SRC Center for Translational Research at UTSW

About Us


The goal of the Center is to support pre-clinical research that uncovers the mechanisms of pediatric musculoskeletal disorders and explores potential new therapies.


The primary mission of the Center is to foster productive clinical-basic research partnerships. The Center is also committed to teaching and mentoring the next generation of scientists.

The Center is proud to represent the CareRite values of Scottish Rite for Children.
 C: Child-Focused
 A: Accountability
 R: Respect
 E: Excellence
 R: Research
 I: Integrity
 T: Transforming
 E: Education

Principal Investigators

Latest News

October 2023

ASBMR Presenters Announced

We are delighted to announce that three CTR investigators had their abstracts selected for podium presentations at the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) annual meeting, October 13-16, 2023, in Vancouver Canada. Dr. Wise will present “Variants associated with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis perturb an estrogen-sensitive Pax1-Col11a1-Mmp3 signaling axis”, Dr. Rios will present “Spatial transcriptomic analysis of a pre-clinical model of Nf1-deficient fractures pseudarthrosis”, and Dr. Ren will present “Obesity impairs revascularization and bone healing in mouse model of ischemic osteonecrosis”. Congratulations also to Dr. Aysha Khalid whose abstract “Osteogenic impairment in novel pre-clinical mouse model of osteofibrous dysplasia” was selected as a plenary session poster.

August 10, 2023

Dr. Copley's team's new publication

Congratulations to Dr. Lawson Copley M.D., M.B.A. and team for their recent publication in PLos One: “Staphylococcus aureus isolates from children with clinically differentiated osteomyelitits exhibit distinct transcriptomic signatures”

Read the Copley team's publication

August 9, 2023

Yared Kidane, Ph.D., has a new publication

Congratulations to Yared Kidane, Ph.D. for his publication in Science Translational Medicine: “Core mitochondrial genes are down-regulated during SARS-CoV-2 infection of rodent and human hosts”

Read Dr. Kidanes' publication

September 2023

Upcoming Events

The International Consortium for Spinal Genetics, Development and Disease (ICSGDD) annual meeting will be held September 10- 12, 2023, at CHU- Sainte Justine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Carol Wise, Ph.D. will preside over the meeting.

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