About the PI

I am an Assistant Professor within the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington. My research approach is rooted in my longstanding interest in quantitative biology, my multidisciplinary training, and over ten years of experience studying bone mechanobiology in a variety of model systems (in vivo, in vitro, and in silico).

Our group is called the Musculoskeletal Systems Biology Lab. Our interests are in using systems-based approaches to unravel how molecular, cellular, and biomechanical processes are integrated across scales to give rise to bone functions such as development, adaptation to mechanical loading, and regeneration.

rjkIn terms of other interests, I love to surf, eat good vegetarian food, hike when I can, and hang out with my wife Joyce and dog Kayla. Although I am a native Californian, I have fallen in love with Seattle and all that this great city has to offer!