Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Margot S. Damaser, PhD is currently Professor of Molecular Medicine in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and has joint appointments in the Biomedical Engineering Department and the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute at Cleveland Clinic. She also is a Senior Research Career Scientist in the Advanced Platform Technology Center of Excellence of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH. She received her PhD in Bioengineering from the joint program of the University of California San Francisco and Berkeley and completed 2 postdoctoral fellowships at Lund University in Sweden and at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has 20 years’ experience investigating causes of and treatments for benign urological conditions and pelvic floor disorders, including urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse. She has had research funding consistently throughout that time from NIH, VA, private foundations, and corporations. She has 2 issued patents, 5 patents pending and over 150 peer-reviewed publications. She has served on peer review panels for NIH, VA and private foundations. She currently serves on the Advisory council for NIDDK at NIH. She is considered an internationally recognized expert in preclinical investigations in pelvic floor disorders, as well as development of novel therapies and novel methods of assessing/diagnosing dysfunction. She has investigated methods to regenerate & repair extracellular matrix and neuromuscular systems as applied to pelvic floor disorders. To this end, she has pioneered development of animal models for pelvic floor disorders as well as novel regenerative medicine based therapeutics and novel methods of monitoring chronic lower urinary tract function that can be applied for example, to investigate the mechanisms of accelerated regeneration and repair of pelvic organs, nerves, & tissues in stress incontinence.
Friday, May 3
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Friday, May 3
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM