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2015 Seminar Series

January 28, 2015

"Axin Signaling and Post-Axial Limb Hypoplasia"
Di Chen, MD, PhD
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

February 11, 2015

"Transcriptional Control of Mammalian Skull Development"
Robert E. Maxson, PhD
University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

February 25, 2015

"Gas Signaling in Bone Development and Disease"
Yingzi Yang, PhD
Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston,MA

March 18, 2015

"The Yin Yang Role of HDAC in the Brain"
Santosh D'Mello, PhD
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

April 1, 2015

"Application of Human Genetics, Genome Engineering and Animal Models
to the Development of Biologic Therapeutics"

Aris Economides, PhD
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Tarrytown, NY

April 22, 2015

"Endogenous and Exogenous Alterations in Bone Composition:
Does More Bone Translate into Better Quality?"

David Kohn, PhD
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

May 6, 2015

"Botox in Jaw Muscles: An Inside View"
Sue Herring, PhD
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

May 20, 2015

"Oral Mucositis: Pathogenesis and Clinical Management"
Rajesh V. Lalla, PhD
University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, Farmington, CT

June 24, 2015

"Applications of Cell Lineage Tracing and Confocal Immuno-Fluorene
Techniques in Studying Craniofacial Development"
Hu Zhao, MS, DDS
Ostro School of Dentistry
University of Southern California, Los Angeles

July 29, 2015

"Microscope Imaging Resources at UT Southwestern"
Katherine Luby-Phelps, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

September 16, 2015

"Molecular Roles of CDK5 in Orofacial Pain Signaling"
Ashok B. Kulkarni, PhD
Bethesda, MD

October 21, 2015

"Jaw-Muscle Function, Feeding Behavior and Feeding Performance in Primates"
Andrea Taylor, PhD
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC

October 28, 2015

"Epigenetics, Chondrocytes and Osteoarthritis"
Regis J. O'Keefe, MD, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

2014 Seminar Series

January 22, 2014

"Pathophysiology and Treatment of XLH: A PerPHEXing Problem Solved"
Marc Drezner, PhD
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

February 26, 2014

"For Whom the Bell Tolls: The Critical Role of Osteocytes in Physiologic and Pathologic Bone Remodeling"
Stavros Manolagas, MD, PhD
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock

April 23, 2014

"Peritubular Dentin, An Enigmatic Vertebrate Mineralized Tissue: Why Should
Bone Biologists Be Interested in Teeth?"

Arthur Veis, PhD
Northwestern University, Chicago

April 25, 2014

"Circulating Stem Cells: Their Clinical Implications"
Gang Li, PhD
Chinese University of Hong Kong

April 30, 2014

"Osteocytes and Hematopoisis"
Paola Divieti-Pajevic, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School, Boston

May 14, 2014

"Discovering the Cell-specific Role of Runx2 During Skeletogenesis"
Amjad Javed, PhD
University of Alabama, School of Dentistry, Birmingham

August 27, 2014

"Perlecan in Health and Disease: Two Sides of the Same Coin"
Mary Farach-Carson, PhD
Rice University, Houston

September 17, 2014

"Wnt/Β Catenin Signaling in Bone and Muscle Function and Crosstalk Across Aging"
Mark Johnson, PhD
University of Missouri School of Dentistry, Kansas City

November 12, 2014

"Notch Signaling in Skeletal Repair and Regeneration"
Matthew Hilton, PhD
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina


 For information about this seminar series, please contact Dr. Jerry Feng (

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