Clinton Rubin, Ph.D.
Clinton Rubin, Ph.D., is a SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the State University of New York, in Stony Brook, NY. His work is targeted towards understanding the cellular mechanisms responsible for the growth, healing, and homeostasis of bone, and how mechanical stimuli mediate these responses through the control of mesenchymal stem cell differentiation and proliferation. The clinical significance of this work is applicable to the inhibition of osteopenia and sarcopenia, the promotion of bony ingrowth, the acceleration of fracture healing, with studies that indicate that low-level mechanical signals can reverse osteoporosis in children with cerebral palsy, recover bone density in osteopenic young women, and prevent osteoporosis in post-menopausal women. Dr. Rubin holds 28 patents in the area of wound repair, stem cell regulation, and treatment of bone disease, and is a founder of Exogen, Inc., Juvent, Inc., and Marodyne Medical.