Core C Director

Deborah Veis, MD, PhD

Bone & Mineral Diseases

Core C – Associate Director

Erica Scheller

Bone & Mineral Diseases

Focus: synthesis of concepts from cell biology, physiology, and bioengineering to study the relationships between the nervous system and the skeleton. We have a directed interest in understanding how neural signals contribute to skeletal homeostasis, and how perturbations to this system contribute to bone loss, impaired healing, and changes in metabolism.

James Fitzpatrick


Focus: the integration and application of multi-scale optical and charged particle imaging technologies — specifically, biological applications of ion microscopy, development of correlative 3D light and electron microscopy approaches, and new computational tools to visualize and manipulate large-scale multi-dimensional datasets.

Specialist (Muscle Analysis)

Gretchen Meyer, PhD

Physical Therapy & Neurology

Focus: changes at the molecular and cellular level in skeletal muscle and how they affect muscle structure and function.

Technical Staff

Crystal Idleburg, HT(ASCP)

Senior Research Tech/ Histology

Billing Administrator

Kamilla McGhee

Administrative Coordinator