Roshni Rainbow

Assistant Professor

Roshni Rainbow headshot

McLaughlin Hall, Rm 303

Kingston, ON K7L3N6


Phone: 613 533 6000 x 74840
Twitter:  @roshni_rainbow

Research Interests

Morphogenesis defines the developmental processes by which native tissues take shape as they mature towards their functioning adult form. The Orthopaedic Regenerative Engineering Laboratory (OREL) investigates mechanical and chemical interdependence during musculoskeletal morphogenesis through the integration of cell and molecular biology, mechanobiology and tissue engineering. Current research projects are focused on the study of the mechanochemical role of neighboring tissues on cartilage development and spatiotemporal control over stem cells for cartilage tissue engineering.

  • Stem Cell Mechanobiology
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  • Cell-based Therapies
  • Biomaterials


Fall 2019

  • MECH 478 - Biomaterials

Winter 2020

  • MECH 394 - Frontiers in Biomechanical Engineering
  • APSC 200 - Engineering Design and Practice II
  • MECH 228 - Kinematics and Dynamics

Available Positions

The OREL is looking for a PhD student with an interest in stem cell mechanobiology and tissue regeneration.  Desired skills include experience with primary stem/progenitor cells and differentiation assays, 3D cell culture, biomaterials, organ culture, and small animal surgery. Qualified candidates should apply by sending a cover letter and CV to