Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Ferguson Laboratory for Orthopaedic and Spine Research


Nam Vo, PhD
Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, PhD



Our Mission

The mission of the Ferguson laboratory is to:

  • Study the biology and mechanics of intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD)
  • Develop biologic treatments to prevent and or minimize IDD initiation and progression
  • Educate and train students, postdoctoral fellows, residents how to do proper, effective, and exciting basic and or clinical research
  • To foster an environment where exciting, collaborative, and productive research is performed where personal and professional growth is supported and optimized

Our Lab

Our Legacy

Our Research

Our Faculty and Staff