• Molecular Mechanisms of Mechanosensation in Bone

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    Molecular Mechanisms of Mechanosensation in Bone

    Course Overview

    Sponsored by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research

    Learning Objectives

    1. Understand the current status of mechanotransduction research in bone.
    2. Appreciate the impact of cross-talk between signaling pathways in bone cell function.
    3. Recognize future directions in mechanotransduction research and how these future trends could impact skeletal integrity in an aging population.

    Presenter Information

    Randall L. Duncan, Ph.D.

    Dr. Randall Duncan is Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware with joint appointments in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering. He is also a founding member of the Delaware Rehabilitation Institute and is a member of the executive committee for the Delaware Health Science Alliance. Dr. Duncan’s research group focuses on mechanical and hormonal regulation of bone and cartilage in rehabilitative medicine. His major research interests center on early signaling mechanisms, particularly ion channels, associated with mechanotransduction in these tissues and to utilize these pathways to develop unique treatment approaches for osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.


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