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Orthopaedic Mechanobiology Laboratory

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3237H Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building

The main research thrust of the Orthopaedic Mechanobiology Lab is to elucidate how specific exposures of mechanical stress in musculoskeletal tissues contribute to health and disease, with a particular focus on intervertebral discs of the spine. Its goal is to understand how the cellular and tissue mechanical environment modulates biological response, so that preventive and therapeutic strategies against musculoskeletal disorders can be developed.