A searchable database, UR-Linked allows aspiring undergraduate researchers, scholars, and artists to connect with faculty mentors across campus. UR-Linked includes faculty profiles as well as more specific information about their research projects and artistic endeavors.

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Mark Johnson PROFESSOR

    Research Description
    My current research involves studying the interactions between muscle and bone and how this changes with aging. This involves understanding how estrogen hormones acting through their receptors regulated this crosstalk. I also have long-standing interests in the genetic basis of human diseases. My laboratory discovered the High Bone Mass mutation (G171V mutation in LRP5) that was critical to our understanding of the role of the Wnt/b-catenin signaling pathway in the regulation of bone mass and in bone's response to mechanical loading.

    Afflicated Department(s)

    Oral and Craniofacial Sciences  

    Faculty-related Tags
    bone  development  genetics  jaw  mouse models  teeth  

Now that UR-Linked has helped you to identify a faculty member whose interests align with your interests, be sure to review the essential steps in contacting a potential faculty mentor.

The Director of Undergraduate Research, Dr. Jane Greer., can provide you with further guidance about finding and connecting with faculty mentors at UMKC.

Once you have reviewed the essential steps to prepare for connecting with a potential faculty mentor, you can use the "Contact Details" for this project to connect with the faculty member and to begin a conversation about how you might work with that him or her.