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The Cancer Research Team

Cancers arise in musculoskeletal tissue, and non-musculoskeletal cancers and anti-cancer therapies can damage both bone and muscle. The cancer research team of the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health focuses on cancers arising from musculoskeletal cells (sarcomas), the interactions between cancer and bone in the metastatic niche, and the effects of cancer and cancer therapies on the musculoskeletal system. As well, these investigators study how the musculoskeletal system can influence cancer risk, development, progression, and outcomes.

Team Leaders

Ed Greenfield, PhD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Tarah J. Ballinger, MD

Vera Bradley Foundation Scholar in Breast Cancer Research

Indiana University School of Medicine Faculty Investigators

Steve Angus, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Lynda F. Bonewald, PhD

Director, Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health

John M. Chirgwin, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Christopher Collier, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Jason Doles, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Brett H. Graham, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics

Noriyoshi Kurihara, PhD, DDS

Senior Research Professor of Medicine

Patrick J. Loehrer, MD

Distinguished Professor

Thomas M. O'Connell, PhD

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Harikrishna Nakshatri, PhD

Marian J. Morrison Professor of Breast Cancer Research

Fabrizio Pin, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Lilian I. Plotkin, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

G. David D. Roodman, PhD, MD

Distinguished Professor

Daniel V. Runco, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Attaya Suvannasankha, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Steven S. Welc, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Physiology