The Role of Immune Cells in Musculoskeletal Development and Disease

Sunday, February 4
2:15pm – 4:15pm
Room 104

This session will feature three talks that highlight the increasingly recognized roles of immune cells in various musculoskeletal tissues. Following the presentations, the speakers will participate in a round-table discussion with audience members to explore the future of this avenue of research and the roles of preclinical models in unraveling the interactions between systems.

Titles of Presentations and Speakers:

Regenerative Mechanisms of Inflammation in Muscle Tissue – From Mouse Models to Human
Dr. Laszlo Nagy, MD, PhD, Co-Director of the Institute for Fundamental Biomedical Research, Associate Director of the Center for Metabolic Origins of Disease and Professor of Medicine and Biological Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

The Role of Macrophages in Osteoarthritis and Sex-Associated Differences
Dr. Tristan Maerz, PhD, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan

Immune Modulation of Tendon Regeneration and Healing
Dr. Alice Huang, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University

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