Chelsea Bahney, PhD

Chelsea Bahney, PhD

Chelsea Bahney, PhD

Associate Professor
Basic Science
Orthopaedic Trauma Institute - Bahney Lab



Post-Doctoral Fellowship University of California, San Francisco 04/2014
PhD Oregon Health & Science University 08/2010
Valleylab (now Medtronic) 08/2005
BS University of Colorado 06/2001


Grants & Awards

  • Bimodal therapeutic application of LIF for regulating chondrogenic fate
    July 1, 2017 - July 1, 2018
    UCSF Center for Center for Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine
    Role: PI
  • Innervation during fracture repair: exploring functional mechanisms and innovative therapeutic repair strategies.
    October 1, 2015 - October 1, 2017
    Foundation of Orthopaedic Trauma
    Role: PI
  • Promoting vascularized bone regeneration with endochondral cartilage grafts
    June 1, 2015 - January 1, 2018
    AO Foundation Start Up Grant
    Role: PI
  • A Murine Model of Polytrauma: Understanding the molecular basis of accelerated bone repair with concomitant traumatic brain injury.
    May 1, 2015 - December 31, 2017
    NIH R21
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • OsteoNova: Tissue Engineering Approach to Translating Endochondral Bone Regeneration
    March 1, 2015 - June 30, 2017
    UCSF Catalyst
    Role: PI
  • Development of a Novel Impedance Sensor to Monitor Fracture Healing
    August 1, 2014 - August 1, 2017
    NSF Center for Disruptive Musculoskeletal Innovation
    Role: Co-PI
  • Tissue engineering application of endochondral ossification for bone regeneration
    March 1, 2012 - February 28, 2015
    NIH/NIAMS F32AR062469
    Role: Principal Investigator

Membership & Committees

About Chelsea Bahney, PhD

The overall goal of my research is to develop novel therapies for the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and injuries. Specifically, I believe we can drive improved tissue regeneration by recapitulating the normal sequences of development and repair. To accomplish this “Developmental Engineering” approach our laboratory utilizes a cross-disciplinary tools combining biologically modified synthetic polymers, stem cell biology, and murine models of orthopaedic injuries. The long-term goal of our research is to solve problems that will have a direct and significant impact on human health. Current Projects: (1) Tissue engineering strategies to promote endochondral bone regeneration (2) Transdifferentiation of cartilage to bone during fracture repair and osteoarthritis (3) The role of the nerve in fracture repair (4) Polytraumatic Injuries: How brain trauma influences fracture healing (5) Impedance sensors to monitor fracture healing

Awards Honors


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