Dr. Michael Hadjiargyrou
My lab studies the healing of the musculoskeletal system. The overall goal of my laboratory is to implement innovative approaches for engineering new musculoskeletal tissue utilizing knowledge derived from basic molecular and cellular biology and biomaterials. More specifically, we are actively involved in understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie musculoskeletal development and regeneration. Previously, we have used fracture repair as an model system to study tissue regeneration at the molecular level. Results from these early experiments enabled us to branch into various different projects, some of which we are actively pursuing. We are also involved in tissue engineering research by focusing on the fabrication and characterization of biomimetic scaffolds. Lastly, we also initiated a translational research project that ties some of our fracture healing research in humans.