Dr Frank Beier
Frank Beier is the Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Research at the University of Western Ontario and a member of Western’s Bone and Joint Institute. He is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology. His lab explores mechanisms controlling cartilage and joint biology, using genomic approaches and genetically engineered mice in combination with surgical, dietary and activity manipulations. Dr. Beier has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles and gave more than 100 invited presentations. His work is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) and is a current member of the Faculty of 1000 and several editorial boards, including the Deputy Editor for Osteoarthritis & Cartilage. He was the Chair of the 2017 Cartilage Gordon Conference and was awarded the Basic Science Award from OARSI in 2019.