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Kimberly Agnello
Associate Professor of Surgery, Veterinary Medicine

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

Rebecca Ahrens-Nicklas
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, CHOP

**New Member** Inborn errors of metabolism, rare diseases, genetics

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

Zoltan Arany
Samuel Bellet Professor of Cardiology
Professor of Medicine Metabolism

Yair Argon
Professor, Pathology & Lab Medicine

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 
Perelman Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology Genomic imprinting, epigenetics, endocrine disrupting chemicals, assisted reproductive technologies

Joseph A. Baur
Associate Professor of Physiology

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

Josh R. Baxter
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery Clinical research, Achilles tendon, muscle mechanics, function

Warren B. Bilker
Professor of Biostatistics in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
**New Member** Infectious Diseases, Pharmacoepi, Schizophrenia, Brain Imaging

Manju Benakanakere
Research Assistant Professor of Periodontics

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

Jenny Teresa Bencardino
Chief, Musculoskeletal Radiology Musculoskeletal radiology, musculoskeletal MRI, cartilage, muscle, bone, peripheral nerves

Shelley L. Berger
Daniel S. Och University Professor of
Cell and Developmental Biology

Chromatin, epigenetics
Elizabeth Bhoj
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics/Genetics
**New Member** Genetics, Neurodegeneration, Craniofacial
Lorraine Boakye
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
**New Member** Achilles, Tendinopathy, Rehabilitation, Ankle, Foot

Joel D. Boerckel
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering Mechanobiology, development, tissue engineering

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

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

Shampa Chatterjee
Research Associate Professor, Physiology Inflammation, injury, inflammation signaling, bone inflammation

Chider Chen
Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Pharmacology Mesenchymal Stem Cell, Osteoporosis, Osteo-immunology, Tissue Regeneration, Cancer Stromal effect

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 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

Ronald DeMatteo
Professor and Chair Department of Surgery

**New Member** Tumor immunology, mouse models

Derek J. Donegan
 Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Biomechanics, fracture fixation constructs, functional outcomes

Nat Dyment
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery Tendon and ligament injury, repair and regeneration. Stem/progenitor cell lineage,
Jonathan A. Epstein
Executive Vice Dean and Chief Scientific Officer
**New Member** Fibrosis, heart failure, CAR T therapy, & epigenetics

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

Aime Franco
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
**New Member** Cancer, cancer survivorship, long-term side effects of cancer care

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 Protease, inflammation, mesenchymal stem cell, tissue repair including bone
Riccardo Gottardi
Assistant Professor, Surgery CHOP Cartilage, tissue engineering, bioreactor, controlled delivery, regenerative rehabilitation, pediatric

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
Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology

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

Maureen Griffin
Assistant Professor of Small Animal Surgical Oncology
**New Member**

Surgical oncology, imaging and staging, interventional techniques, veterinary

Sarah Gullbrand
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
**New Member** Spine, biomechanics, tissue engineering, imaging

George Hajishengallis
Thomas W. Evans Centennial Professor, Microbiology


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

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

Jorge Henao-Mejia
Assistant Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Inflammation

Su Chin Heo
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery Musculoskeletal tissue/cell mechanobiology, Super-resolution imaging, Chromatin structure,

Lawrence B. Holzman
Professor and Division Chief
Medicine/Renal Cell biology, cell signaling, kidney disease
Alex Hughes
Assistant Professor, SEAS Bioengineering
**New Member** Tissue development, cell collective behavior, mechanobiology

Dan Dongeun 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

Misun Hwang
Assistant Professor of Radiology
**New Member** Ultrasound, brain imaging, neurologic disorders

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 Bone remodeling, wound healing, mechanotransduction

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
Jennifer Kalish
Assistant Professor

**New Member** Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, epigenetics, organ overgrowth, muscle overgrowth

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
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

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

Kang I Ko
Assistant Professor, Periodontics
**New Member**


Oral biology, regeneration
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

Melike Lakadamyali
Assistant Professor, Physiology Super-resolution imaging, chromatin structure, cytoskeleton, motor proteins

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

Hannah Lee
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
**New Member** Peripheral nerve regeneration

Véronique Lefebvre
Professor, Department of Surgery/ Division of Orthopaedic Surgery 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

Chenshuang Li
Assistant Professor, Orthodontics Craniofacial growth and development, signaling pathways regulating endochondral bone formation, cartilage tissue engineering, and arthritis
Eric Liao
Surgery Vice Chair, Academic Affairs
Department of Surgery
CHOP Craniofacial development and genetics, orofacial clefts, zebrafish, human iPSC, neural crest, periderm

Kathy Fange Liu
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics RNA binding proteins, RNA modifying enzymes, phase separation, neurodegenerative disease, neuromuscular disease, sex bias in gene regulation

X. Sherry Liu
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

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

Vincent Lo Re III
Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology Viral hepatitis; HIV; inflammation; musculoskeletal abnormalities

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 Bone, cartilage, metabolism
Damaris Lorenzo
Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
**New Member** Genetics, cellular and molecular mechanisms of diseases of the nervous system and metabolic disorders

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

Michael Marks
Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine & Physiology
**New Member** Cell biology; membrane transport; membrane dynamics; organelle biogenesis; lysosome-related organelles; lysosomes; pigmentation; hemostasis; rare diseases

Anna Massie
Assistant Professor of Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery Bone quality, regenerative medicine, veterinary

