nat-geo-001-vert.jpgNational Geographic recently featured “100 Scientific Discoveries That Changed the World.” Among them is a research breakthrough in regenerative medicine by Princeton engineering alumnus Cato Laurencin.

Laurencin’s work may drastically improve patients’ ability to recover from tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), one of the most common knee injuries.

Laurencin, who is director of the Institute for Regenerative Engineering at the University of Connecticut Health Center, graduated from Princeton in 1980 with a degree in chemical engineering.

Laurencin and other prominent alumni recently spoke with EQuad News magazine about what he sees as the major challenges for health.