A five-person crew from a television network in Japan filmed a UMKC researcher as part of an eight-episode documentary on the human body.
The crew interviewed Sarah Dallas, Ph.D., the Lee M. and William Lefkowitz Endowed Professor at the UMKC School of Dentistry for its episode on bone. Dallas is a pioneer in the imaging of osteocytes, specialized cells embedded in the bone. Dallas is a key member on UMKC’s research team that is exploring osteocytes and how they degenerate as aging occurs.
The documentary will feature experts in their fields from around the world. It is scheduled to be aired in December on NHK, the Japanese public television equivalent of America’s PBS and Britain’s BBC.