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Pathways to Excellence

 2014 Seminar Series

January 22, 2014

"Pathophysiology and treatment of XLH: A perPHEXing problem solved"
Marc Drezner, PhD
University of Wisconsin, Madison

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

2013 Seminar Series

January 23, 2013

"Metabolic regulation of bond homeostasis"
Yihong Wan, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

January 30, 2013

"Osteocytes directly communicate with osteoclasts"
Charles O'Brien, PhD
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

February 6, 2013

"Regulation of bone and tooth extracellular matrix mineralization"
Marc McKee, PhD
McGill University, Montreal, Canada

February 13, 2013

"The no longer secret life of the osteocyte"
Lynda F. Bonewald, PhD
University of Missouri, Kansas City, Kansas

March 6, 2013

"Unraveling complex persistent pain conditions with genetic and
phenotypic biomarkers: Implications for translational pain medicine"
William Maixner, DDS, PhD
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

April 3, 2013

"Deconstructing Wnt-mediated signal transduction with
high-throughput experimentation"
Lawrence Lum, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

April 10, 2013

"The role of phosphatases in the initiation of physiologic and dystrophic
calcification - from bench to bedside"
Jose Luis Millan, PhD
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

August 21, 2013

"Developing animals ignore physiological data"
Warren Burggren, PhD
University of North Texas, Denton, TX

September 11, 2013

"The generation of variation in the vertebrate skill: Evolutionary and
medical-genetic implications"
Benedikt Hallgrimsson, PhD
 University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, Canada

September 25, 2013

"In vivo roles of the BMP1-like proteinases"
Danial Greenspan, PhD
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

October 30, 2013

"The zebra mussel in Texas: Biology, impacts, monitoring, risk assessment and control"
Robert McMahon, PhD
University of Texas, Arlington, TX

November 13, 2013

"Re-inventing your career paradigm to capitalize on curriculum reform"
Jonathan J. Wisco, PhD
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

December 4, 2013

"Novel stem cell-based strategies for repair of challenging bone defects"
Carl Gregory, PhD
TAMHSC College of Medicine, Temple, TX


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

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