please join us for

Symposium 2021

May 7, 2021

1:00-4:00 pm
St. Louis, Missouri
Eric P. Newman Educational Center
Washington University Medical School

Thank you to everyone that attended, both in-person and virtually! We hope you enjoyed the meeting and found it informative.

Please take 2 minutes to respond to our short survey.

The Annual Symposium is the largest and most extensive interaction of the Musculoskeletal Research Center investigators. This year the Symposium will have a different format from past years, due to Covid-19. All Covid-19 protocols will be followed. In person attendance will be limited to allow for social distancing. If you are not comfortable attending in-person, join us virtually!

Keynote Speaker

Sean Morrison , Ph.D.

Professor and Director | Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern

Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern | Pediatrics

Symposium Agenda 

12:00 – 12:40 pm Boxed Lunch pick-up (can be consumed outside or in the location of your choice)

1:00 – 2:15 pm Keynote Lecture: Sean Morrison, PhD (virtual)

“Skeletal Stem Cells and Niche Biology in Bone Marrow”

2:15 – 3:00 pm Pilot & Feasibility Reports (both in-person):

Kelsey Collins, PhD – “Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Strategies to Understand Fat-Cartilage Crosstalk

Mike Harris, PhD“How Treating Skeletal Deformities changes Muscle Mechanics in Patients with Hip Dysplasia”

3:00 – 4:00 pm MRC Alumni Career Round Table with Anna Ballard Ph.D (Wugen, Inc.) (in-person), Viviana Cremasco, PhD (Novartis) (virtual), Ryan Tomlinson, PhD (Thomas Jefferson Univ.) (virtual)

Virtual events below will start 15 minutes after the conclusion of the in-person events.

4:15 – 5:00 pm Virtual Networking Event for MRC Trainees and Alumni (via GATHER )

5:00 – 6:00 pm Virtual Happy Hour for All (via GATHER)

Note: Additional details will be added as they become available (links, etc).

General Registration Deadline: April 26, 2021 (to attend in-person)

Virtual Registration Deadline: May 3, 2021 (to attend virtually)

Trainee Registration Deadline: April 23, 2021


Registration is now closed.


Kamilla McGhee | Core Coordinator |