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Daniel W. Youngstrom, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Director, X-Ray Microtomography (µCT) Core Facility
Academic Office Location:
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
UConn Health Musculoskeletal Institute
263 Farmington Avenue, N4050
Farmington, CT 06030-MC4037
Phone: 860-679-6686


Youngstrom Laboratory Website

X-Ray Microtomography (µCT) Core Facility

UConn Musculoskeletal Institute

Skeletal Biology and Regeneration Graduate Program

My laboratory is primarily interested in translational and evolutionary cell biology of fracture healing.

We are currently using molecular/genetic and surgical techniques in zebrafish, as well as vertebrate cell culture models, to understand the mechanisms of post-developmental osteochondral differentiation by Notch signaling and other stem cell regulatory pathways.

Our goal is to restore form, function and quality of life following musculoskeletal trauma.

B.S.University of MichiganBiophysics
Ph.D.Virginia TechBiomedical and Veterinary Sciences

Post-Graduate Training
PostdoctoralMichigan State UniversityOrthopaedics
PostdoctoralUniversity of MichiganOrthopaedics

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Journal of Orthopaedic Research Early-Career Award (2020)Orthopaedic Research Society
John Haddad Young Investigator Award (2020)ASBMR Advances in Mineral Metabolism
New Investigator Recognition Award (2017)Orthopaedic Research Society
Collaborative Exchange Grant (2017-2018)Orthopaedic Research Society
Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual Postdoctoral NRSA (NIH F32) (2016-2019)National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Storm Cat Career Development Award (2013)Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation
Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Riga, Latvia (2013-2014)U.S. Department of State
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
ASBMR Advances in Mineral MetabolismProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational2020
UConn Health Skeletal Biology and Regeneration (SBR) ProgramEducation CommitteeChair, Recruitment CommitteeUConn HealthUniversity2020
Zebrafish Disease Models Society (ZDMS)Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational2019
UConn Health Graduate School Admissions CommitteeEducation CommitteePhD Admissions Committee, SBR RepresentativeUConn HealthUniversity2019
ORS International Section of Fracture Repair (ISFR)Professional/Scientific OrganizationCommunications Committee ChairExternalInternational2017
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)Professional/Scientific OrganizationPublications Committee Member (ex-officio)ExternalInternational2015
Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational2015

Please contact Dr. Youngstrom directly to discuss opportunities at all levels. Motivated undergraduate thesis students from UConn and other regional institutions are particularly encouraged to apply.

Not accepting rotation students at this time.

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