Metabolic Bone Research
Research Group Head
Bone loss and reduced bone mass, which is commonly associated with diseases such as osteoporosis, arthritis, most cancers of the bone and transfusion-dependent thalassemia, leave patients at a high risk of fractures, pain, and other serious problems. The Bone, Joint and Cancer Group is working to identify the pathways required to build bone and limit bone destruction, as well as understand how the cells in the bone microenvironment communicate with each other. The group hopes these findings will assist in the identification of new ways to promote bone formation.