In a Nutshell Committee

David Scott


Ioanna Mosialou



South Africa

Gordon Klein

Andre van Wijnen

David Scott BHM (Hons) PhD

David is an exercise scientist and National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellow at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He leads epidemiological and clinical research studies on sarcopenia (the age-related decline in skeletal muscle quality and function), osteoporosis and obesity in older adults, with a focus on trials of exercise and nutritional interventions for their prevention and treatment. He is passionate about science communication (check out his twitter profile: @DavidScottPhD) and education and regularly trains undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as clinicians. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research Early- and Mid-Career Researcher Committee, and the Editorial Board of Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling with his family, running, and watching any type of sport.

Alanna Green PhD

Leni is a biomedical scientist based at the University of Sheffield, UK. Her research is focused on cancer-induced bone disease and the role of the bone microenvironment in regulating cancer. She is a big believer in diversity in research and the importance of interdisciplinary collaborations. She is an active member of the scientific community and was the Co-President and Chair of the Inaugural EMBL Australia PhD Symposium in 2014.In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, playing netball and going for brunch.

Ioanna Mosialou MSc PhD

Ioanna is a researcher at Columbia University Medical Center (New York, NY). Her primary research interest lies inunderstanding the influence of the skeleton on energy homeostasis and its role and subsequent therapeutic targeting in myelodysplasia and acute myeloid leukemia. An intellectually fulfilling aspect of her experience in science is her interaction with students; she aids graduate students with their research projects and serves as a mentor for the Urban Barcode Research Program for high school students run by the DNA learning center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and exploring new places, playing the piano, reading and attending musicals and art exhibitions.

Hanna Taipaleenmäki

Hanna is a group leader at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany. Her research is aiming to better understand and treat breast cancer bone metastases and associated muscle weakness.  She is an active member of several scientific societies, the current chair and one of the founding members of the ECTS Academy (European Calcifies Tissue Society) and a member of the ASBMR (the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research) Early Stage Investigator Committee. Besides science, she enjoys running, hiking, reading and spending time with her family and friends.    

Feitong Wu PhD

Feitong is an epidemiologist and Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Clinical Research Fellow at University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia. His research focuses on identifying early life risk factors associated with adult bone and cardiometabolic health. He is also interested in examining the link between cardiometabolic risk factors and bone microarchitecture. He was an inaugural member of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society Early Career Investigator Committee and a recipient of an Australian Government Endeavour Research Leadership Award. Besides academic work, he enjoys watching movies, listening to music and hanging out with friends

Kebashni Thandrayen

Kebashni is a paediatric Endocrinologist at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic hospital and Adjunct Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. She completed her doctorate research on fractures and bone mass in urban South African children in 2014. Her current research interests pertain mainly to metabolic bone disorders and bone health in children. She is a lecturer of undergraduate medical students and postgraduate paediatric registrars and endocrinology fellows. Besides primarily practicing as a clinician, a large portion of her career is dedicated to research, being a supervisor and the research coordinator of the Masters of Medicine (Paediatric) postgraduate students. She is very keen to pursue further research and collaborations with other universities in the field of paediatric endocrinology. In her free time, she cooks and spends time with her family and only son. In future if time permits, she wishes to reignite her talent in classical dancing (Bharatanatyam).

Gordon Klein MD MPH

Gordon is a Senior Scientist and Adjunct Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. His research interest is in using burn injury as a model to study the relationship between bone and muscle and how they interact in different disease states. He is an inaugural fellow of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research and an Overseas Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (London). He had served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, the Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism (Japan) , Osteoporosis and Sarcopenia (Korea) and F1000 (UK) and has been guest editor for an issue of Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology (2016) and is currently guest editor for a special issue of Frontiers in Endocrinology. His hobbies at his age are caring for his grandchildren. He used to be an avid traveller, hiker and horseback rider, and played the violin in orchestras and chamber groups.

Andre J van Wijnen PhD

Andre is a biomedical scientist at Mayo Clinic (Minnesota, USA) who received training in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Utrecht (Netherlands), University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) and University of Massachusetts Medical School (Worcester, MA, FL, USA). His research spans a broad range of disciplines related to musculoskeletal regenerative medicine with the main objective of supporting the development of new pharmacotherapies, stem cell therapies or surgical strategies to promote bone and joint health with research teams that have fundamental, translational and clinical expertise. In numbers, he has published ~600 papers that have been collectively cited >30,000 times (H-index=91), actively participates in multiple societies (e.g., ASBMR, ECTS, BMAS, ORS, ASCB, ASBMB), performs multiple editorial functions (>10 journals), served on >100 grant review panels, and reviewed many papers for >100 journals. He has mentored a large number of academic colleagues of all ranks and background, and is committed to assisting the next generation of HubLE scientists to achieve their potential. Apart from research, Andre enjoys running, hiking, biking, soccer, skating and skiing.