Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

Rahul Gawri, MD, Ph.D.

Rahul Gawri, MD, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Pennsylvania

Hometown

Toronto, Canada/ Gurugram, India.

Education

NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto, Canada. 2018.

Ph.D., McGill University, Canada. 2014.

Visiting Scientist, AO Research Institute, Switzerland. 2013.

Visiting Scientist, Universitet Lund, Sweden. 2012.

MITACS Intern, Biomaterials, Synthes, Johnson & Johnson, USA. 2011.

MD, Calcutta University, India. 2006.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Intervertebral Disc and Cartilage Tissue Engineering and Regeneration.

  • Calcium Signaling in Intervertebral Discs and Cartilage Pathology and Regeneration. 

  • Global Phosphoproteomic Analysis Targeting Degenerative Pathways in Intervertebral Disc and Cartilage and Identify Potential Drug Targets

  • Long Term Intervertebral Disc organ Culture Models.

  • Harnessing Body’s Innate Regenerative Potential to Achieve Desired Tissue Engineering Outcomes in Intervertebral Discs and Cartilage.
     

Publications

Complete List of Published Work.

Under Review:-

1.    Inorganic Polyphosphates Increase Extracellular Matrix Accumulation by Bovine Full Thickness Chondrocytes Through Ca2+ Signaling Pathway
Rahul Gawri, Ryszard Belicki, Andras Nagy, Rita Kandel.

2.    Evaluation of the Contractile Phenotype and Actin Regulated Signal Transduction Pathways in Bovine Outer Annulus Fibrosus Cells
Equal Co-First Authors: Weiqiang Wu, Rahul Gawri, Justin Parreno, Rita Kandel.


Published (peer reviewed):-

1.    Sol gel-derived hydroxyapatite films over porous calcium polyphosphate substrates for improved tissue engineering of osteochondral-like constructs.
Lee WD, Gawri R, Pilliar RM, Stanford WL, Kandel RA.
Acta Biomater. 2017 Oct 15;62:352-361. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2017.08.016. Epub 2017 Aug 14. PMID: 28818689

2.    Simple Silica Column-Based Method to Quantify Inorganic Polyphosphates in Cartilage and Other Tissues.
Equal Co First Authors: Lee WD, Gawri R, Shiba T, Ji AR, Stanford WL, Kandel RA.
Cartilage. 2017 Mar 1:1947603517690856. doi: 10.1177/1947603517690856. [Epub ahead of print], PMID: 28357919

3.    Inorganic polyphosphates enhances nucleus pulposus tissue formation in vitro.
Gawri R, Shiba T, Pilliar R, Kandel R.
J Orthop Res. 2016 May 10. doi: 10.1002/jor.23288. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID:27164002

4.    Dynamic loading, matrix maintenance and cell injection therapy of human intervertebral discs cultured in a bioreactor.
Equal Co First Authors: Rosenzweig DH, Gawri R, Moir J, Beckman L, Eglin D, Steffen T,  
Roughley PJ, Ouellet JA, Haglund L. Eur Cell Mater. 2016 Jan 5;31:26-39. PMID: 26728497

5.    Gene Expression Profiling Identifies Interferon Signalling Molecules and IGFBP3 in Human Degenerative Annulus Fibrosus.
Kazezian Z, Gawri R, Haglund L, Ouellet J, Mwale F, Tarrant F, O'Gaora P, Pandit A, Alini M, Grad S. Sci Rep. 2015 Oct 22;5:15662. doi: 10.1038/srep15662.PMID: 26489762

6.    Axial T1ρ MRI as a diagnostic imaging modality to quantify proteoglycan concentration in degenerative disc disease.
Mulligan K, Gawri R, Steffen T, Pike B, Jarzem P, Borthakur A, Haglund L, Ouellet J.
Eur Spine J. 2014 Sep 19. [Epub ahead of print].PMID: 25236594.

7.    Physiological loading can restore the proteoglycan content in a model of early IVD degeneration
Rahul Gawri, Janet Moir, Jean Ouellet, Lorne Beckman, Thomas Steffen, Peter Roughley, Lisbet Haglund. PLoS One. 2014 Jul 3;9 (7):e101233. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0101233. eCollection 2014. PMID: 24992586.

