Thierry Bacro

Thierry R. Bacro, Ph.D., P.T.

Director of the Center for Anatomical Studies and Education (CASE)
Room 615D, Basic Science Building
Office: (843) 792-1981
BlackBerrry: (843) 670-3960
Fax: (843) 792-0664
Email: bacrotr@musc.edu


Baccalauréat in Mathematics &Natural Sciences, Lycee Jean Bart, France, 1977
DE MK Physical Therapy, University of Lille, France, 1980
BS (Hons) in Sport Science & Sport Injuries, Univ of Cape Town, 1987
MS Exercise Physiology, Univ of South Carolina,1990
PhD Dev Biology & Anatomy, Univ of South Carolina, 1994



Teaching Responsibilities & Awards:

  • Course Director (summer 2005 to date) and co-lecturer (summer 2002 to date) of the Dental Gross & Neuro-Anatomy Cell 621
  • Co-lecturer in the anatomy component of the Integrated Medical Curriculum, previously Anatomical Basis of Medicine 610 (2002 to date)
  • Facilitator for the IP 710 courses, Transforming Health Care for the Future, led by Dr Amy Blue as part of the Creating Collaborative Care (Spring 2010 to date)
  • Outstanding Basic Sciences Professor Award for 2008-2009 from the MUSC American Student Dental Association
  • Graduate of the first MUSC Interprofessional Faculty Institute, MUSC, September 29, 2009
  • MUSC Presidential Scholar for the College of Dental Medicine (July 2009 — June 2012)
  • 2006 Basmanjian, Williams, and Wilkins Award from American Association of Anatomists

Recent Grants:

  • T. Bacro, 15 % FTE, supporting educational outreach for the virtual and real human anatomy component of the Master in Biofabrication and Tissue Engineering at the South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC, funded by the South Carolina 2009 NSF EPSCoR RII (The South Carolina Project for Organ Biofabrication), $20 million, 2009-2014.

Online Resources


  1. Bacro, T. R., M. Gebregziabher and J. Ariail. "Lecture Recording System in Anatomy: Possible Benefit to Auditory Learners." Anat Sci Educ, (2013) [PMID: 23508921]
  2. Wright, G. J., J. Kuo, C. Shi, T. R. Bacro, E. H. Slate and H. Yao. "Effect of Mechanical Strain on Solute Diffusion in Human Tmj Discs: An Electrical Conductivity Study." Ann Biomed Eng, (2013) [PMID: 23771300]
  3. Bacro, T. R., M. Gebregziabher and T. P. Fitzharris. "Evaluation of a Lecture Recording System in a Medical Curriculum." Anat Sci Educ 3, no. 6 (2010): 300-8 [PMID: 20954266]
  4. Kuo, J., L. Zhang, T. Bacro and H. Yao. "The Region-Dependent Biphasic Viscoelastic Properties of Human Temporomandibular Joint Discs under Confined Compression." J Biomech 43, no. 7 (2010): 1316-21 [PMID: 20171639]
  5. Bacro, T. Using a Course Management System and Web-Friendly Multimedia to Enhance an Anatomy Course. Technology Source (http://technologysource.org/), 9/2002.
  6. Bacro, T., B. Gilbertson and J. Coultas. "Web-Delivery of Anatomy Video Clips Using a Cd-Rom." Anat Rec 261, no. 2 (2000): 78-82 [PMID: 10815812]
  7. Bacro, T. R., E. B. Holladay, M. J. Stith, J. C. Maize and C. M. Smith. "Iontophoresis Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma with Cisplatin: A Case Report." Cancer Detect Prev 24, no. 6 (2000): 610-9 [PMID: 11198275]
  8. Bacro, T. R., J. C. Murphy and B. A. Reeves. "Integration of an Internet Anatomy Review of the Knee Joint in a Rehabilitation Sciences Curriculum: "Http:/(/)Www.Musc.Edu/Chp-Rehab/Anatomy/ Kneedemo.Htm"." J Allied Health 26, no. 4 (1997): 159-61 [PMID: 9451585]
  9. Wu, N., E. P. Murono, W. E. Carver, L. Terracio and T. Bacro. "Evidence That Alpha5beta1 Integrins Mediate Leydig Cell Binding to Fibronectin and Enhance Leydig Cell Proliferation Stimulated by a Sertoli Cell-Secreted Mitogenic Factor in Vitro." Endocrine 5, no. 1 (1996): 75-83 [PMID: 21153097]
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