Daniel W. Youngstrom, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Director, X-Ray Microtomography (µCT) Core Facility
- Education & Training
- Committees & Organizations
- Research Opportunities
- Lab Rotations
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 Michigan||Biophysics|
|Ph.D.||Virginia Tech||Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences|
|Postdoctoral||Michigan State University||Orthopaedics|
|Postdoctoral||University of Michigan||Orthopaedics|
|Name of Award/Honor||Awarding 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 & Description||Category||Role||Type||Scope||Start Year||End Year|
|ASBMR Advances in Mineral Metabolism||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||International||2020|
|UConn Health Skeletal Biology and Regeneration (SBR) Program||Education Committee||Associate Director, Recruitment Committee||UConn Health||University||2020|
|Zebrafish Disease Models Society (ZDMS)||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||International||2019|
|UConn Health Graduate School Admissions Committee||Education Committee||PhD Admissions Committee, SBR Representative||UConn Health||University||2019|
|ORS International Section of Fracture Repair (ISFR)||Professional/Scientific Organization||Membership Committee Chair||External||International||2017|
|American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)||Professional/Scientific Organization||Publications Committee Member (ex-officio)||External||International||2015|
|Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||International||2015|
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.
Accepting Lab Rotation Students: Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022