Second Annual CMSR Symposium

The Annual Center for Musculoskeletal Research (CMSR) Symposium is a special event held over the course of entire day each summer at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC).The Symposium is designed to not only showcase the current year's musculoskeletal research, but also provide a platform for trainees to present their data and interact with scientists throughout the URMC community and visiting scientists from other institutions. The events that take place during the Symposium include: a poster session for all trainees in the Center, as well as, trainees outside the Center performing musculoskeletal research, two plenary speaker sessions with 5 trainee presentations, 3 faculty presentations and a visiting keynote speaker presentation. Three trainee travel awards are presented to 2 pre-doctoral and 1 post-doctoral candidates. Following the Symposium, the Center for Musculoskeletal Research has a social event to celebrate the accomplishments of all of our trainees. The Annual CMSR Symposium is supported in part by our NIH T32 Training Grant (AR053459).

2nd Annual Symposium



2012 CMSR Symposium


The 2012 CMSR Symposium Poster Session

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The 2012 CMSR Symposium Poster Session Winners:
Post-doctoral: Jie Shen, PhD
Pre-doctoral: Echoe Bouta, Tmothy Rutkowski
Honorable Mentioned: Alana Osinski, Yan Xiu, Julianne Smith

Mentoring Award

Dr. Mark Taubman presented Dr. Edward Schwarz, Director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Research, the Research Team Mentoring Award



2011 First Annual CMSR Symposium

Upcoming Speakers

Neuman Room

April 23, 2014
8:00 am - 9:30 am

Wenxuan Liu - Nerve dependent regulation of muscle stem cell quiescence

Andrew Soroka - Regulation of muscle stem cell quiescence by TGF-beta

Sara Nowacki - PTH(1-34) in conjunction with cartilage-derived matrices as a potential treatment method for articular cartilage repair