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Muscle/Bone Crosstalk

Bone and muscle are not only functional, biomechanical organs, but also endocrine organs regulating many physiological processes. The Muscle-Bone Crosstalk team investigates the mutual interactions among bone, muscle, and distant tissues in development, normal physiology and disease.

Team Leaders

Uma Sankar, PHD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Andrea Bonetto, PHD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Faculty Investigators

Keith G. Avin, PHD

Adjunct Assistant Research Professor of Medicine

Tarah J. Ballinger, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Andrea Bonetto, PHD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Lynda F. Bonewald, PHD

Director, Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health

Jeff Brault, PHD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Neal X. Chen, MD, PHD

Associate Research Professor of Medicine

Jesus Delgado-Calle, PHD

Adjunct Assistant Research Professor of Medicine

Robyn K. Fuchs, PHD

Adjunct Associate Research Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Theresa A. Guise, MD

Jerry W. and Peggy S. Throgmartin Professor of Oncology

Yukiko Kitase, PHD

Assistant Research Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Michael Kluppel, PHD

Assistant Research Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Silvia Marino, PHD

Assistant Research Professor of Medicine

Sharon M. Moe, MD

Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research

Khalid S. Mohammad, PHD, MBBCH

Senior Research Professor of Medicine

Thomas M. O'Connell, PHD

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Jason Organ, PHD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Lilian I. Plotkin, PHD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Matt Prideaux, PHD

Assistant Research Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Alexander G. Robling, PHD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Uma Sankar, PHD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Michael Sturek, PHD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Stephen B. Trippel, MD

Professor Emeritus of Orthopaedic Surgery

Stuart J. Warden, PHD

Adjunct Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Steven S. Welc, PHD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Physiology

Monte S. Willis, PHD, MD

Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Teresa A. Zimmers, PHD

H.H. Gregg Professor of Cancer Research