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About Jie Song

Jie Song, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor, with duel faculty appointments, in the Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation and Department of Cell and Developmental Biology. Her current research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) focuses on 1) developing new biomaterial- and stem cell-based approaches towards bone and cartilage tissue regeneration, particularly dealing with hard-to-heal tissue defects resulting from aging, diabetes, and traumatic injuries, 2) identifying novel factors regulating stem cell renewal and skeletal tissue regeneration, 3) identifying new targets for the development of disease modifying drugs of osteoarthritis, and 4) improving the osteointegration of and reducing periprosthetic infections associated with existing orthopedic metallic implants.

Grant Sponsors: National Institutes of Health (R01GM088678; R01AR055615; R21AR056866; S10RR027082); Department of Defense (CDMRP); Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation; American Society for Bone and Mineral Research; Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation; Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center; Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research; Clinical and Translational Science Pilot Project Program, UMMS; Life Science Moment Fund, University of Massachusetts; Science & Technology Initiative Fund, University of Massachusetts; CVIP, University of Massachusetts; ACS-IRG, UMMS; DERC, UMMS.

Positions

Present Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation
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Present Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
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Honors and Awards

  • OTCV Technology Development Fund Award, University of Massachusetts (2015)
  • J.R. Neff Award, Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (2015)
  • Mel and Sandy Cutler Award, Worcester Foundation, Hudson Hoagland Society (2014)
  • Dean’s Award for Research Mentoring and Commitment to Student Professional Advancement, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Annual Educational Recognition Awards, University of Massachusetts Medical School (2013)
  • Commercial Ventures & Intellectual Property Award, University of Massachusetts (2013, 2011, 2007)
  • Exceptional, Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge Acceleration (EUREKA) Award, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (2009)
  • Career Enhancement Award, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (2008)
  • Technology Investigation Award, Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (2007)
  • Harold M. Frost Young Investigator Award, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (2007)


Contact Information

Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North, S4-834
Worcester, MA 01655
508) 334-7168 (phone)

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