BIOGRAPHY - Farshid Guilak, Ph

BIOGRAPHY - Farshid Guilak, Ph.D.
Farshid Guilak, Ph.D. is the Laszlo Ormandy Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke
University Medical Center and is the Vice-Chair and Director of Orthopaedic Research. His
research focuses on the study of osteoarthritis, a painful and debilitating disease of the synovial
joints. His laboratory has used a multidisciplinary approach to investigate the role of
biomechanical factors in the onset and progression of osteoarthritis, as well as the development of
new pharmacologic and stem-cell therapies for this disease. Dr. Guilak has published over 230
articles in peer-reviewed journal and has co-edited three books. He is the editor-in-chief of the
Journal of Biomechanics, associate editor for Osteoarthritis & Cartilage, and serves on the
editorial boards of 8 journals. He is the Founder and President of Cytex Therapeutics, an early
stage startup company focusing on tissue engineering for musculoskeletal diseases. In his free
time, he serves as the coach for the Duke racquetball team.