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Genetics of Spine Disease and Spinal Regeneration

The Neuro-Informatics Laboratory studies the genetic underpinnings of spinal nerve disease, with a goal of establishing new treatments that may use genetic or stem cell interventions to slow down or reverse degeneration or enhance regeneration of the intervertebral disk, facet joint and spinal cord.

The lab's collaborators in Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine and Center for Regenerative Biotherapeutics provide Dr. Bydon's team with unprecedented resources in the realm of genetic and regenerative medicine.