We support the next generation of scientists to shape the future of MSK research, from basic to clinical

  • Providing high-quality, accessible knowledge about MSK research, with an emphasis on innovation.
  • Empowering early investigators to share, network, and engage in discussion and dialogue with other researchers and professionals from across the world.

HubLE Editor-In-Chief

Aline Bozec

Editor-In-Chief Aline is a Professor for Experimental Immune Therapy at the Department of Internal Medicine 3, Rheumatology and Immunology Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen, Germany, where she leads different research projects that aim to elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms altering the bone marrow under disease challenges such rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, and cancer metastasis.

HubLE associate Editor

Jonathan A. Gustafson

Jonathan A. Gustafson is an Assistant Professor at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL. USA in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He’s also the chair of the Rush Postdoctoral Society, a committee member-at-large (trainee) of the Implant Section of the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS).

Mustafa Unal

Mustafa is an Assistant Professor of Engineering at Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University, Turkey. He is also an elected member of the ECTS Academy and Ambassador of the ORS in Turkey. His current research focuses on identifying disease-induced pathogenic, molecular defects in the bone and cartilage matrix that specifically cause a reduction in the mechanical functions of bone and cartilage.

Diego Grinman

Diego is a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale School of Medicine, CT, USA, where he studies the impact of breast cancer in bone and mineral metabolism. He is also an ASBMR Bone & Joint Ambassador.

HubLE advisers

Yuuki Imai

Ehime University, Japan

Gordon Klein

Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, USA

Lilian Plotkin

Indiana University School of Medicine, USA

HubLE editors

Julián Balanta-Melo
Universidad Del Valle School of Dentistry, Colombia

Tara Brennan-Speranza 
The University of Sydney, Australia

Claudia Camerino
Universities of Bari & Rome, Italy

Andrea Del Fattore
Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù, Italy

Jesus Delgado-Calle
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA

Abdellatif Elseoudi
CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre, Canada

Alanna Green
The University of Sheffield, UK

Jessica Hathaway-Schrader
Medical University of South Carolina, USA

Chelsea Heveran
Montana State University, USA

Carmen Huesa
University of Edinburgh, UK

Tsuyoshi Isojima
Teikyo University School of Medicine, Japan

Patricia Juárez
CICESE, Mexico

X. Lucas Lu
University of Delaware, USA

Fatemeh Malekipour
The University of Melbourne, Australia

Christina Møller Andreasen
University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Isabel Orriss
Royal Veterinary College, UK

Marco Ponzetti
University of L’Aquila, Italy

Sabashini Ramchand
Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

David Scott
Deakin University, Australia

Karan Shah
The University of Sheffield, UK

Yusuke Shiozawa
Wake Forest School of Medicine, USA

Antonia Sophocleous
European University Cyprus, Cyprus

Brett Steineman
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, USA

Annegreet Vlug
Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Matthias Walle
Institute for Biomechanics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Aymen I. Idris

HubLE Founder and past Editor-in-Chief

Aymen is a musculoskeletal pharmacologist currently based at the University of Sheffield (England, UK). The focus of his research is the design and testing of novel anti-inflammatory agents. He is an avid supporter of issues and needs of early-career scientists, and the first chair of the ECTS New Investigator Committee and founder of the ECTS Postdoc Gathering and ECTS New Investigator Seminar. Besides science, he is involved in business activities related to his research, and his other passions include bicycle touring, playing the piano and writing.

Jonathan Gustafson

HubLE past Editor-in-Chief for Editorial Scientific Content

Jonathan A. Gustafson is an Assistant Professor at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL. USA in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He’s also the chair of the Section Research & Education Chair in the Orthopaedic Implants Section Leadership of the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS).

Niloufar ‘Nil’ Ansari

HubLE past Editor-in-Chief for Innovative Science Communication

Niloufar ‘Nil’ Ansari completed her PhD in bone biology and diseases at St Vincent’s Institute (Australia) in 2018. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading books, and running.

Currently in the commercial sector.

HubLE Past Advisors and Editors


Jillian Cornish

Philippe Clézardin

Dominique Heymann

Moustapha Kassem

Andre van Wijnen


Hollie Allison

Rebecca Andrews

Nicolas Bonnet

Melissa Cantley

Mattia Capuilli

Daphney Chery

Ching-Lung Cheung

Enrico Dall’Ara

Marie-Therese Haider

Dounia Hamoudi

Christoph Haudum




Natalie Hyde

Ronald Kwon

Itamar Levinger

Victoria Leitch

Ioanna Mosialou

Vanessa Sherk

Antony Sorial

Hanna Taipaleenmäki

Kebashni Thandrayen

Christina Vrahnas

Feitong Wu