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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).

2015-2016 Bone Seminar Series

Sept. 11, 2015Kimberly L. Cooper, Ph.D.,
2015 Searle Scholar, Assistant Professor
Department of Cell & Developmental Biology
University of California at San Diego
San Diego, CA
Growth Plate Dynamics and the Development & Evolution of Skeletal Proportion
Oct. 2, 2015Thomas L. Clemens, Ph.D.,
Lewis Cass Spencer Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland
Insulin, Osteoblasts and Energy Metabolism. Why Bone Counts Calories
Nov. 6, 2015Francisco Ramirez, Ph.D.,
Principal Investigator
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
Extracellular Matrix Control of Bone Remodeling and Linear Growth
Dec. 4, 2015Benjamin Z. Leder, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Combination Therapy in Osteoporosis
Jan. 8, 2016Florent Elefteriou, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Feb. 5, 20165Laura Calvi, MD
Professor of Medicine, Co-director, Multidisciplinary Neuroendocrinology Clinic
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Niche & Cancer Morphogenesis
Mar. 4, 2016Johnny Huard, MD
Visiting Distinguished Wallace Professor and Vice Chair of Research Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
Director of Brown Foundation Institute for Molecular Medicine Center for Tissue Engineering & Aging Research
University of Texas Health Medical School,
Houston, Texas
April 3, 2016Samantha Brugmann, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Division of Plastic Surgery,  Division of Developmental BiologyCincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH
Craniofacial Morphogenesis
May 20, 2016TBATBA

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