Vicki Rosen, PhD
Dr. Vicki Rosen arrived at HSDM by way of industry, having spent the majority of her research career as a scientist at Genetics Institute, a biotechnology company, where she was part of a research team that identified the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) genes in 1988. She became a professor in the Faculty of Medicine in 2001, and chair of the Department of Developmental Biology at HSDM in 2005.
Fields of Interest
Dr. Rosen’s lab studies the physiological roles that bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) play in the development, maintenance, and repair of musculoskeletal tissues (bone, cartilage, tendon, ligament, meniscus, muscle). The researchers use molecular, cellular, and genetic approaches in a variety of model systems (Xenopus, chick, and mouse) to investigate BMP activities. The investigators believe that enhancing current understanding of BMP biology will lead to the development of novel strategies for repair and regeneration of individual components of the musculoskeletal system, as well as provide new models for examining complex tissue interactions that are required for its function.