Ray Vanderby, PHD

Position title: Professor, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Email: vanderby@orthorehab.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-9593

Organ System/Disease Focus:
Skeletal system tissue healing
Aligned Research Focus:
Tissue regeneration of ligament, tendon, and cartilage
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Research Description:

I am particularly interested in orthopedic tissues (bone, ligament, tendon, cartilage, etc.). My research focuses on wound healing or regenerating these tissues via tissue engineering. This includes equal parts of functional characterization (e.g. biomechanics), microstructural morphology and composition, and the relevant biological sciences (cell and molecular biology, histology, etc.).

Selected References:

  • Chamberlain CS, Jeffery JJ, Leiferman EM, Yildirim T, Sun X, Murphy WL, Vanderby R. Level-specific amputations and resulting regenerative outcomes in the mouse distal phalanx. Wound Repair and Regen. 2017. May 10. Epub ahead of print, PMID: 28493324.
  • Chamberlain CS, Saether EE, Aktas E, Vanderby R. Mesenchymal stem cell therapy on tendon/ligament healing. J Cytokine Bio. 2017, 2:112.
  • Aktas E, Chamberlain CS, Saether E, Duenwald-Kuehl S, Leiferman EM, Murphy WL, Vanderby R. Immune system modulation with primed mesenchymal stem cells embedded in a biodegradable scaffold to repair an Achilles tendon segmental defect. J Orthop Res. 2017 Feb;35(2):269-280. PMID 27061844.
  • Saether EE, Chamberlain CS, Aktas, E; Leiferman E, Brickson SL, Vanderby R. Primed Mesenchymal Stem Cells Alter Healing and Improve Rat Medial Collateral Ligament Healing. Stem Cell Rev Reports. 2016 Feb;12(1):42-53. PMID: 26530282.
  • Saether EE, Chamberlain CS, Leiferman EM, Kondratko-Mittnacht JR, Li W-J, Brickson SL, Vanderby R. Enhanced medial collateral ligament healing using mesenchymal stem cells: Dosage effects on cellular response and cytokine profile. Stem Cell Rev and Rep. 2014 10:86-96. PMID: 24174129. PMCID: 3946728.