Osteoarthritis is a widespread chronic disease characterized by joint pain and immobility. What happens to our joints in osteoarthritis? What can we do to treat it? Our research group strives to address these questions using animal models and human tissue culture systems. By investigating the mechanisms of cartilage and bone growth, we aim to provide new strategies to regenerate damaged joints to treat osteoarthritis. To meet these challenges with novel angles, we have formed exciting collaborations with experts from the fields of engineering, orthopedics, rheumatology, and pharmacology. Joined us in this endeavor are trainees of all levels. Through a strong commitment to mentoring, we promote excellence in scientific research and education.