Karsyn Bailey

Bachelor of Science, Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology, 2015
Bachelor of Science, English, California Institute of Technology, 2015

Karsyn joined the Alliston lab as an MD/PhD student with an interest in orthopaedics and musculoskeletal diseases. For her undergraduate, she doubled majored in Bioengineering and English, graduating with honors from the California Institute of Technology. Through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program at Caltech, Karsyn was awarded a fellowship to research in the lab of Farshid Guilak at Duke University for three summers, investigating the role of inflammation on the development of post-traumatic arthritis. In 2015, she was named the recipient of the Caltech Mabel Beckman prize. After completing the first two years of medical school at UCSF, Karsyn started her Ph.D. in the UC Berkeley - UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering in 2017 and joined the Alliston lab in May 2017. Her current work involves studying the mechanisms underlying the development of osteoarthritis. Outside of lab, Karsyn enjoys tutoring high school students and medical students.

Research Interests
• Osteoarthritis
• Bone remodeling

Favorite Dual Degree Program

karsyn.bailey [at] ucsf.edu