Musculoskeletal research expands at UCSF, scientists Kelsey H. Collins, PhD, Christopher J. Hernandez, PhD join Department

June 14, 2022
The UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the UCSF Musculoskeletal Center are pleased to announce the faculty appointments of two scientists: Kelsey H. Collins, PhD and Christopher J. Hernandez, PhD.

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Performance Research Program Grant 2022 Awardees

June 14, 2022
The UCSF Musculoskeletal Center is pleased to announce the winners of the Musculoskeletal Performance Research Program 2022 grants that were awarded $45,000 each:

Spatial bias in cAMP generation determines biological responses to PTH type 1 receptor activation

By Alex D White, Karina A Peña, Lisa J Clark, Christian Santa Maria, Shi Liu, Frédéric G Jean-Alphonse, Ji Young Lee, Saifei Lei, Zhiqiang Cheng, Chia-Ling Tu, Fei Fang, Nicholas Szeto, Thomas J Gardella, Kunhong Xiao, Samuel H Gellman, Ivet Bahar, Ieva Sutk on November 22, 2021
Parathyroid hormone (PTH) receptor (PTHR) is a G protein–coupled receptor (GPCR) that controls vitamin D, Ca2+, and bone homeostasis by stimulating cAMP production at the plasma membrane and at endosomes after β-arrestin–dependent internalization. White et al. generated a synthetic PTH derivative (...

Disrupted osteocyte connectivity and pericellular fluid flow in bone with aging and defective TGF-β signaling

By Charles A. Schurman, Stefaan W. Verbruggen, and Tamara Alliston on November 22, 2021
Bone fragility increases with age as the result of the concurrent decline of bone mass, quality, and mechanosensitivity. While the coordinated decline of these behaviors remains unexplained, the role of osteocytes in each of these processes and the age-related degeneration of the lacunocanalicular...

Dr. Tamara Alliston to be inducted into medical and biological engineering elite

By UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery on February 23, 2021
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Tamara Alliston, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco to its College of Fellows. Dr. Alliston was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and...

Millie Hughes-Fulford, the First Woman Scientist in Space, Dies at 75

By Nina Bai on February 11, 2021
Millie Hughes-Fulford, PhD, a UC San Francisco scientist who flew in June 1991 aboard the first space shuttle mission dedicated to biomedical studies, died Feb. 2 at the age of 75. She was the first woman to fly as a NASA payload specialist and was part of the first crew to include three women.

Coleen Sabatini, MD, MPH appointed Vice Chair of Health Equity and Academic Affairs

By UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery on February 10, 2021
The UCSF Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery is pleased to announce that Coleen Sabatini, MD, MPH has been appointed as the Vice Chair of Health Equity and Academic Affairs.

Lindsey Criswell Named Director of National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

By Jason Alvarez on August 06, 2020
Lindsey A. Criswell, MD, MPH, DSc, vice chancellor of research at UC San Francisco, has been selected as the next director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), one of 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH)....