Seminar Speakers

Upcoming Seminars - 2024-2025

Tuesday, September 10, 2024, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm / CRB Austrian Auditorium
"Bone Microstructure, Mechanics, Mechanobiology, and Beyond"
Xiang-Dong Edward Guo, PhD
Chair and Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Columbia University
Sarah L. Dallas, Ph.D. Tuesday, October 22, 2024, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm / CRB Austrian Auditorium
Joint with IRM

Interrogating Osteoclast Biology by Live Cell Imaging Reveals Novel Insight into their Cellular and Resorption Dynamics
Sarah L. Dallas, PhD
University of Missouri Curator’s Distinguished Professor
Lee M. and William Lefkowitz Endowed Professor
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Wednesday, November 20, 2024, 8:00 am-6:00 pm / Smilow Rubinstein Auditorium & Commons
Annual Scientific Symposium
Regulation of Post-Natal Growth Plate Maturation
Keynote Speaker:
Marie DeMay, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Tuesday, December 10, 2024, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm / CRB Austrian Auditorium
Intraarticular Microbial Products: a Potential Driver of Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis
Matlock Jefferies, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Oklahoma Health Services

Tuesday, January 14, 2025, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm / CRB Austrian Auditorium
Building Stronger Bones with Osteoblasts
Joy Wu, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair, Basic Science in the Department of Medicine
Stanford University

Tuesday, March 11, 2025, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm / CRB Austrian Auditorium
Bone Building and Breakdown from the City of Brotherly Love to the Lone Star State
Benjamin Levi, MD

Dr. Lee Hudson-Robert R. Penn Chair
Director, Center for Organogenesis Regeneration & Trauma
Professor in Surgery and Bioengineering
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

 

Past Seminars

Brendan A. Harley, Sc.D. Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm / CRB Austrian Auditorium
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
Chuanju Liu, Ph.D. Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm / CRB Austrian Auditorium
Biomanufacturing, Biomaterials, and Biomechanics for Improved Treatment of Volumetric Muscle Loss Injuries
Chuanju Liu, PhD
Professor and Director, Translational Orthopaedic Research Laboratory
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Cell Biology
NYU Grossman School of Medicine 
Lori A. Setton, Ph.D. Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 8:00 am-6:30 pm / Smilow Rubinstein Auditorium & Commons
Annual Scientific Symposium
Navigating a Path to Understanding Drug Delivery in the Treatment of Arthritis
Keynote Speaker:
Lori A. Setton, PhD., Lucy and Stanley Lopata Distinguished Professor & Chair of Biomedical Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis
Michael T. Collins, M.D., FASBMR Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm / CRB Austrian Auditorium
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
Ralph Marcucio, Ph.D. Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm / CRB Austrian Auditorium Joint with IRM
Life, Death, and Transformation in the Transition Zone, Implications for Bone Healing
Ralph Marcucio, PhD
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

Patrick Mooney, M.D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Natale, Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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
Jennifer Elisseeff, Ph.D. Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 130pm-2:30 pm / CRB Austrian Auditorium
Targeting the Immune System in Regenerative Medicine and Biomaterials
Jennifer Elisseeff, PhD
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
Lin Han, Ph.D. Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 130pm-2:30 pm / CRB Austrian Auditorium
Decorin: A Central Player of Cartilage Extracellular Matrix in Health and Disease
Lin Han, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
Drexel University
Suzanne Maher, Ph.D. Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm / CRB Austrian Auditorium
My Journey to Demystify the Marvelous Misunderstood Meniscus
Suzanne Maher, PhD
Senior Scientist, Research Institute
Co-Director, Orthopedic Soft Tissue Research Program, Research Institute
Associate Director, Department of Biomechanics
Hospital for Special Surgery
Charles Washabaugh, Ph.D. Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 8:00 am-6:30 pm / Smilow Rubinstein Auditorium & Commons
Annual Scientific Symposium
Navigating the NIH: The Program Director Perspective
Keynote Speaker:
Charles Washabaugh, PhD, Program Director, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases,
National Institute of Health
Hai Yao, Ph.D. Tuesday, December 12, 2023, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm / CRB Austrian Auditorium
Understanding Joint Health Through Whole Joint Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
Hai Yao, PhD
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
Se-Jin Lee, M.D., Ph.D. Tuesday, January 23, 2024, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm / CRB Austrian Auditorium
Joint with IRM

Myostatin: A Molecular Rheostat for Muscle Mass
Se-Jin Lee, M.D., PhD
Presidential Distinguished Professor, Genetics and Genome Sciences
Joint Appointment, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
MD/PhD Executive Committee Chair
University of Connecticut
Ronen Schweitzer, Ph.D. Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm / CRB Austrian Auditorium - Seminar canceled
Perspectives on Tendon Development
Ronen Schweitzer, PhD
Interim Director of Research, Shriners Hospital for Children - Portland
Professor in Orthopaedics and Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Oregon Health & Science University
Alexander Robling, Ph.D. Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm / CRB Austrian Auditorium
Joint with IRM

Bone Building Molecular Targets: Lessons from Mechanical Signaling in Skeletal Tissues
Alexander Robling, PhD
Chair, Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
Indiana University, School of Medicine
Munir Tanas, M.D. Monday, April 15, 2024, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm / 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
Sarah L. Dallas, Ph.D.

Rescheduled to October 2024
Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm / CRB Austrian Auditorium
Joint with IRM

Interrogating Osteoclast Biology by Live Cell Imaging Reveals Novel Insight into their Cellular and Resorption Dynamics
Sarah L. Dallas, PhD
University of Missouri Curator’s Distinguished Professor
Lee M. and William Lefkowitz Endowed Professor
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Kathleen Derwin,  Ph.D. Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm / CRB Austrian Auditorium
Rotator Cuff Tear and Repair: From Bedside to Bench
Kathleen Derwin, PhD
Department Vice Chair
Associate Staff, Biomedical Engineering
Director, Musculoskeletal Research Center
Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic

View the full list of past Visiting Professorship Seminar Series speakers