The Skeletal Biology Structure and Regeneration (SBSR) study section reviews applications involving basic and applied aspects of the cellular and tissue elements of the musculoskeletal system, their interaction in joints and the spine, their response to normal loading, injury, aging and diseases or disorders; and their regeneration and repair.
The List of Reviewers lists all present, whether standing members or temporary, to provide the full scope of expertise present on that date. Lists are posted 30 days before the meeting and are tentative, pending any last minute changes.
The membership panel is a list of chartered members only.
- Molecular and cell biology of bone, cartilage, meniscus, tendon and ligament injury and repair.
- Characterization of the intrinsic capacity of musculoskeletal tissues and joints to repair and regenerate.
- Development and validation of imaging technologies for structural characterization of bone and joints including cartilage, meniscus, tendon and ligament.
- Gene expression, gene regulation, and gene therapy in the processes of injury and repair of musculoskeletal tissues.
- Mechanobiology and biomechanics of bone and joints at the molecular, cellular, tissue and organ level.
- Physiology and pathophysiology of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders including Degenerative joint diseases (e.g., osteoarthritis, intervertebral disc degeneration, post-traumatic osteoarthritis), bone infection, trauma, aging, sports-related and repetitive motion disorders.
- Identification of biological and imaging biomarkers for bone and joint diseases.
- Development and application of strategies to enhance repair of bone and joints.
- Joint replacement including design, fixation, and wear
Shared Interests and Overlaps
There are shared interests with Skeletal Biology Development and Disease (SBDD) in the investigation related to bone and cartilage. Grant applications that address the development and fundamental cellular and molecular mechanisms of bone and cartilage may be assigned to SBDD. Applications that address the biomechanical and structural changes related to degenerative bone and joint diseases may be assigned to SBSR.
There are shared interests with Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering (MTE) in the development of strategies to enhance repair of bone, cartilage and joints. Grant applications that are involved in the development of biomaterials and biomimetic scaffolds for tissue engineering, as well as the design of orthopaedic implants may be assigned to MTE. Applications that are involved with the application of biomaterials to enhance the intrinsic capacity of the regeneration of bone, tendon/ligaments and cartilage, gene therapy, as well as the mechanisms of orthopaedic implant loosening, may be assigned to SBSR.
There are shared interests with Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Sciences (MRS) in the areas of biomechanics and kinematics aspects of joint movement. Grant applications that focus on rehabilitative therapeutic interventions to improve spine and joint function, and biomechanics, rehabilitation after sports injury, ACL or total joint reconstruction, and interventions to decrease chronic back pain in human may be assigned to MRS. Applications that focus on the characteristics of spine and joint movements affected by cartilage degeneration and pain in both human and animal studies may be assigned to SBSR.
There are shared interests with Oral, Dental and Craniofacial Sciences (ODCS) in the investigation of temporomandibular joint related disorders. Grant applications that focus on mechanisms and biomechanics of mastication may be assigned to ODCS. Applications that focus on biomechanics, osteoarthritis and cartilage biology of temporomandibular joint may be assigned to SBSR.
There are shared interests with Arthritis Connective Tissue and Skin (ACTS) in the investigation of inflammatory aspects of degenerative joint diseases. Grant applications that address the inflammatory mechanisms in rheumatoid, juvenile, psoriatic, bacterial, septic, and viral arthritis, may be assigned to ACTS. Applications that address the inflammatory mechanisms in osteoarthritis may be assigned to SBSR.
There are shared interests with Bioengineering, Technology, and Surgical Sciences (BTSS) in the investigation of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Grant applications that focus on the development of functional cellular and tissue-engineered constructs for surgery based interventions may be assigned to BTSS. Applications that focus on the mechanisms underlying the improvement of bone, cartilage and ligament repair and regeneration may be assigned to SBSR.