Danielle Rux is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a current NIH-F32 Research Fellow. She completed her PhD training at the University of Michigan in 2016 with a degree in Cell and Developmental Biology where she worked with Dr. Deneen Wellik, now chair of Cell and Regenerative Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Rux’s PhD work was focused on the role of Hox genes, evolutionarily conserved transcription factors essential for embryonic patterning, in postnatal development and skeletal fracture repair using murine models.
Dr. Rux joined Dr. Maurizio Pacifici’s lab in November 2016. Dr. Pacifici is Director of Orthopaedics at CHOP, an expert in skeletal and cartilage biology and also has a special interest in rare diseases including multiple hereditary exostoses (MHE) and heterotopic ossification (HO). Since joining the lab, Dr. Rux’s research has focused on postnatal articular cartilage morphogenesis and mechanisms of articular cartilage maintenance using murine models of development. She is currently developing a research program to pursue an independent research career.
Complete list of publications here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/1j9Vg8sAyjsQO/bibliography/public/