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Feini (Sylvia) Qu VMD, PhD

Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor
Allan Treuer-Ted Wagner, MD Endowed Chair in Regenerative Spine Surgery
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Bioengineering

Email: feiniqu@uw.edu | Phone: 206.221.3773

The long-term goal of our research is to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms of musculoskeletal tissue regeneration, especially with respect to the bones and connective tissues of limbs and joints, and then leverage this knowledge to regenerate lost or diseased structures using stem cells, gene editing, and biomaterials. Our lab uses the mouse digit tip, one of the few mammalian systems that exhibits true regeneration, to identify pathways that regulate tissue patterning and outgrowth after amputation. Armed with a better understanding of the cues that direct complex tissue formation in adulthood, we will develop therapeutic strategies that enhance the regeneration of limbs and joints after injury and degenerative disease in patients.