8.    Naproxen affects osteogenesis of human mesenchymal stem cells via regulation of Hedgehog signaling molecules
John Antoniou, Hong Tian Wang, Abdulrahman M Alaseem, Insaf Hadjab, Rahul Gawri, Fackson Mwale. Arthritis Res Ther. 2014 Jul 17;16(4):R152. doi: 10.1186/ar4614. PMID: 25034046.

9.    Link-N is cleaved by annulus fibrosus cells generating a product with retained biological activity.
Gawri R, Önnerfjord P, Antoniou J, Ouellet J, Roughley PJ, Heinegard D, Mwale F, Haglund L. J Orthop Res. 2014 May 23. doi: 10.1002/jor.22653. PMID: 24861010.

10.    High Mechanical Strain of Primary Intervertebral Disc Cells Promotes Secretion of Inflammatory Factors Associated with Disc Degeneration and Pain
Gawri R, Rosenzweig D, Krock E, Ouellet J, Stone L, Quinn T, Haglund L.
Arthritis Res Ther. 2014 Jan 23;16(1):R21. PMID: 24457003.

11.    Best paper NASS 2013: Link-N can stimulate proteoglycan synthesis in the degenerated human intervertebral discs.
Gawri R, Antoniou J, Ouellet J, Awwad W, Steffen T, Roughley P, Haglund L, Mwale F. Eur Cell Mater. 2013 Sep 11;26:107-19; discussion 119. PMID: 24027023.

12.    Chondroadherin fragmentation mediated by the protease HTRA1 distinguishes human intervertebral disc degeneration from normal aging.
Alkhatib B, Onnerfjord P, Gawri R, Ouellet J, Jarzem P, Heinegård D, Mort J, Roughley P, Haglund L. J Biol Chem. 2013 Jun 28;288(26):19280-7. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M112.443010. Epub 2013 May 14. PMID: 23673665.

13.    Mechanism of parathyroid hormone-mediated suppression of calcification markers in human intervertebral disc cells.
Madiraju P, Gawri R, Wang H, Antoniou J, Mwale F. Eur Cell Mater. 2013 May  
2;25:268-83. PMID: 23636951.

14.    The effects of chlorhexidine graft decontamination on tendon graft collagen and cell viability.
Alomar AZ, Gawri R, Roughley PJ, Haglund L, Burman M. Am J Sports Med. 2012            
Jul;40(7):1646-53. doi: 10.1177/0363546512443808. Epub 2012 Apr 20. PMID: 22523372. 

15.    Effect of in utero exposure to diethylstilbestrol on lumbar and femoral bone, articular cartilage, and the intervertebral disc in male and female adult mice progeny with and without swimming exercise.
Rowas SA, Haddad R, Gawri R, Al Ma'awi AA, Chalifour LE, Antoniou J, Mwale F.
Arthritis Res Ther. 2012 Jan 23;14(1):R17. doi: 10.1186/ar3696. PMID: 22269139.

16.    Development of an organ culture system for long-term survival of the intact human intervertebral disc.
Gawri R, Mwale F, Ouellet J, Roughley PJ, Steffen T, Antoniou J, Haglund L.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Oct 15;36(22):1835-42. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181f81314. 
PMID: 21270705.

17.    Development of a whole disc organ culture system to study human intervertebral disc.
Parolin M, Gawri R, Mwale F, Steffen T, Roughley P, Antoniou J, Jarzem P, Haglund L,   
Ouellet J. Evid Based Spine Care J. 2010 Aug;1(2):67-8. doi: 10.1055/s-0028-1100919.
PMID: 23637672.

18.    Effect of synthetic Link-N peptide on the expression of type I and type II collagens in human intervertebral disc cells.
Petit A, Yao G, Rowas SA, Gawri R, Epure L, Antoniou J, Mwale F.
Tissue Eng Part A. 2011 Apr;17(7-8):899-904. doi: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2010.0494. Epub 2010 Dec 31. PMID: 21067464.
 

Book Chapter

1.    R. Gawri, J.-P. St-Pierre, R. Pilliar, M. Grynpas, R.A. Kandel, Inorganic Polyphosphate in Tissue Engineering, in: T. Kulakovskaya, E. Pavlov, E.N. Dedkova (Eds.), Inorganic Polyphosphates in Eukaryotic Cells, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016, pp. 217-239.

