Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory

Shore Laboratory

Michael Convente

Michael Convente

Graduate Student in Cell and Molecular Biology
University of Pennsylvania

Hometown: Midland Park, New Jersey

Education: B.A. Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Psychology (Magna Cum Laude), 2009, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Areas of Special Interest: Early inflammatory events in FOP

Peer-Reviewed Publications:
Chakkalakal SA, Zhang D, Culbert AL, Convente MR, Caron RJ, Wright AC, Maidment AD, Kaplan FS, Shore EM. An Acvr1 R206H knock-in mouse has fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 2012.

Michael joined the Shore lab in the spring of 2010. He worked in a bone biology lab during his undergraduate years at Rutgers University, which sparked his interest in the Shore lab while at Penn. In addition to his research, Michael enjoys writing about science, progressive politics, and technology, as well as rooting for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team.