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Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Edward Schwarz
Research Interest: Inflammatory bone loss as seen in rheumatoid arthritis, infections, tumor metastasis and wear debris induced osteolysis around prosthetic implants


Homaira Rahimi
Homaira Rahimi, M.D.
Senior Instructor
MC 4-8123A
Phone: (585) 275-4733
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Research Interest: Juvenile Idiopathic arthritis. Imaging of lymph nodes as a martyr for arthritic flare in RA, lymphangiogenesis in Arthritic flare in murine model of erosive arthritis.
Chao Xie
Chao Xie, M.D.
Research Assistant Professor
MC 1-8545
Phone: (585) 275-0818
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Research Interest: Stem cell based tissue engineering for bone repair and the preclinical evaluation of anti-angiogenic agents that inhibit metastatic cancer growth in bone.

Postdoctoral Scholars

Yugo Morita
Yugo Morita, M.D., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Graduate Students

Kiana Chen
Research Interest:

The mechanism behind sexual dimorphism in TNF-induced erosive inflammatory arthritis

Yue Peng
Research Interest:

Investigating Lymphatics in Inflammatory-Erosive Arthritis