Ph.D student Chrisoula Toupadakis runs PCR.
The goals of this program are to understand the nature of bone and cartilage cells to their microenvironment.
Gait analysis provides an objective measure of the efficacy of treatment of a musculoskeletal injury or disease.
It also provides a measure for the effect of racetrack surfaces which have long been implicated for causing musculoskeletal injuries to racehorses.
This program includes a broad range of projects, collaborators and techniques involved in the goal of understanding musculoskeletal diseases and treatments of performance, companion, and production animals, wildlife, and man.
Current research in musculoskeletal disease includes the investigation of Silicate Associated Osteoporosis, as well as other disease. Other research includes investigation to the cause of catastrophic injuries in racehorses.
Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine (coming soon)
Musculoskeletal Imaging (coming soon)
Dr. Sarah Puchalski oversees imaging project to load the equine limb during a CT aquisition.