Jeffrey Lotz, PhD

Jeffrey Lotz, PhD

Jeffrey Lotz, PhD

Professor
Basic Science

Education


PhD MIT/Harvard University 09/1988
MS Stanford University 06/1980
BS University of California 06/1979

Publications

Grants & Awards

  • 2021, UCSF/UCB Joint Graduate Group in BIoengineering, T32GM008155
  • 2019, UCSF Core Center for Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine, P30AR066262
  • 2018, Phenotypes of pathologic vertebral endplate degeneration, R01AR063705
  • 2017, A Clinical 3D Movement Analysis System for Assessing Lower Extremity Injury Risk and Recovery in Athletes, R41AR068202
  • 2016, University of California Tissue Regeneration Resource Center (UCTRRC), R34DE025592
  • 2014, Structured co-culture of stem cells and chondrocytes for spinal disc repair, R21AR063357
  • 2012, Endplate permeability and spinal disc degeneration, R01AR052811
  • 2010, Intervertebral disc repair with Mesenchymal Stem Cells, R01AR052712
  • 2010, Structure/function Relationships in Annulus Fibrosus, R01AR049770
  • 2009, Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation &Mechanoplasticity, R01AR049786
  • 2004, ANALYSIS OF INJURY AVOIDANCE STRATEGIES DURING FALLS, R01AR046890
  • 2003, TOLERANCE OF THE INTERVERTEBRAL DISC, R01AR046173
  • 2003, MULTIPURPOSE ARTHRITIS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASES CTR, P60AR020684
  • 2002, INTERVERTEBRAL DISC INJURY MECHANISMS AND TOLERANCE, R01AR044179

Membership & Committees

About Jeffrey Lotz, PhD

Jeffrey C. Lotz, PhD, holds the David S. Bradford, MD, Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery and vice chair for research. He has earned several awards for spine research, and serves as a deputy editor for the journal Spine. Dr. Lotz is the founding director of the UCSF Core Center for Musculoskeletal Biology in Medicine and the NSF Center for Disruptive Musculoskeletal Innovations, and corresponding PI for the newly-established Center for Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Tissue and Organ Regeneration (C-DOCTOR). He has expertise in spine biomechanics, intervertebral disc biology, and tissue engineering. His laboratory work focuses on identifying mechanisms of disc degeneration, developing novel diagnostics and therapies for low back pain, and the biomechanics of spinal instrumentation.

Awards Honors

  • Outstanding Paper Award
    2017
    Outstanding Paper Award, The Spine Journal and the North American Spine Society, 2017
    The Spine Journal and the North American Spine Society
  • ISSLS Prize for Low Back Pain Research
    2017
    ISSLS Prize for Low Back Pain Research, International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, 2017
    International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
  • Grammer/European Spine Journal Award
    2017
    Grammer/European Spine Journal Award, EuroSpine, 2017
    EuroSpine
  • Founding Board Member, Treasurer
    2015
    Founding Board Member, Treasurer, Orthopaedic Research Society Spine Section, 2015
    Orthopaedic Research Society Spine Section
  • Best Paper Award (co-author)
    2013
    Best Paper Award (co-author), International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, 2013
    International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
  • Best Paper Award (co-author)
    2011
    Best Paper Award (co-author), Philadelphia Spine Research Society, 2011
    Philadelphia Spine Research Society
  • Best New Technology in Spine Care (co-inventor)
    2011
    Best New Technology in Spine Care (co-inventor), Orthopedics This Week, 2011
    Orthopedics This Week
  • Fellow
    2008
    Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, 2008
    American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
  • ISSLS Prize for Low Back Pain Research
    2007
    ISSLS Prize for Low Back Pain Research, International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, 2007
    International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
  • Deputy Editor
    2005 - 2017
    Deputy Editor, Spine, 2005-2017
    Spine
  • Medtronic Sofamor Danek Best Poster Award
    2001
    Medtronic Sofamor Danek Best Poster Award, International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, 2001
    International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
  • Norby-Smith Award for Minimally Invasive Surgery
    2000
    Norby-Smith Award for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Spine Arthroplasty Society, 2000
    Spine Arthroplasty Society
  • Panelist for Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Workplace
    1999
    Panelist for Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Workplace, National Research Council, 1999
    National Research Council
  • Volvo Award for Low Back Pain Research
    1998
    Volvo Award for Low Back Pain Research, International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, 1998
    International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
  • AcroMed Award for Outstanding Spinal Research
    1993
    AcroMed Award for Outstanding Spinal Research, North American Spine Society, 1993
    North American Spine Society

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