Chathuraka T. Jayasuriya Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics (Research)

Dr. Chathuraka "Chat" Jayasuriya is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at Rhode Island Hospital and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Jayasuriya recieved his Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Genetics and Development from Cornell Univerity, Ithaca, NY in 2006. He recieved his PHD in Biomedical Sciences at Brown University, Providence, RI in 2013. He is a molecular cell biologist by training with a background in molecular genetics and musculoskeletal research. Dr. Jayasuriya's laboratory has two main focuses: (1) improving joint injury repair strategies using native tissue stem cell populations (2) elucidating the biological mechanisms that underly chronic degenerative joint diseases like osteoarthritis.

Brown Affiliations

funded research

IDeA-CTR Pilot Project (Parent Grant: U54GM115677)          Jayasuriya (PI), Owens (PI)          02/14/17 - 02/13/18

Advance-Clinical and Translational Research (Advance-CTR), Providence, RI

The goal of this one-year pilot project is to evaluate the clinical availability and reparative capacity of a newly identified human cartilage-derived mesenchymal stem cell population for the development of cell-based meniscus repair strategies.

Role: Principle Investigator

Biomedical Research Grant (#20154146)          Jayasuriya (PI)          04/01/16 - 03/30/18

Rhode Island Foundation, Providence, RI

The goal of this one-year project is to elucidate the biological mechanism by which matrilin-3 prevents accelerated osteoarthritis.

Role: Principle Investigator