Vertebrate Tissue Mineralization: Why is This Important to Urologists

Vertebrate Tissue Mineralization: Why is This Important to Urologists

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:00pm


William J. Landis, MD

G. Stafford Whitby Chair Department of Polymer Science University of Akron

Dr. William Landis teaches and conducts research to understand the growth and development of the skeleton and teeth of humans and other vertebrates. He holds a BS degree in Physics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, and MS and PhD degrees in Biology and Biophysics, respectively, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. After taking his doctorate, Dr. Landis began a post-doctoral fellowship at the Children’s Hospital and the Harvard Medical School, Boston, and there was promoted ultimately to the rank of Associate Professor of Anatomy and Cellular Biology. In 1998, he moved to the Northeast Ohio Medical University (formerly the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy) in Rootstown, where he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pathology. In May, 2010, he relocated his laboratory to the University of Akron where he holds an endowed professorship as the G. Stafford Whitby Chair in Polymer Science. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and Alpha Omega Alpha (national medical honor society); was a Fulbright Scholar for study at the Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel; has won a Kappa Delta Award for outstanding research from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and a number of additional national and international prizes; was elected a Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America; and is a current editorial board member of three scientific journals. His research into various aspects of bone and cartilage molecular biology, structure and function; tissue engineering of bone and cartilage; and the effects of mechanical forces on mineralized tissues has been supported for many years by funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and other federal, state and local agencies. Dr. Landis has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and has edited five books in the broad field of biomineralization.

Grand Rounds meets from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location TBD.  All are welcome.

Two hours of free parking provided. Parking stickers will be distributed at Grand Rounds

The purpose and educational objectives of Urology Grand Rounds are to educate practicing urologists, residents and fellows, and other health care professionals in the field of Urology. The educational content is primarily clinical care topics, including clinical skills and case presentations.
Grand Rounds begins with an informal dinner and provides an opportunity to interact with your colleagues. In addition to the formal presentation, we allow ample time to discuss interesting and challenging cases in all of our practices.