James C Iatridis, PhD
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PROFESSOR | Orthopedics
PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery
Research Topics
Biomechanics/Bioengineering, Developmental Biology, Inflammation, Mathematical Modeling of Biomedical Systems, Orthopaedics, Pharmacology, Regeneration, Spinal Cord, Tissue Engineering, Translation
Multi-Disciplinary Training Area
Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in Medicine [AIET], Development Regeneration and Stem Cells [DRS], Disease Mechanisms and Therapeutics (DMT), Neuroscience [NEU]
Spine Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Our laboratory is interested in investigations of functional changes in the spine in response to loading and injury, and investigations of promising therapeutic techniques to promote spine health and repair. Our investigations span biomechanics, mechanobiology, tissue engineering, anti-inflammatory and cellular therapies. Through our animal, cell, and organ culture studies we have a focus on models of injury and repair with high relevance to human clinical conditions. Our research balances exploration of fundamental mechanisms and translation with appreciation for the development and maturation processes in human joints that promote health and disease processes.
Spine Research
Dr. Iatridis’ research focus is on the development of early and minimally invasive treatments to prevent or repair injured and degenerated intervertebral discs. Dr. Iatridis received grants from the NIH, Whitaker Foundation, and AO Foundation. He was awarded a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2008, and the Berton Rahn Research Prize of the AO Research Fund in 2009 and the Henry Farfan Award for Spine Basic Sciences of the North American Spine Society in 2015. Dr. Iatridis is very active in his research community having reviewed for over 20 journals and 6 funding agencies, he currently serves on the editorial board of 2 journals. Dr. Iatridis served as inaugural Chair of the Spine Section of the Orthopaedic Research Society, President of the Orthopaedic Research Society, and previously served as member and Chair of the NIH Skeletal Biology Structure and Regeneration Study Section.

BA, Franklin and Marshall College

PhD, Columbia University

Post-doctoral Fellowship, University of Vermont


Henry Farfan Award

North American Spine Society


Berton Rahn Research Prize

AO Research Fund,


Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

United States of America


Macnab LaRocca Fellowship

International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine

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