Tamara Alliston, PhD

Tamara Alliston, PhD

Tamara Alliston, PhD

Basic Science
Parnassus Heights - Alliston Lab




Grants & Awards

  • 2018 Musculoskeletal Biology and Bioengineering Gordon Research Conference and Gordon Research Seminar
    March 23, 2018 - February 28, 2019
    NIH/NIAMS R13AR073652
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • miRNA coordination of TGF-beta / Wnt signaling in osteocyte mechanotransduction
    August 1, 2017 - July 31, 2019
    NIH/NIAMS R21AR070403
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • AAOS/ORS Tackling Joint Disease by Understanding Crosstalk between Cartilage and Bone Research Symposium
    September 21, 2015 - August 31, 2016
    NIH/NIAMS R13AR068913
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • The mechanobiology of TGF-beta signaling in chondrocytes
    September 18, 2014 - August 31, 2016
    NIH/NIAMS R21AR067439
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • The mechanistic control of bone extracellular matrix material properties by TGFb
    July 1, 2008 - July 31, 2019
    NIH/NIDCR R01DE019284
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • TGF-Beta regulation of Runx2 in bone formation and quality
    March 1, 2006 - February 28, 2009
    NIH/NIDCR R03DE016868
    Role: Principal Investigator

Membership & Committees

About Tamara Alliston, PhD

Our research focuses on the mechanobiologic pathways controlling stem cell and skeletal cell differentiation in bone and cartilage. We seek to understand how these pathways maintain the mechanical integrity of the healthy skeleton, and how this is disrupted in skeletal diseases like arthritis and osteoporosis.

In particular, we study the mechanobiology of TGFß in the skeleton. To answer these questions we combine molecular, cellular, physiologic, bioengineering, and materials science approaches. This interdisciplinary approach will advance the development of therapies that can prevent skeletal disease and improve the speed and success of skeletal tissue regeneration.

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