Mbalaviele Lab and Colleagues Published in eLife

Mbalaviele Lab and Colleagues Published in eLife
Kai Sun, Chun Wang, Gabriel Mbalaviele, and colleagues found that fracture healing is impaired in mice lacking gasdermin D – interleukin-1 receptor. Citation: Fracture healing is delayed in the absence of gasdermin – interleukin-1 signaling. Sun K, Wang c, Xiao J, Brodt MD, Yuan L, Yang T, Alippe Y, Hu H, Hao D, Abu-Amer Y, […]

Steven Mumm, PhD, Receives Two Year NIH R21 Grant

Steven Mumm, PhD, Receives Two Year NIH R21 Grant
LRP5 and LRP6 are important modulators of the WNT signaling pathway which is critical for bone growth and turnover. Mutations in the LRP5 and LRP6 genes cause a rare human genetic disorder of high bone mass. Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases faculty Steven Mumm, PhD, has been awarded a $433,125 two-year grant by the […]

Michael P. Whyte, MD, Appointed Emeritus Professor of Medicine

Michael P. Whyte, MD, Appointed Emeritus Professor of Medicine
The Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases is pleased to announce that Michael P. Whyte, MD, has been appointed emeritus professor in the Washington University John T. Milliken Department of Medicine, effective January 1st, 2022. Whyte has been a member of the Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases for 40 years and has had an […]

Chun Wang, PhD, Appointed as Instructor in Medicine.

Chun Wang, PhD, Appointed as Instructor in Medicine.
Chun Wang, PhD, was appointed to the rank of Instructor in Medicine, effective January 1, 2022. Dr. Wang obtained her MBBS degree in 2000 at Hengyang Medical College, and PhD degree in Pharmacology in 2009 through a joint program between Central South University Xiangya School of Medicine, China, and the Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology […]

Gabriel Mbalaviele, PhD, Appointed to the Scientific Board of Science Immunology

Gabriel Mbalaviele, PhD, Appointed to the Scientific Board of Science Immunology
Gabriel Mbalaviele, PhD, has been appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of Science Immunology to serve a 3-year term. He will assist the editorial team in assessing papers on inflammasomes, osteoimmunology, and other areas of his expertise. Members of this international group of 20-25 scientists/immunologists are selected on the basis of their competence and achievement […]

Mbalaviele Lab and Colleagues Published in Arthritis Research & Therapy

Mbalaviele Lab and Colleagues Published in Arthritis Research & Therapy
Tong Yang, Kai Sun, Gabriel Mbalaviele, PhD, and colleagues found that gasdermin D plays an important role in the pathogenesis of arthritis caused by traumatic injury. Citation: Gasdermin D deficiency attenuates arthritis induced by traumatic injury but not autoantibody-assembled immune complexes. Yang T, Sun K, Wang C, Swarnkar G, Quan S, Kress D, Xiao J, […]

Kathy Diemer, MD, Receives Honor Roll Award

Kathy Diemer, MD, Receives Honor Roll Award
Kathy Diemer, MD, has received the Honor Roll Award from the Academy of Educators at Washington University School of Medicine. The Honor Roll Award was established this year and recognizes current Washington University faculty members making outstanding contributions to education. Awardees are selected by department/program leadership or their designees who are able to best assess […]

Mbalaviele Lab and Colleagues Published in Science Immunology

Mbalaviele Lab and Colleagues Published in Science Immunology
Chun Wang MD, PhD, Jianqiu Xiao PhD, Gabriel Mbalaviele PhD, and colleagues published a paper in Science Immunology in which they discovered an unexpected function of the NLRP3 inflammasome in inflammation in the absence of gasdermin D. Citation: NLRP3 inflammasome activation triggers gasdermin D-independent inflammation. Wang C, Yang T, Xiao J, Xu C, Alippe Y, […]

Three Bone Health Program Physicians Selected as Top Doctors® 2021

Three Bone Health Program Physicians Selected as Top Doctors® 2021
Congratulations to three of our Bone Health Physicians for being placed on the 2021 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® List: James Avery, MD, Kathryn Diemer, MD, and Naga Yalla, MD. The Top Doctors® selection process is entirely merit-based. Doctors cannot pay to be listed. More information can be found at the Best Doctors® website. This list […]

Nicola Napoli MD, PhD, Elected to Leadership Position with the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)

