Qin Laboratory

Welcome to the Skeletal Biology and Regeneration Lab

The Qin lab studies the cellular and molecular basis for skeletal development, homeostasis, aging, and disease. Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis are two common skeletal diseases that cause huge economic and social burdens to our society. We utilize cutting edge techniques, including single-cell transcriptome analysis, 3D fluorescent imaging, and genetically modified animal models, to identify mesenchymal stem and progenitor cells at various musculoskeletal sites and investigate the function of progenitors and their descendants under normal and disease conditions. In collaborating with a team of multidisciplinary scientists and clinicians, our ultimate goal is to translate the studies on fundamental mechanisms of skeletal cell function into future clinical applications.

Qin’s lab is accepting applications from creative and motivated students and postdoc trainees who can empower the lab’s work through rigorous learning and dedication. For rotation projects, please contact Dr. Qin directly.

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The Qin lab in the past, at current, and in the future consists of a diverse collection of individuals from different backgrounds, countries, and cultures who comprise a host of life experiences, values, and beliefs. We are committed to providing a safe, welcoming, inclusive, and productive environment that fosters open dialogue, promotes equal opportunities and treatment for all lab members, and is free from racism, harassment, and discrimination.

What's New

Congratulations to Lutian Yao!
August 31, 2021
Congratulations to Lutian Yao for receiving a podium presentation at ASBMR 2021 Annual Meeting for his abstract "A single-cell transcriptome atlas of mouse long bone fracture repair"!

Congratulations to Luqiang Wang, Lutian Yao, and Co-Authors!
August 31, 2021
Luqiang and Lutian's paper, Plasminogen regulates bone fracture repair by promoting the functions of periosteal mesenchymal progenitors, has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

Congratulations to Yulong Wei!
June 02, 2021
Yulong's paper, The critical role of Hedgehog-responsive mesenchymal progenitors in meniscus development and injury repair, has been accepted for publication in eLife.

Congratulations to Lutian Yao!
February 17, 2021
Lutian has won the NIRA award at the 2021 ORS Annual Meeting for his abstract A Subset of FAP Cells Expressing Gli1 Promote Muscle Regeneration With Less Fat Accumulation.

Congratulations to Lutian Yao!
February 11, 2021
Lutian's paper, Gli1 defines a subset of fibroadipogenic progenitors that promote skeletal muscle regeneration with less fat accumulation, has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

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