Thomas Wronski, PhD
Dr. Thomas Wronski is a native of South Amboy, NJ. He completed his undergraduate education at St. Joseph’s College (PA) in 1972 and was awarded a Ph.D. in Anatomy from the University of Utah in 1979. He then completed 3 years of postdoctoral training in space bone biology at NASA-Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA. In August 1983, Dr. Wronski accepted a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. He was awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 1988, followed by promotion to the rank of Professor in 1994. Dr. Wronski retired in 2014 as a Professor Emeritus. The main focus of Dr. Wronski’s research was use of bone morphometric techniques for preclinical testing of potential therapies for postmenopausal osteoporosis. In addition, molecular biology techniques were used to correlate changes in gene expression for bone matrix proteins, cytokines, and growth factors in bone tissue with the bone histologic effects of potential osteoporosis treatments. Dr. Wronski was also involved in skeletal phenotyping of knockout and transgenic mice, and studies in rodent models of the pathogenesis and prevention of the adverse skeletal effects of actual and simulated space flight. His expertise is documented in over 140 publications in peer-reviewed journals.