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Committee Members


The subcommittee will focus on increased student and young investigator interest and participation in OARSI in order to create new and strengthen existing research efforts, collaborations and mentorship opportunities in both clinical and basic science studies of osteoarthritis.


The Young Investigator Committee (YISC) was established in 2008 to encourage greater participation of young investigators in OARSI. Over the past years, the YISC has hosted several activities at the annual congress including a pre-congress workshop and lunchtime workshop. The establishment of the meet-the-mentor sessions, which provide a great opportunity for informal networking and scientific and career advice, is among its biggest success. The YISC actively and closely collaborates with the OARSI Board of Directors, Congress Program Committee and other Subcommittees to develop further activities and provide input into the annual congress program and strategic direction of OARSI. However, we want to become bigger and better, and provide greater means for Young Investigators to be involved with and mentored by OARSI.

For more information about the young investigators and/or to become involved send an email to:


Anusha Ratneswaran, PhD
Krembil Research Institute, University Health Network Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada
Research area: Knee and hand osteoarthritis, translational research, prognostic and therapeutic target discovery


Committee Members

Dawn Aitken, PhD
Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Tasmania, Australia
Research area: Knee osteoarthritis, clinical trials, physical activity
Stephanie Filbay, B.Physio(Hons), PhD
Botnar Research Centre
Oxford, United Kingdom
Research area: 
Hiral Master, PhD, PT, MPTh, MPH, CPH
University of Delaware
Newark, DE, USA
Research are: Epidemiology, Osteoarthritis, Physical Activity, Function, Rehabilitation
ZeYu Huang, M.D.
SiChuan University
West China Hospital
ChengDu, China
Research area:  Inflammatory mechanisms in osteoarthritis and surgical treatment for OA.
Annemarie Lang, DVM
Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Department for Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
Berlin, Germany
Research area: Preclinical models in vivo vs. in vitro, cartilage mechanotransduction, OA development, gene therapy

Jiao Jiao Li, PhD
University of Sydney
Royal North Shore Hospital
St. Leonards, Australia
Research area: Regenerative medicine for OA, musculoskeletal tissue engineering, stem cells, biomaterials

Benny Samuel Eathakkattu Antony
Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Hobart, Australia
Research area:

Martijn H. Van den Bosch, PhD
Radboud University Medical Center
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Research area: Biology of cartilage and synovium, Inflammation in osteoarthritis

Michelle Yau, PhD, MPH
Hebrew SeniorLife
Institute for Aging Research
Hebrew SeniorLife, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, USA
Research area: Genetic epidemiology, osteoarthritis, age-associated musculoskeletal conditions
Harvi Hart, BSc (Hons), PhD
La Trobe University
School of Allied Health
College of Science, Health & Engineering
Bundoora, Australia
Research area: Knee pain and osteoarthritis, ACL injured, non-surgical treatments (bracing, foot orthoses), gait biomechanics.

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