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Principal Investigators

Edward M. Schwarz, Ph.D., Yeshiva, Einstein, 1993 Edward M. Schwarz, Ph.D.
Richard and Margaret Burton Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedics
Director, Center for Musculoskeletal Research (CMSR)
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Osteoimmunology and Novel Drug Therapies for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Regeneration and Osteomyelitis

Jennifer H Anolik MD PhDJennifer H. Anolik, M.D, Ph.D, University of Rochester 1994, Ph.D., 1996, M.D.
Professor of Medicine - Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology
B Cell Autoimmunity and Novel Drug Therapies for Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoimmunology

Hani A. Awad, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1999 Hani A. Awad, Ph.D.
Donald and Mary Clark Professor of Orthopaedics
Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Associate Director, Center for Musculoskeletal Research (CMSR)
Director, BMTI Core CMSR

Biomechanics and Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering

Jeevisha Bajaj, Ph.D., National Center for Biological Sciences, TIFR, 2011Bajaj
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Genetics
Role of cancer stem cell interactions with their microenvironment in disease progression

Christopher Beck, M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2000, 2005
Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, of Neurology, for the Center for Health and Technology and of Orthopaedics

Karen L. Bentley, M.S., University of Rochester, 1984Bentley
Senior Associate of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and in the Center for Musculoskeletal Research


Brendan F. Boyce, M.D., UK-U Glasgow, 1972 Brendan F. Boyce, M.B.Ch.B.
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director, Anatomic Pathology; Co-Director, HBMI Core CMSR

Bone Cell Biology and Bone Pathology

Mark R. Buckley, Ph.D., Cornell University, 2010 Mark Buckley
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Multi-scale Biomechanics (Cell Level to the Organ Level)

Laura Calvi MD Laura M. Calvi, M.D., Harvard, 1995
Dean's Professor of Medicine - Endocrine/Metabolism
Microenvironment of Hematopoietic Stem Cells (HSC) in the Bone; Stem Cell Microenvironmental Interactions and Pharmacologic Strategies

Chike Cao, Ph.D., Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, 2007Cao
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

Calvin L. Cole, Ph.D., Georgia Statue University, 2016Calvin Cole
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and of Surgery, Cancer Control 
Biological Mechanisms of Cancer-Related Skeletal Muscle Wasting, Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement 

David J. Ciufo, M.D., University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 2014Ciufo
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

Robert Dirksen Robert T. Dirksen, Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1991
Lewis Pratt Ross Professor and Chair of Pharmacology and Physiology
Elucidate the Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms that Control Intracellular Calcium Dynamics in Skeletal Muscle Cells in Health and Disease

Eliseev, RomanRoman A. Eliseev, M.D., Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2002
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics
Role of mitochondria in regulation of cell fate in normal stem cells and in cancer cells

Benjamin FrischBenjamin Frisch, Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2012
Assistant Professor of Medicine - Hematology/Oncology
Hematopoiesis, Leukemic bone marrow microenvironment

Michael Giacomelli, Ph.D., Duke University, 2012Giacomelli Photo
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Steve Gill, Ph.D., Kansas State University, 1989Gill Photo
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Microbial pathogens and the influence of the human microbiome on human health and disease

Brian D Giordano MD Brian D. Giordano, M.D., SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine, 2004
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics
Co-Director, Hip Preservation Program
Hip Abductor Sisease and its Relationship with the Progression of Hip Osteoarthritis

Ram Haddas, Ph.D., Texas Tech University Health, 2013 Ram Haddas Headshot
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

Jennifer H. Jonason, Ph.D., Yale University, 2006Jonason, Jennifer
Research Associate Professor of Orthopaedics
Signaling Mechanisms of Skeletal Development and Disease

Constantinos Ketonis, M.D., Ph.D., Jefferson Medical College, 2011Constantinos Ketonis, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Orthopaedics, Implant Development, Microbiology and Infection, Biofilms

John Paul Ketz, M.D., Medical College of Ohio, 2002Ketz Photo
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics

Benjamin Korman, M.D., Ohio State University, 2009Catherine Quo
Assistant Professor of Medicine - Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology 

Rondy M. Lazaro, M.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2014Lazaro Photo
Senior Instructor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Jonathan Leckenby, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., University of London, 2006Catherine Quo
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Plastic Surgery

Whasil Lee, Ph.D., Duke University, 2011Whasil Lee
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and of Pharmacology and Physiology
Mechanotransduction Signaling Mechanisms of Musculoskeletal Cells 

Brea C. Lipe, M.D., Albany Medical Center, 2005Lipe Photo
Associate Professor of Medicine

Alayna Loiselle, PhDAlayna E. Loiselle, Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2009                                                      
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics

Co-Director, HBMI Core CMSR
Molecular Mechanisms of Tendon and Bone Regeneration

R. John Looney, M.D., University of Rochester, 1976 Richard John Looney, M.D.
Professor of Medicine - Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology

