About Us


The overall goal of the Connective Tissue Physiology Laboratory (CTPL) is to combine molecular, cellular, biochemical and engineering principles with physiological science to understand the many mechanisms of extracellular matrix adaptation in connective tissues. The laboratory research thrusts are: novel growth factor delivery through gene therapy, tissue engineering, the development of novel low level laser modalities to improve tissue healing times and to better understand the impact of altered ground reaction forces and wound healing in bone, ligament and tendon after injuries and during space flight. The research derived from the CTPL strives to move the information gained from the bench and move it to the bedside for use in the Orthopaedic Sciences.