Lab Members

Ruben Maldonado, BS

Research Associate II Email: ruben.maldonado@cshs.org

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Ruben Maldonado, BS, received a BS in mechanical engineering from University of California, Berkeley. He has previously worked at the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory at Berkeley and plans to pursue a PhD in mechanical engineering in the near future. Outside of the lab, he enjoys hiking, camping and watching football.

Chris Lama

Chris Lama

Research Intern Email: chris.lama@cshs.org

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Chris Lama is a UCLA senior bioengineering undergraduate working as a research intern in the Metzger Laboratory to help advance his understanding of the biomedical applications associated with orthopaedic research. Upon graduation, he will pursue a master's degree in bioengineering with the eventual goal of becoming an orthopaedic surgeon. Aside from academics, Lama enjoys basketball, water polo, volunteering and watching UCLA dominate USC in any sport.

Landon Polakof

Landon Polakof

Research Intern Email: landon.polakof@cshs.org

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Landon Polakof is a medical student at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. He is completing a year of research focused in orthopaedic surgery before returning to complete his final year of medical school. Prior to medical school, he received a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. He enjoys football, hiking and cooking.