Ricardo Battaglino, PhD

Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Ricardo Battaglino

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-625-2661

Office Address:
500 Boynton Health Service Bridge
410 Church St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine
MMC 297
420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Vice Chair of Research, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Diversity Officer, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Faculty, PhD Program in Rehabilitation Science

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Member, Medical School

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, The Forsyth Institute

PhD, Mount Sinai Graduate School - CUNY

MSc, University of Buenos Aires School



Gait-training and evaluation, osteoclast biology

Professional Associations

  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists


Research Funding Grants

  • R01 AR064793-01A1 (Battaglino)
    04/01/2015 – 03/31/2020
    "Regulation of gastric and osteoclast acidification by Snx10"
    The specific aims to be addressed in this project are: 1) Determine the cellular mechanisms by which Snx10 regulates osteoclast function. 2) Determine the role of osteoclastic expression of Snx10 on bone homeostasis in vivo. 3) Determine the role of gastric expression of Snx10 on bone homeostasis in vivo.
    Role: PI
  • W81XWH-14-SCIRP-CTA (Morse)
    Department of Defense

    "Effects of Ekso-assisted gait training on Bone Health and Quality of Life: A Randomized Clinical Trial"
    The goals of this project are to 1) determine whether exoskeleton-assisted gait training increases bone strength in the paralyzed lower extremity and 2) determine whether exoskeleton-assisted gait training improves quality of life after SCI. Secondarily, to determine whether gait training improves the following related outcomes and mediators of quality of life: mood, pain, and cortical activity of related emotional networks in the brain.
    Role: Site PI




  • Morse L, Troy K, Fang Y, Nguyen N, Battaglino R, Goldstein, Richard, Gupta R, Taylor J. Combination Therapy with Zoledronic Acid and FES-row Training Mitigates Bone Loss in the Paralyzed Legs: Results of a Randomized Comparative Clinical Trial. Submitted to JBMR PLUS.
  • Battaglino R, NguyenN, MorseLR. Bisphosphonate use is associated with lower levels of the bone-derived hormone osteocalcin in men with spinal cord injury. Ricardo A., Nguyen,Leslie R. Submitted to Osteoporosis International.


  • Morse LR, Coker J, Battaglino R. Statins and Bone Health: A Mini Review. Actual. Osteol 14(1) :31:35, 2018
  • Battaglino R, Jha P, Liu W, Morse LR. FKBP12: a partner of Snx10 required for vesicular trafficking in osteoclasts. Submitted, Journal Cellular Biochemistry.
  • Liu W, Morse LR, Picotto G, Sultana F, Odgren P, Battaglino R. Snx10 and PIKfyve are Required for Lysosome Formation in Osteoclasts, Submitted, Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
  • Park AJ, Battaglino RA, Nguyen N, Morse LR. Associations between lean mass and leptin in men with chronic spinal cord injury: results from the FRASCI-muscle study. Accepted, PLOS One. 2018.
  • Hirai K, FurushoH, KawashimaN, XuS, de BeerMC, Battaglino R, Van DykeT, StashenkoP, SasakiH. SAA contributes to the chronicity of periapical lesions via TLR2 and TLR4. Accepted, Journal of Dental Research. 2018.


  • Rivoira M, Rodríguez V, Picotto G, Battaglino R, Tolosa de Talamoni N. Naringin prevents bone loss in a rat model of type 1 Diabetes mellitus. Arch Biochem Biophys. 2018 Jan 1;637:56-63. doi: 10.1016/j.abb.2017.12.001. Epub 2017 Dec 5. PMID: 29208404
  • Silva LAB, Azevedo LU, Consolaro A, Barnett F, Xu Y, Battaglino RA, Cañadas PS, de Oliveira KMH, Silva RAB. Novel endodontic sealers induce cell cytotoxicity and apoptosis in a dose-dependent behavior and favorable response in mice subcutaneous tissue. Clin Oral Investig. 2017 Dec 21(9):2851-2861. doi: 10.1007/s00784-017-2087-1. Epub 2017 Mar 9. PMID: 28281012
















  • Xiong J, Battaglino R, Stuhlmann H. Large-scale screening for developmental genes in embryonic stem cells and embryoid bodies using retroviral entrapment vectors. Developmental Dynamics 1998; 212(2):181-197. PMID: 9626494
  • Battaglino R. A Genetic Screen for Developmentally Regulated Genes in Mice (Ph.D. dissertation, 1998). University of New York.


  • Battaglino RA, Huergo M, Pilosof AMR, Bartholomai GB. (1991) Culture requirements for the production of protease by Aspergilius-oryzae in solid-state fermentation. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 35(3):292-296.