We are delighted to announce the promotion of Erica Scheller, DDS, PhD, to the position of Associate Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology and Physiology, and Developmental Biology on the Investigator Track, with tenure. Scheller will also continue to serve as the Executive Director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine. This promotion recognizes her exceptional contributions and dedication to her research and academic pursuits.
Scheller joined our division in July 2016 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. Since then, she has established original lines of interdisciplinary research spanning cell biology, physiology, and bioengineering to study the relationships between the nervous system and the skeleton and the role of bone marrow adipose tissue in bone metabolism. She has secured funding from the NIH using a variety of mechanisms that have supported the growth of her group for the past six years. She has over 70 publications, including original research, invited reviews and book chapters. She is a dedicated mentor for PhD students and postdocs – two of her trainees have been awarded individual fellowship grants by the NIH. She has tangibly contributed to the teaching and mentoring missions of the Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases, the Skeletal Disorders Training Program, the Musculoskeletal Research Center, and the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences. She has achieved a national and international reputation as a leader in the fields of bone and adipose tissue research, and she is the current President of the International Society of Bone Morphometry, the second ever female president in the history of this society.
Throughout her tenure, Scheller has exemplified the values of our institution, consistently contributing to a culture of shared values and collegiality and exhibiting a passion for advancing scientific knowledge with rigor and transparency. Her contributions extend beyond her own research, as she actively engages in interdisciplinary collaborations.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Scheller on her well-deserved promotion. We are proud to have her in our academic group, and look forward to witnessing her continued success and the significant impact of her work on our institution and the broader scientific community.