Tamara Alliston, PhD

Tamara Alliston, PhD

Tamara Alliston, PhD

Basic Science



Grants & Awards

  • 2019, The mechanistic control of bone extracellular matrix material properties by TGFb, R01DE019284
  • 2016, The mechanobiology of TGF-beta signaling in chondrocytes, R21AR067439
  • 2016, AAOS/ORS Tackling Joint Disease by Understanding Crosstalk between Cartilage and Bone Research Symposium, R13AR068913
  • 2009, TGF-Beta regulation of Runx2 in bone formation and quality, R03DE016868

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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