The clinical and basic sciences faculty are headed by Drs. Goldberg and Moskowitz and by Dr. Caplan respectively, who represent the Executive Committee of the Center. The Executive Committee functions as the Co-Directors of the Center, with shared responsibility for the Center activities. They assist with the day-to-day management of the Center, generating policy and the long-term objectives.
For more details of the faculty member’s interests, see the synopses or click on their name to view their curriculum vitæ (CV) or website. Off-site links will open in a new window.
Hülya Bükülmez, M.D.
Instructor of Pediatrics, MetroHealth Medical Center
Interests: Juvenile rheumatic diseases, cartilage genetics and biology
Anthony Calabro, Ph.D.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Lerner Research Institute
Interests: Structure, function, and metabolism of hyaluronan and aggrecan in normal, malignant, and arthritic tissues.
Arnold I. Caplan, Ph.D.
Director, Skeletal Research Center
Department of Biology
Interests: Tissue engineering of mesenchymal tissue, skeletal tissue biology, extracellular matrix; and the aging of the skin.
Edward Greenfield, Ph.D.
Department of Orthopædics
Interests: cellular mechanisms that regulate bone turnover in response to stimuli, e.g., hormones, cytokines, orthopædic wear particles, and bacterial endotoxin.
Arthur Heuer, Ph.D.
Professor & Director
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Interests: Paraequilibrium carburization of stainless steels, oxidation-induced stresses in Ni-base alloys.
Alexander M. Jamieson, Ph.D.
Professor & Chairman
Department of Macromolecular Science
Interests: Use of laser light scattering techniques to analyze the solution properties of proteoglycans.
Donald P. Lennon, D.D.S.
Senior Research Associate & Director, Cell Culture Facility
Skeletal Research Center
Interests: Development of chemically defined media for Stage 24 chick limb bud mesenchymal stem cells & rMSCs.
Joseph M. Mansour, Ph.D.
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Interests: Mechanical behavior of cartilaginous tissues in normal, diseased & repaired states.
Roland M. Moskowitz, M.D.
Professor, Medicine; Director, Rheumatic Disease
Division of Rheumatology; Department of Medicine
Interests: Pathogenesis and pathophysiology of osteoarthritis.
George Muschler, M.D.
Department of Orthopædics, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Lerner Research Institute
Interests: Bone tissue engineering, osteoblastic differentiation, age, gender, and disease related changes in connective tissue progenitors.
J. Michael Sorrell, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate & Director, Monoclonal Antibody Facility
Skeletal Research Center
Interests: Dermal fibroblast biology, control of angiogenesis
Jean F. Welter, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor & Director, Bioreactor Core Facility
Skeletal Research Center; Department of Biology
Interests: Tissue-engineering and cell-based therapies, bioreactor design, mechanobiology, bone transplantation, imaging, fluorescence spectroscopy, drug delivery.