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


Mingjian Huang is a postdoctoral fellow in the Baht Lab specializing in inflammaging and bone fracture healing. Specifically Mingjian is interested in bettering our understanding of the role inflammatory signals play in osteoblast regulation during bone fracture healing.


Ph.D. Shanghai Jiatong University School of Medicine, 2019

Lab Alumni


Abhi Balu was an undergraduate student in the Baht lab from 2019-2022. His work within the lab focused on understanding the impact of circulating factors on osteoblast differentiation and activity. In 2022 Abhi will attend medical school.

B. Sc. Duke University, 2022


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





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, 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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