Pathways to Excellence Seminar Presentations

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January 22, 2014
Marc K Drezner, MD 
University of Wisconsin
Pathophysiology and Treatment of XLH: A PerPHEXing Problem Solved

February 26, 2014
Stavros Manolagas, MD, PhD 
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
For Whom the Bell Tolls: The Critical Role of Osteocytes in Physiologic and Pathologic Bone Remodeling

April 25, 2014
Arthur Veis, PhD
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois 
Peritubular Dentin, an Enigmatic Vertebrate Mineralized Tissue: Why Should Bone Biologists Be Interested in Teeth?

April 25, 2014
Li Gang, MBBS, PhD
School of Biomedical Sciences
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Circulating Stem Cells: Their Clinical Implications

April 30, 2014
Paola Divieti Pajevic, MD, PhD 
Harvard Medical School
Osteocytes and Hematoposis

August 18, 2014
Hong Hua, DDS, PhD
School of Stomatology
Peking University
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Oral Diseases: Today and Tomorrow

September 10, 2014
Larry Fisher, PhD
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland
Dentinogenesis Imperfecta: What Mutations in the DSPP Gene Tell Us About Trafficking of Acidic Proteins in the Endoplasmic Reticulum

September 17, 2014
Mark Johnson, PhD 
University of Missouri School of Dentistry
Wnt/β-Catenin Signaling in Bone and Muscle Function and Crosstalk Across Aging

 November 12, 2014
Matthew Hilton, PhD
Duke University
Notch Signaling in Skeletal Repair and Regeneration

 December 3, 2014
Jens Kreth, PhD 
University of Oklahoma
The Role of Hydrogen Peroxide in Oral Biofilm Ecology

December 10, 2014
Alexandre Vieira, DDS, MS, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
School of Dental Medicine
Rethinking Syndromic and Non-Syndromic Definitions of Cleft Lip and Palate

December 17, 2014
Greg Dussor, PhD
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
University of Texas at Dallas
Meningeal Nociceptive Signaling and the Pathophysiology of Migraine