Cartilage and Connective Tissue Program

Reviewed July 12, 2013

Research Areas

  • Biology  of articular cartilage, tendons, ligaments, menisci, and intervertebral discs and preclinical studies on injuries and disease conditions affecting these tissues
  • Patterning and morphogenesis of bones and joints
  • Organization of growth plate and regulation of chondrocyte differentiation
  • Pathophysiology of osteoarthritis including biomarkers of osteoarthritis

Staff Contact

Bernadette Tyree, Ph.D.
Program Director
Cartilage and Connective Tissue Program
Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases
NIAMS, NIH, DHHS
One Democracy Plaza
6701 Democracy Blvd. Ste. 800
Bethesda, MD 20892-4872
Email: tyreeb@mail.nih.gov