Recent Presentations

A circular, full thickness bone defect is created in the mouse parietal bone.
  1. Masnsen Cherief (oral): Activation of TrkA+ nerves incites heterotopic ossification after trauma. ORS 2022, Tampa, FL.
  2. Qixhi Qin (oral): NELL-1 regulates the matrisome to alter osteosarcoma disease progression. ORS 2022, Tampa FL.
  3. Mario Gomez-Salazar (poster): Human blood vessel walls contain a spatially defined niche for mesenchymal precursor cells. ORS 2022, Tampa, FL.
  4. Jiajia Xu (oral): Comparison of skeletal and soft tissue human pericytes identifies CXCR4 expressing pericytes as osteoblast / non-adipocyte precursors. ORS 2020, Phoenix, AZ.
  5. Jiajia Xu (oral): CD107a negative osteoprogenitor cells induce bone formation across orthopaedic models. ORS 2020, Phoenix, AZ.
  6. Carolyn Meyers (oral): Inflammatory signals upregulate NGF to drive reinnervation during cranial bone repair. ORS 2020, Phoenix, AZ.
  7. Qizhi Qin (oral): Nell1 deletion reduces osteosarcoma disease progression and improves overall survival via pleiotropic cellular effects. ORS 2020, Phoenix, AZ.
  8. Takashi Sono (oral): Platelet derived growth factor receptor-beta (PDGFRbeta) lineage tracing highlights pericyte to myofibroblast transdifferentiation during post-traumatic osteoarthritis. ORS 2020, Phoenix, AZ.
  9. Seungyong Lee (oral): Hyperinnervation driven by NGF-TrkA signaling is required for heterotopic bone. ORS 2020, Phoenix, AZ.
  10. Yiyun Wang (poster): PDGFRa marks distinct perivascular osteoprogenitor populations within adipose tissue. ORS 2020, Phoenix, AZ
  11. Aaron James (oral): Peripheral innervation and bone repair, Carnegie Science Seminar Series, Department of Embryology, Carnegie Institution, 2019, Baltimore, MD.
  12. Aaron James (oral): Peripheral innervation and bone repair, 5th Annual Vail Scientific Summit – Advances in Regenerative Medicine, Vail, Colorado, 2019.
  13. Chuck Hwang (oral): Inhibition of sensory nerve TrkA signaling alters progenitor cell fate after extremity trauma. PSRC, May 2019, Baltimore, MD.
  14. Jiajia Xu (oral): Perivascular exosomes incite bone repair via surface-associated tetraspanins. ORS 2019, Austin, TX.
  15. Jiajia Xu (oral): Adipose tissue derived perivascular vesicular secretome incites bone repair. IFATS 2018, December 2018, Las Vegas, NV.
  16. Aaron James (oral): Perivascular extracellular vesicles in bone repair. UCLA Musculoskeletal Seminar Series, November 2018, Los Angeles, CA.
  17. Aaron James (oral): Use of perivascular stem cell exosomes for bone tissue regeneration, TERM-2018, October 2018, Baltimore, MD.
  18. Jiajia Xu (poster): Divergent stem cell function and differentiation potential between skeletal and soft tissue CD146+ pericytes. MSCRF Stem Cell Symposium, October 2018, Baltimore, MD.
  19. Jiajia Xu (poster): The perivascular vesicular secretome incites bone repair via pleiotropic effects on endogenous skeletal stem cells. ASBMR, October 2018, Montreal, Canada.
  20. Jiajia Xu (poster): Bone repair using human perivascular stem cell-derived extracellular vesicles. MHSRS, August 2018, Kissimmee, FL.
  21. Catherine Ding (poster): Bone regeneration using perivascular stem cell-derived extracellular vesicles. UCLA Dental Research Day, May 2018, Los Angeles, CA.
  22. Catherine Ding (Oral): Bone regeneration using perivascular stem cell-derived extracellular vesicles. American Association of Dental Research, Mar 2018, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  23. Greg Asatrian (Poster): Magnetic bead-based derivation of human perivascular stem/progenitor cells. American Association of Dental Research, Mar 2018, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  24. Leslie Chang (Oral): Dissecting out the relative contributions of human perivascular stem/stromal populations in adult bone repair. Orthopaedic Research Society, Mar 2018, New Orleans, LA.
  25. Leslie Chang (Oral): CRISPR-mediated NELL-1 gene deletion demonstrates essential roles in osteosarcoma cell proliferation, migration, and osteogenic differentiation. Orthopaedic Research Society, Mar 2018, New Orleans, LA.
