The Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering (MTE) Study Section reviews applications concerned with the replacement or repair of damaged, missing or poorly functioning musculoskeletal tissues, including bone, dental, skeletal muscle, cartilage, tendon, ligament and skin. Focus is on translational research at the interface between the combination of basic cellular processes, biomaterials, and clinical treatment, with an emphasis on pre-clinical biological questions.
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.
- Extracellular matrix, cells, and mechanical and chemical signals with respect to biomaterials, biomimetic scaffolds and delivery agents for repair of musculoskeletal tissue and orthopedic implants.
- Tissue engineering related to temporomandibular joint and jaw bone, dental biomaterials and implants.
- Expansion and differentiation of progenitor cells, including stem cells for musculoskeletal tissue engineering including bone, muscle, tendon, ligament, meniscus and cartilage.
- Three-dimensional mechano-transduction and bioreactors for musculoskeletal tissue engineering.
- Bioengineering aspects of wound healing.
- Cell, tissue and body biomechanics with respect to musculoskeletal system.
- Biomedical engineering with respect to the repair or replacement of the musculoskeletal tissues.
Shared Interests and Overlaps
There are shared interests with Arthritis Connective Tissue and Skin (ACTS) in the investigation of skin repair. Grant Applications that utilize stem cell-based and extracellular matrix-derived approaches and therapies for skin repair may be assigned to ACTS. Applications that focus on tissue engineering aspects of wound healing and skin repair may be assigned to MTE.
There are shared interests with Oral, Dental and Craniofacial Sciences (ODCS) in the investigation of teeth and oral cavity. Grant applications that focus on periodontal bone remodeling, pathogenesis of oral and dental diseases may be assigned to ODCS. Applications that focus on tissue engineering of temporomandibular joints, calvarial, and jaw bones may be assigned to MTE.
There are shared interests with Skeletal Biology Development and Disease Study Section (SBDD) in the investigation of calvarial and jaw bone. Grant applications on development of calvarial and jaw bone may be assigned to SBDD. Applications on tissue engineering aspects of calvarial and jaw bone may be assigned to MTE.
There are shared interests with Skeletal Biology Structure and Regeneration (SBSR) in the development of strategies to enhance repair of bone, cartilage and joints. Grant 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. 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.
There are shared interests with Skeletal Muscle Biology and Exercise Physiology Study Section (SMEP) in the investigation of skeletal muscle tissue regeneration. Grant applications that focus on in situ repair and regeneration of diseased skeletal muscle using skeletal muscle satellite or stem cells may be assigned to SMEP. Applications that focus on the use of scaffolds and muscle stem cells for skeletal muscle regeneration may be assigned to MTE.
There are shared interests with Biomaterials and Biointerfaces Study Section (BMBI) in the investigation related to the development of biomaterials for tissue engineering. Grant applications on the design and development of new biomaterials and scaffolds for tissue engineering or wound healing may be assigned to BMBI. Applications that focus on musculoskeletal tissue engineering aspects may be assigned to MTE.
There are shared interests with Bioengineering, Technology, and Surgical Sciences Study Section (BTSS) in the investigation of scaffolds and materials for tissue engineering and wound repair. Grant applications that focus on tissue engineering constructs for surgery based interventions may be assigned to BTSS. Applications that focus on scaffolds and materials to repair of damaged musculoskeletal tissues may be assigned to MTE.