John Cravero, PhD


Contract Attorney at Robert Half Legal 
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Affiliate Coordinator, Chicago Affiliate at Pancreatic Cancer Action Network 
Legal Extern at University of Illinois at Chicago, Office of Technology Management


Ph.D., Molecular Medicine, 2008
Wake Forest University
School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

B.A., Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

Research Interest:

Osteoarthritis, IGF-1 signaling pathways in the chondrocyte, the decrease in the chondrocyte’s response to IGF-1 that occurs with age and OA, and the role of age-related oxidative stress and how it contributes to the decreased IGF-1 response of the chondrocyte.
Postdoctoral Northwest University, August 2009


Cravero JD, Carlson CS, Im HJ, Yammani RR, Long D, Loeser RF. Increased expression of the Akt/PKB inhibitor TRB3 in osteoarthritic chondrocytes inhibits insulin-like growth factor 1-mediated cell survival and proteoglycan synthesis. Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Feb;60(2):492-500.
Starkman, B.G., Cravero, J.D., DelCarlo, M. Jr., Loeser, R.F. IGF-1 stimulation of proteoglycan synthesis by chondrocytes requires activation of the PI3-kinase pathway but not ERK MAPK. Biochem. J. (2005) 389: 723-729.

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