The Intervertebral Disc Biology Laboratory

Director,  S. Tim Yoon, MD, PhD 

Dr. Yoon's lab is focused primarily on intervertebral disc biology.  They are using small molecules and electrical fields to improve the disc cell production of disc matrix.  The hope is to develop techniques to improve disc health in patients with disc degeneration or to even prevent disc degeneration.  Another focus of Dr. Yoon’s lab is improving spinal fusion with new biologic agents.

Zila Wang, MD, PhD is the senior scientist in this laboratory.

Dr. Yoon, Dr. Hutton, and Dr. Wang were recently honored with the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) prize for best paper. Their findings will be presented at the ISSLS Annual meeting in Scottsdale, AZ May 2013.