Dr Ara Nazarian
Principal Investigator Ara Nazarian’s primary focus is on translational studies at Harvard Medical School, where we can identify an unmet clinical need and set out to find appropriate solutions. Relying on my biomechanics, bioimaging and animal models expertise, Ara has forged partnerships with clinical and research collaborators to establish a cohesive and results oriented network. Specialties: Orthopedic Biomechanics and bioimaging, mechanobiology, animal models of disease and intervention, project and personnel management. Together, we have produced a body of work, consisting of over 150 peer-reviewed publications, 2 books, more than 15 patents and patent applications, 5 startups and over 200 abstracts and conference proceedings. Ara have been Editorially involved with BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders since 2019.
Dr Biao Wang
Dr Biao Wang works in the spine department of Honghui Hospital, as a doctoral supervisor of Xi'an Jiaotong University. He is a standing member of the Shaanxi Committee of Orthopaedics Professional Committee of Chinese Medical Education Association. In recent years, 45 SCI papers have been published, including 28 by the first author or correspondent, and 17 speeches at NASS, Euro Spine and SICOT conferences in the past four years. Dr Biao Wang has won the Best Paper Award for Spinal Minimally Invasive Papers at the 2015 and 2018 NASS Annual Conferences. At present, he has presided over one project of the National Natural Fund (81802167), one project of the Xi'an Science and Technology Bureau, and participated in four scientific research projects at the national, provincial and municipal levels.
Dr Imran Khan Niazi
Dr Imran Khan Niazi has been working for the past 12 years as an active researcher in physical and neural rehabilitation, focusing on non-pharmacological/conservative modes of treatment to optimize the patient's rehabilitation journey and improve their quality of life. He has extensive experience working in multidisciplinary teams that include chiropractors, physiotherapists, medical doctors, engineers, and neuroscientists, with a strong patient-centered, evidence-informed approach. For further details please visit Imran’s ResearchGate or Google Scholar profile.
Dr Mattia Loppini
Dr Mattia Loppini is an orthopedic and trauma consultant working since 2015 in the Hip Diseases and Joint Replacement Surgery Unit at Humanitas Research Hospital in Rozzano, Milan. Mattia was appointed Assistant Professor of Locomotor Apparatus Disease and Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine at Humanitas University in 2017. Since 2018, he also serves as Scientific Director at the “Livio Sciutto Foundation”, a non-profit organization aiming to foster research and support education in the field of hip diseases and joint replacement. Since 2022, he is a standing member of the Education Committee of European Hip Society. Moreover, he is the author of over 90 peer-reviewed publications. Mattia strongly believes in the importance of scientific research in the orthopedic field, and he means it as a duty to move forward clinical practice and ensure the best care for patients. At the same time, Mattia totally recognizes the value of a high-level training of young orthopedics, or soon to be, and this is why he has committed himself to the education of medical students, trainees and fellows.