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We investigate the adaptation of musculoskeletal tissues, particularly bone and cartilage, to the mechanical environment, injury, or disease using small animal models. The musculoskeletal system has an innate ability to repair and optimize itself based on the mechanical demands placed on it. By studying this adaptation, we are able to uncover the underlying mechanisms that contribute to diseases such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.