We interview Lynda Bonewald on Musculoskeletal Health and Exercise.
Dr Lynda Bonewald is a biochemist and bone cell biologist with almost 40 years of experience in research and almost 30 years of experience running my own research program, continually funded by NIH. My research has focused on osteoclast and osteoblast function followed by osteocyte biology and the role of osteocytes in mechanotransduction and now muscle-bone crosstalk. With regards to leadership, I have served as the president of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, ASBMR, and received the 2015 William F. Neumann Award for outstanding and major scientific contributions in the area of bone and mineral research. As president of the ASBMR, I was instrumental in bringing muscle biology and its relationship to bone into the society. I am co-founder of the International Federation of Musculoskeletal Societies. I have served on the board and as Chair of Scientific Counselors for NIDCR and served as Counselor for NIAMS. I directed the UMKC Mineralized Tissue Research program, the UMKC Center of Excellence in Dental and Mineralized Tissue, founded and directed the Kansas City Consortium on Musculoskeletal Diseases and served as the Vice Chancellor for Research for UMKC. As of July 1st, 2016, I became the Founding and Executive Director of the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health, ICMH.
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