Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders

2019-2020 Seminar Speakers

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


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, February 25, 2020, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, CRB Austrian Auditorium
"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, 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 for the Center for Skeletal Medicine and Biology
Baylor College of Medicine


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


Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, CRB Austrian Auditorium
Darryl Thelen, Ph.D.
Professor: Mechanical Engineering
Professor: Biomedical Engineering
Affiliate Professor: Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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

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

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 8:00am – 6:00pm, Smilow Rubinstein Auditorium/Commons
Keynote Speaker
Anthony Ratcliffe, Ph.D.
President and CEO of Synthasome, Inc
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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


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


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