Research focus

Erica Scheller, DDS, PhD

The Neuroskeletal Biology Laboratory (NSBL, Scheller Lab) was founded in 2016 and is part of the Musculoskeletal Research Center (MRC) and Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases at Washington University. The laboratory consists of a mix of technicians, graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, clinical fellows and undergraduate researchers. Our laboratory synthesizes concepts from cell biology, physiology, and bioengineering to study the relationships between the nervous system and the skeleton. We have a directed interest in understanding how neural signals contribute to skeletal and metabolic homeostasis, and how perturbations to this system contribute to bone loss, fracture risk and impaired healing in diseases such as diabetes and cachexia. 

We welcome lab members from all backgrounds regardless of age, race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality. We are committed to using our diversity to promote innovation, collaboration, and success. The Scheller Lab has an open mentoring style that is modified based on the needs of the individual trainees and the evolution of these needs during the training period. This ranges from day-to-day contact via our open-door policy and virtual tools to formal bi-weekly meetings, in addition to our regular lab meetings and events. We look forward to working with you to achieve your goals

For more information about our work and our members, please see our lab website.