2020 Scientific Retreat & The Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Research Award Competition

Important dates and deadlines:

  • March 1st: Electronic deadline for the 2020 Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Research Award Application.
  • March 15th: Electronic deadline for Poster Submissions.
  • March 15th: Electronic deadline for registration to the 2020 Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Research Scientific Retreat.

SUBMISSION:  SCAN YOUR APPLICATION AND RETURN ELECTRONICALLY TO CCHERRY@BCM.EDU    

Past Research Award Winners:

2019

  • Dung-Fang Lee, PhD (UT Health Medical School)
  • George Eisenhoffer, PhD (UT Health Medical School)
  • Ronit Marom, MD (Baylor College of Medicine)

2018

  • “Role of RET Tyrosine Kinase Receptor in MTC-Induced Bone Metastasis and Skeletal Lesions”
    Rozita Yarmand, Ph.D.
    MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • “Combinatorial Gene Therapy for Treatment of Post-traumatic and Genetic Forms of OA”
    Matthew Grol, Ph.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine

2017

  • “Programs of Prostate Cancer Invasion Into Bone: Morphological, Molecular, and Therapeutic Consequences”
    Eleonora Dondossola, Ph.D.
    MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • “Role of Cholesterol of Synthesis in Osteoclastogenesis”
    Junichi Iwata, D.D.S., Ph.D.
    UT Health Medical School
  • “Tissue Engineering of Total Joint Replacement”
    Thomas Kean, Ph.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine

2016

  • “Combined anti-TGF-b and PTH treatment synergistically improves bone mass and quality and the osteocyte phenotype in Crtap mice, a model of recessive OI”
    Ingo Grafe, M.D.

    Baylor College of Medicine
  • “In vivo identity and role of paratenon-resident stem/progenitor cells in tendon repair”
    Yanis Hara, Ph.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • “The mechanism of IRF6 and TWIST1 genetic interaction in craniofacial bone”
    Walid Fakhouri, Ph.D.
    UT Health Science Center

2015

  • “Identification of the function of WNT1 in bone homeostasis”
    Kyu Sang Joeng, Ph.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine 
  • “Novel model of adult-onset OA induced by targeted dysfunction of articular chondrocytes”
    Karen Posey, Ph.D.
    UTHealth Medical School
  • “Bone quality response to lifestyle intervention in older adults with diabetes”
    Sanjay N. Mediwala, M.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine

2014

  • “The role of perivascular mesenchymal progenitor cells in heterotopic bone formation in vivo”
    Dongsu Park, Ph.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • “Fracture risk assessment following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in patients with underlying hematologic malignancies”
    Huifang Lu, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • “Hippo signaling in cranial neural crest is required for normal cranial bone and suture growth”
    Jun Wang, Ph.D.,
    Baylor College of Medicine

2013

  • “Humanized In-vivo Bone Model to Investigate GD2+ Breast Cancer Stem Cell Metastases to Bone”
    Venkata Lokesh Battula, Ph.D.
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • “Mature Chondrocytes are a Major Source of Osteoblasts in Endochondral Bone Formation”
    Xin Zhou, Ph.D.
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

2012

  • “Epignetic regulation in osteogenesis”
    Qin Chin, M.D.
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • “Tumor suppressive function of miR-34C in osteosarcoma”
    Yangjin Bae, Ph.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine

2011

  • “The Role of Notch Signaling in Osteogenic Sarcoma”
    Janning Tao, Ph.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • “Molecular and genetic characterization of Ewing’s sarcoma cancer stem cell”
    Jason Yustein, M.D., Ph.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • “Human pluripotent stem cell as an alternative cell source for bone and cartilage regenerative therapy”
    Naoki Nakayama, Ph.D.

    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

2010

  • “Identification of Trps 1 protein- protein interactions regulating mineralization”
    Dobrawa Napierala, Ph.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • Role of COUP-TFII in mesenchymal stem cell lineage commitment and differentation”
    Xin Xie, Ph.D.

    Baylor College of Medicine

2009

  • “The Regulatory Role of E-Selectin Lignad-1 in Bone Remodeling”
    Tao Yang, Ph.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • “An Essential Role of TAK 1 in M-CSF-induced Survival of Monocyte/Osteoclast Progenitors”
    Bette Lamothe, Ph.D.

    MD Anderson Cancer Center

2008

  • “A Mouse Model to Examine the Biology and Genetics of Osteosarcoma Metastasis”
    Lawrence A. Donehower, Ph.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • “A Variant of Human Steroid Receptor Coactivator 1 (SRC1) Diminishes Co-Activation is Associated With Loss of Bone Mineral Density”
    Steffi Oesterreich, Ph.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • “Role of C-Reactive Protein in Myeloma Bone Disease”
    Qing Yi, MD, Ph.D.
    MD Anderson Cancer Center

2007

  • “Development small molecule inhibitors of TRAF6 for bone-related diseases”
    Bryant Darnay, Ph.D.
    MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • “The role of RECQL4 in skeletal development and osteosarcoma”
    Lisa Wang, M.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine

2006

  • “Role of Collagen Prolyl 3-Hydroxylation in Bone Formation and Human Disease”
    Roy Morello, Ph.D.

    Baylor College of Medicine 
  • “Characterization of NO66, an Osx Interacting Protein During Osteoblast Differentiation and Bone Formation”
    Krishna M. Sinha, Ph.D.
    The University of Texas-MD Anderson Cancer Center