Dr. Payne to Direct the Regenerative Orthopedics LaboratoryGates Center Jul 13, 2012
Dr. Karin A. Payne to Direct the Regenerative Orthopaedics Laboratory
AURORA, Colorado – July 13, 2012 - The University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics is pleased to announce the arrival of Karin A. Payne, PhD to its research faculty as of July 1, 2012. Dr. Payne graduated from the University of Montreal with a MS in Bioengineering, received her PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed her postdoctoral training in articular cartilage tissue engineering in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Payne has over 10 years of multidisciplinary research experience in the areas of stem cell biology, gene therapy and biomaterials for bone and articular cartilage regenerative medicine. She brings to the department exceptional recognized leadership and knowledge, and a history of scientific publications and presentations throughout the United States and abroad.
The addition of Dr. Payne to the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine will provide additional research and grant opportunities. Dr. Payne will direct the Regenerative Orthopaedics Laboratory (ROL) within the Department of Orthopaedics, whose goal will be to discover new technology for the preparation of regenerative cell-based products for clinical orthopaedic use to improve musculoskeletal health. The initial research taking place in the ROL focuses on optimizing the musculoskeletal regenerative potential of bone marrow stem cells, and also investigates alternative and novel cell sources, such as induced pluripotent stem cells. Dr. Payne will also foster and facilitate basic and translational stem cell-related research projects within the Department of Orthopaedics and with inter-department collaborations by working with members of the Charles C. Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology, the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, and Children’s Hospital Colorado.