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.

2018 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 17

Erica Scheller, DDS, PhD
Bone & Mineral Diseases  

Topic: Neural regulation of the skeleton
Aug 24 

Ivo Kalajzic, MD, PhD
UConn Health, Farmington, CT 

Topic: Mesenchymal lineage cells in bone and cartilage
Aug 31

No Seminar

Sep 07

M. Farooq Rai, PhD
Orthopaedic Surgery

Topic: Joint biology and homeostasis
Sep 14

Marian Young, PhD
NIH, Bethesda, MD

Topic: Extracellular matrix in the skeleton
Sep 21

Mary Beth Humphrey, MD, PhD
Univ. of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

Topic:  Osteoimmunology



















Questions? Please contact:
Christina Grantham