Skeletal Biology and Pathophysiology Mini-Course


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 new 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 in being recorded, click here to view presentations.




Aug 02

No Seminar

Aug 09 

No Seminar 

Aug 16

Tim Peterson, PhD
Bone & Mineral Diseases

 Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacogenetics
Aug 23

Eileen Shore, PhD
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 Heterotopic Ossification
Aug 30

Nancy J. Bloom, PT, DPT, MSOT
Program in Physical Therapy

 Musculoskeletal Pain
Sep 06

Yu-Qing Cao, PhD
Anesthesiology, WU Pain Center

 Pain Mechanisms
Sep 13

Naga Yalla, MD
Bone and Mineral Diseases

 Drugs for Bone
Sep 20

No Seminar (ASBMR)

Sep 27

Roberto Civitelli, MD
Bone and Mineral Diseases

 Presenting and Publishing Your Data



















Questions? Please contact:
Christina Grantham