Gurpreet Baht, PhD

Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 
Faculty Member in the Duke Institute of Molecular Physiology


Lab site: https://sites.google.com/view/thebahtlab/home

Dr. Baht’s work focuses on bone health, specifically understanding fracture repair in the context of aging.

Tissue repair and regeneration diminish with age. In the elderly, bone repair in response to injury occurs at a slower pace with deposition of extraneous tissue. A number of molecular and cellular processes have been implicated in aging fracture repair. Dr. Baht utilizes mouse models and tissue culture techniques to investigate fracture repair and aging.

Current Projects

  • Investigating bone fracture repair and the influences age, inflammation, and metabolic syndromes play in tissue regeneration.

Selected Publications & Grants

Publications

Grants

  • Modulation of local adenosine signaling to attenuate fracture pain (Co Investigator), awarded by National Institutes of Health, administered by Orthopaedics, 2021-2026 More info
  • Extracellular Vesicle Analyses to Develop Aging and Resilience Biomarkers (Co Investigator), awarded by National Institutes of Health, administered by Duke Molecular Physiology Institute, 2021-2025 More info
  • Assessing healthspan in aged mice after prolonged exposure to young circulation (Co Investigator), awarded by National Institutes of Health, administered by Duke Molecular Physiology Institute, 2020-2023 More info
  • Neurovascular dysfunction in delirium superimposed on dementia (Co Investigator), awarded by National Institutes of Health, administered by Anesthesiology, 2017-2023 More info
  • Correction of Immune Response Improves Aged Fracture Healing (Principal Investigator), awarded by National Institutes of Health, administered by Duke Molecular Physiology Institute, 2020-2022 More info
  • Extracellular Vesicles and Their Role in Hallmarks of Aging (Collaborating Investigator), awarded by National Institutes of Health, administered by Duke Molecular Physiology Institute, 2018-2020 More info
  • Investigating the role of Apolipoprotein E in pseudarthrosis following spinal fusion surgery (Co Investigator), awarded by AOSpine International, administered by Neurosurgery, 2019-2020 More info

People

  • Gurpreet Baht, PhD
  • Xiaohua Zong
  • Rong Huang, PhD

Contact

Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
Carmichael Building
300 North Duke Street
Room 51–208F
Durham, North Carolina  27701

Phone 919-681-2864
Fax 919-684-0903
gurpreet.baht@duke.edu