Carol Wise, PhD Professor Department of Orthopaedic Surgery University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX “A Genomics Approach to Understanding Deficiencies on Osteogenesis” Nadav Ahituv, PhD Professor Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutics University of California, San Francisco San Francisco, CA “Functional Characterization of Gene Regulatory Elements”  

Deneen Wellik, PhD Professor Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Molecular Medicine & Genetics, and Department of Cell & Developmental Biology Director, Center for Organogenesis University of Michigan Medical School Ann Arbor, MI  “The origin of skeletal mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs): Hox genes in development, growth and repair”

Ivo Kalajzic, MD, PhD Associate Professor Center for Regenerative Medicine and Skeletal Development Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences University of Connecticut, UConn Health, Farmington, CT “Lineage Tracing Identifies Mesenchymal Lineage Progenitor Cells in Bone and Cartilage” To watch the recorded presentation after the program »

Marian Young, PhD Chief, Molecular Biology of Bones and Teeth Section Craniofacial & Skeletal Diseases Brand, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD “Bone Matrix Proteins: More than Markers” To watch the recorded presentation after the program »

Mary Beth Humphrey, MD, PhD, FACP Professor of Medicine, McEldowney Chair in Immunology Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology, and Allergy Department of Medicine University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City, OK “The Role of TRPC1 in Modulating Calcium Sensing Receptor Responses in Parathyroid Gland and Bone”