People

Gurpreet Baht is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Department of Pathology. His work focuses on bone health, specifically understanding fracture repair in the context of aging.

Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Toronto (Canada), 2016

Ph.D., University of Western Ontario (Canada)​, 2009

B.Sc., Universtiy of Waterloo (Canada), 2003

Kristin Molitoris is a research technician in the Baht Lab specializing in developing mouse models, performing histological techniques, and investigation of systems using tissue culture techniques.

M.Sc. University of Maryland, 2018


Rong Huang is a postdoctoral fellow in the Baht Lab specializing in immune cell functioning as it correlates with bone biology. Her work within the lab focuses on understanding the role of specific immune factors within fracture healing.

Ph. D. Queensland University of Technology (Austraila), 2018


Abhi Balu is a 3rd year undergraduate student currently in his second year in the Baht Lab and completing an Independent Study Unit. His work within the lab focuses on understanding the impact of circulating factors on osteoblast differentiation and activity.

B. Sc. Duke University, 2022 (Candidate).

Lab Alumni

Lorenna Garcia-Bochas was a summer student in 2017 with SROP. Lorenna's project investigates the effects of gastric bypass surgery on bone health and osteoblastic differentiation.

Bachelor of Science (Candidate), Fayetteville State University






Xiaohua Zong was a technician in the Baht Lab. She helped develop the studies investigating the role of ApoE in aged bone healing and the efficacy of using MaR1 to improve aged fracture repair..

M.D., Nanjing Medical College (China), 1992


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