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The Musculoskeletal Gene Therapy Research Lab aims to solve clinical problems in orthopedics using gene transfer. Under the direction of Dr. Evans, the lab is studying the use of a viral vector to introduce an anti-arthritic gene into the knee joints of patients with osteoarthritis. The lab also is engaged in preclinical research of tissue regeneration after musculoskeletal injuries. In this research image, muscle cells fluoresce green after gene transfer.
The Musculoskeletal Gene Therapy Research Lab at Mayo Clinic studies gene transfer to treat joint diseases such as osteoarthritis and to promote tissue regeneration after musculoskeletal injuries.
Research projects in the lab include a study of anti-arthritic genes for osteoarthritis, gene transfer and modified RNA to heal bone defects, growth factors for tendon healing, and gene transfer for cartilage repair.
Dr. Evans has published hundreds of papers highlighting his research on gene therapy, critical size bone defects, regenerating the musculoskeletal system, osteoarthritis, and injuries to bone, tendon and cartilage.
Contact Dr. Evans with inquiries about his research or for information about opportunities to collaborate with the Musculoskeletal Gene Therapy Research Laboratory at Mayo Clinic.
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