Research in the Collagen Biology and Genetic Disorders Lab is supported by the National Institutes of Health (5R01AR03679426, Collagen Diversity and Pathobiology in Skeletal Tissues, 5R37AR03731826, Collagen Cross-Linking in Skeletal Aging and Disease, 5P01HD022657259002, Protein Biochemisty Core) and by the Ernest M. Burgess Endowed Chair for Orthopædic Investigation.
Ernest M. Burgess Endowed Chair for Orthopædic Investigation
This program honors the career and work of Ernest Burgess, a leading Northwest orthopædic surgeon from the early days of joint replacement surgery and a pioneer of limb prosthetic design.
The current and first holder of the chair, David Eyre, was recruited from Harvard and the Children’s Hospital in Boston to establish a basic research program in the Department of Orthopædics & Sports Medicine devoted to understanding underlying mechanisms of skeletal disease. The work of the laboratory and scientific staff has received continuous support through grants from the National Institutes of Health since its inception.