Chathuraka T. Jayasuriya Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics (Research)

I am a molecular biologist with a background in molecular genetics and musculoskeletal research. My 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 joint diseases like osteoarthritis and chondrodysplasia.

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