Indiana University has assembled an elite group of more than 90 scientists, primarily at the IU School of Medicine, performing basic, translational and clinical research to:
- Better understand the biology of muscles and bone, the crosstalk between them and other organs, and how those interactions are affected by the aging process
- Identify the causes and mechanisms of musculoskeletal disorders
- Develop prevention strategies and improved treatments for those disorders
The team includes physicians and scientists in orthopaedic surgery, anatomy and cell biology, physiology, endocrinology, pediatrics, kinesiology, physical therapy and many more specialties, enabling the collaboration necessary for modern biomedical research.
To expedite research progress, several thematic groups composed of basic, translational and clinical researchers have been formed: