Rebekah Decker: Building better cartilage: A new blueprint

Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation

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April 13, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


324 AG SC IN

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Dr. Rebekah S. Decker obtained her B.S. in Animal Science: Equine Studies from the University of Maryland. She earned her MS degree from Virginia Tech, where she was awarded the John Lee Pratt Fellowship in Animal Nutrition to study the influence of dietary energy source on equine skeletal growth and development. Dr. Decker completed her PhD at the University of Kentucky, where she utilized the axolotl salamander as a novel vertebrate model for articular cartilage maturation and repair. She was awarded an individual NIH Kirschstein Post-Doctoral Fellowship to study in The Translational Research Program in Pediatric Orthopaedics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Decker’s research has focused on developmental mechanisms guiding synovial joint morphogenesis. She was recognized as an Outstanding Young Investigator by the Osteoarthritis Research Society International in 2013 and 2014. In late 2016, Dr. Decker started a new position as an Investigator with The Musculoskeletal Regenerative Medicine group at The Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation in La Jolla, CA.

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