Tom Wronski

Tom Wronski

Professor Emeritus

Department: Department of Physiological Sciences
Business Phone: (352) 294-4044
Business Email: wronskit@ufl.edu

Accomplishments

SCAVMA Basic Sciences Teacher of the Year
2013 · UF College of Veterinary Medicine
College Council Teacher of the Year
2013 · UF College of Veterinary Medicine
President
2009-2012 · International Society of Bone Morphometry
Member
2006-2010 · Editorial Board for the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research
Teacher of Year Award, Class of 2007
2004 · UF College of Veterinary Medicine
Member, Board of Scientific Counselors
2003-2020 · National Space Biomedical Research Institute
Member, Board of Directors
1999-2020 · International Society of Bone Morphometry
Research Professorship Award
1999 · University of Florida
Member, External Advisory Council
1997-2003 · National Space Biomedical Research Institute
NIH MERIT Award for sustained contributions to aging research
1997 · National Institute on Aging
SmithKline Beecham Award for Research Excellence
1994 · UF College of Veterinary Medicine
Graduate Student Service Award
1994 · UF College of Veterinary Medicine
Member, Editorial Board
1989-2020 · Bone Journal
C.E. Cornelius Young Investigator Award
1988 · UF College of Veterinary Medicine
Cosmos Achievement Award, for participation in U.S. experiments on the Soviet Cosmos 1129 biological satellite
1981 · NASA

Research Profile

My research involves preclinical testing of new drugs and hormones for the prevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, a bone disorder that afflicts millions of elderly women. These studies are performed in the ovariectomized rat, a widely accepted animal model for postmenopausal bone loss. Bone samples are subjected to histomorphometric analysis with a computer-assisted, image analysis system to determine the effects of the various treatments on bone mass and levels of bone resorption and formation. In addition, molecular biology techniques are used to determine the effects of novel osteoporosis therapies on gene expression for selected growth factors, cytokines, and bone matrix proteins. The same histomorphometric and molecular biology techniques are used to investigate the skeletal effects of actual and simulated space flight.

Publications

2009 Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions
2009 Clinical Orthodontics and Research
2008 Matrix biology : journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
2007 American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism
2005 The Bulletin of the Society of Pharmacological and Environmental Pathologists
2001 Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions
1999 American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism

Grants

Mar 2005 – Nov 2016
Bone Histomorphometry in Animal Models for Bone Disorder
MULTIPLE SPONSORS · Principal Investigator

Education

Ph.D. – Anatomy
1979 · University of Utah
B.S. – Biology
1972 · St. Joseph’s College

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-4044
Emails:
Business:
wronskit@ufl.edu

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