Farshid Guilak, PhD

Board Chair, Co-founder

Farsh is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University, Director of Research for the St. Louis Shriners Hospitals for Children, and co-director of the Washington University Center of Regenerative Medicine. His laboratory is currently pursuing a multidisciplinary approach to investigate the etiology and pathogenesis of various musculoskeletal diseases – particularly arthritis – as a basis for developing new bioengineering-based therapies. He has published over 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has co-edited four books. He is the past-president of the Orthopaedic Research Society and former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Biomechanics. He has won several national and international awards for his research. In addition to his many academic responsibilities, Dr. Guilak is the current Chairman of the Board at CytexOrtho.