Patents

1.    IVT-2: a Novel Therapeutic Agent for Cartilage and Intervertebral Disc Repair 
US Patent Number: 61975329. Issued April 4th, 2013
Co-inventors: Rahul Gawri, Fackson Mwale, John Antoniou, Peter Roughley, Lisbet Haglund.

2.    Methods and Compositions for Treatment of Cartilage and Disc Tissue pathologies
European Patent Number: CA2014000656. Issued April 6th, 2016
Co-inventors: Rahul Gawri, Fackson Mwale, John Antoniou, Peter Roughley, Lisbet Haglund
 

Grants and Fellowships:

1.    2015-18   Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Ranked 6th across Canada in Bioengineering cohort.

2.    2014-17   Post-Doctoral Fellowship, The Arthritis Society of Canada. (Declined in part) 

3.    2014-15   Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Toronto Musculoskeletal Center, University of Toronto,Canada.

4.    2013        Faculty of Medicine International Travel Bursary for conducting research at AO Research Institute, Switzerland, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Canada.

5.    2012        Faculty of Medicine International Travel Bursary for conducting research at Universitet Lund, Sweden, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Canada.

6.    2011-12   McGill University Health Center (MUHC) Research Fellowship, McGill University, Canada.

7.    2010        MITACS- Acceleration Quebec Internship Award, Government of Quebec, Canada.

8.    2010        Univ-Quebec Tuition Support Bursary by McGill University, Canada.

9.    2009        International fee waiver awarded by McGill University, Canada.

10.  2000-05   Full Scholarship to attend and complete medical school by Govt. of West Bengal.

Awards

1.    2018     Spotlight Member, Orthopaedics Research Society Spine Section, February Newsletter.

2.    2015     2nd prize, Best Presentation Award, Philadelphia Spine Research Society Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, USA.

3.    2015     3rd prize, Best Presentation Award, SpineFest, Spine Program, University of Toronto, Canada.

4.    2015   Best Poster Award, Scientific Retreat, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, University of Toronto, Canada.

5.    2014  Graduate Award for Excellence in Research, Department of Surgical Research, McGill University, Canada.

6.    2013   Best Poster Award, 19th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference, Canada. 

7.    2013   Best Podium Presentation, Annual Research Day, Division of Experimental Surgery, McGill University, Canada.

8.    2013   Recognition Award for Outstanding Contribution to Division of Experimental Surgery, McGill University, Canada.

9.    2012   Best Oral Presentation, 8th Annual Philadelphia Spine Research Society Meeting, Philadelphia, USA. 

10.    2012   Scholar Travel Subsidy Grant- Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), administered by Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
    
11.    2012   Eugene Rogola Award for Graduate Research, Department of Orthopaedics, McGill University, Canada.

12.    2012   G.R.E.A.T. travel award from Division of Surgical Research, Dept. of Surgery, McGill University, Canada.

13.    2012   Featured Trainee, Canadian Arthritis Trainee Association, February

14.    2012  Graduate Award for Excellence in Research, Department of Surgical Research, McGill University, Canada. 

15.    2012   Profiled in Faculty of Medicine e-Newsletter, McGill University, Canada.

16.    2011  G.R.E.A.T. travel award from Division of Surgical Research, Dept. of Surgery, McGill University, Canada.

17.    2011  Dr. Akerley Medical Research Award, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Canada.

18.    2011   McGill MedStar Award, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Canada.

19.    2011  Summer Institute Training by Institute for Gender Health (IGH), Canadian Institute of Health Research. Among 20 successful applicants out 140 Canada Wide. 

20.    2011   Scholar Travel Subsidy Grant- Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), administered by Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute

21.    2011  Profiled in Research Institute of McGill University Health Center Annual Report as featured international doctoral candidate, McGill university, Canada.

22.    2010  G.R.E.A.T. travel award from Division of Surgical Research, Dept. of Surgery, McGill University, Canada.

23.    2009  Entry Level Graduate Fellowship, McGill University, Canada.

Oral Presentations: -

1.    22nd Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), June, 2016, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Simple, Silica Column-based Method to Isolate and Quantify Inorganic Polyphosphates from Mammalian Tissues
Rahul Gawri, Whitaik David Lee, Toshikazu Shiba, Ae-Ri Ji, William L. Stanford, Rita A. Kandel.

