This program supports research on bone biology and clinical research on osteoporosis and metabolic bone disorders.
Bone biology & skeletal homeostasis studies include:
- Osteoclasts, osteoblasts, and osteocytes in bone remodeling and mechanotransduction.
- Signaling mechanisms mediating effects of hormones, growth factors, and cytokines in bone cells.
- Bone matrix composition, structure, and function.
- Pre-clinical development of novel therapeutics for osteoporosis.
Clinical studies in osteoporosis and metabolic bone disorders include:
- Epidemiology, pathogenesis, and pathophysiology.
- Environmental and genetic risk factors.
- Treatment, prevention, and diagnosis.
The Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases supports research aimed at improving the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system and its component tissues.