Musculoskeletal: Ding group

Research in the Ding Group is aimed to investigate environmental, genetic, inflammatory and metabolic factors on knee structural changes in osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. We are interested in exploring the disease-modifying therapies (e.g., vitamin D) for the treatment of osteoarthritis utilizing modern tools such as magnetic resonance imaging, and also interested in evaluating new therapies on other inflammatory diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

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Research Projects

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  • Dr Ming Lu

Senior Members

  • Professor Changhai Ding (Professorial Research Fellow)

Team Members

  • Professor Faming Pan (Visiting Professor)
  • Dr Kang Wang (Visiting PhD Student)
  • Associate Professor Yuelong Cao (Visiting Research Fellow)
  • Benny Eathakkattu Antony (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)

Internal Collaborators

  • Professor Graeme Jones (Professorial Research Fellow)
  • Professor Alison Venn
  • Associate Professor Leigh Blizzard (Principal Research Fellow)
  • Professor Tania Winzenberg (Senior Research Fellow)
  • Professor John Burgess

External Collaborators

  • Professor Felix Eckstein
  • Paracelsus Private Medical University, Austria
  • Professor David Hunter
  • Sydney University
  • Professor Flavia Cicuttini
  • Monash University
  • Associate Professor Anita Wluka
  • Monash University
  • Professor Terry Dwyer
  • Murdoch Children's Research Institute
  • Associate Professor Lyn March
  • Sydney University
  • Professor Jianhua Xu
  • Anhui Medical University

Doctoral Students

  • Xingzhong (Jason) Jin
  • Shuang Zheng
  • Zhaohua Zhu
  • Xia Wang
  • Dr Weiyu (Martin) Han

Related Publications

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