Lynda F. Bonewald, Ph.D., recently began her term as president of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. ASBMR is the world’s leading scientific organization for bone health research.
Bonewald is currently the Interim Vice Chancellor for Translational and Clinical Research at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is Director, Bone Biology Research Program in the UMKC School of Dentistry, Department of Oral Biology, and Director of the UMKC Center of Excellence in the Study of Dental and Musculoskeletal Tissues. Her research focuses on osteocyte biology, mechanotransduction and crosstalk with other tissues, specifically muscle.
She is a graduate of University of Texas at Austin and received her doctorate from the Medical University of South Carolina in immunology and microbiology. She performed her postdoctoral fellowship in hematopoietic stem cell growth factors prior to joining the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio as an assistant professor. In 2001, Bonewald moved to UMKC as a full professor.
In addition, Bonewald is an associate editor for “Journal for Bone and Mineral Research” and serves on the editorial boards for the “Journal of Biomolecular Techniques, Bone and Experimental Biology and Medicine.”
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