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Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Chike Cao
Chike Cao, Ph.D.
Phone: (585) 273-3717
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Research Interest:

The role of CAv 1, 2 in tendon formation and heterotopic bone (HO) formation


David Ciufo
David Ciufo, MD
Assistant Professor
Phone: (585) 273-4865
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Research Interest:

Pathology of foot and ankle degenerative processes and their clinical management. Biomechanics of the foot and ankle. Improving outcomes after orthopaedic trauma.

Postdoctoral Scholars

Haiyin Li
Haiyin Li, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Research Interest:

The molecular and biomechanical mechanisms of Orthopedics diseases, especially in tendons and ligaments, and their potential clinical application.

Research Assistants

Jessie Li
Jessie Li
Undergraduate Biology Student
Sumin Xu
Sumin Xu
Undergraduate Biology Student
Research Interest:

Functions of voltage-gated Ca2+ channel CaV1.2 in non-excitable tendon and bone cells.