Transforming Musculoskeletal Medicine Through Innovative Basic Science and Clinical Research

Scanning electron micrograph image of porous bone structure.


Chahine Lab

Investigating the biomechanics and mechanobiology of cells and tissues, with emphasis on degradation processes and inflammation – primarily of intervertebral disc in the spine.

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Thomopoulos Lab

Investigating the mechanisms by which the healthy tendon to bone attachment transfers load between structures, and how cells build a functional attachment during development.

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Carmel Lab

Led by Dr. Jason Carmel, the Movement Recovery Laboratory at Columbia University Irving Medical Center's Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center investigates the nervous system circuits that enable movement in health and limit movement after injury to the central nervous system. The team's ultimate goal is to improve skilled movement in people with brain and spinal cord injury.

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