Research Themes

Musculoskeletal Health and Repair

  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Biomechanics and sensory input
  • Repetitive stress response
  • Ganglionitis
  • Imaging modalities
  • Correlation between imaging findings and clinical signs
  • Biomarkers
  • Novel diagnostic techniques
  • Pharmacologic and other therapeutics
  • Surgical techniques (including arthroscopy)
  • Musculoskeletal pain pathways
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Immunological assays (flow, cytokines, in vitro assays)
  • Animal models (rodent and large animal)
  • Sequencing and transcriptome analysis (RNA-seq, single cell seq)
  • Cellular therapies (MSC)
  • Lumbar inter-body fusion
  • Posterolateral intervertebral fusion
  • Cervical fusion
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Bone healing
  • Internal and external fixation implant testing
  • Allograft, autograft, and xenograft testing
  • Osteochondral defect and cartilage regeneration
  • Anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus
  • Tendon and ligament reconstruction and healing
  • Rotator cuff
  • Nutritional studies
  • Hormonal studies
  • Orthopaedic bioengineering
  • Preclinical assessments
  • Preclinical model development
  • Tissue engineering
  • Cellular engineering
  • Clinical diagnostics

Infectious and Immune Disease

  • Diagnostic test development
  • Serological assays
  • Nucleic acid amplification-based assays
  • Flow cytometry-based assays
  • Immunotherapeutic agent and anti-microbial drug development and assessment
  • Naturally occurring disease models in dogs and cats (clinical trials and positive control studies)
  • EPA, USDA, and FDA translational studies

Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapy

  • Orthobiologics
  • Stem cell biology
  • Induced pluripotent stem cells
  • Human clinical trials
  • Osteoarthritis

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