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My research interests center on the cell communication events that underlie normal and abnormal physiology. Current projects in the lab are examining the molecular underpinnings of skeletal development; age-related loss in bone and skeletal muscle mass; improving technologies for fracture healing and bone engraftment; and the molecular effects of force-based mechanotherapies such as massage and myofascial release. We carry out this work in concert with a large international group of collaborators. My trainees and I actively participate in the Bone & Muscle Research Group at Marian University (of which I serve as the Director), the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, and the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health.

In addition to performing original research, I am active in the synthesis and transformation of research through writing scholarly reviews, editorials, and service to professional societies.

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