Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders

2020-2021 Seminar Speakers

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 1:30pm — 2:30pm, Virtual Seminar Link
“Harnessing Bioactive Lipids For Regenerative Engineering and Potency Analysis of Cellular Therapies”
Edward Botchwey, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Tech

Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 1:30pm-2:30pm, CRB Austrian Auditorium (Virtual Seminar due to COVID-19)
(Co-Sponsored by IRM)

"Regenerative Rehabilitation: Applied biophysics meets stem cell therapeutics"
Fabrisia Ambrosio, Ph.D., MPT
Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Director of Rehabilitation for UPMC International, University of Pittsburgh


Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 1:30pm — 2:30pm, Virtual Seminar Link
"Gauging Tendon Mechanics by Observing Tissue Dynamics"
Darryl Thelen, Ph.D.
Professor: Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
Affiliate Professor: Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 9:00am – 12:00pm Virtual Symposium
Keynote Speaker - Richard L. Lieber, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab
Professor of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
To register please click here


Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 1:30pm — 2:30pm, Virtual Seminar Link
"Skeletal Dysplasia in Neurofibromatosis Type 1"
Florent Elefteriou, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Molecular and Human Genetics
Associate Director, Center for Skeletal Medicine and Biology, Baylor College of Medicine


Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Virtual Seminar Link
(Co-Sponsored by IRM)
"Biomanufacturing, Biomaterials and Biomechanics for Improved Treatment of Volumetric Muscle Loss Injuries"
George Christ, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedic Surgery
Mary Muilenburg Stamp Professor of Orthopaedic Research
Director of Basic and Translational Research in Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Virginia

Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 1:30pm — 2:30pm, Virtual Seminar Link
"Pharmacological approaches for manipulating bone quality and mechanics"
Matthew R. Allen, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development; Associate Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Indiana University School of Medicine

Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 1:30pm — 2:30pm, Virtual Seminar Link
"Seeking the tendon mechanostat"
Professor Jess G. Snedeker
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Biomechanics, University and ETH Zurich

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 1:30pm — 2:30pm, Virtual Seminar Link
"Targeting the gut to prevent osteoporosis"
Laura McCabe, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Physiology & Radiology and MSU Foundation
Michigan State University

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


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