Dr David Shaun Paul Musson

Research | Current

  • Basic tendon and bone biology
  • Orthopaedic research
  • Understanding the cellular and tissue level changes that occur during musculoskeletal disease

Healthy and damaged tendon imaged using atomic force microscopy

  • Understanding cell-biomaterial interactions

Tendon and bone cells growing on biomaterial scaffolds

  • Molecular cross-talk between musculoskeletal tissues
  • Examining age-related differences in tendon and bone
  • Musculoskeletal cell and tissue mechanobiology

Teaching | Current

MEDSCI 301 - Molecular Basis of Disease

Postgraduate supervision

  • Currently co-supervising three PhD students, including two orthopaedic registrars undertaking lab-based PhDs
  • Successfully co-supervised three MSc student projects
  • Successfully co-supervised four honours students

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Council member: Australia and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Departmental representative for University of Auckland School of Medicine Research Committee
  • Committee member: University of Auckland FMHS Postdoctoral Society
  • Member: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society
  • Member: Australia and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Research Society
  • Associate Investigator: MedTech Centre of Research Excellence, NZ
  • Associate Investigator: Maurice Wilkins Centre, NZ

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)


Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 502 - Bldg 502
Level 2, Room 201C
New Zealand

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