Alliston Lab

Gurcharan Kaur, PhD

Ph.D , Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2023
M.Tech, Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 2016
B.Engg, Biotechnology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2014

Gurcharan Kaur received her B.Engg from Panjab University, Chandigarh and M.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. In her master's dissertation she investigated the effect crosstalk between cancer cells and tumor microenvironment on prostate cancer progression. For her Ph.D, she joined the Cartilage Healing and Regeneration lab headed by Dr. Rhima Coleman at University of Michigan, where she utilized synthetic biology approaches like gene circuits to improve mesenchymal stem cell-based cartilage regeneration under complex pathological environments.

Gurcharan joined the Alliston lab in June 2023 as a postdoctoral scholar. She will be looking at regulators of bone fragility and joint disease in aging using multi- omics high throughput analysis approaches. She will contribute to bone cell biology, particularly in osteocytes, cell signaling, mechanobiological pathways controlling stem cells and skeletal cell differentiation in bone and cartilage.

Research Interests
• Bone fragility
• Bone-brain crosstalk
• Osteoimmunology

Favorite Fiction
Harry Potter

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