Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
Professor Emeritus, Biomedical Engineering
Henry Ruppenthal Family Professor Emeritus, Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering
Phone: (734) 936-7417
Connective tissue disorders, their prevention or treatment. Studies ranging from fracture repair and total joint replacement to investigating the mechanisms associated with inherited or degenerative connective tissue fragility to the development of strategies for tissue regeneration. Primary interests relate to the study of biologic or mechanical influences on bone repair and regeneration. His work includes basic studies of cell regulators as well as translational studies exploring therapeutic strategies involving cells, biofactors and delivery constructs.