Science café in Houston - Neural system and bone diseases

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The Office for Science & Technology of the Consulate General of France in Houston invites you to a Science Café with Dr Florent Elefteriou, Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

- Where: Consulate General of France, 777 Post Oak Blvd #600 (6th floor), Houston, TX 77056
- When: Thursday, May 16 at 5:30 pm
- Registration online, limited number of guests
- Free event open to all (free visitor parking available - entrance on Hollyhurst Lane)
- Beverages & finger foods provided
- Presentation in English


Neural system and bone diseases

For this year’s first edition of “Café des Sciences”, Dr. Elefteriou, from Baylor College of Medicine, will present his research related to pathologies of the skeleton. Because diseases of the skeleton take a long time to develop and are hard to detect before overt bone failure, Dr. Elefteriou uses preclinical models, mostly mice, to investigate diseases impacting bone development, bone healing and bone density.

Along his lecture, Dr. Elefteriou will discuss how nerves well known to regulate blood pressure and stress impact the skeleton and illustrate the clinical relevance of these findings, by discussing the effect of stress on bone metastasis and on the survival of women diagnosed with breast cancer.


Florent Elefteriou is an Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX) in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics and Orthopedic Surgery, and the co-director of the Baylor Center for Skeletal Medicine and Biology.

Dr. Elefteriou received his PhD from the University Claude Bernard (Lyon, France) and established his research program in the US to investigate development and diseases of the skeleton. Before his current position at Baylor College of Medicine, he joined the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio before moving to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where he became the director of the Vanderbilt Center for Bone Biology.

Beside his role as principal investigator at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Elefteriou contributes to grant reviews for agencies such as the NIH and the Shiners hospital, serves as reviewer for scientific journals and facilitate scientific interactions between faculty and trainees in the Texas Medical Center through his role as Associate Director of the Texas Bone Disease Program.


5:00pm Welcome
5:30pm Presentation and Q&A
6:30pm Networking