Wonderlust at Belgrade Community Library

Wonderlust programs at the Belgrade Community Library are free and open to the public, thanks to sponsorship by Belgrade Community Library and First Interstate Bank.

Location: 106 N. Broadway, Belgrade

Registration: Online or catalog registration form

TOPIC:  Research Update: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage – Move It or Lose It!

Date: Thursday, March 29

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

What happens when you combine mechanical engineering skills with facets of cell biology and chemistry to address the mobility-inhibiting disease osteoarthritis? New thinking and perhaps novel therapies. Recent evidence demonstrates that mechanical stresses and loads on joints cause cellular changes in cartilage. Understanding these changes is leading to new therapies and better outcomes for those of us suffering from osteoarthritis, the most common joint disease. (Yes, there will be a new prescription!)

Presenter: Ron June

JuneRon June received an undergraduate degree in Engineering Mechanics with Honors from Dartmouth College in 2002. He continued his studies, earning a PhD in Biomedical Engineering with an emphasis in Orthopedic Biomechanics in 2007. He completed postdoctoral studies in both Rheumatology and Molecular Cell Biology before starting his research and teaching program in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at MSU in 2011.