Magali Cucchiarini, PhD, is an Associate Professor, Group Leader, and Vice-Director of the Center of Experimental Orthopaedics, Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg/Saar, Germany. She graduated from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France where she received her PhD with summa cum laude. Dr. Cucchiarini was a senior post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School and worked for two years at the University Hospital Inselsspital, Bern Switzerland. Her major research interest lies in generating novel cell-, gene-, and tissue engineered-based systems to treat orthopaedic disorders. Dr. Cucchiarini made over 165 national and international presentations, co-authored 18 books chapters and edited one book (Regenerative therapy for the musculoskeletal system using recombinant adeno-associated viral vectors), and is an author of over 190 peer-reviewed articles. She sits on the Editorial Boards for OAC Open, Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics, BioMed Research International, and OJSM and serves as a reviewer for Acta Biomaterialia, AJSM, Biomaterials, Current Pharmaceutical Design, eCM, Gene Therapy, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Molecular Therapy, Nanomedicine, Osteoarthritis Cartilage, Scientific Reports, Stem Cell Research & Therapy, Tissue Engineering. She serves as a Board Member of the OARSI, was a Board Member of the ORS and is involved at the ICRS and American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy.