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Kimberly Agnello
Assistant Professor, Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic veterinary medicine/surgery arthroscopy/minimally invasive orthopedic surgery, meniscus, ACL reconstruction, OA

Jaimo Ahn
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Characterization & stimulation of fracture healing; induction & regulation of bone formation; optimization of healing after Orthopaedic trauma; outcomes based Orthopaedic trauma care; surgical decision making; development clinician-scientist

Sunday O. Akintoye
Associate Professor of Oral Medicine

Oro facial bone marrow stromal stem cells, osseous defects in the maxillofacial region, dental metabolic bone diseases

Abass Alavi
Professor of Radiology

Positron emission tomography, single photon emission tomography, MRI, functional brain imaging; cerebral blood flow; metabolism

Mark G. Allen 
Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of
Electrical and Systems Engineering

Micro- and nanofabrication; microelectromechanical systems; micromachined biointerfaces

Zolt Arany
Associate Professor of Medicine
**New Member** Metabolism

Kristy B. Arbogast 
Co-Scientific Director &
Director of Engineering

Pediatric biomechanics, biomechanical epidemiology, traffic injury, CChIPS

Yair Argon
Professor, Pathology & Lab Medicine, Chief, Division of Cell Pathology

Molecular chaperones, stress proteins, insulin like growth factors, muscle differentiation, muscular injury

Nataliya Balashova
Research Assistant Professor,
Penn Dental Pathology bacterial pathogenesis, HACEK bacteria, septic arthritis, Kingella kingae

Marisa Bartolomei 
Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology Genomic imprinting, epigenetics, endocrine disrupting chemicals, assisted reproductive technologies

Joseph A. Baur
Assistant Professor,  Physiology

Aging, mitochondria, resveratrol, sirtuins, metabolism, longevity, mTor, rapamycin

Gregory Lawrence Beatty
Assistant Professor, Medicine
**New Member** Pancreatic cancer, inflammation, tissue microenvironment, immunotherapy, tumor immunobiology

Manju Benakanakere
Research Assistant Professor of Periodontics

Peridodontitis, bone loss, osteoclasts, epigenetics, apoptosis, miRNAs

Shelley L. Berger
Daniel S. Och University Professor
Cell and Developmental Biology
**New Member**

Chromatin, epigenetics

Joel D. Boerckel
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering
**New Member** Mechanobiology, development, tissue engineering

Roberto Bonasio
Assistant Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology
**New Member** Epigenetics, chromatin, noncoding RNAs, stem cells, cell identity, neurons, brains, behavior

Jason A. Burdick
Professor, Department of Bioengineering

Scaffolding for cell & growth factor delivery, bone &cartilage regeneration, stem cell differentiation, influence of monomer structure on network properties

Franklin Caldera 
Assistant Professor, Clinical Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Platelett Rich Plasma,pain, MSK ultrasound, interventional pain, anatomy

Michael Paul Cancro
Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

B lymphocyte development, selection and homeostasis; immunobiology of aging

James L. Carey
Director, Penn Center for Cartilage Repair & Osteochondritis Dissecans Treatment

Osteochondritis dissecans, cartilage repair, sports medicine

Russ P. Carstens
Associate Professor, Medicine & Genetics

Alternative splicing, epithelial splicing regulatory proteins, cleft lip and cleft palate (CL/CLP), post-transcriptional gene regulation.

Anil Chauhan
Assistant Professor of Radiology
**New Member** Ultrasound, elastography, Quantitative Imaging, MRI, Diffuse Organ Diseases, Fibrosis

Youhai Harry Chen 

Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Gene therapy, genomics, autoimmune diseases, TLR, innate immunity, immunologic tolerance, apoptosis, and therapeutics

Zhiliang Cheng
Research Assistant Professor
**New Member** Nanotechnology, molecular imaging, drug delivery

Yongwon Choi
Leonard Jarett Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine


Dendritic cell regulation of t-cells, osteoclast activation

Margaret M. Chou
Associate Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

G proteins, transformation, vesicular trafficking, ubiquitination

Charles C. Clark
Emeritus Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery


Articular cartilage and bone healing, effects of electrical stimulation on the regulation of gene expression, production of matrix molecules and metalloproteinases

David P. Cormode
Assistant Professor, Radiology

Cardiovascular disease, arthritis, nanoparticles, contrast agents, medical imaging, computed tomography

