Tamara Alliston, PhD

Tamara Alliston, PhD

Tamara Alliston, PhD

Basic Science
Parnassus Heights - Alliston Lab - Parnassus Heights - Alliston Lab




Grants & Awards

  • , TGF-Beta regulation of Runx2 in bone formation and quality,
  • , The mechanistic control of bone extracellular matrix material properties by TGFb,
  • , AAOS/ORS Tackling Joint Disease by Understanding Crosstalk between Cartilage and Bone Research Symposium,
  • , The mechanobiology of TGF-beta signaling in chondrocytes,
  • , miRNA coordination of TGF-beta / Wnt signaling in osteocyte mechanotransduction,
  • , 2018 Musculoskeletal Biology and Bioengineering Gordon Research Conference and Gordon Research Seminar,

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.

Awards Honors


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