for the Summer@Rensselaer Program and led projects on the mechanical characterization of polymers and porcine skin. Kuwabo has received several awards for her doctoral research, teaching assistantship, and research mentoring.

  • Founders Award of Excellence
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Troy, NY Oct 2017
  • Best Poster Award
    Orthopaedic Research Society Upstate NY & Northeast Regional Conference – Rochester, NY Jul 2017
  • Best Student Paper Award
    International Symposium on Ligaments & Tendons XVI – San Diego, CA Mar 2017
  • Best Podium Presentation Award
    Biomedical Engineering Graduate Research Symposium, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Troy, NY Jan 2017
  • Savio L-Y. Woo Young Biomechanics Researcher Award
    International Symposium on Ligaments & Tendons XV – Orlando, FL Mar 2016
  • Overall Best Teaching Assistant Award
    Biomedical Engineering Department., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Troy, NY May 2016
  • Michael Lake Outstanding Research Mentor Award
    Summer@Rensselaer Program, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Troy, NY Aug 2014
  • Tri-Beta Award for highest academic standing in biological sciences (Beta Beta Beta Honors Society) Quinnipiac University – Hamden, CT Apr 2013
  • QUIP-RS Research Grant
    Quinnipiac University Interdisciplinary Program for Research and Scholarship – Hamden, CT May 2012

Mubyana, K. and Corr, D.T., 2018. Cyclic Uniaxial Tensile Strain Enhances the Mechanical Properties of Engineered, Scaffold-Free Tendon Fibers. Tissue Engineering Part A, 24(23-24), pp.1808-1817.

Mubyana, K., Koppes, R.A., Lee, K.L., Cooper, J.A. and Corr, D.T., 2016. The influence of specimen thickness and alignment on the material and failure properties of electrospun polycaprolactone nanofiber mats. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 104(11), pp.2794-2800.

Chaudhary, R., Lee, M.S., Mubyana, K., Duenwald-Kuehl, S., Johnson, L., Kaiser, J., Vanderby, R., Eliceiri, K.W., Corr, D.T., Chin, M.S. and Li, W.J., 2016. Advanced quantitative imaging and biomechanical analyses of periosteal fibers in accelerated bone growth. Bone, 92, pp.201-213.

Mubyana, K., and Corr, D. T., 2016. Cyclic Mechanical Loading Improves Tensile and Failure Properties of Scaffold-Free Engineered Tendon Fibers. Z.-M. Li, P. Yung, D. T. Corr, B. S.-C. Fu, & S. L.-Y. Woo (Eds.), International Symposium on Ligaments and Tendons, 15, pp. 16–18.