Skeletal Biology and Regeneration Seminar Series


Osteocyte-Osteoclast Cross-Talk: The Role of Cathepsin K and Wnt Signaling

Roland Baron, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity
Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Date: Friday, December 9, 2016
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Room Oniyiuke Dinig Room

Bone, blood and fat metabolism: an osteocyte-centered view

Paola Divieti Pajevic, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
Boston University

Date: Friday, October 7, 2016
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Room EG-013, ARB Large Conference Room

Interactions between inflammation and bone remodeling

Danka Grcevic, M.D., Ph.D.
Adjunct Faculty, UConn Health
Professor, Dept. of Physiology and Immunology, University of Zagreb

Date: Friday, May 20, 2016
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Room L7040A

Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Bone Remodeling and Skeletal Diseases

Xu Cao
Lee Riley Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Director of Center for Musculoskeletal Research
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Friday, March 11, 2016
Time:  Noon
Location: Keller Auditorium

Functional Genomics Approaches to Understand Human Development, Evolution and Disease

Justin Cotney
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Genetics and Genome Sciences
UConn Health

Friday, January 29, 2016
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: ARB Room EG 013

FGF Signaling in Craniofacial Development

Jacob Eswarakumar
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Yale University

Friday, December 11, 2015
Time: Noon
Location: UConn Musculoskeletal Institute, Seminar Room 4002


Mechanotransduction:  Beyond Stiffness:  stem cells and viscoelasticity

David Mooney
Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering
John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University

Friday, November 6, 2015
Time: Noon
Location: Onyiuke Dining Room

Evidence for a mature osteoclast derived coupling factor

Julia Charles
Associate Physician
Division of Rheumatology, Immunology & Allergy
Harvard Medical School

Friday, October 30, 2015
Time: Noon
Location: UConn Musculoskeletal Institute, Seminar Room 4002

Positional control of hematopoietic progenitor cell differentiation in bone marrow

João P. Pereira
Assistant Professor
Department of Immunobiology
Yale University School of Medicine

Friday, June 5, 2015
Time: Noon
Location: UConn Musculoskeletal Institute,  (MARB) 4th Floor – Seminar Room 4002


Application of Human Genetics, Genome Engineering, and Animal Models Towards the Development of Biologic Therapeutics

Aris Economides
Senior Director
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Friday, October 10, 2014
Time: Noon
Location: Lecture Room A (LM-036)

IL-6 family cytokines and their effects on bone formation through the osteocyte

Natalie Sims
Associate Director Bone Cell Biology and Disease Unit
St. Vincent’s Institute
The University of Melbourne

Friday, June 20, 2014
Time: Noon
Location: Lecture Room A (LM-036)

Neurologic Mechanisms Driving Cancer Pain

Brian L. Schmidt
Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Director, Bluestone Center for Clinical Research
New York University College of Dentistry

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time:  Noon
Location: ARB Conference Room (EG052)

Skeletal Stem Cells in Health and in Disease

Pam Robey
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Chief, Craniofacial and Skeletal Diseases Branch, DIR
Co-Coordinator, NIH Bone Marrow Stromal Cell Transplantation Center
Chief, Skeletal Biology Section, CSDB, DIR
Chief, Matrix Metalloproteinase Section
Acting Scientific Director, NIH Stem Cell Unit

Friday, April 11, 2014
Time: Noon
Location: Lecture Room A (LM-036)


Models for mineralized tissue development, disease and regeneration

Pamela Yelick
Professor and Director
Division of Craniofacial and Molecular Genetics
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Tufts University, Boston, MA

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Time: Noon
Location: Lecture Room A (LM-036)