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

Michael May
Associate Professor
Biomedical Sciences
**New Member** NF-κB signaling, Inflammation, Immunity, Vascular Biology, Lymphatics

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

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

Edmund K. Moon
Assistant Professor of Medicine
**New Member** Tumor microenvironment, T cells, immunotherapy

Foteini Mourkioti
Associate 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 Computed tomography, quantitative imaging

Jie C Nguyen
Director, Pediatric Musculoskeletal Radiology Quantitative Cartilage Imaging (T2 map), metabolic/obesity effects on the musculoskeletal system, MR bone imaging, OCD
Jennifer Orthmann Murphy
Assistant Professor of Neurology
**New Member** Glial cells, myelin, oligodendrocytes, remyelination, neuroimmunology

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

Emily Partridge
Attending Surgeon and Principal Investigator
Division of General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery

**New Member** Esophageal atresia, mechanotransduction, esophageal progenitor cell, myofibroblast

Liming Pei
Associate Professor Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Heart biology and disease, metabolism and metabolic disease, cardiac endocrinology, single-cell genomics
William Peranteau
Professor of Surgery, CHOP
**New Member** Pediatric Surgery, Fetal Surgery, Gene Editing, Cell Therapy

Jennifer E. Phillips-Cremins
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering & Genetics
**New Member** 3D Epigenetics
James Pikul
Assistant Professor, MEAM in SEAS
**New Member** Soft robotics and energy
Dipti Pitta
Assistant Professor, Ruminant Nutrition Ruminant microbiology, cultivation of rumen microbes, metagenomics, next generation throughput sequencing, sequential and gene-centric approaches of metagenomics
Nicolas Plachta
Cell & Developmental Biology
**New Member** Cytoskeleton, early mammalian development, preimplantation embryo, implantation
Benjamin Prosser
Assistant Professor, Physiology Cardiac electrophysiology, excitation-contraction coupling, calcium signaling, mechanotransduction, redox signaling

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

Ling Qin
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

Andrew Richardson
Research Assistant Professor,
Neurosurgery Brain-machine interfaces, neural prosthetics, neural interfaces, neuroscience, neuroengineering

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 cure of ß-thalassemia & sickle cell anemia. Erythropoiesis & iron metabolism in beta-thalassemia, hemochromatosis polycythemia vera.

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


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

Carla Scanzello
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Rheumatology

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

Ernestina Schipani
WW Smith Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
**New Member**

Hypoxia, HIF, Mitochondria, Chondrocytes Development Skeleton, Endochondral bone development, Dwarfism, Jansen, Somites, Congenital Scoliosis, Fibrosarcoma

Patrick Seale
Associate Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology Adipose tissue, transcriptional regulation, obesity, metabolic disease
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

Harvey E. Smith
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Spine, intervertebral disc, MRI

Lachlan J. Smith
Associate  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

Wenchao Song
Professor, Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics Vascular biology of inflammatory mediators, TLRs and macrophage biology

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

Holly Stewart
Assistant Professor of Large Animal Surgery
**New Member** Subchondral bone, imaging, osteoarthritis, translational models, joint health and disease

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

Jason Alan Syrcle
Associate Professor, Clinical Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery
**New Member** Biomechanics, fracture fixation, humerus
Kai Tan
Professor of Pediatrics, CHOP
**New Member** Systems biology, leukemia, bone marrow microenvironment, computational biology
Quinn Tate
Assistant Professor, PM&R Department
**New Member** Chronic pain, spine, electrical neuromodulation
Ottman Tertuliano
Assistant Professor, SEAS, MEAM
**New Member** Micro- and nano-scale mechanics, bone, fracture mechanics, in situ experimentation, bio inspired materials

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

Marco Tizzano
Associate Professor, Department of Basic & Translational Sciences
**New Member** Solitary chemosensory cells, taste receptors, immunity type 2, rhino sinusitis, periodontitis

Paul Michael Titchenell
Assistant Professor, Physiology and IDOM Metabolism, insulin signaling, muscle physiology, muscle growth

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

Kyle Vining
Assistant Professor, Dental Medicine
**New Member** Biomaterials, mechanobiology, immunology, cancer research, regeneration, stem cells

Susan W. Volk
Assistant Professor, Small Animal Surgery

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

Douglas Wallace, MD, PhD
Professor & Director, Department of Pediatrics
**New Member** mtDNA, mitochondria, myopathy, exercise, exercise intolerance cardiomyopathy, enchephalomyopathy, , connective tissue

David R. Weber
Assistant Professor, Clinician-Educator, PE-Pediatrics Pediatric osteoporosis, bone health, DXA

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

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
Payman Zamani
Assistant Professor,
Cardiovascular Medicine
**New Member** Heart Failure, exercise, skeletal muscle

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, glenoid labrum, rotator cuff, Knee-cartilage, osteochondritis dissecans, meniscus, ACL, PCL, imaging 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

Qunzhou Zhang
Research Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery / Pharmacology Mesenchymal stem cells, oral cancer, tissue regeneration

Yejia Zhang
Assistant Professor,Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Mechanism of intervertebral disc degeneration and discogenic back pain

Jun (Jay) Zhu
Professor , Microbiology
**New Member** Bacterial pathogenesis, signal transduction

Wei(Jennifer) Zou
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
**New Member** Radiotherapy, Medical Physics, Proton radiotherapy, FLASH radiotherapy


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