EXROP Projects: Matthew L. Warman

Matthew L. Warman

Summary

Matthew Warman is interested in understanding how the human skeleton develops and maintains itself throughout a lifetime of use. As a clinician-scientist, his research in skeletal biology attempts to traverse the interface between basic science and clinical application.

Summer Lab Size: 10
Local Summer Program: Harvard EXROP Summer Experience
Program Dates: June 9-August 16, 2014 (Dates for 2015 should be similar)

Genetic Skeletal Disease

Summer students are paired with postdoctoral fellows. Students are given a focused, but important, question related to specific skeletal diseases that need to be addressed scientifically. Examples of such questions include the following: Can the accuracy of genetic or biochemical testing for the disease be improved? Can a cell biologic or animal model of the disease be used to better understand the pathophysiology of the human disease? Can a rare genetic disease provide fundamental insights into pathologic processes that give rise to more common diseases?

Scientist Profile

Investigator
Boston Children's Hospital
Genetics, Medicine and Translational Research