Jessica Hathaway-Schrader

Jessica Hathaway-Schrader is a postdoctoral fellow at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. During her PhD, she worked on immune response mechanisms related to melanoma immunotherapy. Currently, she is working on how the commensal microbiota directs host immune response effects to impact the post-pubertal, healthy skeleton. During her free time, Jess enjoys playing flag football and basketball as well as spending time with her pets she shares with her husband Jake

Andrea Del Fattore, PhD.

Andrea Del Fattore is a medical, molecular and cellular biotechnologist and head of the Bone Physiopathology Unit at the Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital (Rome, Italy). His research activity aims to understand the mechanisms underlying the onset of rare diseases and the bone regeneration. He was member of the ECTS New Investigator Committee, ASBMR Membership Engagement Committee and SIOMMMS Web site and Membership Engagement Committee. Besides research, he enjoys travelling and taking part in Obstacle Course Races.

Claudia Camerino PhD

Claudia is a physiologist appointed as assistant professor of medicine in the Department of Biomedical Sciences & Human Oncology, University of Bari, Italy. She established a long collaboration with American Universities, where she worked for several years. She is member of ASBMR and ECTS since long time.Her research focuses on the effects of hormones and neurotransmitters on bone metabolism and energy homeostasis with a special interest for Oxytocin and Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor. Currently she is studing the gene relationship between the neurotrophins Nerve Grow Factor, Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor and Osteocalcin/Oxytocin in bone, brain, energy regulation and reproductive organs after cold stress challenge in mice.  Claudia cannot miss her swimming training keeping a goal of 10Km swam per week.

Ching-Lung Cheung

Ching-Lung is an epidemiologist and assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong. His research interest is in epidemiology, big data, and precision medicine of osteoporosis. He is a member of the Engagement and Education Committee of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR); honorary treasure of the Osteoporosis Society of Hong Kong (OSHK). Besides science, he is currently doing a master degree in Buddhist studies, and devoted in meditation (mindfulness).

Sabashini K Ramchand

Sabashini is an endocrinologist and clinical investigator at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is currently undertaking a research fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University with Dr. Ben Leder. Broadly her research interests include the hormonal regulation of the skeleton and treatments for osteoporosis. Her current work focuses on the effects of oestradiol depletion on bone structure in women with breast cancer treated with concurrent ovarian suppression and aromatase inhibition. She is passionate about advocating for and improving engagement of early career researchers in the musculoskeletal field. She is currently serving as the inaugural co-chair of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society early career investigator committee. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, music, and spending time with her family and gorgeous dogs.

Christina Møller Andreasen

Christina is an assistant professor at the Department of Pathology, University of Southern Denmark (Denmark). The primary focus of her research is the physiology and pathophysiology of the musculoskeletal system with a special emphasis on the cellular players involved in bone remodeling. Her work is mainly conducted on human bone specimens but has also encountered in vivo studies of mice and sheep models. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and two kids on a sailboat or doing geocaching. Additionally, she counts crocheting as one of her favorite pastimes.

Christina Vrahna, PhD.

Christina was trained as a bone biologist during her PhD at St. Vincent’s Institute Medical Research (The University of Melbourne) in Australia. She is currently a postdoctoral research assistant at the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit at the University of Dundee (Scotland, UK). Her PhD work focused on understanding the effects of bone compositional changes on bone strength which has led to her current research interest in the field of autophagy signaling in bone cells. Her current work focuses on metabolic regulation of autophagy of mitochondria (mitophagy) and plans to expand her knowledge of autophagy signaling in the context of bone cell functions. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, going for walks with her dog in the forests and woods, singing, reading and drinking coffees.

Dominique Heymann

Dominique is Professor and chair of the Department of Histology and Embryology of the University of Nantes (FR) and is Honorary Professor of Bone Oncology at the University of Sheffield (UK).He currently heads the laboratory investigating tumour heterogeneity and precision medicine and the biological resource centre – tumour tissue bank at the Institut de Cancérologie de l’Ouest (ICO, Cancer Centre, Saint-Herblain, FR). His research interest isthe pathophysiology of bone resorption and pathogenesis of bone sarcomas with a specific focus on circulating tumour cells, cell dormancy and drug resistance. He is involved in the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) publication committee and is co-Editor-in-chief of Journal of Bone oncology (Elsevier) in addition to serve on the editorial board of several international journals (PloS one, Curr Med,Chem, Eur J Pharmacol, J Sarcoma Res, Curr Pharm Des). He was Editor of the two first Editions of “Bone Cancer” (Academic Press), the third Edition is ongoing. Besides research, he enjoys watching basketball, running and spending time with the family.