Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders

2019-2021 Seminar Speakers

Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 1:30pm — 2:30pm, CRB Austrian Auditorium
"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, December 8, 2020, 1:30pm — 2:30pm, CRB Austrian Auditorium
"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

 


Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 8:00am – 6:00pm, Smilow Rubinstein Auditorium/Commons
ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM (all day event)
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 (Coming soon)

 


Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 1:30pm — 2:30pm, CRB Austrian Auditorium
"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


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

 


CANCELLED Due to Coronavirus — Rescheduled for January 12, 2021
Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, CRB Austrian Auditorium
"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


CANCELLED Due to Coronavirus — Rescheduled for October 20, 2020
Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, CRB Austrian Auditorium
"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


CANCELLED Due to Coronavirus — Rescheduled for September 8, 2020
Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, CRB Austrian Auditorium

"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

 


CANCELLED Due to Coronavirus — Rescheduled for December 8, 2020
Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, CRB Austrian Auditorium
"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, February 25, 2020, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, CRB Austrian Auditorium
(Co-Sponsored by IRM)

"Microtubules, Osteocyte Mechanotransduction, and the Surprising Regulation of Sclerostin"
Joseph P. Stains, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Iterim Director of Musculoskeletal Research
University of Maryland

 


Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, CRB Austrian Auditorium
"Imaging across scales: visualizing tissue to subcellular mechanobiology in cartilage health and disease "
Corey Neu, Ph.D.
Donnelly Family Endowed Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of Colorado, Boulder

 


Tuesday, December 10 , 2019, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, CRB Austrian Auditorium
"Osteoarthritis:  Thinking Beyond the Cartilage"
Kyle Allen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Associate Chair for UG Studies, ABET Coordinator
J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Florida

 


Friday, November 22, 2019, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, CRB Austrian Auditorium
"Elucidating the Role of Lymphatic Dysfunction in Arthritic Flare"
Edward Schwarz, Ph.D.
Burton Professor of Orthopaedics
Director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Research
University of Rochester

 


Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 8:00am – 6:00pm, Smilow Rubinstein Auditorium/Commons
ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM (all day event)
Keynote Speaker — Anthony Ratcliffe, Ph.D., President and CEO of Synthasome, Inc
 

 


Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, CRB Austrian Auditorium
“Osteocytes and Connexin Channels in Mechanotransduction and Hormonal Response in Bone.”
Jean Jiang, Ph.D.
Professor and Zachry Distinguished University Chair
Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology, UT Health San Antonio


Tuesday, September 17 , 2019, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, CRB Austrian Auditorium
"Towards a better understanding of Musculoskeletal development and arthritis pathogenesis: A Systems approach"
Hiroshi Asahara, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of MEM, Department of Molecular Medicine
Scripps Research, California Campus


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

 

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