Center for Orthopaedic Research and Translational Science (CORTS)

  • Postal address

    United States

Organization profile

Organization profile

Director: April Armstrong, MD

The multidisciplinary foci of CORTS include:

  • Molecular biology of cartilage development and osteoarthritis
  • Transgenic animal models of musculoskeletal disease
  • Bone and cartilage cell biology
  • Biophysical signal transduction as it applies to orthopaedic problems
  • Pathophysiology of age-related and post-menopausal osteoporosis
  • Computational biomechanics
  • Effects of exercise on bone and cartilage
  • Assessment of orthopaedic implant function and failure
  • Matrix metalloproteinase expression in connective tissue
  • Tendon/ligament mechanics and mechanobiology
  • Roles of non-coding RNAs and retrotransposons in skeletal biology