Graduate student Scott Birks was the first speaker at the ORS 48th International Musculoskeletal Biology Workshop in Sun Valley, Idaho, July 25-28, 2019.
Scott’s paper titled “Disruption of LINC complex in stem cells results in decreased osteogenesis and trabecular architecture” received a Blue Ribbon Award at the event. Birks works in Boise State’s Mechanical Adaptations Laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Gunes Uzer.
The Musculoskeletal Biology Workshop (aka Sun Valley Workshop) has a long-standing history and is widely recognized for having a major impact on scientific thinking in the field of skeletal biology particularly in areas related to histomorphometry, in vivo animal models, and biomechanics. It is also recognized for its emphasis on training the early career investigator. Numerous travel grants/awards are given each year to the early career investigator.