Dr. Qian Chen is the Michael G. Ehrlich, MD Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Research, Professor of Medical Science, and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Orthopaedics at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is the director of Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Skeletal Health and Repair in Rhode Island Hospital, a multi-disciplinary translational research center established by National Institute of Health. Dr. Chen’s research interest includes cartilage molecular biology, mechanotransduction, and osteoarthritis. Throughout Dr. Chen’s research career, he received the Independent Scientist Award from NIH, the Satterfield Arthritis Investigator Award from Arthritis Foundation, and the Kappa Delta Award from American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Chen served on multiple NIH study sections and advisory panels. He served as an editor of the journal Current Opinions in Orthopaedics, and the topic Chair of Cartilage, Synovium, and Meniscus for the annual meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society.