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Skeletal Biology

​Development and maintenance of skeletal tissues, defined as teeth, bone, cartilage, their associated tissues, with emphasis on the cells, genes, matrix-associated macromolecules and related proteases of these tissues.

Principal Investigators

  • Collins, Michael T., M.D.​
    Biology and physiology of bone and mineral metabolism through clinical and translational studies primarily in rare, monogenic human diseases​
  • Fisher, Larry W., Ph.D.
    Functions of small integrin-binding glycoproteins (SIBLINGs) with current emphasis on genetic diseases of bones and teeth
  • Lee, Janice S., D .D.S., M.D., M.S.
    Bone regeneration and stem cell biology, craniofacial congenital anomalies, fibrous dysplasia, and McCune-Albright syndrome
  • Mezey, Eva, M.D., Ph.D.
    Biological basis of immune-regulatory actions of bone marrow stromal cells
  • Robey, Pamela Gehron, Ph.D.
    The role of bone marrow stromal cells and skeletal stem cells in skeletal homeostasis, in disease, and in tissue regeneration; membrane type-matrix metalloproteinases in remodeling of bone and associated tissues
  • Werner, Achim, Ph.D.
    Molecular mechanisms controlling cell-fate choices, especially those involved in neural crest specification
  • Yamada, Yoshihiko, Ph.D.
    Roles of the extracellular matrix and protein factors in ectodermal development and diseases
  • Young, Marian F., Ph.D. ​
    Extracellular matrix protein function in the skeleton tissues including bones, teeth, cartilage and tendon

All NIDCR Investigators

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This page last updated: July 21, 2017