2.    ORS/PSRS 3rd International Spine Research Symposium, November 2015, Philadelphia, USA.
Role of Inorganic Polyphosphates in Enhancing Nucleus Pulposus Tissue Formation In Vitro 
Rahul Gawri, Toshikazu Shiba, Robert Pilliar, Rita Kandel.

3.    21st Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), May, 2015, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
Enhancing Nucleus Pulposus Tissue Formation In-Vitro: A Novel Approach
Rahul Gawri, Robert Pilliar, Rita Kandel.

4.    21st Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), May, 2015, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
An ex vivo model for dynamic culture and tissue repair of human intervertebral disc degeneration
Derek H Rosenzweig, Rahul Gawri, Janet Moir, David Eglin, Michael H Weber, Jean A Ouellet, Thomas Steffen and Lisbet Haglund.

5.    48th Annual Meeting of Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) and Canadian Orthopaedics Research Society (CORS), June 2014, Montreal, Canada.
Link-N Is Cleaved By Human Annulus Fibrosus Cells Generating A Fragment With Retained Biological Activity
Rahul Gawri, Jean Ouellet, Patrik Önnerfjord, Bashar Alkhatib, Thomas Steffen, Dick Heinegård, Peter Roughley, John Antoniou, Fackson Mwale, Lisbet Haglund.

6.    4th World Forum for Spine Research, Xian, China, May 2014. 
New insight into human disc degeneration by gene expression profiling
S. Grad, R. Gawri, L. Haglund, J. Ouellet, F. Mwale, L. B. Creemers, J. P. Rutges, W. M. Gallagher, P. O'Gaora, A.Pandit, M. Alini.

7.    4th World Forum for Spine Research, Xian, China, May 2014. 
Link-N Is Cleaved By Human Annulus Fibrosus Cells Generating A Fragment With Retained Biological Activity. 
Gawri R, Ouellet JA, Önnerfjord P, Alkhatib B, Steffen T, Heinegård D, Roughley P, Antoniou J, Mwale F, Haglund L. 

8.    2nd Philadelphia International Spine Research Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Excessive Mechanical Loading of Primary Intervertebral Disc Cells Initiates Secretion of Inflammatory Factors Associated with Disc Degeneration and Pain
Derek H. Rosenzweig, Rahul Gawri, Emerson Krock, Jean Ouellet, Laura S Stone, Thomas M Quinn, Lisbet Haglund.

9.    2nd Philadelphia International Spine Research Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Potential of Link N peptide for intervertebral disc repair
Rahul Gawri, John Antoniou, Patrik Önnerfjord, Bashar Alkhatib, Jean Ouellet, Dick Heinegard, Peter Roughley, Fackson Mwale, Lisbet Haglund.

10.    2nd Philadelphia International Spine Research Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Chondroadherin Fragmentation as a Biochemical Marker for Early Stage Disc Degeneration
Bashar G. Alkhatib, Patrik Önnerfjord, Rahul Gawri, Jean Ouellet, Peter Jarzem, Dick Heinegård, John Mort, Peter Roughley, Lisbet Haglund.

11.    47th Annual Meeting of Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) and Canadian Orthopaedics Research Society (CORS), June 2013, Winnipeg, Canada.
Sustained Stimulation of Aggrecan Synthesis in Degenerated Human Intervertebral Discs by Link N
R. Gawri, J. Antoniou, J. Ouellet, P. Roughley, T. Steffen, L. A. Haglund, F. Mwale.

12.    47th Annual Meeting of Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) and Canadian Orthopaedics Research Society (CORS), June 2013, Winnipeg, Canada.
Link-N Stimulates Extracellular Matrix Production by Human Intervertebral Disc Cells in the Presence of IL-1
R. Gawri, J. Antoniou, J. Ouellet, T. Steffen, P. Roughley, F. Mwale, L. Haglund.

13.    47th Annual Meeting of Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) and Canadian Orthopaedics Research Society (CORS), June 2013, Winnipeg, Canada.
Intervertech-1: Regeneration of Degenerated Intervertebral Discs by Repairing Annulus Fibrosus
R. Gawri, L. A. Haglund, P. Madiraju, H. Wang, J. Ouellet, J. Antoniou, F. Mwale.

