MRC Co-Directors

Matthew Silva, PhD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Focus: fusing biology and biometrics.

Roberto Civitelli

Internal Medicine - Bone & Mineral Diseases

Focus: the cellular and molecular basis of the bone remodeling process, and to devise mechanisms by which this balance can be modified.

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Core A

Matthew Silva, PhD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Focus: fusing biology and biometrics.

Deborah Veis, MD, PhD

Bone & Mineral Diseases

Roberto Civitelli

Internal Medicine - Bone & Mineral Diseases

Focus: the cellular and molecular basis of the bone remodeling process, and to devise mechanisms by which this balance can be modified.

Roberta Faccio

Orthopaedic Surgery

Focus: the identification of common molecules that can modulate the activation of immune cells as well as osteoclasts.

Kamilla McGhee

Administrative Coordinator

Tonia Thompson

Research Administrator

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Core B

Matthew Silva, PhD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Focus: fusing biology and biometrics.

Simon Tang, PhD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Focus: (1) understanding the effect of disease mechanisms on the structure-function relationships of skeletal tissues and (2) developing of translatable therapeutic and regenerative strategies for these diseases. The investigation of these scientific questions includes the application of finite element analyses, multiscale tissue mechanics, the functional imaging of skeletal tissues, and development of nanostructures and nanomaterials for regenerative medicine with in vitro and in vivo biological systems.

Gretchen Meyer, PhD

Physical Therapy & Neurology

Focus: changes at the molecular and cellular level in skeletal muscle and how they affect muscle structure and function.

Michael Brodt

Lab Manager

Yung Kim

Imaging Facility Manager

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Core C

Deborah Veis, MD, PhD

Bone & Mineral Diseases

Crystal Idleburg, HT(ASCP)

Senior Research Tech/ Histology

Samantha Coleman

Research Technician

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Core D

Yousef Abu-Amer, PhD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Focus: molecular steps critical for development and progression of such diseases related to osteoclasts.

Farshid Guilak

Orthopaedic Surgery

Focus: cell and tissue engineering; development, degeneration, and aging; embryonic and adult tissue stem cells.

Regis O'Keefe, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Focus: cartilage, bone repair, skeletal development, cancer and inflammatory diseases of bone.

Jie Shen, PhD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Focus: cartilage, bone repair, skeletal development, cancer and inflammatory diseases of bone.

Debabrata Patra, PhD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Focus: the gene regulation of extracellular matrix proteins and its influence on the phenotype of cells.

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