Nicola Napoli MD, PhD, Elected to Leadership Position with the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)
Nicola Napoli, MD, PhD, was elected to the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Council (Board of Directors).  ASBMR is the premier professional organization promoting research, education, and patient care in the musculoskeletal and mineral metabolism field internationally. The ASBMR Council is vested with the powers and authority to manage all the activities […]

Deborah Veis, MD, PhD, Appointed Next Editor-in-Chief of JBMR® Plus

Deborah Veis, MD, PhD, Appointed Next Editor-in-Chief of JBMR® Plus
Deborah Veis, MD, PhD, has been appointed to serve as the next editor-in-chief of the journal JBMR® Plus. Launched in 2017, JBMR® Plus is the premier, monthly, open access journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). A companion to the internationally recognized Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (JBMR®), JBMR® Plus […]

Welcome Kashif Shaikh, MD

Welcome Kashif Shaikh, MD
Kashif S. Shaikh, MD, has been appointed Fellow in Osteoporosis, Metabolic Bone Disorders for the academic year 2021-2022, and started his fellowship on July 1st, 2021. After graduating from Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan, he completed his internal medicine residency training at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, in 2012. […]

Gary Gottesman, MD, Appointed Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine

Gary Gottesman, MD, Appointed Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Gary S. Gottesman, MD, has been appointed Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, with a part-time appointment in our division as of July 1st, 2021. An MD graduate of the University of Michigan, Gottesman completed his residency in Pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in 1991, and a fellowship in Medical Genetics at WUSM in 1995. […]

Mahshid Mohseni, MD, Promoted to Assistant Professor of Medicine

Mahshid Mohseni, MD, Promoted to Assistant Professor of Medicine
Mahshid Mohseni, MD, has been promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor of Medicine on the Clinician Track effective July 1st, 2021. Mohseni graduated from Isfahan University, Iran, and completed her internal medicine residency at Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, West Virginia; followed by a fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at the University […]

Three Bone Health Program Physicians Selected as Best Doctors in America 2020

Three Bone Health Program Physicians Selected as Best Doctors in America 2020
Congratulations to three of our Bone Health Physicians for being placed on the Best Doctors in America for 2020 list: James Avery, MD, Roberto Civitelli, MD, and Michael P. Whyte, MD. The Best Doctors in America is an online resource developed by Best Doctors, Inc. Best Doctors believes physicians are the most qualified to evaluate […]

Mbalaviele Lab and Colleagues Published in PLOS Biology

Mbalaviele Lab and Colleagues Published in PLOS Biology
Jianqiu Xiao PhD, Chun Wang MD, PhD, Gabriel Mbalaviele PhD, and colleagues, published a paper in PLOS Biology in which they demonstrate that radiation causes tissue damage by dysregulating inflammasome pathways in both host and transplanted cells. Citation: Radiation causes tissue damage by dysregulating inflammasome-gasdermin D signaling in both host and transplanted cells. Xiao J, […]

Welcome Nilton Salles Rosa Neto, MD, PhD, RhMSUS

Welcome Nilton Salles Rosa Neto, MD, PhD, RhMSUS
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Nilton Salles Rosa Neto has joined our division as Clinical Fellow in our Osteoporosis, Bone and Mineral Diseases fellowship for the current academic year, 2020-2021. Dr. Salles Rosa Neto received his medical degree from Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil, in 2004. In 2008, he completed his Internal Medicine […]

Gabriel Mbalaviele, PhD, Promoted to Professor of Medicine

Gabriel Mbalaviele, PhD, Promoted to Professor of Medicine
Gabriel Mbalaviele, PhD, was promoted to the rank of Professor of Medicine with tenure on July 1st, 2020. Dr. Mbalaviele has reached this outstanding academic achievement through an unusual professional and personal journey. A native of the Republic of the Congo, he received his graduate training in Developmental Physiology in Paris, France, in the early […]

Steven Mumm, PhD, Promoted to Professor of Medicine

Steven Mumm, PhD, Promoted to Professor of Medicine
Steven Mumm, PhD, was promoted to the rank of Professor of Medicine on July 1st, 2020. Dr. Mumm has developed his career almost entirely at Washington University and Shriners Hospitals for Children, where he has been a member of their Scientific Staff since 1998. He was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Bone and […]

Nerves in Bone: Evolving Concepts in Pain and Anabolism

Nerves in Bone: Evolving Concepts in Pain and Anabolism
The innervation of bone has been described for centuries, and our understanding of its function has rapidly evolved over the past several decades. In this review published in the August 2019 issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, Erica Scheller, DDS, PhD, and co-workers provide a historical perspective of skeletal neurobiology highlighting the […]