Linda Sandell is the Mildred B. Simon Professor and Co-Director of Research in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of the Core Centers for Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. She has been a leader in the field of orthopaedic research, pioneering the use of molecular biologic techniques, large screening technologies, microscopy, computational biology and genetics to study cell responses to cartilage cell injury, the regulation of gene expression and osteoarthritis. Dr. Sandell was President of the Orthopaedic Research Society in 1999-2000, and was co-founder of the Womens Leadership Forum. She was recently President of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (President 2010- 2012). Dr. Sandell has been awarded the Kappa Delta Award for Basic Science Research by the American Association for Orthopaedic Surgeons (1999), the Womens Leadership Forum Award (2010) and the Alfred R. Shands Jr, MD Award (2015) by the Orthopaedic Research Society.