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Mike Convente

Then call Michael R. Convente — “The Mouse Doctor”

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Thesis Defense

Please join Michael as he defends his thesis:

The Immunological Contributions to Heterotopic Ossification Disorders — Insights from Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva

Date & Time

  • Friday, March 3, 2017
  • 2:00–3:00pm EST


  • Rubenstein Auditorium
  • Smilow Center for Translational Research
  • 3400 Civic Center Boulevard
  • Philadelphia, PA 19104
Enter from E Service Drive, then go up the escalators into the lobby. For more information, see the CAMB event page.


All on Friday, March 3, 2017

Thesis Committee


Michael will answer questions from his thesis committee.

Champagne Toast


Join Michael for a (hopeful!) on-campus celebration of his successful defense. Enjoy some light food and drink, as well as a (hopeful!) celebratory champagne toast! Located in Stemmler Hall, Room 501.

Frankford Hall


Celebrate the evening in Philadelphia at Frankford Hall in Northern Liberties with some great German beer and food. We'll do our best to save a table or two as a gathering place.

Dissertation After Dark


Let's throw some dice at SugarHouse Casino.


Photo of Squeak the mouse

“I was having problems with cage mates fighting me and pulling out my whiskers. I called The Mouse Doctor, and he gave me a shepherd shack. Now I'm living safe and sound thanks to The Mouse Doctor!”

— Squeak
Photo of Panda the mouse and friends

“My hind limbs were starting to lock up due to heterotopic ossification. I gave The Mouse Doctor a call and he helped maintain my mobility. I've never enjoyed climbing in my cage more than I do now!”

— Panda (and friends)