Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders

2023-2024 Seminar Speakers

Upcoming Seminars 2023-2024
Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 130pm-230pm/CRB Austrian Auditorium
Joint with IRM

Bone Building Molecular Targets: Lessons from Mechanical Signaling in Skeletal Tissues
Alexander Robling, Ph.D.

Chair, Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
Indiana University, School of Medicine

Monday, April 15, 2024,  3pm-4pm/CRB Austrian Auditorium
Joint with Pennsylvania Muscle Institute

Mechanisms of Hippo Pathway Dysregulation in Sarcomas.
Munir Tanas, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology
Carver College of Medicine
University of Iowa Health Care

Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 130pm-230pm/CRB Austrian Auditorium
Joint with IRM

Title: "
Interrogating Osteoclast Biology by Live Cell Imaging Reveals Novel Insight into their Cellular and Resorption Dynamics"
Sarah L. Dallas, Ph.D.

University of Missouri Curator’s Distinguished Professor
Lee M. and William Lefkowitz Endowed Professor
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 130pm-230pm/CRB Austrian Auditorium
Title: "
Rotator Cuff Tear and Repair: From Bedside to Bench"
Kathleen Derwin,  Ph.D.

Department Vice Chair
Associate Staff, Biomedical Engineering
Director, Musculoskeletal Research Center
Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Past Seminars  
Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 1:30pm-2:30pm/CRB Austrian Auditorium
Title: Building Tissues: Engineering Complexity Through Biomaterial Design
Brendan A. Harley, Sc.D.
Robert W. Schaefer Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Cancer Center at Illinois (CCIL)
Carl R. Woses Institute for Genomic Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 1:30pm-2:30pm/CRB Austrian Auditorium
Title: Biomanufacturing, Biomaterials and Biomechanics for Improved Treatment of Volumetric Muscle Loss Injuries
Chuanju Liu, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Translational Orthopaedic Research Laboratory
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Cell Biology
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 8am-630pm/Smilow Rubinstein Auditorium & Commons
Annual Scientific Symposium
Title: Navigating a Path to Understanding Drug Delivery in the Treatment of Arthritis
Keynote Speaker:
Lori A. Setton, Ph.D., Lucy and Stanley Lopata Distinguished Professor & Chair of Biomedical Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis
Stay tuned for more information

Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 1:30pm-2:30pm/CRB Austrian Auditorium
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Title: The Physiology and Pathophysiology of FGF23 in Skeletal and Mineral Biology
Michael T. Collins, M.D., FASBMR
Senior Investigator
Chief, Section on Skeletal Disorders and Mineral Homeostasis
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Institute of Health

Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 1:30pm-2:30pm/CRB Austrian Auditorium Joint with IRM
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Title: Life, Death and Transformation in the Transition Zone, Implications for Bone Healing
Ralph Marcucio, Ph.D.
Professor of Orthopaedic Research
Director, Laboratory for Skeletal Regeneration
Orthopaedic Trauma Institute
Co-Director, Oral and Craniofacial Science Graduate Program
University of California, San Francisco

Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 1:30pm-2:30pm/CRB Austrian Auditorium
Title: From Bench to Human Trials: How did we get there?
Patrick Mooney, M.D., Ceo and Director
Christopher Natale, Ph.D., Co-Founder and VP, Research

Linnaeus Therapeutics
Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 1:30pm-2:30pm/CRB Austrian Auditorium
Title: Biomechanical & Energetic Factors Associated with Physical Activity Limitations in Osteoarthritis
Kharma C. Foucher, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition
Director, Biomechanics and Clinical Outcomes Laboratory
University of Illinois at Chicago
Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 12:00pm-1:00pm/CRB Austrian Auditorium
Joint with IRM

Title: "Thinking Outside the Joint:  Can Targeting the Intestine support OA Disease Modification?"
Michael Zuscik, PhD
Mack Clayton Professor and Vice Chair of Research
Department of Orthopedics
University of Colorado
Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 130pm-2:30pm/CRB Austrian Auditorium
Title: "Targeting the Immune System in Regenerative Medicine and Biomaterials"
Jennifer Elisseeff, Ph.D.
Morton Goldberg Professor and Director, Translational Tissue Engineering Center
Wilmer Eye Institute and Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Orthopaedic Surgery, Chemical
Biological Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 130pm-2:30pm/CRB Austrian Auditorium
Title: "Decorin: A Central Player of Cartilage Extracellular Matrix in Health and Disease"
Lin Han, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
Drexel University
Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 130pm-2:30pm/CRB Austrian Auditorium
Title: "My Journey to Demystify the Marvelous Misunderstood Meniscus"
Suzanne Maher, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Research Institute
Co-Director, Orthopedic Soft Tissue Research Program, Research Institute
Associate Director, Department of Biomechanics
Hospital for Special Surgery
Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 8am-630pm/Smilow Rubinstein Auditorium & Commons
Annual Scientific Symposium
"Navigating the NIH: The Program Director Perspective"
Keynote Speaker:
Charles Washabaugh, Ph.D., Program Director, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases,
National Institute of Health
Tuesday, December 12, 2023, 130pm-230pm/CRB Austrian Auditorium
Title: "Understanding Joint Health Through Whole Joint Biomechanics and Mechanobiology"
Hai Yao, Ph.D.
Professor and Ernest R. Norville Endowed Chair
Associate Chair for CU-MUSC Bioengineering Program
Associate Vice President for Biomedical Innovation
Department of Bioengineering
Clemson University
Tuesday, January 23, 2024, 130pm-230pm/CRB Austrian Auditorium
Joint with IRM

Title:Myostatin: A Molecular Rheostat for Muscle Mass”
Se-Jin Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Presidential Distinguished Professor, Genetics and Genome Sciences
Joint Appointment, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
MD/PhD Executive Committee Chair
University of Connecticut

Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 130pm-230pm/CRB Austrian Auditorium
Seminar cancelled

Title: "Perspectives on Tendon Development"
Ronen Schweitzer, Ph.D.
Interim Director of Research, Shriners Hospital for Children - Portland
Professor in Orthopaedics and Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Oregon Health & Science University

For a full list of past Visiting Professorship Seminar Series speakers please click here.


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