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Meet Our Collaborators | Overview

We believe in team science, recognizing that groundbreaking research thrives on collaborative efforts. Meet our collaborators, a diverse group of experts and innovators dedicated to advancing knowledge and pushing the boundaries of discovery in their fields.

Understanding Skeletal Formation & Growth

Christina Jacobson

Christina Jacobson, MD, PhD

Dr. Jacobsen specializes in osteogenesis imperfecta and the basic biology of osteoblast formation. She collaborates with our team on studies of chondrocyte to osteoblast transition.

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Joel Hirschhorn

Joel Hirschhorn, MD, PhD

Dr. Hirschhorn specializes in genetic research and actively collaborates with our team on studies related to the intricate aspects of human genetics.

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Henry Kronenberg

Henry Kronenberg, MD

Dr. Kronenberg specializes in PTH (Parathyroid Hormone) receptor signaling and the growth plate. He collaborates with our team on studies of chondrocyte biology.

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Driving Equitable Healthcare for Patients with Musculoskeletal Disease

Elizabeth Boskey

Elizabeth Boskey, PhD, MPH, LICSW, MSW

Dr. Boskey specializes in improving ethical sexual healthcare delivery to minoritized patients. She collaborates with our Disability Research, Education, and Attitudes about Mental and Sexual (DREAMS) Health Team.

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Jennifer Arnold

Jennifer Arnold, MD, MSc

Dr. Arnold enriches our team as an expert in healthcare education and advocate for advancing equity in musculoskeletal health. She collaborates with our DREAMS Health Team to advance sexual healthcare for youth with disabilities.

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Lab Alumni | Summer Students

Frehiwot Tachbele 
Summer 2022, Tufts University, MA

Lucy Plenge
Summer 2023, Villanova University, PA

Sherice Southerland
Summer 2023, Centre College, KY

Gustavo Alves
Summer 2023, UMass Amherst, MA