The Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Program supports tissue engineering of musculoskeletal tissues using natural and artificial matrices, cells, and biomolecules. In addition, funded scientists are exploring methods of repair of musculoskeletal tissues through tissue engineering and regenerative medicine approaches, as well gene therapy to repair and regenerate skeletal and connective tissues. The program also is exploring the application of musculoskeletal progenitor and stem cells to repair and regenerate musculoskeletal tissues. Finally, grantees are engaged in studies to better understand the biology of fracture repair and healing.
About the Division
The Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases supports research aimed at improving the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system and its component tissues.