D. Kacy Cullen
Research Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery

Tissue engineering, neurotrauma, neuroengineering, traumatic brain injury,
peripheral nerve injury

Dennis E. Discher
Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Skeletal muscle and contractility,mesenchymal stem cells, nano-mechanics of tissues, cells, and nuclei, proteomic methods

George Dodge
Research Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery cartilage and chondrocyte biology, osteoarthritis, cartilage cell biology, cartilage tissue engineering

Derek J. Donegan
 Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Biomechanics, fracture fixation constructs, functional outcomes

Paul Ducheyne 
Professor, Bioengineering

Biomaterials and tissue engineering; in vitro synthesis of musculoskeletal tissues; controlled release of growth factors and effect of material selection; bioactive ceramics, porous metals, materials engineering, Orthopaedic and dental applications, implant retrieval and analysis

Nat Dyment
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
**New Member** Tendon and ligament injury, repair and regeneration. Stem/progenitor cell lineage,

John L. Esterhai
Emeritus Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Musculoskeletal infections including osteomyelitis, fracture nonunion, multiple trauma

Daniel Farber
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery Achilles tendon, diabetic foot, footwear, orthopaedic foot and ankle, weight bearing computed tomography

John Farrar
Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Measurement of pain, associated symptoms, quality of life; novel methodology in clinical trial design, conduct, data analysis, data interpretation; studies of the treatment of chronic nociceptive (e.g., osteoarthritis), neuropathic (e.g., diabetic neuropathy) cancer related pain; functional neuroimaging studies of the neurological manifestations of pain related disease

John Fischer
Assistant Professor, Surgery Hernia, mesh, prophylactic surgery, risk modelling, biomedical mesh assessment

Oren Friedman
Director, Facial Plastic Surgery Associate Professor of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology Facial plastic surgery, rhinoplasty, skin cancer reconstruction, facial trauma

Theodore J. Ganley
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery CHOP

ACL surgery in young athletes, osteochondritis dissecans, cartilage preservation surgery, meniscus surgery, shoulder surgery, pediatric fractures

David L. Glaser
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Shoulder surgery, rotator cuff tendon healing, gene therapy technologies of tendon healing and bone formation

Jerry D. Glickson
Professor & Director, Molecular Imaging

Molecular imaging, magnetic resonance, cancer detection

Yale E. Goldman 
Professor, Physiology

Actin, molecular motor, motility, myosin, structural dynamics, fluorescence, muscle, ribosome, protein synthesis, G-Protein, ATPase, laser photolysis, caged ATP, optical trap

Yanqing Anna Gong
Research Assistant Professor, Dept of Medicine
**New Member** Protease, inflammation, mesenchymal stem cell, tissue repair including bone

Michael Granato
Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology

Axonal guidance, motoneuron, neuromuscular junction, nerve muscle interactions, zebrafish behavior

Eric Granquist 
Assistant Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis, surgical treatment and imaging

Struan Grant 
Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Genetics, bone, pediatrics, prevention of obesity and osteoporosis

Dana T. Graves
Professor, Periodontics

Inflammation and diabetes as they relate to periodontal disease and the loss and repair of connective tissue and bone

Elizabeth Grice
AsoProfessor, Dermatology

Skin microbiome, wound healing, chronic wounds, open fractures, host-microbe interactions, innate immunity

George Hajishengallis
Thomas W. Evans Centennial Professor, Microbiology


Osteoclasts, bone loss, periodontitis, inflammation, Del-1, MFG-E8

Mark Haskins
Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine


MHASKINS@VET.UPENN.EDU Lysosomal storage disease, Animal models of human genetic diseases, Inherited diseases, Lysosomal enzymes, Mucopolysaccharidoses(MPS) I, Mucopolysaccharidoses(MPS) IIIB, Mucopolysaccharidoses(MPS) VI, Mucopolysaccharidoses(MPS) VII, Mannosidosis, Krabbe disease, Neimann Pick C, Mucolipidosis II, Fucosidosis

Michael Hast
Assistant Research Professor
Biedermann Lab, Orthopaedic Surgery
**New Member** Biomechanics, implants, computational modeling, fracture, trauma

Lawrence B. Holzman
Professor and Division Chief
**New Member** Cell biology, cell signaling, kidney disease

