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Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health Researchers

Medical scientists affiliated with the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health, located at IU School of Medicine–Indianapolis, focus on the discovery and development of new treatments, cures, diagnostic tools, new technologies and preventative strategies to address the increasing burden of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders of bone, muscle, tendon, ligament and cartilage affecting patients of all ages. Faculty investigators from three Indiana University campuses, eight schools, and 19 academic departments who share an interest in bone and muscle research collaborate at the Center for Musculoskeletal Health to address the unknowns and issues of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders.

Center Director

Lynda Bonewald, PhD, was selected by the Indiana University School of Medicine to build the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health (ICMH) in 2016. Bonewald has a history in musculoskeletal research, having studied bone with a focus on osteocyte biology for more than 30 years. She has developed a 10-year strategic plan for the Center to advance musculoskeletal research leading to improved treatment of patients with musculoskeletal diseases and disorders.

IU School of Medicine Members

The Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health harnesses the exceptional scientific talent already in place at IU School of Medicine, in conjunction with new recruited talent, to become an international leader in basic and translational musculoskeletal disease research, clinical research, trials and treatment, and in musculoskeletal education.

Imranul Alam, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Medicine

Matthew R. Allen, PhD

Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

Joseph P. Bidwell, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology, & Physiology

Andrea Bonetto, PhD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Jeff Brault, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

David B. Burr, PhD

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Neal X. Chen, MD, PhD

Associate Research Professor of Medicine

Zhenhui Chen, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

John M. Chirgwin, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Erica L. Clinkenbeard, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics

Christopher Collier, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Linda A. DiMeglio, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Michael J. Econs, MD

Distinguished Professor

Joshua S. Everhart, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

Anthony B. Firulli, PhD

Carleton Buehl McCulloch Professor of Pediatrics

Tatiana Foroud, PhD

Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs

Clair A. Francomano, MD

Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics

Anne M. Gingery, PhD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Ed Greenfield, PhD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

T G. Hornby, PhD

Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Kun Huang, PhD, MS

Assistant Dean for Data Sciences

Gary D. Hutchins, PhD

John W. Beeler Professor of Radiology

Erik A. Imel, MD

Professor of Medicine

Kathryn J. Jones, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Melissa A. Kacena, PhD, MS, BS

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Yukiko Kitase, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Leonidas G. Koniaris, MD

Professor of Surgery

Tatiana Y. Kostrominova, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy,Cell Biology & Physiology

Bruce T. Lamb, PhD

Executive Director, Paul and Carole Stark Neurosciences Research Institute

Jiliang Li, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology, School of Science

Kenneth Lim, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Yunlong Liu, PhD

Director, Center for Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

Patrick J. Loehrer, MD

Distinguished Professor

Charalampos Lyssikatos, MD

Assistant Research Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Larry W. Markham, MD

Phillip Murray Professor of Pediatric Cardiology

Todd O. McKinley, MD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Margaret A. McNulty, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

R. Michael Meneghini, MD

Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

Sharon M. Moe, MD

Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research

Ranjani N. Moorthi, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Brian H. Mullis, MD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Thomas M. O'Connell, PhD

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Jason Organ, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Fredrick M. Pavalko, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Brian Pierchala, PhD

Sherry Sonneborn Professor of ALS Research

Lilian I. Plotkin, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Matt Prideaux, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Jamie L. Renbarger, MD

Caroline Symmes Professor of Pediatric Cancer Research

Alexander G. Robling, PhD

Chair, Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

G. David D. Roodman, MD, PhD

Distinguished Professor

Daniel V. Runco, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Uma Sankar, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Stephen Schlecht, PhD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Todd C. Skaar, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Lester J. Smith, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Edward F. Srour, PhD

Robert J. and Annie S. Rohn Professor of Leukemia Research

Michael Sturek, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Attaya Suvannasankha, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Chandler L. Walker, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Steven S. Welc, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Physiology

Kenneth E. White, PhD

Chancellor's Professor

Carol A. Witczak, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology

L D. Wurtz, MD

Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Teresa A. Zimmers, PhD

H.H. Gregg Professor of Cancer Research

Members in Other Schools at Indiana University

Keith Avin, PhD

Associate Professor - School of Health & Human Sciences

Rafael Bahamonde, PhD

Dean - School of Health & Human Sciences

Angela Bruzzaniti, PhD

Professor - School of Dentistry

Pei-Shiun Chang, PhD

Assistant Professor - School of Nursing

Jie Chen, PhD

Chair, Mechanical & Energy Engineering - School of Engineering & Technology

Tien-Min Chu, DDS, PhD

Professor - School of Dentistry

Andrew Coggan, PhD

Associate Professor - School of Health & Human Sciences

Robyn Fuchs, PhD

Associate Professor - School of Health & Human Sciences

Nilsson Holguin, PhD

Assistant Professor - School of Engineering & Technology

Monica Hubal, PhD

Associate Professor - School of Health & Human Sciences

NiCole Keith, PhD

Professor - School of Health & Human Sciences

Jiliang Li

Professor - School of Science

Ziyue Liu, PhD

Assistant Professor - School of Public Health

Terry Loghmani, PhD

Associate Professor - School of Health & Human Sciences

Niki Munk, PhD

Associate Professor - School of Health & Human Sciences

Randall Roper, PhD

Associate Professor - School of Science

Yasuyoshi Ueki, MD, PhD

Associate Professor - School of Dentistry

Diane Wagner, PhD

Associate Professor - School of Engineering & Technology

Joseph Wallace, PhD

Chair, Biomedical Engineering - School of Engineering & Technology

Stuart Warden, PhD

Professor - School of Health & Human Sciences

Hiroki Yokota, PhD

Professor - School of Engineering & Technology

Purdue University Members

Wayne Campbell, PhD

Professor - College of Health & Human Sciences

Chad Carroll, PhD

Assistant Professor - College of Health & Human Sciences

Deva Chan, PhD

Assistant Professor - School of Biomedical Engineering

Marxa Figueiredo, PhD

Associate Professor - College of Veterinary Medicine

Tim Gavin, PhD

Chair, Health & Kinesiology - College of Health & Human Sciences

Shihuan Kuang, PhD

Professor - College of Agriculture

Dianne Little, PhD

Assistant Professor - College of Veterinary Medicine

Philip Low, PhD

Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor - Department of Chemistry

Russell Main, PhD

Associate Professor - College of Veterinary Medicine

Sarah Malek, PhD

Assistant Professor - College of Veterinary Medicine

Bruno Roseguini, PhD

Associate Professor - College of Health & Human Sciences

Marian University Members

Kevin Gries, PhD

Assistant Professor - College of Health Professions

Jonathan Lowery, PhD

Associate Professor - College of Osteopathic Medicine

University of Notre Dame Member

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Matthew Ravosa, PhD

Professor - College of Science