Dr. Erica Scheller obtained her combined DDS/PhD degree at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she graduated in 2011. She completed her post-doctoral training also at the University of Michigan, under the tutorship of Dr. Ormond McDougald, focusing on neuroendocrine regulation of fat and bone metabolism. Based on her outstanding and rapid scholarly development, Dr. Scheller was recruited as Assistant Professor of Medicine in our division in July 2016. Dr. Scheller’s research focuses on how neural signals contribute to skeletal health and in such diseases as periodontitis and diabetes. She also investigates the role of marrow adipose tissue in skeletal and systemic metabolic health, with the goal of applying the findings to skeletal tissue regeneration.