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Simon Research Professor

Linda J. SandellDr. Linda Sandell awarded the Mildred B. Simon Research Professorship

On November 19, 2008, Dr. Linda Sandell was awarded the Mildred B. Simon Research Professorship at the Washington University School of Medicine.

Linda J. Sandell, Ph.D., is professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and of Cell Biology and Physiology at Washington University School of Medicine and member of the Siteman Cancer Center.

Dr. Sandell received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Denver University. She then went on to earn her Ph.D. in biochemistry at Northwestern University in 1980, and conducted postdoctoral work in molecular biology at the University of Chicago. Dr. Sandell spent time as a faculty member at Rush Medical College in Chicago and at the University of Washington in Seattle, before arriving at Washington University School of Medicine in 1997 as a full professor and director of research in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Sandell’s research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of cartilage development and disease.

Dr. Sandell has authored more than 160 publications, including three books and five patents. She is active in many professional societies and organizations, and has been invited to lecture all over the world. Over the past several years, Dr. Sandell has been chair of three Gordon Conferences and numerous other conferences including co-founding the Cartilage Gordon Conference. She has been President of the Orthopaedic Research Society, the HistochemistrySociety, the Society for Matrix Biology and is President-elect of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International.

Dr. Sandell has been awarded the Kappa Delta Award for Basic Science Research by the American Association for Orthopaedic Surgeons and has served on the Advisory Council of the National Institute for Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. She is deputy editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, associate editor for the Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry and Connective Tissue Research, and is a member of the editorial boards for many other Journals including Arthritis Research and Care, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, and Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.