G. Russell Huffman
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Shoulder and elbow surgery, sports medicine, cartilage and meniscus restoration

Dan Donegeun Huh
Wilf Family Term Chair & Assistant Professor, Bioengineering Micro- and nanoengineering, organs-on-chips, biomimetics, cell biology

Eric L. Hume
Associate Professor, Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

Hip arthroplasty, knee arthroplasty, ceramic hip bearings, knee navigation, osteoarthritis, bone mechanics

Olena Jacenko
Associate Professor,  Animal Biology

Molecular mechanisms of skeletal development, hematopoietic disorders

Ian N. Jacobs 
Assisstant Professor,  Otorhinolaryngology Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Tissue-engineered cartilage, grafts in laryngotracheal reconstruction

Hyeran Helen Jeon
Assistant Professor of Orthodontics
**New Member** Bone remodeling, wound healing, mechanotransduction

Stephanie Jo
Assistant Professor of Radiology
**New Member** Osteoarthritis, cartilage

Kyu Sang Joeng
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery Bone, Cartilage, Tendon, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Osteoarthritis, Tendinopathy
Mark L. Kahn
Professor, Medicine cardiovascular development, heart development, vascular signaling

Frederick S. Kaplan
Isaac and Rose Nassau Professor, Orthopaedic Molecular Medicine

Fibrodysplasia ossificans prognosis (FOP), heterotopic ossification, metabolic bone disease, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, Paget's disease

Bekir Karabucak
Interim Chair and Associate Professor of Endodontics
Director, Postdoctoral Endodontics Program
**New Member**
nterim Chair and Associate Professor of Endodontics
Director, Postdoctoral Endodontics Program - See more at:

John Kelly
Associate Professor Orthopedic Surgery

Shoulder research regarding diabetes, instability, throwing injured and fatty atrophy of the rotator cuff

Sami Khella
Professor and Chief of Neurology Clinical trials in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy and neuromuscular junction disorders

Viviane Khoury
Assistant Professor,  Radiology

musculoskeletal, imaging, ultrasound, tendons

Tejvir S. Khurana 
Professor of Physiology

Duchenne's muscular dystrophy (DMD), utrophin promoter in muscle, extraocular muscle, synapses; neuromuscular junctions; imaging; growth; strength; myostatin; utrophin; hypoxia

Bruce Kneeland
Professor, Radiology, Section Chief, Musculoskeletal Imaging Division

Radiology, magnetic resonance imaging, articular cartilage

Sharon L. Kolasinski
Professor, Clinical Medicine Osteoarthritis, education

Eiki Koyama 
Research Associate Professor, Orthopedic Research

Appendicular, axial and craniofacial development, Hereditary Multiple Exostosis (HME), synovial joint development

Andrew Kuntz
Assistant Professor,  Orthopaedic Surgery

Shoulder and elbow surgery, rotator cuff injury and repain, should joint biomechanics

Michael C. Langham
Research Assistant Professor, Radiology Pulse sequence designing, MR susceptometry, velocimetry, regional pulse-wave velocity quantification, vessel-wall imaging, non-contrast enhanced MR angiograph

Mitchell Lazar
Sylvan H. Eisman Professor, Medicine

LAZAR@PENNMEDICINE.UPENN.EDU Diabetes, endocrinology, epigenomics, nuclear receptors, circadian rhythms
Anh D. Le
Chair and Norman Vine Endowed Professor of Oral Rehabilitation

Orofacial mesenchymal stem cells; epithelial stem cells; cancer stem cells; benign tumor stem cells; immunomodulation; neural regeneration; wound healing; craniofacial regeneration; oral cancer

Daeyeon Lee
Associate Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Microfluidics, microencapsulation, controlled released, composites, soft materials, colloids, biomaterials

Véronique Lefebvre
Professor, Department of Surgery/ Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
***New Member*** Chondrogenesis, bone formation, development, skeletal dysplasia, degenerative joint diseases, transcriptional regulation, SOX transcription factors, cell lineage determination, cell differentiation

Thomas H. Leung
Assistant Professor of Dermatology  

L. Scott Levin 
Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery Paul D. Magnuson Professor, Bone & Joint Surgery Professor, Plastic Surgery in Surgery

Hand surgery, microsurgical extremity reconstruction, composite tissue allotransplantation

