Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health
Dr. Bonewald is the Founding Director of the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health, ICMH, a center with over 100 members from 36 departments and four campuses. Her primary faculty appointment is in the Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology and her secondary is in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. She received her Ph.D. in Immunology/Microbiology from the Medical University of South Carolina, was promoted from Assistant to Full Professor at the Univ. of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and served as director of the Bone Biology Research Program and as Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is a Past-President of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, ASBMR, and of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities. She has served as Chair of the Board of Scientific Councilors for the NIDCR and served on Council for NIAMS NIH. She received the "Basic Research in Biological Mineralization Award" from the IADR, the "RIB Award" from Sun Valley, and the prestigious William F. Neuman award from the ASBMR. She has been continually funded by NIH for over thirty years and is best known for her work in the study of osteocytes and is responsible for tools used by researchers globally to determine osteocyte biology and function. She is currently studying bone to muscle crosstalk with aging.