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Dr. Burger has an interest in the etiology of scoliosis and the factors that lead to the progression of curves. The lab looks at humoral and transmembrane RNA messenger pathways in the lymphocytes of scoliosis patients. This research is currently supported through a grant from the Anschutz foundation

She further has an interest in the metallurgic properties of spinal implants and how that contributes to loss of correction and failures in scoliosis treatment over time. She is well-published in this area.