Research Labs

Principal Investigators

 

Edward 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.

Schwarz, Edward

Cheryl Ackert-Bicknell, Ph.D., University of Maine, 2007

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Genetic Regulation of Bone

Ackert-Bicknell, Cheryl

Jennifer 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

Jennifer H Anolik MD PhD

Hani 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.

 

Awad, Hani

Judith A. Baumhauer, M.D., University of Vermont, 1989, M.P.H.,University of Rochester, 2009

Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

 

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Danielle S.W. Benoit, Ph.D. University of Colorado, 2006

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

 

 

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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.

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Mark R. Buckley, Ph.D., Cornell University, 2010

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Multi-scale biomechanics (cell level to the organ level)

Mark Buckley PhD

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.

Laura Calvi 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

Emily Carmody MD

Joe V. Chakkalakal, Ph.D., University of Ottawa, 2006

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Skeletal muscle and stem cell biology

 

Joe Chakkalakal PhD

John 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

John Daiss, PhD

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

Robert Dirksen

John C. Elfar, M.D., Harvard University, 2002

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

 

 

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Roman A. Eliseev, M.D., Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2002

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Eliseev, Roman

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

Brian D Giordano MD

Vera Gorbunova, PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science, 2000

Doris Johns Cherry Professor of Biology

Biology of Aging

Vera Gorbunova, PhD

Warren C. Hammert, DDS, MD, Medical College of PA, 1996

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Plastic Surgery

Chief of Hand Surgery

Warren C Hammert DDS MD

Jennifer H. Jonason, Ph.D., Yale University, 2006

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Signaling mechanisms of skeletal development and disease

Jonason, Jennifer

Catherine Kuo, PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Mechanobiology; Stem Cells, Tissue Engineering; Development Biology; Biomaterials; Orthopaedics

Catherine Quo

Alayna Loiselle, PhD, University of Rochester, 2009

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Molecular mechanisms of tendon and bone regeneration

Alayna Loiselle, PhD

R. John Looney, M.D., University of Rochester, 1976

Professor of Medicine - Environmental Medicine

 

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Michael Maloney, M.D., Georgetown University, 1992

Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

 

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Lynne E. Maquat, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2009

Director, Center for RNA Biology: From Genome to Therapeutics

Disease-associated mRNA decay pathways

Lynne Maquat PhD

Addisu Mesfin, M.D., Drexel University, 2006

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Oncology

Signaling mechanisms in degenerative disc disease

Addisu Mesfin MD

Robert A. Mooney, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, 1980

Professor of Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

 

 

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Richard T Moxley, III, MD, University of Pennsyvlania, 1966

Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics

Richard T. Moxley III MD

Mark Noble, Ph.D., Standford University, 1977

Professor of Genetics

Mark Noble PhD

M. Owen Papuga, Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2011

Adjunct Assistant Professor

M. Owen Papuga

J. Edward Puzas, Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1976

Senior Associate Dean, Basic Research

Donald and Mary Clark Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

 

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Homaira Rahimi, M.D., Rutgers University, 2004; MTR, University of Pennsylvania, 2011

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Inflammatory arthritis, osteoimmunology and lymphatic dysfunction

Homaria Rahimi MD

Christopher Ritchlin, M.D., Albany, 1982, M.P.H., Rochester, 2008

Professor of Medicine - Rheumatology

 

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Paul T. Rubery, M.D., Cornell University, 1988

Chair of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Paul Rubery MD

James O. Sanders, MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1986

Professor of Orthopaedics and Pediatrics

James Sanders MD

Charles A. Thornton, M.D., University of Iowa, 1981

Professor of Neurology

Charles Thornton MD
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Ilya Voloshin, M.D., Dartmouth, 1998

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

 

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David 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

David Weber MD, MSCE

Chao Xie, M.D., Zunyi Medical College, China, 1992

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Vice Chair for Biomedical Research and Training in China

Xie, Chao

Lianping Xing, M.D., Ph.D., Penn State University, 1994

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

 

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Xinping Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1999

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

 

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Michael J. Zuscik, Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1993

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Director of Educational Programs, CMSR

Cartilage biology and osteoarthritis.

Zuscik, Michael

Research Track Faculty

 

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.

 

Grace Chiu, PhD

Reyad Elbarbary, PhD, Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences, 2009

Research Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

RNA Biology

Reyad Elbarbary, PhD

Benjamin Frisch, Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2012

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Hematopoiesis, Leukemic bone marrow microenvironment

Benjamin Frisch

Alexander Rosenberg, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1993

Research Assistant Professor, Director of Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics; Data Workflows, Data Science; Visualization

Alexander Rosenberg, PhD

Tzong-jen Sheu, Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2002

Research Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

 

Sheu, Tzong-jen

Upcoming Speakers

February 9, 2016 - Special Lab Meeting (Adolph Auditorium, Rm. 1-7619 (8:30-9:30 am)

Yunpeng Yang - Identification of the effective sources of vascular progenitors for bone tissue engineering
Tao Wang - Electrospun Nanofiber-Based Biomimetic Periosteum for Cranial Bone Defect Repair

February 10, 2016 (Neuman Room, Rm 1-6823 (8:30-9:30 am)

Javier Rangel-Moreno - Small Inhibitors of nuclear export deplete autoreactive plasma cells in murine lupus
Wen Sun - B cells inhibit osteoblast differentiation in inflammatory arthritis

 

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