Allison J. Lopatkin, Ph.D., Duke University, 2017 Allison Lopatkin Headshot
Assistant Professor - Chemical Engineering
Antibiotic Resistance, Horizontal Gene Transfer, Systems/Synthetic Biology

John D. Lueck, Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2007John Luck
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology and of Neurology (Joint)

Photo of Michael Maloney, M.D.Michael Maloney, M.D., Georgetown University, 1992
Dean's Professor of Orthopaedics

Sandeep MannnavaSandeep Mannava, M.D., Ph.D., SUNY Upstate (M.D.), 2009, Wake Forest University (Ph.D.), 2012
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics
Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine, Biology of Aging, Regenerative Medicine, Soft Tissue Mechanics 

James McGrath, Ph.D., Harvard-MIT, 1998McGrath Photo
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Cell Motility, and Quantitative light microscopy​

Benjamin L. Miller, Ph.D., Stanford University, 1994Miller Photo
Professor of Dermatology and of Biomedical Engineering

Gowrishankar Muthukrishnan, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, 2014muthukrishnan photo
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

Thomas Myers, M.D., Temple University School of Medicine, 2005Myers Photo
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

Gregg T. Nicandri, M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University GME Office, 2003Nicandri Photo
Professor of Orthopaedics

Luke Joseph Peppone, Ph.D., University at Buffalo, The State University Peppone Photo
of New York, 2007

Associate Professor of Surgery, of Orthopaedics (Joint), and of Cancer Center (Joint)

Photo of J. Edward Puzas, Ph.D. J. Edward Puzas, Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1976
Senior Associate Dean, Basic Research
Professor of Orthopaedics and of Environmental Medicine

Homaria Rahimi MD Homaira Rahimi, M.D., Rutgers University, 2004; MTR, University of Pennsylvania, 2011
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Inflammatory arthritis, osteoimmunology and lymphatic dysfunction

Benjamin F. Ricciardi, M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College, 2009Benjamin Ricciardi
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

Photo of Christopher Ritchlin, M.D.Christopher Ritchlin, M.D, M.P.H., Albany Medical College (M.D.), 1982, University of Rochester (M.P.H.), 2008
Professor and Chair of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology 

Katherine H. Rizzone, M.D., M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Rizzone Photo
Chapel Hill School of Medicine, 2008

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and of Pediatrics (Joint)

Paul Rubery MD Paul T. Rubery, M.D., Cornell University, 1988
Chair of Orthopaedics & Physical Performance

Caroline Pinto Thirukumaran, Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2016Caroline P. Thirukumaran, M.B.B.S., M.H.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics
Orthopaedics Health Services Research and Policy 

Ilya Voloshin, M.D., Dartmouth, 1998 Ilya Voloshin, M.D.
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics

Edith M. Williams, M.S., Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2007Edith Williams
Dean's Associate Professor of Health Equity

Ronald Wesley Wood, Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1974Wood Photo
Research Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, of Neuroscience (Joint) and of Urology (Joint) 

Chia-Lung Wu, Ph.D., Duke University, 2015Wu
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

Xie, ChaoChao Xie, M.D., M.S.B.A., Zunyi Medical College (M.D.), 1992, University of Rochester (M.S.B.A.), 2017
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics
Vice Chair for Biomedical Research and Training in China 

Lianping Xing, B.Med., Ph.D.Lianping Xing, M.D., Ph.D., China-Fourth Military Medical University (M.D.), 1977, Penn State University (Ph.D.),1994 
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 
Bone Cancer Biology, Musculoskeletal Repair and Maintenance 

Zhenqiang Yao, Ph.D., University of Westminster, 2016Zhenqiang Yao
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 

Shu-Chi (Allison) Yeh, Ph.D., McMaster University, 2015Allison Yeh
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

Hengwei Zhang, B.Med., Ph.D., Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu,Zhang, Hengwei Photo

Research Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Photo of Xinping Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.Xinping Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., Shanghai Medical University (M.D.), 1990, University of Rochester (Ph.D.), 1999
Professor of Orthopaedics

Yi Zhang, Ph.D., National University of Singapore, 2001; M.S., Simon Business Zhang, Yi Photo
School, University of Rochester, 2012; M.B.A., Simon Business School, University
of Rochester, 2014

Research Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Research Track Faculty

John L. Daiss, Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 1982John Daiss, PhD
Research Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Immune Response to Bacterial Infections, Diagnostics of Bacterial Infections, Physical Bases of Chronic Infection

Maria De La Luz Garcia-Hernandez, Ph.D., Center of Research and Garcia-HernandezAdvanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute Molecular Biomedicine, 2002
Research Assistant Professor of Medicine - Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology

Nida Meednu, Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2009Nida Meednu
Research Assistant Professor of Medicine - Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology 

Anne E.C. Nichols, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Inst & State University (Virginia Tech), 2018Anne Nichols Headshot
Research Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Molecular and Cell Biology of Tendon Adaptation and Tendinopathy