14.    47th Annual Meeting of Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) and Canadian Orthopaedics Research Society (CORS), June 2013, Winnipeg, Canada.
Culturing of Human Intervertebral Discs in a Customized Bioreactor under Various Cyclical Dynamic Loads
R. Gawri, J. Moir, R. Althukair, P. Roughley, J. Ouellet ,T. Steffen,  L. A. Haglund.

15.    9th Biennial International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
The Effects Of Chlorhexidine Graft Decontamination On Tendon Graft Collagen And Cell Viability
Abdulaziz Alomar, Rahul Gawri, Peter Roughley, Lisbet Haglund, Mark Burman.

16.    19th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), June, 2013, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Link-N Stimulates Extracellular Matrix Production by Human Intervertebral Disc Cells in the Presence of IL-1
R. Gawri, J. Antoniou, J. Ouellet, T. Steffen, P. Roughley, F. Mwale, L. Haglund.

17.    19th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), June, 2013, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Validation and Optimization of a Bioreactor for Loading of Human Intervertebral Discs
R. Gawri, R. Althukair, J. Moir, P. Roughly, J. Ouellet, T. Steffen, L. A. Haglund.

18.    19th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), June, 2013, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Link-N Peptide: Can Degenerated Human Intervertebral Discs be Repaired?
R. Gawri, J. Antoniou, J. Ouellet, P. Roughley, T. Steffen, L. A. Haglund, F.Mwale.

19.    19th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), June, 2013, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Bovine Intervertebral Discs Degenerated by Controlled Enzyme Treatment Responds to Physiological Load by Replacing Proteoglycans
J. Moir, R.Gawri, P. Roughley, T. Steffen, L. A. Haglund.

20.    3rd Global Spine Congress, April 2013, Hong Kong, China.
Culturing of Human Intervertebral Discs in a Customized Bioreactor under Various Cyclical Dynamic Loads
R. Gawri, J. Moir, R. Althukair, P. Roughley, J. Ouellet ,T. Steffen,  L. A. Haglund.


Poster Presentations: -

1.    23rd Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), May, 2017, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Evaluation of the Contractile Phenotype and Actin Regulated Signal Transduction Pathways in Bovine Outer Annulus Fibrosus Cells
Rahul Gawri, Weiqiang Wu, Justin Parreno, Rita Kandel.

2.    61st Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, March 2017, San Diego, California, USA.
Evaluation of the Contractile Phenotype and Actin Regulated Signal Transduction Pathways in Bovine Outer Annulus Fibrosus Cells
Rahul Gawri, Weiqiang Wu, Justin Parreno, Rita Kandel.

3.    4th Arthritis Alliance of Canada Annual Meeting/ The Arthritis Society Annual Training Workshop, October 2016, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Simple, Silica Column-based Method to Isolate and Quantify Inorganic Polyphosphates from Mammalian Tissues
Rahul Gawri, Whitaik David Lee, Toshikazu Shiba3, Ae-Ri Ji, William L. Stanford, Rita A. Kandel.

4.    60th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, March 2016, Orlando, Florida, USA.
A Bioreactor Model For Dynamic Loading, Matrix Maintenance And Tissue Repair Of Human Intervertebral Discs
Rahul Gawri, Derek H. Rosenzweig, Emerson Krock, Jean Ouellet, Laura S Stone, Thomas M Quinn, Lisbet Haglund.

5.    3rd Arthritis Alliance of Canada Annual Meeting/ The Arthritis Society Annual Training Workshop, October 2015, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Role of Inorganic Polyphosphates in Enhancing Nucleus Pulposus Tissue Formation In Vitro 
Rahul Gawri, Toshikazu Shiba, Robert Pilliar, Rita Kandel.

6.    SpineFEST 2015, June 2015, Toronto, Canada.
Enhancing Nucleus Pulposus Tissue Formation In-Vitro: A Novel Approach
Rahul Gawri, Robert Pilliar, Rita Kandel.

7.    60th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, March 2014, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Gene Expression Profiling Identifies Interferon Signaling and IGFBP as Mediators in Human Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
Zepur Kazezian, Rahul Gawri, Lisbet Haglund, Jean Ouellet, Fackson Mwale, Peadar O'Gaora, Abhay Pandit, Mauro Alini, Sibylle Grad

8.    60th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, March 2014, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Link-N Is Cleaved By Human Annulus Fibrosus Cells Generating A Fragment With Retained Biological Activity
Rahul Gawri, Jean Ouellet, Patrik Önnerfjord, Bashar Alkhatib, Thomas Steffen, Dick Heinegård, Peter Roughley, John Antoniou, Fackson Mwale, Lisbet Haglund. 

