Project Description

My research project mainly focuses on understanding the molecular function of preselected ECM components for extracellular matrix assembly during cartilage and bone development. In vivo, I am currently analyzing knock out mice models to understand their functions in cartilage development and homeostasis. Meanwhile, in collaboration with our consortium members, I am also working on producing and purifying these protein candidates in order to embed them into our collagen-based scaffold to have a better understanding about their functions in vitro.