Michael A. Levine
Chief, Division of Endocrinology Medical Director, Center for Bone Health Diabetes, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Parathyroid; PTH; developmental biology; osteoporosis; osteoclast; osteoimmunology; G proteins

Robert J. Levy
Professor, Pediatrics & Pharmacology
William J. Rashkind Endowed Chair, Pediatric Cardiology Biomaterials, biomechanics, local drug delivery, heart valve disease, stents, and arterial injury

Diane C. Lim
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Division of Sleep Medicine
***NEW MEMBER*** Sleep apnea, cyclical intermittent hypoxia, lung cancer, breast cancer, bone metastases

X. Sherry Liu
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Imaging and Image; Analysis of Biological Tissues; Bone Mechanics; Metabolic Bone Diseases

Kathleen M. Loomes
Associate Professor,  Pediatrics Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Genetics of liver and bile duct development, Jag1

Fanxin Long
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
***New Member*** Bone, cartilage, metabolism

Neil R. Malhotra
Assistant Professor,  Neurological Surgery

Spine surgery, disc degeneration, scaffolding for cell and growth factor delivery, injectable implants for degeneration, metastatic spine bone disease, biomechanics, intervertebral disc, aging, injury

Matthew Maltese
Research Assistant Professor
Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, CHOP


Biomechanics, medical devices, trauma, pediatrics

Paris Margaritis
Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
***New Member*** hemophilia, gene therapy, coagulation

Robert L. Mauck
Mary Black Ralston Professor for Education and Research in Orthopaedic Surgery

Cartilage, meniscus, tissue engineering, biomaterials, mechanobiology, cartilage development, mesenchymal stem cells

Samir Mehta
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic trauma, periarticular fractures, fracture healing, bone, pelvic fractures, acetabular fractures, nonunions, malunions

Peter A. Merkel
Professor, Medicine & Epidemiology

Rheumatology, complex systemic rheumatic and inflammatory diseases, scleroderma, vasculitis, arthritis

Sarah Millar
Professor, Dermatology Skin, hair follicles, teeth, mammary gland, Wnt signaling, epigenetics

Michael John Mitchell
Assistant Professor of Innovation
**New Member** Biomaterials, drug delivery, gene therapy, immunoengineering

Sogol Mostoufi-Moab
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics CHOP Endocrine late effects, skeletal deficits, body composition abnormalities, insulin resistance, childhood cancer survivors

Foteini Mourkioti
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Muscle disorders, stem cells, muscle regeneration, telomeres, cardiomyopathy, mitochondria, oxidative stress, muscle atrophy, muscle wasting

Mary Mullins 
Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology

Bone morphogenetic protein signaling, zebrafish, fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, BMP antagonists, BMP regulation

Hyun-Duck Nah-Cederquist 
Research Associate Professor, Surgery

Bone engineering, tissue engineering, craniofacial biology, neovascularization, microsphere encapsulation

Peter B. Noel
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Director of CT Research
**New Member** Computed tomography, quantitative imaging

Jie C Nguyen
Director, Pediatric Musculoskeletal Radiology
**New Member** Quantitative Cartilage Imaging (T2 map), metabolic/obesity effects on the musculoskeletal system, MR bone imaging, OCD

Kyla Ortved
Assistant Professor, Large Animal Surgery, New Bolton

Gene therapy and cell therapy techniques, including the use of stem cells, to modulate the articular environment and bolster the weak intrinsic healing response of cartilage.

Michael Ostap
Professor, Physiology

Myosin, actin, contractility, motility, biochemistry, biophysics, single-molecule

Maurizio Pacifici
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Skeletal development and growth; synovial joint formation and morphogenesis; acquired and congenital skeletal pathologies including heterotopic ossification (HO), Hereditary Multiple Exostoses (HME) and Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)

Michael Pack
Professor, Medicine & Cell & Developmental Biology

Zebrafish, developmental biology, intestine, liver, pancreas, genetics

Dipti Pitta
Assistant Professor, Ruminant Nutrition Ruminant microbiology, cultivation of rumen microbes, metagenomics, next generation throughput sequencing, sequential and gene-centric approaches of metagenomics

Christopher Plastaras
Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Non-operative spine, exercise, interventional care

