We are examining cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions and intercellular and intracellular signaling pathways that stem cells use during differentiation. These studies aim to increasing understanding of stem cell differentiation into chondrocytes. We are studying this process in vivo and with mesenchymal progenitor and stem cells of various sources in the in vitro chondrogenesis systems developed by our laboratory.
Small quantities of normal human cartilage tissue will be shared with researchers at OHSU.
As part of Oregon’s only academic medical center, the OHSU Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation is committed to providing the best patient care. Training medical students, residents and fellows ensures that future patients will receive the same excellent care. Our training programs create medical professionals who are self-motivated lifelong learners, caring and effective clinicians, committed educators and dynamic researchers.
We invite you to explore the opportunities in our department:
* Residency Program