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Seminar Series

The Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Bone Disease Program of Texas presents monthly seminars given by internationally recognized scientists working in the field of skeletal biology.

Unless otherwise noted, lectures are held on the first Friday of each month, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m, at MD Anderson Cancer Center in the AT&T Telehealth Center, room FC1.2002 of the Faculty Center Building, 1400 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas. Directions and Map (pdf).

2014-2015 Bone Seminar Series

Sept. 5, 2014Deneen M. Wellik, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine, Assistant Director of Center for Organogenesis
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
A Reserve Hox-Expressing Population in the Adult Musculoskeletal System is Critical for Repair Mechanisms
Oct. 3, 2014Jonathan Schoenecker, M.D., Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee
The Fountain of Youth of Musculoskeletal Tissue: Diet, Exercise and Good Fibrinolysis 
Nov. 7, 2014Steven Goldring, M.D.,
Chief Scientific Officer, Professor of Medicine
Richard L. Menschel Research Chair
Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell School of Medicine
New York, NY
Mechanisms of Pathological Bone Remodeling: Pathology Teaches Physiology
Dec. 5, 2014Marian F. Young, Ph.D.,
Chief, Molecular Biology of Bones and Teeth Section,
National Institutes of Health/NIDCR
Bethesda, Maryland
 Novel SLRP Regulation in the Skeleton: From Head to Toe
Jan. 23, 2015Jacqueline Hecht, Ph.D.,
Professor and Division Head, Pediatric Research Center and Vice Chair for Research Department of Pediatrics,
University of Texas Health Medical School
Houston, Texas
Feb. 6, 2015John Bilezikian, M.D.,
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
Columbia University
New York, NY
Primary Hyperparathyroidism: New Insights, Concepts and Guidelines
Mar. 6, 2015Francesco Ramiriez, Ph.D.,
Principal Investigator
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
Extracellular Matrix Control of Bone Remodeling and Linear Growth
April 3, 2015David W. Dempster, Ph.D.,
Professor of Clinical Pathology
Director of the Regional Bone Center
Helen Hayes Hospital
West Haverstraw, NY
Bone Remodeling: An Inverted U-Curve
May 22, 2015Ling Qin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

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