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Principal Investigators

Schwarz, EdwardEdward M. Schwarz, Ph.D., Yeshiva, Einstein, 1993
Burton Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Director, Center for Musculoskeletal Research (CMSR)
Osteoimmunology and novel drug therapies for rheumatoid arthritis, bone regeneration and osteomyelitis

Ackert-Bicknell, CherylCheryl Ackert-Bicknell, Ph.D., University of Maine, 2007
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Genetic Regulation of Bone

Jennifer H Anolik MD PhDJennifer H. Anolik, M.D, Ph.D, University of Rochester 1994, PhD, 1996, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
B cell autoimmunity and novel drug therapies for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, osteoimmunology

Awad, HaniHani A. Awad, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1999
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Director, BMTI Core CMSR
Biomechanics and Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering

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

Photo of Danielle Benoit, Ph.D. Danielle S.W. Benoit, Ph.D. University of Colorado, 2006
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

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

Bone cell biology and bone pathology

Mark Buckley PhD Mark R. Buckley, Ph.D., Cornell University, 2010
Assistant 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 - Endocrinology
Microenvironment of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) in the bone; stem cell microenvironmental interactions and pharacologic strategies

Emily Carmody MD Emily Carmody, M.D., University of Rochester, 2003
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Oncology and Metabolic Bone Disease
Director, Center for Bone Health
Director, Fracture Liaison Service

Joe Chakkalakal PhD Joe V. Chakkalakal, Ph.D., University of Ottawa, 2006
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Skeletal muscle and stem cell biology

John Daiss, PhDJohn L. Daiss, PhD, The Johns Hopkins University, 1982
Research Associate Professor
Immune response to bacterial infections, diagnostics of bacterial infections, physical bases of chronic infection

Robert Dirksen Robert T. Dirksen, PhD, 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

Photo of John Elfar, M.D. John C. Elfar, M.D., Harvard University, 2002
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Eliseev, Roman Roman A. Eliseev, M.D., Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2002
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Brian D Giordano MD Brian D. Giordano, MD, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine, 2004
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Co-Director, Hip Preservation Program
Hip abductor disease and its relationship with the progression of hip osteoarthritis

Vera Gorbunova, PhD Vera Gorbunova, PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science, 2000
Doris Johns Cherry Professor of Biology
Biology of Aging

Warren C Hammert DDS MD Warren C. Hammert, DDS, MD, Medical College of PA, 1996
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Plastic Surgery
Chief of Hand Surgery

Jonason, Jennifer Jennifer H. Jonason, Ph.D., Yale University, 2006
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Signaling mechanisms of skeletal development and disease

Catherine Quo Catherine K. Kuo, PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Mechanobiology; Stem Cells, Tissue Engineering; Development Biology; Biomaterials; Orthopaedics

Alayna Loiselle, PhD Alayna Loiselle, PhD, University of Rochester, 2009
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Molecular mechanisms of tendon and bone regeneration

Photo of R. John Looney, M.D. R. John Looney, M.D., University of Rochester, 1976
Professor of Medicine - Environmental Medicine

Photo of Michael Maloney, M.D.Michael Maloney, M.D., Georgetown University, 1992
Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Lynne Maquat PhD Lynne E. Maquat, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2009
Director, Center for RNA Biology: From Genome to Therapeutics
Disease-associated mRNA decay pathways

Addisu Mesfin MDAddisu Mesfin, M.D., Drexel University, 2006
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Oncology
Signaling mechanisms in degenerative disc disease

Photo of Robert Mooney, M.D. Robert A. Mooney, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, 1980
Professor of Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Richard T. Moxley III MD Richard T Moxley, III, MD, University of Pennsyvlania, 1966
Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics

Mark Noble PhD Mark Noble, Ph.D., Standford University, 1977
Professor of Genetics

M. Owen Papuga M. Owen Papuga, Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2011
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Photo of J. Edward Puzas, Ph.D. J. Edward Puzas, Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1976
Senior Associate Dean, Basic Research
Donald and Mary Clark Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

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

Photo of Christopher Ritchlin, M.D. Christopher Ritchlin, M.D., Albany, 1982, M.P.H., Rochester, 2008
Professor of Medicine - Rheumatology

Paul Rubery MD Paul T. Rubery, M.D., Cornell University, 1988
Chair of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

James Sanders MD James O. Sanders, MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1986
Professor of Orthopaedics and Pediatrics

Charles Thornton MD Charles A. Thornton, M.D., University of Iowa, 1981
Professor of Neurology

Photo of Wakenda Tyler, M.D. Wakenda Tyler, M.D., John's Hopkins, 2002, M.P.H., Johns Hopkins, 2001
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

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

David Weber MD, MSCEDavid Weber, M.D., MSCE, University of Kansas, 2007
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Relationships between bone health, body composition and chronic disease in the pediatric population

Xie, Chao Chao Xie, M.D., Zunyi Medical College, China, 1992
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Vice Chair for Biomedical Research and Training in China

Photo of Lianping Xing, M.D., Ph.D. Lianping Xing, M.D., Ph.D., Penn State University, 1994
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Photo of Xinping Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.Xinping Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1999
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Zuscik, Michael Michael J. Zuscik, Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1993
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Director of Educational Programs, CMSR
Cartilage biology and osteoarthritis

Research Track Faculty

Grace Chiu, PhD YaHui Grace Chiu, Ph.D., Rutger University & UMDNJ Medical School, 1997
Research Assistant Professor of Allergy/Immunology/Rheumatology
Human Study: Pathogenesis of Human Psoriatic Diseases
Mouse Study: Roles of DC-STAMP in OC/OB differentiation, OC/OB coupling, and fracture healing

Reyad Elbarbary, PhD Reyad Elbarbary, PhD, Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences, 2009
Research Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
RNA Biology

Benjamin Frisch Benjamin Frisch, Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2012
Research Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hematopoiesis, Leukemic bone marrow microenvironment

Alexander Rosenberg, PhD Alexander Rosenberg, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1993
Research Assistant Professor, Director of Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics; Data Workflows, Data Science; Visualization

Sheu, Tzong-jen Tzong-jen Sheu, Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2002
Research Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation