David Hart received his B.A. degree from Northern Michigan University. Subsequently, he received his PhD in Biochemistry from Michigan State University. Following a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Immunology at the University of Illinois Medical Centre, Dr. Hart joined the faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Centre in Dallas. Dr. Hart has been with the University of Calgary since 1983 and currently holds appointments in Surgery in the Cumming School of Medicine, the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health, and the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program. For the past several years, Dr. Hart’s research has focused on the molecular and cell biology of connective tissue healing. He has published over 350 articles and more than 1100 abstracts.