Kathleen Propert
Professor, Biostatistics

Biostatistics, optimal design, clinical trials, translational, urology, pain

Benjamin Prosser
Assistant Professor, Physiology Cardiac electrophysiology, excitation-contraction coupling, calcium signaling, mechanotransduction, redox signaling

Sally Pullman-Mooar

Traumatic OA, early diagnosis of OA with biomarkers for cartilage damage, degenerative disc disease, Vitamin D & Vitamin D receptors as relates to various (non-osteoporotic) problems with aging & the immune system as well as radiology/imaging

Ellen Pure
Grace Lansing Lamber Professor, Biomedical Science Inflammation, fibrosis, extracellular matrix, mouse genetics

Reed E. Pyeritz
William Smilow Professor, Medicine & Genetics

Mendelian disorders of the cardiovascular system, genetic risk factors for atherosclerosis and their management, Marfan syndrome (MFS), osteogenesis imperfecta

Ling Qin
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Bone metabolism, cancer bone metastasis, stem cell, signal transduction, transcriptional regulation, growth factors

Arjun Raj 
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering

RNA systems biology, non-coding RNA, development, cancer

Chamith Rajapakse
Assistant Professor, Radiology and Orthopaedic Surgery Musculoskeletal Imaging, Bone Biomechanics, 3D Printing, Hip Fracture

Jordan Raney
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
**New Member** Heterogeneous materials, bioinspired materials, 3d printing, nonlinear mechanics

Ravinder Reddy
Professor, Radiology

Multinuclear MRI & spectroscopic techniques, arthritis, stroke, cartilage & proteoglycan detection

Alexander M.Reiter
Associate Professor, Dentistry & Oral Surgery

Dentistry, surgery, oral, maxillofacial, masticatory, teeth, jaws, tempormandibular joint

Dean W. Richardson 
Charles W. Raker Professor, Surgery, Chief of Large Animal Surgery

Fracture repair, osteoarthritis cartilage repair, gene therapy (arthritis and laminitis)

Stefano B. Rivella
Professor of Hematology
**New Member** Gene transfer for the cure of ß-thalassemia and sickle cell anemia. Erythropoiesis and iron metabolism in beta-thalassemia, hemochromatosis and polycythemia vera. Ineffective erythropoiesis in ß-thalassemia and MDS.

Jeffrey David Roizen
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Division of Endocrine and Diabetes


Vitamin D metabolism, vitamin D action, pseudohypoparathyroidism, obesity, calcium metabolism

Comron Saifi
Assistant Professor
Orthopaedic Surgery
**New Member** Big data, spine surgery, spinal deformity, spinal oncology, functional outcomes

Carla Scanzello
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Rheumatology

Osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, meniscal degeneration, synovium, inflammation, toll-like receptors

Steven S. Scherer
Ruth Wagner Van Meter and J. Ray Van Meter Professor, Neurology

Neurology, pathogenesis of peripheral neuropathies, axon regeneration in peripheral nerves, molecular organization of myelinated axons, Schwann cell culture

Ronnie A. Sebro
Assistant Professor of Radiology Radiology, bone and soft tissue sarcomas, rheumatology, genetics, bone mineral density, quantitative methods

Chandra Sehgal
Research Professor, Radiology

Ultrasound imaging, therapeutic ultrasound, musculoskeletal ultrasound, Doppler flow, microbubble contrast imaging

Brian J. Sennett
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports medicine surgery, meniscus, fetal, transplantation, repair, and scaffold

Neil Perry Sheth
Assistant Professor,  Orthopaedic Surgery

Hip revision, knee revision, total joint arthroplasty, acetabular bone loss, femoral bone loss, osteolysis, peri-prosthetic infection, and Orthopaedic global health

Eileen M. Shore
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery and Genetics

Bone formation, cell differentiation, molecular, cell, developmental biology, inherited diseases, bone, cartilage, BMP, GNAS, FOP, POH

Gail K. Smith
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic veterinary medicine, canine hip dysplasia (CHD), osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip, PennHIP radiographic procedure

Harvey E. Smith
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Spine, intervertebral disc, MRI

Lachlan Smith
Research Assistant  Professor, Neurosurgery

Spine; intervertebral disc; bone; genetic diseases; regenerative medicine; translational animal models; tissue engineering; drug delivery.

