Important Information: Due to the need for social distancing the Mizzou Musculoskeletal Research Training Program Symposium will be presented virtually this year. The keynote lecture will be presented via Zoom and graphical abstracts will be posted on this website throughout May and June. To register, please contact Dr. Breanne Baker.
The second annual symposium of the Mizzou Musculoskeletal Research Training Program will feature graphical abstracts and talks from faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students engaged in musculoskeletal research at multiple institutions throughout the U.S. Abstracts will be available for viewing and voting starting Monday, May 10. Mark your calendar for the graphical abstract award presentation and keynote Zoom lecture at 11:00am CST on Tuesday, May 25th. Dr. Teresita Bellido, PhD will present this year’s keynote titled “An Osteocyte Story: How Science, Professional Service, and Mentoring are Linked in my Career.”
Submit your 3-minute graphical abstract about musculoskeletal research to Dr. Breanne Baker before May 1, 2021.
To register or for additional information, contact Dr. Breanne Baker.
If you would like more information about the Mizzou Musculoskeletal Research Training Program, please contact Dr. Dana Duren.
Faculty Spotlight Presentations
Mauricio Kfuri, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Missouri School of Medicine
Dr. Kfuri is an international leader in orthopaedic trauma and has presented and spoken in thirty countries through his chairmanship of AOTrauma Latin America. His research focuses on disorders of the knee and management of fragility fractures in the lower extremities.
Kevin Middleton, PhD
Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, University of Missouri School of Medicine
Dr. Middleton is interested in integrative biology and evolution of vertebrate “locomotor tissues.” He studies bones, muscles, feathers and wings.
Stephen Sayers, PhD
Department of Physical Therapy, University of Missouri School of Health Professions
Dr. Sayers is interested in age-related changes in muscle performance and power training in older adults. He is an author on the Amazon Bestsellers List.
Fulbright Scholars Presentations
Sebastian Cardona-Ramirez, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Missouri. Fulbright Scholar 2016-2020, University of Missouri
Catalina Pineda-Molina, PhD
Professor, Engineering Faculty, CES University, Medellin-Colombia. Postdoctoral Associate 2018-2020, Badylak Lab, University of Pittsburgh. Fulbright Scholar 2014-2018, Badylak Lab, University of Pittsburgh
Robert Musci, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Utah. Fulbright Scholar 2015-2016, Venice, Italy
Nicole Diamantides, PhD
Bioprinting Field Application Scientist, CELLINK
Dr. Diamantides is interested in the use of bioprinting to manufacture tissue engineered products for regenerative medicine and drug testing applications.