  26. Leslie Chang (Poster). Isolating human adipose-derived perivascular stem/stromal cells via magnetic activated cell sorting. Orthopaedic Research Society, Mar 2018, New Orleans, LA.
  27. Leslie Chang (Poster): Frontal bone healing is sensitive to lentiviral mediated Beta-catenin shRNA knockdown. Orthopaedic Research Society, Mar 2018, New Orleans, LA.
  28. Carolyn Meyers (Poster): NGF signaling and nerve ingrowth in stress fracture repair. Gordon Research Conference, Feb 2018, Galveston, TX
  29. Carolyn Meyers (Poster): Conservation of perivascular progenitor cell antigens and methods of isolation across mammalian species. American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, Sep 2017, Denver, CO.
  30. Carolyn Meyers (Poster): WISP-1 associated osteochondral differentiation in heterotopic ossification. American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, Sep 2017, Denver, CO.
  31. Carolyn Meyers (Poster): New advances in perivascular progenitor cell directed bone regeneration. Military Health System Research Symposium, Aug 2017, Kissimmee, FL.
  32. Jia Shen (Poster): WNT16 is enriched among perivascular progenitor cells, inducing stem cell proliferation and osteodifferentiation. American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, Sep 2016, Atlanta, GA.
  33. Charles Lee (Poster): Smoothened agonist (SAG) induced mouse calvarial defect healing. American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, Sep 2016, Atlanta, GA.
  34. Greg Asatrian (Poster): WISP-1 promotes osteogenesis of perivascular stem cells via potentiation of Wnt and BMP signaling. UCLA Dental School Research Day, 2016, Los Angeles, CA.
  35. Carolyn Meyers (Poster): The Wnt signaling antagonist Sclerostin in osteosarcoma. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Mar 2016, Seattle, WA.
  36. Jia Shen (Poster): Sclerostin expression and biologic function in skeletal sarcomas. Orthopaedic Research Society, Mar 2016, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
  37. Jia Shen (Poster): Pericyte differentiation within mesenchymal tumors. UCLA STAR Program Annual Symposium. Oct 2015, Los Angeles, CA.
  38. Aaron James: NELL-1 induces expansion of Sca-1+ mesenchymal stem cell population for bone formation from small to large animal models. American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, Apr 2015, Seattle, WA.
  39. Greg LaChaud (Poster): The correlation of malignant potential with NELL-1 expression in benign and malignant bone tumors. Orthopaedic Research Society, Mar 2015, Las Vegas, NV.
  40. Jia Shen (Poster): The osteoinductive protein NELL-1 is associated with Wnt/B-Catenin signaling and osteogenic differentiation in benign but not malignant bone tumors. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Mar 2015, Boston, MA.
  41. Yvonne Yen (Poster): Pericyte antigen expression in human perivascular soft tissue tumors. AAAS, Mar 2014, Washington, DC.
  42. Yvonne Yen (Poster): Investigating the role of perivascular stem cell in the development of human perivascular soft tissue tumor through immunohistological analysis. UCLA Annual Research Day 2015, Los Angeles, CA.
  43. Greg Asatrian: Implanted perivascular stem cells with NELL-1 synergistically promote bone formation. American Association of Dental Research, Feb 2015, Boston, MA.
  44. Aaron James: NELL-1: From pathophysiology to tissue engineering and back. Pathology Grand Rounds, Kansas University Medical Center. Sep 2014, Kansas City, KS.
  45. Jia Shen (Poster): NELL-1 expression in benign and malignant bone tumors and correlation with malignant potential. American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, Sep 2014, Houston, TX.
  46. Yvonne Yen (Poster): Immunophenotypic identification of pericyte markers in perivascular soft tissue tumors. UCLA Annual Research Day 2014, Los Angeles, CA.
  47. Aaron James (Poster): Chemical modification of NELL-1 protein for systemic treatment of osteoporosis in mice. Orthopaedic Research Society, Mar 2014, New Orleans, LA.
  48. Aaron James (Poster): Lentiviral delivered PPARgamma shRNA improves bone microarchictecture after intramedullary injection. Orthopaedic Research Society, Mar 2014, New Orleans, LA.
  49. Greg Asatrian: Systemic delivery of chemically modified NELL-1 promotes bone formation in osteoporotic mice. 9th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, Feb 2013, San Diego, CA.
  50. Aaron James: The oral small molecule phenamil regulates BMP signaling and prevents ovariectomy-induced osteoporosis. American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, Oct 2013, Baltimore, MD.
  51. Aaron James: Systemic administration of NELL-1, a Wnt/Beta catenin regulator, induces bone formation in osteoporotic mice via Integrin beta1. American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, Oct 2013, Baltimore, MD.