2024 Spotlight Speakers

Deva Chan, PhD
Purdue University
Multi-contrast MRI: Towards a Richer Picture of Soft Tissue Mechanics

Brian Feeley, MD
University of California San Francisco
Muscle Stem Cells: Understanding the Stem Cell Niche in Injury and Repair

Matthew Fisher, PhD
North Carolina State University/University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
The Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Role of Sex and Age, Impact of Injury, and Other Insights from a Preclinical Model

Nitin Jain, MD
University of Texas Southwestern
Genetic Epidemiology and Etiology of Atraumatic Rotator Cuff Tears

Alayna Loiselle, PhD
University of Rochester
Modulating Cell Dynamics to Facilitate Tendon Regeneration

Mandi Lopez, DVM, PhD
Louisiana State University
Concept to Clinic: Translational Tissue Regeneration across Species

Erin Mannen, PhD
Boise State University
Infant Biomechanics: An Area of Orthopaedic Research Emerging from its Infancy

Uma Sankar, PhD
Indiana University
Emerging Role of CaMKK2 as a Therapeutic Target against Osteoarthritis

Cheryle Seguin, PhD
University of Western Ontario
Mouse Models to Study Intervertebral Disc Biology: Identifying Key Regulators of Development and Disease

Richard L. Skolasky, Jr. ScD
(Guest Clinical Society – North American Spine Society – NASS)
 Johns Hopkins University
Patient Reported Outcome Measures Used to Identify Risk Factors and Track Recovery Following Spine Surgery

Lachlan Smith, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Preclinical Translation of Injectable Therapeutics for Intervertebral Disc Degeneration

Stephan Zeiter, DVM, PhD
(Guest Nation – Switzerland) 
AO Foundation
Demanding Models for a Challenging Clinical Problem: Preclinical Models for Orthopaedic Infection