3rd Annual Mizzou Musculoskeletal Research Symposium

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Important Information: Due to the need for continued social distancing, the Mizzou Musculoskeletal Research Symposium will be presented virtually. The Keynote Lecture, given by Dr. Badylak, will be presented live via Zoom on April 1st, 2022 at 9 am CST.

The 3rd Annual Mizzou Musculoskeletal Research Symposium will feature virtual graphical abstracts from undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral trainees engaged in musculoskeletal research at multiple institutions across the world. All graphical abstracts can be viewed beginning March 18th, 2022. The top three presentations from (a) Undergraduate and Masters’, (b) PhD, and (c) Post-Doctoral trainees will receive a monetary award presented during the Keynote Lecture on April 1st, 2022 at 9 AM CST.

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  • Graphical Abstracts Due: March 1st, 2022
  • Web Content Available: March 18th, 2022
  • Live Virtual Symposium: April 1st, 2022 @ 9 AM CST

Interested in Presenting or Attending? Please contact Dr. Mel Boeyer.

Dr. Badylak
Dr. Badylak

The Keynote Lecture titled, "Acellular Approach to Skeletal Muscle Regeneration: Clinical Translation" will be presented by Dr. Badylak from the University of Pittsburgh on Friday, April 1st 2022 at 9 AM CST.

Dr. Stephen Badylak, DVM, PhD, MD is the Deputy Director of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Professor in the Department of Surgery, and Director of the Center for Pre-Clinical Tissue Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. The focus of Dr. Badylak’s work has been on the mechanisms by which the extracellular matrix signals host tissues to promote and support functional tissue reconstruction. Dr. Badylak places high emphasis on the clinical translation of all activities performed in the laboratory, which ranges from basic science at the subcellular level to patient care at the bed side.

Dr. Badylak is the past President of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) and has authored of more than 350 peer reviewed publications and over 40 book chapters. He also holds more than 360 issued patents worldwide. He has served as the Chair of the Study Section for Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and the Bioengineering, Technology, and Surgical Sciences (BTSS) Study Section at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Badylak is also a member of the College of Scientific Reviewers. Dr. Badylak has either chaired or been a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for numerous major medical device companies. He is also a member of the Society for Biomaterials. Dr. Badylak is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Immunology and Regenerative Medicine.

The Mizzou Musculoskeletal Postdoctoral Research Program is a collaboration among the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, and Physical Therapy at the University of Missouri. The primary objective of the post-doctoral training program is to expand and enhance the biomedical scientist workforce to accelerate discoveries and breakthroughs that positively impact outcomes for millions of individuals suffering from bone, muscle, and joint disorders. The program is led by Dr. Dana Duren (Director), Drs. James Cook and Richard Sherwood (Co-Directors), and Dr. Lisa Royse (Evaluation Specialist).

For more information about the Mizzou Musculoskeletal Postdoctoral Research Program, please contact Dr. Dana Duren; for more information about the Symposium, please contact Dr. Dana Duren or Dr. Mel Boeyer.

See the Graphical Abstracts