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Cartilage matrix re-hydration important for stem cell viability

In this study published in Cartilage, we show that mesenchimal stem cells can integrate with micronized cartilage matrix and undergo chondrogenic differentiation. However, thorough rehydration of the cartilage matrix prior to adding stem cells is critically important to maintain cell

Science Cafe Tonight

If you’re in the Sacramento area, I’ll be at the Science Cafe tonight from 6pm to 8pm to discuss the topic “Osteoarthritis – What is it? Can we prevent it?”. The Science Cafe is an ongoing conversation about health science

Lab’s Second Patent Issued on Cdk9 in Arthritis!

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Our lab had its second patent issued, to the Regents of the University of California. A few years ago, it became apparent that Cdk9 kinase activity controls the activation of primary response genes. We applied this knowledge to the context

ORS 2017 in San Diego

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We had a great time at the ORS 2017 Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society in San Diego! This year our group contributed quite a bit. Six abstracts summarize our current research and collaborative efforts. Our work focuses on

Site now hosted on

I’ve been hosting this site from my own webpage for the last 5 years. UC Davis has recently enabled us to host WordPress sites on their servers, so I have re-directed to the new site This is also