The Mechanobiology of Bone Health: In Vivo, In Silico, and In Spaceflight

July 6, 2011 - The Mechanobiology of Bone Health: In Vivo, In Silico, and In Spaceflight

Ted Gross, Ph.D., Professor and Sigvard T. Hansen Jr. Endowed Chair
Sundar Srinivasan, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor
Peter Cavanagh, Ph.D., Professor and Endowed Chair in Women's Sports Medicine and Lifetime Fitness, Vice Chair for Research

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine presents three of its basic science researchers in a broad-ranging review of the mechanisms by which mechanical loading modulates bone health. Dr. Gross will discuss novel rodent experiments demonstrating the importance of muscle forces and distributed loading in developing bone; Dr. Srinivasan will report on computer models of preventing bone loss in the aging skeleton; and Dr. Cavanagh will present the results of his experiments examining bone loss during long-duration space flight.