Hee Kwon Song
Associate Professor, Radiological Science

Novel DCE-MRI methodologies based on radial data acquisition; novel motion compensation strategies; in vivo iron quantification techniques

Louis J. Soslowsky
Fairhill Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery & Bioengineering

Orthopaedic biomechanics, tendon and ligament injury, repair and regeneration, shoulder and joint biomechanics

Hansell Stedman
Associate Professor, Surgery

Muscular dystrophy, pathophysiology of muscle disease, myosin, molecular therapy, surgery

Marvin Steinberg
Emeritus Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Hip, arthritis, osteonecrosis, classification and staging of osteonecrosis

Laura Su
Assistant Professor, Medicine/Rheumatology
**New Member** Rheumatoid arthritis, T1D, CD4+ T Cells, memory, vaccine

Kathleen E. Sullivan
Professor, Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Allergy Immunology

Lupus, inflammation, epigenetics

Alison Sweeney
Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy
**New Member** Tissue structure, protein networks, protein self-assembly, biological self-assembly

Jason Alan Syrcle
Associate Professor, Clinical Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery
**New Member** Biomechanics, fracture fixation, humerus

Christoph A. Thaiss
Assistant Professor, Microbiology
**New Member** Host environment interactions, microbiome, metabolism

Wei Tong
Associate Professor, Hematology, Dept. of Pediatrics CHOP

Hematopoiesis, leukemia, stem cells, cytokine receptor, signaling

Andrew Tsourkas
Professor, Bioengineering

Molecular imaging, contrast agents, nanomedicine, bioconjugate chemistry, probes

Susan W. Volk
Assistant Professor, Small Animal Surgery

Extracellular matrix, collagen, wound healing, stem cells, and regenerative medicine

Kristy L. Weber 
Professor/Vice-Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery

Sarcoma, bone, growth factor inhibitors, hypoxia, metastasis

Felix W. Wehrli
Professor, Radiology

Development of image-based methods toward the understanding of tissue architecture, physiology and function and their applications to clinical medicine

Lawrence Wells
Associate Professor , Orthopaedic Surgery

Articular cartilage injury and repair mechanisms, avascular necrosis, stress fractures in adolescents, post-operative pain management in ambulatory surgery patients

Victoria P. Werth
Professor, Dermatology & Medicine Chief, Dermatology, Philadelphia V.A. Hospital Ultraviolet light effects on skin, autoimmune skin diseases, cutaneous lupus, dermatomyositis

Beth A. Winkelstein
Professor, Bioengineering

Biomechanics of neck injuries; mechanical and cellular mechanisms of pain onset and persistence; CNS neuroimmune responses of pain; cervical spine biomechanics; injury mechanics

Alexander C. Wright
Research Assistant Professor, Radiology

Development of techniques toward cellular MR microscopy of tissues; design of cryogenically cooled RF coils for increased SNR

Shuying Yang
Associate Professor, Anatomy & Cell Biology Bone remodeling, bone development, tooth development, osteoporosis, arthritis, stem cells and bone regeneration

Arjun Yodh
James M. Skinner Professor, Science

Experimental condensed matter physics and biomedical optics; fluids & networks, carbon nanotubes, laser spectroscopy, optical microsopy & micromanipulation, functional imaging

Paul Yushkevich
Associate Professor, Radiology
**New Member** medical image analysis

Babette S. Zemel
Research Associate Professor,  Pediatrics

Childhood growth and nutrition, body composition, energy expenditure and bone density across the lifespan, patterns of bone mineralization

Miltiadis Zgonis
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Co-Director, Human Tissue Laboratory

Shoulder (AC joint, biceps tendon, instability, glenoid labrum, rotator cuff), knee (cartilage, osteochondritis dissecans, meniscus, multiligamentous injury, ACL, PCL, lateral/posterolateral knee ligaments), imaging (diagnostic ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance), biology of cartilage, ligament, & tendon, biomechanics articular cartilage, ligament, & tendon, cell/molecular biology, stem cell therapy, tissue engineering

Hongtao Zhang
Research Assistant Professor, Pathology & Lab Medicine

DNA repair, SUN proteins, neuromuscular disease

Yejia Zhang
Assistant Professor,Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Mechanism of intervertebral disc degeneration and discogenic back pain

Rong Zhou
Research Associate Professor,  Radiology

Molecular imaging, magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, metabolic pathways in cancer and muscle, contractile function of the muscle, blood flow, stem cell and therapy


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