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May 17, 2018

Researching cartilage regeneration for osteoarthritis: Jennifer Westendorf, Ph.D.

By Jennifer Schutz

Mayo Clinic investigator, Jennifer Westendorf, Ph.D., is a recipient of a 2018 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota research grant. Her project will help determine how proteins, called Girk2 and Girk3, contribute to cartilage formation and repair in the setting of osteoarthritis. Researchers believe that osteoarthritis may be prevented if these proteins are absent or inactive.

Dr. Westendorf is the Margaret Amini Professor of Orthopedic Regenerative Medicine Research and a consultant in the Departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Mayo Clinic.

Watch the video below to learn more about her research:

For the latest on regenerative medicine at Mayo Clinic, visit the Center for Regenerative Medicine blog.

Tags: Awards, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Jennifer Westendorf, osteoarthritis, People, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota

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