Javier Rangel-Moreno, Ph.D., Mexico-Natl Polytechnic Institute, 2002Javier Rangel-Moreno
Research Assistant Professor of Medicine - Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology 


Affiliated Faculty

Allen P. Anandarajah, M.B.B.S., University of Nigeria, 1990Allen Anandarjah
Associate Professor of Medicine - Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology 


John M. Ashton, Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2011Ashton
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Genetics
Co-Director, Functional Genomics Center


Judith A. Baumhauer, M.D., University of Vermont (M.D.), 1989, University of Rochester (M.P.H.), 2009 Judith F. Baumhauer, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Michael W. Becker, M.D., University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1996Becker
Professor of Medicine - Hematology/Oncology

Danielle Benoit, Ph.D., University of Colorado, 2006Danielle Benoit
Adjunct Professor
Therapeutic Biomaterials 

Andrew J. Berger, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998Berger
Professor of Optics and of Biomedical Engineering

Paul S. Brookes, Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 1997Brookes
Professor of Anesthesiology and of Pharmacology and Physiology

Edward Brown, Ph.D., Cornell University, 1999Brown
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and of Neuroscience

Timothy P. Bushnell, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1999Bushnell
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Shared Resource Laboratories

Emily Carmody, M.D., University of Rochester, 2003 Emily E. Carmody, M.D.
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and of the Cancer Center 
Director, Center for Bone Health
Director, Fracture Liaison Service

Regine Choe, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2005Choe
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Lisa A. Delouise, Ph.D., M.P.D., Penn State University, 1984 Delouise
Associate Professor of Dermatology and of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Paul Dunman, Ph.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry - NJ, 1999Dunman
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and of Ophthalmology

Rudi Fasan, Ph.D., University of Zurich, Switzerland, 2005Fasan
Andrew S. Kende Professor of Chemistry

Adolph S. Flemister, M.D., Howard University College of Medicine, 1991Flemister
Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Chief of the Foot & Ankle Division and Podiatry

Vera Gorbunova, Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science, 2000 Vera Gorbunova
Doris Johns Cherry Professor of Biology
Biology of Aging


Isaac Harris, Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2013Harris Photo
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Genetics 

Minsoo Kim, Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2001Kim Photo
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and of Pharmacology and Physiology (Joint)

Catherine K. Kuo, Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann ArborCatherine Quo
Associate Professor of Bioengineering
Mechanobiology, Stem Cells, Tissue Engineering, Development Biology, Biomaterials, Orthopaedics

Jane Larae Liesveld, M.D., University of Iowa College of Medicine, 1980Liesveld Photo
Professor of Medicine

David C. Linehan, M.D., University of Massachusetts Medical Center, 1990Linehan Photo
Professor and Chair of Surgery
Seymour I. Schwartz Professorship in Surgery

Kah Poh Loh, B.Med.Sci., M.B.B.Ch., B.A.O., Royal College of Surgeons Loh Photo
in Ireland, 2012

Senior Instructor of Medicine

Lynne E. Maquat, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2009 Lynne Elizabeth Maquat, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Center for RNA Biology
Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Cancer Center
J. Lowell Orbison Distinguished Service Alumni Professor

Disease-Associated mRNA Decay Pathways

David J. Mitten, M.D., University of Rochester, 1992David Mitten
Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation


Patrick J. Murphy, Ph.D., Cornell University, 2013Patrick Murphy
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Genetics and of Biology (Joint)

Karen M. Mustian, Ph.D., U of N Carolina at Greensboro, 2003;Mustian Photo
M.P.H., University of Rochester, 2009

Professor of Surgery, of Public Health Sciences (Joint), of Radiation Oncology (Joint) and of Cancer Center (Joint)

Mark Noble, Ph.D., Stanford University, 1977Mark Noble PhD
Martha M. Freeman, MD Professor in Biomedical Genetics
Professor of Neuroscience

Archibald Perkins, M.D., Ph.D., Columbia University College of Physicians Perkins Photo
and Surg, 1986
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Ruchira Singh, Ph.D., Kansas State University, 2008Singh Photo
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, of Center for Visual Science A&S (RC) (Joint) and of Biomedical Genetics (Joint)

Eric M. Small, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2003Small Photo
Associate Professor of Medicine, Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute, 
of Biomedical Engineering (Joint) and of Pharmacology and Physiology (Joint)

Ralf G. Thiele, M.D.,  Johann Wolfgang Goether University, 1991Thiele Photo
Associate Professor of Medicine - Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology

Charles A. Thornton, M.D., University of Iowa, 1981 Charles A. Thornton, M.D.
Saunders Family Distinguished Professor in Neuromuscular Research
Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience

David Weber MD, MSCEDavid Weber, M.D., M.S., University of Kansas (M.D.), 2007, University of Pennsylvania (M.S.), 2013
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Relationships Between Bone Health, Body Composition and Chronic Disease in the Pediatric Population

Michael J. Zuscik, Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1993 Michael Zuscik
Adjunct Professor 
Cartilage Biology and Osteoarthritis