Li Zeng, Ph.D.

Li Zeng, Ph.D.


Cartilage Regeneration Study


Li Zeng, Ph.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA
Nkx3.2 nuclear localization and cartilage formation

Arthritis is a widespread, debilitating disease in which the joint cartilage slowly disintegrates. One of the possible remedies for this disease is to regenerate cartilage and transplant the regenerated tissue to the affected joint. To regenerate cartilage, we need to have a thorough understanding of the mechanisms of how cartilage is formed from progenitor cells. Many of the signaling events in the regeneration process are similar to tissue formation processes in the embryo. Dr. Zeng’s long-range goal is to reveal the mechanisms that control cartilage formation in the embryo to provide knowledge for treating arthritis through cartilage regeneration.

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Arthritis National Research Foundation

The Arthritis National Research Foundation's mission is to provide initial research funding to brilliant, investigative scientists with new ideas to cure arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Writing articles about the patients affected and the science being done to find a cure shows why we need to come together to #CureArthritis!

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