Charles Chan
Charles Chan - PhD
Arthritis and Aging Research Grant - 2019
Charles Chan

Charles Chan - PhD

Assistant Professor - Stanford University
California, USA


Arthritis and Aging Research Grant - 2019

A Chemical Niche to Regenerate and Rejuvenate Cartilage in Osteoarthritis

Dr. Chan’s project which aims to regenerate cartilage to reverse osteoarthritis, is co-funded by AFAR and the Arthritis National Research Foundation. Dr. Chan’s lab looks specifically at the skeletal stem cell (SSC) and whether it is possible to reactivate the body’s own SSCs to regenerate lost cartilage by restoring the stem cell microenvironment or “niche.” If one could restore the SSC’s “niche” with specific factors, it could also lead to better stem cell function, including formation of lost tissues. This approach may also work for other types of tissues such as heart, brain, skin, or muscles, which are all adversely affected by aging.

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