Skeletal Mini-Course Recorded Presentations

Links to the presentations from the Skeletal Biology and Pathophysiology Mini-Course


  • Paola Divieti Pajevic, MD, PhD – Osteocytes
  • Spencer Lake, PhD – Tendon and Ligament
  • Gretchen Meyer, PhD – Muscle
  • Ryan Riddle, PhD – Bone Cell Energetics
  • Philip Roper, PhD – Osteoclasts, Inflammation and Infection


  • Nancy Bloom, PT, DPT, MSOT – Musculoskeletal Pain (audio was not captured)

Mechanisms-based Classification of Pain and Clinical Implications

  • Yu-Qing Cao, PhD – Pain Mechanisms

Introduction to Basic Science Mechanisms of Pain

  • Roberto Civitelli, MD – Presenting and Publishing Your Data

Transparency and Rigor in Data Analysis and Presentation

  • Tim Peterson, PhD – Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacogenetics

Pharmacogenomics for the Musculoskeletal System and in General

  • Eileen Shore, PhD – Heterotopic Ossification
  • Naga Yalla, MD – Drugs for Bone

Treatments for Osteoporosis: What We Have and What We Need


  • Mary Beth Humphrey, MD, PhD – Osteoimmunology

Osteoimmunology: From Bench to Bedside

  • Ivo Kalajzic, MD, PhD – Mesenchymal Lineage Cells in Bone and Cartilage

Lineage Tracing Identifies Mesenchymal Lineage Progenitor Cells in Bone and Cartilage

  • M. Farooq Rai, PhD – Joint Biology and Homeostasis

Joint Biology and Homeostasis

  • Erica Scheller, DDS, PhD – Neural Regulation of the Skeleton

Neural Regulation of the Skeleton

  • Marian Young, PhD – Extracellular Matrix in the Skeleton

Bone Matrix Proteins: More than Markers



  • Regis O’Keefe, MD, PhD – Fracture and Bone Regeneration

Fracture and Bone Regeneration

  • Deborah Veis (Novack), MD, PhD – Osteomyelitis


  • Matthew L. Warman, MD – Genetic Disorders of Bone Formation

New Developments in Understanding the Causes of Human Skeletal Dysostoses and Dysplasias

  • Michael P. Whyte, MD – Genetic Disorders of Bone Resorption

Genetic Disorders of Impaired Bone Resorption (The Osteopetroses)

  • Naga Yalla, MD – Secondary Osteoporosis

Secondary Causes of Osteoporosis


  • Roberto Civitelli, MD – Skeletal Endocrinology

Learning Endocrinology from Skeletal Disorders

  • Clarissa Craft, PhD – Matrix Biology and Signaling

Extracellular Matrix and Signaling

  • Farshid Guilak, PhD – Mechanosensing

Mechanotransduction in Musculoskeletal Tissues

  • Dan Link, MD – Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Lineage Tracing

Lineage Tracking to Dissect Hematopoietic Niches in the Bone Marrow

  • Fanxin Long, PhD – Bone Formation

The Bone Builders: Origin and Regulation

  • Deborah Veis (Novack), MD, PhD – Bone Resorption

The  Bone Eaters: Horror Show or Happy Ending?



  • Yousef Abu-Amer, PhD – Inflammatory and Periprostetic Osteolysis

Inflammatory and Periprostetic Osteolysis

  • Roberta Faccio, PhD – Bone-Tumor Interactions

Bone and Cancer: A Fatal Attraction

  • Regis O’Keefe, MD, PhD – Arthritis

Osteoarthritis: An Unsolved Disease

  • Matthew Silva, PhD – Fracture Repair

Fracture Healing 101

  • Simon Tang, PhD – Intervertebral Disc Pathobiology

Intervertebral Disc Pathobiology: Anatomy, Homeostasis, and Degeneration

  • Steven Teitelbaum, MD – Diabetes and Bone

Bone and the Metabolic Syndrome

  • Naga Yalla, MD – Human Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis – A Clinician’s Perspective


  • Roberto Civitelli, MD –  Skeletal Endocrinology

Skeletal Endocrinology

  • Fanxin Long, PhD – Bone Formation and Maintenance Including Osteocytes

Osteoblasts and Osteocytes: What Do We Know

  • Audrey McAlinden, PhD – Joints, Growth Plates, and Development

Limb Development: Limb Buds, Growth Plates and Joints

  • Stavros Thomopoulos, PhD – Biomineralization/Collagen Structure

Collagen Structure and Mineralization

  • Deborah Veis (Novack), MD, PhD – Bone Turnover and Coupling

Osteoclasts and Bone Remodeling


  • Roberto Civitelli, MD – Osteoporosis

Pathobiology of Osteoporosis

  • Roberta Faccio, PhD – Rheumatoid Arthritis and Inflammatory Bone Loss

Cellular Players in Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Deborah Veis (Novack), MD, PhD – Bone Pathology

Histopathology of Bone Disease

  • Katherine Weilbaecher, MD – Bone Metastasis

Understanding Bone Metastasis


  • Roberto Civitelli, MD – Skeletal Endocrinology

Skeletal Endocrinology

  • Sarah Dallas, PhD – Osteocyte Biology

Cell and Extracellular Matrix Dynamics in Skeletal Tissues

  • Fanxin Long, PhD – Osteoblast Biology

Osteoblasts: What They Are and How They Are Regulated

  • Audrey McAlinden, PhD – Chondrocyte Biology

Chondrocyte Biology

  • Stavros Thomopoulos, PhD – Biomineralization/Collagen Structure

Collagen Structure and Mineralization

  • Deborah Veis (Novack), MD, PhD – Osteoclast Biology

Fun with Osteoclasts: Analysis of Osteoclast Differentiation and Function