Bio-X Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Levenston's primary research interests relate to the function, degeneration and repair of articular cartilage and fibrocartilage, with an emphasis on understanding the complex interactions between biophysical and biochemical cues in controlling cell behavior. Current areas include the mechanisms and functional implications of cell mediated tissue degeneration in cartilage and meniscus, novel imaging techniques for nondestructive assessment of cartilage composition, and interactions between mechanical, chemical and matrix-supplied cues in controlling the development of engineered tissues.