Musculoskeletal Health: Use it or Lose it

 2017 Symposium

Sigma Xi Grand Challenges in Science Symposium

Musculoskeletal Health: Use it or Lose it

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Location: Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building Auditorium 1105

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1:30 p.m. - Opening Remarks and Introduction
Dana Gaddy
President-Elect Texas A&M Chapter Sigma Xi
Professor
Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

1:35 p.m. - “An astronaut’s perspective on maintaining musculoskeletal health in space and microgravity”
Bonnie J. Dunbar
TEES Distinguished Research Professor
Department of Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering
Director, Institute for Engineering Education Innovation               
Former Astronaut, NASA                                             

2:25 p.m. - “Effects of bed rest and exercise on muscle mass and function in humans during aging”
Nicolaas Deutz,
Professor and Holder of the Ponder Endowed Chair
Department of Health & Kinesiology
College of Education & Human Development
Director of Clinical Research, Human Clinical Research Facility
Director Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity  

2:55 p.m. - “Effects of disuse and exercise on the skeleton in animal models”
Susan Bloomfield
Associate Dean for Research
Professor and Director of Bone Biology Laboratory
Department of Health & Kinesiology
College of Education & Human Development

3:25 p.m. - “Use of diet and exercise to improve performance and reduce injury in equine athletes”
Sarah White
Assistant Professor, Equine Physiology
Department of Animal Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences                                                     

3:55 p.m. Closing remarks
Penny Riggs
President, Texas A&M Chapter Sigma Xi
Associate Professor, Functional Genomics
Department of Animal Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

4:00 p.m.   Reception (ILSB Lobby)

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