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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.

 

Center Deputy Director

Monte Willis, MD, PhD, MBA, was selected by the Indiana University School of Medicine and the department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine to help lead the integration and growth of muscle and clinical research of the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health (ICMH) in 2018. Willis is a practicing board-certified clinical pathologist studying the role of muscle-specific proteins involved in protein quality control, proteotoxicity, and metabolism in muscle and cardiac diseases.

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

Marzieh M. Ardestani, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Keith G. Avin, PHD

Adjunct Assistant Research Professor of Medicine

Teresita M. Bellido, PHD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology, & Physiology

Joseph P. Bidwell, PHD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology, & Physiology

Andrea Bonetto, PHD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Jeff Brault, PHD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Angela Bruzzaniti, PHD

Associate Professor of Oral Biology, School of Dentistry

David B. Burr, PHD

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Neal X. Chen, MD, PHD

Associate Research Professor of Medicine

John M. Chirgwin, PHD

Professor of Medicine

Erica L. Clinkenbeard, PHD

Assistant Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics

Tien-Min G. Chu, PHD

Associate Dean for Research, School of Dentistry

Jesus Delgado-Calle, PHD

Assistant Research Professor of Medicine

Linda A. DiMeglio, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Michael J. Econs, MD

Distinguished Professor

Anthony B. Firulli, PHD

Carleton Buehl McCulloch Professor of Pediatrics

Tatiana Foroud, PHD

Chair, Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics

Robyn K. Fuchs, PHD

Adjunct Associate Research Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Mark W. Geraci, MD

John B. Hickam Professor of Medicine

Ed Greenfield, PHD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Theresa A. Guise, MD

Jerry W. and Peggy S. Throgmartin Professor of Oncology

Nilsson Holguin, PHD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

T G. Hornby, PHD

Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Kun Huang, PHD

Assistant Dean for Data Sciences

Gary D. Hutchins, PHD

John W. Beeler Professor of Radiology

Erik A. Imel, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Kathryn J. Jones, PHD

Chair, Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Melissa A. Kacena, PHD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

NiCole R. Keith, PhD

Professor of Kinesiology

Yukiko Kitase, PHD

Assistant Research Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Michael Kluppel, PHD

Assistant Research Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Leonidas G. Koniaris, MD

Professor of Surgery

Tatiana Y. Kostrominova, PHD

Associate Professor of Anatomy,Cell Biology & Physiology

Noriyoshi Kurihara, PHD

Senior Research Professor of Medicine

Bruce T. Lamb, PHD

Executive Director, Paul and Carole Stark Neurosciences Research Institute

Jiliang Li, MD, PHD

Adjunct Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Ziyue Liu, PHD, BMED

Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Yunlong Liu, PHD

Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics

Patrick J. Loehrer, MD

Distinguished Professor

Jonathan W. Lowery, PHD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

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

Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

Alan E. Mikesky, PHD

Professor, School of Physical Education and Tourism Management

Sharon M. Moe, MD

Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research

Khalid S. Mohammad, PHD, MBBCH

Senior Research Professor of Medicine

Ranjani N. Moorthi, MB,BS

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

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Gabriel M. Pagnotti, PHD

Postdoctoral Fellow in Medicine

Fredrick M. Pavalko, PHD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Munro Peacock, MBCHB

Professor Emeritus of Medicine

Fabrizio Pin, PHD

Postdoctoral Fellow in Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Brian Pierchala, PHD

Sherry Sonneborn Professor of ALS Research

Lilian I. Plotkin, PHD

Associate 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

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

G. David D. Roodman, PHD, MD

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

William R. Thompson, PHD

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, School of Health & Human Sciences

Trupti Trivedi, PHD

Postdoctoral Fellow in Medicine

Yasuyoshi Ueki

Faculty/Instructor

Diane Wagner, PHD

Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine

Chandler L. Walker, PHD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Joseph Wallace, PHD

Associate Professsor, School of Engineering & Technology

Stuart J. Warden, PHD

Adjunct Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Connie M. Weaver, PHD

Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Steven S. Welc, PHD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Physiology

Kenneth E. White, PHD

Chancellor's Professor

Monte S. Willis, PHD, MD

Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

L D. Wurtz, MD

Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Hiroki Yokota, PHD

Adjunct Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Teresa A. Zimmers, PHD

H.H. Gregg Professor of Cancer Research

Members in Other Schools at Indiana University

Rafael Bahamonde, PhD, Dean, Department of Kinesiology
Pei-Shiun Chang, PhD, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Andrew Coggan, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Thomas Fisher, PhD, OTR, CCM, FAOTA, Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy
Monica Hubal, PhD, Professor, Department of Physical Education
Terry Loghmani, PhD, PT, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
Niki Munk, PhD, LMT, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

Purdue University Members

Sarah Calve, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Wayne Campbell, PhD, Professor of Nutritional Science
Chad Carroll, PhD, Assistant Professor of Health & Kinesiology
Jie Chen, PhD, Chair and Professor of Mechanical and Energy Engineering
Marxa Figueiredo, PhD, Associate Professor, Basic Medical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
James Fleet, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Department of Nutrition Science
Katie Gallant, PhD, Assistant Professor & Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
Dianne Little, BVSc, MSpVM, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine
Russ Main, PhD, Associate Professor of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine

Marian University Members

Jonathan Lowery, PhD, Assistant Professor of Physiology, Osteopathic Medical School