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.