Anatomy and Cell Biology

Musculoskeletal Biology Research

IU School of Medicine has a long tradition of outstanding research in musculoskeletal biology, as the school has been a leader in studies on osteoporosis and arthritis since the late 1960s. The musculoskeletal biology research community at the school’s Indianapolis campus is among the elite groups in the United States—and throughout the world. The Musculoskeletal Biology Research group includes more than 40 principal investigators, who are distributed among a number of departments within IU School of Medicine and also among other Indiana University schools, including Engineering and Technology, Science, Dentistry, and Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. The strength of the musculoskeletal group prompted IU School of Medicine to create the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health, which brings together musculoskeletal-focused physicians, scientists and engineers for a team-based approach to musculoskeletal research.

Matthew R. Allen, PhD

Matthew R. Allen, PhD

Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Teresita M. Bellido, PhD

Teresita M. Bellido, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology, & Physiology
Joseph P. Bidwell, PhD

Joseph P. Bidwell, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology, & Physiology
Lynda F. Bonewald, PhD

Lynda F. Bonewald, PhD

Director, Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health
David B. Burr, PhD

David B. Burr, PhD

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Andrew S. Deane, PhD

Andrew S. Deane, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
Jesus Delgado-Calle, PhD

Jesus Delgado-Calle, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Medicine
Yukiko Kitase, DDS

Yukiko Kitase, DDS

Assistant Research Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
Margaret A. McNulty, PhD

Margaret A. McNulty, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
Brian L. O'connor, PhD

Brian L. O'connor, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Anatomy
Jason Organ, PhD

Jason Organ, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
Lilian I. Plotkin, PhD

Lilian I. Plotkin, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
Matt Prideaux, PhD

Matt Prideaux, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
Alexander G. Robling, PhD

Alexander G. Robling, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
Uma Sankar, PhD

Uma Sankar, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
Mark F. Seifert, PhD

Mark F. Seifert, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Anatomy & Cell Biology