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The Cancer Research Team

Cancers arise in musculoskeletal tissue, and non-musculoskeletal cancers and anti-cancer therapies can damage both bone and muscle. The cancer research team of the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health focuses on cancers arising from musculoskeletal cells (sarcomas), the interactions between cancer and bone in the metastatic niche, and the effects of cancer and cancer therapies on the musculoskeletal system. As well, these investigators study how the musculoskeletal system can influence cancer risk, development, progression, and outcomes.

Team Leaders

Teresa A. Zimmers, PhD

H.H. Gregg Professor of Cancer Research

Ed Greenfield, PhD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Indiana University School of Medicine Faculty Investigators

Steve Angus, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Tarah J. Ballinger, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Andrea Bonetto, PhD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Lynda F. Bonewald, PhD

Director, Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health

John M. Chirgwin, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Christopher Collier, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Joshua R. Huot, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow in Surgery

Leonidas G. Koniaris, MD

Professor of Surgery

Patrick J. Loehrer, MD

Distinguished Professor

Thomas M. O'Connell, PhD

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Harikrishna Nakshatri, PhD

Marian J. Morrison Professor of Breast Cancer Research

Lilian I. Plotkin, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

G. David D. Roodman, MD, PhD

Distinguished Professor

Daniel V. Runco, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Attaya Suvannasankha, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Steven S. Welc, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Physiology

Xiaoling Zhong, MD, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Surgery