PhD, Laboratory of Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989
BA with High Honors, Departmental Honors in Genetics, University of California, Berkeley, 1980
Post Graduate Training
Post-doctoral studies, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Harvard University, 1992-94
Post-doctoral studies, Department of Cell Biology, Vanderbilt University, 1989-92
Awards & Recognition
Kappa Delta Ann Doner Vaughn Award, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2008
Elected to Nomination Committee, Orthopaedic Research Society, 2008-2011
Elected to Program Committee, Orthopaedic Research Society, 2007-2008
Invited speaker, “Meet The Professor” Symposium, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, 2007
Elected Chair, 2010 Cartilage Gordon Conference , 2007
Organizer, AAOS Symposium on Fracture Repair, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2007
Elected to Council, American Society for Matrix Biology, 2006
Chair, Abstract Selection Committee, Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, 2006, 2005
Marta Marx Eradication of Scleroderma Award (Scleroderma Foundation), 2004
AIMM (Advances in Mineral Metabolism) Investigator Award (American Society for Bone and Mineral Research), 2003
David Paul Kane Scholar (UCLA), 1998
UCLA Bridge Award, 1997
Richard F. Dwyer and Elaine W. Dwyer Award for Excellence (UCLA), 1996
Stein-Oppenheimer Award (UCLA), 1995
NIH Postdoctoral training grant, 1989-1990
NIH Predoctoral training grants, 1982-1984, 1986
Genetics Society of America Student Award, 1985
Alumni Scholarships, U.C. Berkeley, 1976, 1979
Research & Publications (10):
Azen, E.A., K.M. Lyons, T. McGonigal, N.L. Barrett, L.S. Clements, N. Maeda, E.F. Vanin, D. Carlson, and O. Smithies (1984) Clones from the human gene complex coding for salivary proline-rich proteins. Proc. Natl. Acad Sci. (USA) 81: 5561-5565.
Mamula, P.W., N.A. Heerman, C.G. Palmer, K.M. Lyons, and R.C. Karn (1985) Localization of the human salivary protein complex (SPC) to chromosome band 12p13.2. Cytogent. Cell Genet. 39: 279-284.
Lyons, K.M., J.H. Stein and O. Smithies (1988) Length polymorphism in human proline-rich protein genes generated by unequal crossing over. Genetics 120: 267-278.
Lyons, K.M., E.A. Azen, P.A. Goodman, and O. Smithies (1988) Many protein products from a few loci: assignment of human salivary proline-rich proteins to specific loci. Genetics 120: 255-265.
Lyons, K.M., J.L. Graycar, A. Lee, S. Hashmi, P.B. Lindquist, E.Y. Chen, B.L.M. Hogan, and R. Derynck (1989) Vgr-1, a mammalian gene related to Xenopus Vg-1, is a member of the transforming growth factor ß gene superfamily. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA) 86: 4554-4558.
Lyons, K.M., R.W. Pelton and B.L.M. Hogan (1989) Patterns of expression of murine Vgr-1 and BMP-2 RNA suggest that transforming growth factor-ß-like genes co-ordinately regulate aspects of embryonic development. Genes and Devel. 3: 1657-1668.
Lyons, K.M., R.W. Pelton, J.L. Graycar, R. Derynck, and B.L.M. Hogan (1989) Developmental expression of the murine vgr-1 gene: a new member of the TGF-ß multigene family. In Molecular Genetics of Early Drosophila and Mouse Development. Ed M.R. Capecchi, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, New York
Lyons, K.M., R.W. Pelton, and B.L.M. Hogan (1990) Organogenesis and pattern formation in the mouse: RNA distribution patterns suggest a role for Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2A (BMP-2A). Development 109: 833-844.
Jones, C.M., K.M. Lyons, and B.L.M. Hogan (1990) Involvement of Bone Morphogenetic Protein 4 in morphogenesis and neurogenesis in the mouse. Development 111: 531-542.
Dickinson, M.E., M.S. Kobrin, C.S. Silan, D.M. Kingsley, M.J. Justice, D.A. Miller, J.D. Ceci, L.F. Lock, A. Lee, A.M. Buchberg, L.D. Siracusa, K.M. Lyons, R. Derynck, B.L.M. Hogan, N.G. Copeland, and N.A. Jenkins (1990) Chromosomal localization of seven members of the murine TGF-ß superfamily suggests close linkage to several morphogenetic mutant loci. Genomics 6: 505-520.
CCNs in Chondrogenesis
BMPs in Skeletal Growth and Osteogenic Differentiation
Regenerative Musculoskeletal Medicine Training Program