9.    60th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, March 2014, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
High Mechanical Strain of Intervertebral Disc Cells Promotes Secretion of Inflammatory Factors Associated with Disc Degeneration and Pain
Rahul Gawri, Derek H. Rosenzweig, Emerson Krock, Jean Ouellet, Laura S. Stone, Thomas M. Quinn, Lisbet Haglund.

10.    60th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, March 2014, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Acute Mechanical Injury To The Human Intervertebral Disc Initiates Events Implicated In Disc Degeneration
Bashar G. Alkhatib, Derek H. Rosenzweig, Emerson Krock, Rahul Gawri, Lorne Beckman, Thomas Steffen, Michael Weber, Jean Ouellet, Lisbet Haglund.

11.    60th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, March 2014, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Chondroadherin Fragmentation Mediated By HTRA1 Can Serve As A Biomarker For Early Stage Disc Degeneration
Bashar Alkhatib, Patrik Onnerfjord, Rahul Gawri, Jean Ouellet, Peter Jarzem, Dick Heinegard, John Mort, Peter Roughley, Lisbet Haglund.

12.    47th Annual Meeting of Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) and Canadian Orthopaedics Research Society (CORS), June 2013, Winnipeg, Canada.
The Effects of Chlorhexidine Graft Decontamination on Tendon Graft Collagen and Cell Viability
Alomar, A; Gawri, R; Roughley, PJ; Haglund, L; Burman, M.

13.    47th Annual Meeting of Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) and Canadian Orthopaedics Research Society (CORS), June 2013, Winnipeg, Canada.
Intervertech 1 (IVT 1) can Increase the Gene Expression of Extracellular Matrix Proteins Through its Receptor in Human Intervertebral Disc Cells
Mwale, Fackson; Wang, Hong Tian; Madiraju, Padma; Gawri, Rahul; Almaawi, Abdulaziz; Haglund, Lisbet; Antoniou, John.

14.    19th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), June, 2013, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Suppression of calcification markers in human intervertebral disc cells by Parathyroid hormone
P. Madiraju, R. Gawri, H. Wang, J. Antoniou, F. Mwale.

15.    19th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), June, 2013, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Effect of Intervertech-1 levels on Proteoglycan Synthesis by Intervertebral Disc Cells
R. Gawri, L. A. Haglund, P. Madiraju, L. M. Epure, J. Ouellet, J. Antoniou, F. Mwale.

16.    19th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), June, 2013, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Normative values of T1ρ MRI for Intervertebral disc at different ages & different severity of Degenerative Disc Disease: Validation of T1ρ MRI as a tool to quantify early Degenerative Disc Disease.
Mulligan, Kyle; Gawri, Rahul; Shao, Yi Wen; Awwad Waleed; Kumar, Abe; Borthakur, Ari; Haglund, Lisbet; Ouellet, Jean.

17.    19th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), June, 2013, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Cytokine and Chemokine Secretion by Painful Intervertebral Discs.
Emerson Krock, Rahul Gawri, Anne-Julie Chabot-Dore, Jean Ouellet, Laura S. Stone,  Lisbet Haglund.

18.    19th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), June, 2013, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Effect of Excessive Mechanical Strain in Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
R. Gawri, Derek Rosenzweig, J. Ouellet, T. Quinn, L. Haglund.

19.    13th Annual Scientific Conference of the Canadian Spine Society, February, 2013, Mount Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
Normative values of T1ρ MRI for Intervertebral disc at different ages & different severity of Degenerative Disc Disease: Validation of T1ρ MRI as a tool to quantify early Degenerative Disc Disease.
Haglund, Lisbet; Mulligan, Kyle; Gawri, Rahul; Shao, Yi Wen; Awwad Waleed; Kumar, Abe Borthakur, Ari; Ouellet, Jean.

20.    3rd Global Spine Congress, April 2013, Hong Kong, China.
Fragmentation of Chondroadherin Occurs at the Same Site in Adult and Adolescent Disc Degeneration
Alkhatib, B; Gawri, R; Roughley, P; Krock, E; Ouellet, J; Haglund, L.
 

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