1) Development of tissue engineering and gene therapy strategies to enhance repair of meniscus tears

Scanning electron microscope images of meniscus-derived matrix (MDM) scaffolds


Meniscus cells (green) readily grow into and fill the scaffolds in meniscus defects


2) Understanding the chondrocyte mechanome to identify therapeutic targets for joint diseases

















Extracellular matrix production (red= proteoglycans) is decreased in old chondrocytes

3) Understanding meniscus mechanotransduction mechanisms in health and disease