Houston Methodist Academic Institute

Research Seminar by Francesca Taraballi, PhD

Immuno engineered technologies for musculoskeletal diseases

Dr. Taraballi's research is centered on the development of immuno-engineered technologies for musculoskeletal diseases, utilizing a sophisticated blend of immunology and bioengineering. This research targets conditions such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and implant reactions, focusing on harnessing the immune system's capacity for tissue repair and regeneration of bone, muscle, and cartilage. Her approach involves creating biomaterials that simulate the natural properties of tissues and efficiently deliver therapeutic agents to where they are most needed. She employs advanced methodologies, including mRNA in vivo gene editing and nanoparticle-based delivery systems, which facilitate the precise targeting and modulation of inflammatory responses and cellular activities within the musculoskeletal system. These technological advancements hold promise for more effective and personalized treatment options, significantly alleviating the impact of these challenging conditions.


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Thursday, May 30 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

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Academic Institute, Center for Immunotherapy Research, Department of Nanomedicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
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