Ted Gross, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Director, Orthopeadics Science Laboratories
The Orthopaedic Science Laboratories (OSL) facilitate basic and applied research for faculty, fellows, and students in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. With respect to our research interests, the OSL broadly examines how bone responds to physical stimuli, both small and large. Our strategy is to utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to examine basic signaling pathways at levels ranging from expression of specific transcription factors to use of complex adaptive modeling techniques to assess integrated behavior of connected networks. Current research areas include understanding the role of osteocyte hypoxia in mediating bone cell behavior, identification of low magnitude loading regimens capable of serving as a potent anabolic stimulus for bone tissue, modeling bone cell communication via complex adaptive modeling and assessment of side impact crash and airbag efficacy.