The Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases, on behalf of the Metabolic Skeletal Disorders Training Program (MSDTP) and the WU Musculoskeletal Research Center, is hosting a seminar series on Skeletal Biology and Pathophysiology. This lecture series will be organized on a 2-year cycle with 5-6 lectures per year, and is designed to complement courses available through the DBBS graduate training program focusing on topics that are fundamental for the formation of a skeletal biology investigator. Lectures will cover fundamental aspects of bone and mineral homeostasis, bone, cartilage and tendon biology, bone biomechanics and biomineralization, as well as biostatistical approaches and fundamental methodologies for skeletal phenotype analysis in vivo.  Pathophysiology of postmenopausal osteoporosis, inflammatory arthritis, osteoarthritis, renal and diabetic bone disease, bone metastasis, and disuse will be discussed in the context of available model systems and current clinical practice. Most of the speakers are MSDTP mentors and MRC investigators; occasionally, external speakers with expertise in specific topics will be invited.

2019 Schedule

BJC Institute of Health Building
425 S. Euclid Ave.
5th Floor | Allison Conference Room

Time: 9:00-10:00am

This series is being recorded, view presentations.




AUG 2019
08/16 Roberto Civitelli, MD
Bone & Mineral Diseases
Presenting and Publishing Your Data
08/23 Eileen Shore, PhD
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Heterotopic Ossification
08/30 Nancy J. Bloom, PT, DPT, MSOT
Program in Physical Therapy
Musculoskeletal Pain
SEP 2019
09/06 Yu-Qing Cao, PhD
Anesthesiology, WU Pain Center
Pain Mechanisms
09/13 Naga Yalla, MD
Bone and Mineral Diseases
Drugs for Bone
09/27 Tim R. Peterson, PhD
Bone and Mineral Diseases
Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacogenetics

Please contact:
Christina Grantham | 314-454-8463