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Our Mission

Our mission is to understand the mechanisms by which the skeleton forms and grows in healthy babies and children.

We utilize the resulting information to uncover the causes of rare and more common musculoskeletal pediatric disorders.

We create animal models of the diseases and strive to discover therapeutic strategies that provide effective, safe and long-lasting treatments and possibly a cure. These treatments could work on their own or could complement the advanced surgical interventions delivered by our world-class orthopaedic surgeons and clinicians.