Institute Teams and Committees

Leadership Team

Brett Anderson

Special advisor to the President and Chancellor at Colorado State University

Steven Dow

Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine; Director, Center for Immune and Regenerative Medicine

Jeremiah Easley

Director, Preclinical Surgical Research Laboratory

Tom Giandinoto

Associate Director, Operations & Strategy

Laurie Goodrich

Director, Orthopaedic Research Center

Candice Hastings

Business Officer, Department of Clinical Sciences

Christopher Kawcak

Director, Equine Clinical Services; Professor, Equine Surgery

Michael Lappin

Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine; Director, Companion Animal Studies

Kirk McGilvray

Associate Director, Orthopaedic Bioengineering Research Laboratory; Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Sheila McMullan

Veterinary Health System Senior Associate Dean

Ross Palmer

Associate Director of Veterinary Continuing Education at the Translational Medicine Institute; Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

Christian Puttlitz

Department Head and Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Director, Orthopaedic Bioengineering Research Laboratory; Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences; Professor, School of Advanced Materials Discovery;
Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering

Executive Advisory Board

Brett Anderson

Special advisor to the President and Chancellor at Colorado State University

Tony Frank

Chancellor of the Colorado State University System; Former President of Colorado State University, 2008-2015

John Malone
John Malone

Chairman of Liberty Media, Liberty Global, and Qurate Retail Group

Wayne McIlwraith

Founder, Colorado State University's Orthopaedic Research Center; Emeritus Professor

Ted Schlegel
Ted Schlegel

Founding member of the Steadman Hawkins Clinic-Denver

Jim Sergi
Jim Sergi

Founder of CSSi LifeSciences™; Founder of ProED

Scientific Advisory Board

Bill Christiansen
Bill Christiansen

Dr. Bill Christiansen advises pharmaceutical, biotechnology, clean energy and medical device companies, as well as universities, non-profit research institutions and investors, with respect to complex intellectual property matters and market exclusivity strategies.

Brian Johnstone
Brian Johnstone

Dr. Brian Johnstone is a professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitiation in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. In 2016, Dr. Johnstone was honored to be inducted in the inaugural class of the International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies (ICORS) Fellow of International Orthopaedic Research (FIOR). In 2019, he was elected Chair of the ICORS International College of Fellows. Dr. Johnstone received the Marshall R. Urist MD Award at the 2017 Orthopaedic Research Society annual meeting. In 2018, he was inducted into the inaugural class of ORS Fellows with the Orthopaedic Research Society.

Farshid Guilak
Farshid Guilak

Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University and Director of Research for the Shriners Hospitals for Children - St. Louis Shriners. Co-director of the Washington University Center of Regenerative Medicine and has appointments in the Departments of Developmental Biology and Biomedical Engineering. Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Biomechanics, Associate editor for Osteoarthritis & Cartilage

Christopher Little
Christopher Little

Director of the Raymond Purves Bone and Joint Research Labs at the Kolling Institute of Medical Research at Royal North Shore Hospital, Australia. Received the 2010 Barry Preston Award from the Matrix Biology Society of Australia and New Zealand. Awarded an Arthritis Foundation of Australia Fellowship

Jim Sergi
Jim Sergi

Founder of CSSi LifeSciences™; Founder of ProED, a healthcare services and drug development company, responsible for over 50 successful FDA NDA/BLA and EMA applications and defenses for various drugs, biologics, and diagnostic tests, including over 150 medical devices 510(K) submissions. His academic and medical experience includes Director for the Department of Experimental Therapeutics at the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center, Associate Professor of Medical-Surgical Nursing at the Case Western Reserve University and Lecturer for Oncology at Cleveland State University