August 2022: The Alliston lab attends the Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) and Conference (GRC) on Musculoskeletal Biology and Bioengineering. Tamara leads the GRC as a chair, Serra had a fantastic talk at GRS, Jihee and Charlie presented posters!
May 2022: Welcome to Nadja Betancourt-Torres who is joining our lab as a new PhD student in Bioengineering!
April 2022: Alliston lab is welcoming Gen Matsumae, our new postdoctoral scholar!
Jan 2022: Welcome Andres Betancourt-Torres, our new PhD student, to the Alliston Lab!
June 2021: Welcome Clarissa Aguirre Luna, our newest Research Associate, to the Alliston Lab!
March 2021: Our former Research Associate Jenny Salinas was invited to attend graduate school to earn her PhD at UCLA. Congratulations!
February 2021: Dr. Alliston is elected to the AIMBE College of Fellows in recognition of her distinguished and continuing achievements in medical and biological engineering. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country. Many Congratulations!
February 2021: Congratulations to Dave Monteiro and other members of the Alliston lab for publishing their manuscript at the FASEB Journal which investigates the effects of fluid shear stress on TGFβ signaling in osteocytes.
October 2020: Congratulations to Karsyn Bailey and other members of the Alliston lab on the
acceptance of their manuscript at Arthritis and Rheumatology investigating the mechanosensitive function of osteocytic TGFβ in joint degeneration.
September 2020: The Alliston lab welcomes rotation students Caleb Rux and Jessica Herrera, who come to us with fantastic undergraduate training in the Heveran and Athanasiou labs, respectively.
September 2020: Dr. Alliston is awarded the Adele L. Boskey Esteemed Award for Bone and Mineral Research in recognition of her outstanding and major scientific contributions, leadership, and mentorship in bone and mineral research at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 2020 Annual Meeting. Many congratulations!
June 2020: The Alliston Lab observes #ShutDownSTEM on Wednesday, June 10.
February 2020: Serra gave a great talk at the Orthopedic Research Society Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Congratulations!
January 2020: Exciting research from the Alliston Lab demonstrating a role for osteocytes in the development of osteoarthritis is highlighted by the Department of Defense!
December 2019: Congrats to Courtney Mazur for successfully completing her PhD dissertation and graduating. We wish you the best!
November 2019: Jackie Nguyen's paper studying the role of CYLD in mechanosensation is accepted at Bone! Many congrats.
November 2019: Courtney Mazur and other members of the Alliston Lab publish in Bone Research about the role of osteocytes in joint disease. Read more about this exciting announcement from the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery here.
July 2019: Congrats to Dave on a great invited talk titled, "Shear stress activation of TGFβ signaling in osteocytes is mediated by Akt" at the FASEB TGF-β Superfamily Conference in West Palm Beach, Florida.
July 2019: Cheers to our wonderful summer students - Olga, Jeffrey, and Isabelle - on a productive summer!
June 2019: Congratulations to Karsyn on being awarded the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholarship.
February 2019: Dr. Alliston is awarded the ORS Women’s Leadership Forum Award at the ORS Annual Meeting in Austin, TX in recognition of her contributions to the field of musculoskeletal research. Many congratulations!
February 2019: The Alliston lab attends the ORS Annual Meeting in Austin, TX: Dr. Alliston leads a scientific workshop on the role of TGFβ at the bone/cartilage interface. Courtney and Karsyn give fantastic talks on perilacunar/canalicular remodeling and bone/cartilage crosstalk and Gaby presents a poster!
October 2018: Congratulations to Charlie for winning the William K. Bowes J. and Ute Bowes Discovery Fellowship last month AND the Neville Smith Student Poster Award at the 2018 Advanced Light Source User's Meeting this week!
August 2018: Dave, Courtney, Charlie, and Neha attend and present posters at the Gordon Research Seminar and Conference on Musculoskeletal Biology and Bioengineering. Charlie won the talent show with a stunning piano performance!
July 2018: Gaby wins an NIH Diversity Supplement Award to study the pairing of osteocyte tension and perilacunar material properties via perilacunar/canalicular remodeling!
June 2018: We were awarded a DOD Expansion Grant from the Orthopaedic Research Program to identify osteocyte-regulatory therapies to prevent and treat PTOA!
June 2018: Welcome Jenny Salinas, our new Research Associate! Farewell to JJ Woo after 3 years in our lab!
April 2018: Justin Lopez is awarded an NIH F31 Predoctoral Fellowship! Congratulations!
January 2018: Many congratulations to Claire Acevedo who recently published in Nature Biomedical Engineering and the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research and is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah!
September 2017: Jackie Nguyen has her exit seminar and graduates with her PhD!
September 2017: Congratulations to Neha, who won a Young Investigator Award at the ASBMR meeting in Denver, Colorado!
April 2017: Courtney represents our lab at the March for Science in Washington DC!
March 2017: Courtney presents 2 posters and gives 2 talks at the ORS meeting!
March 2017: Congratulations to Neha and the birth of her daughter Anaaya!
February 2017: Dave receives a Helmsley Fellowship to attend the Quantitative Imaging: from Acquisition to Analysis course at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory!
February 2017: Tamara presents a talk at the 2nd Musculoskeletal and Regeneration conference in Cancun!
February 2017: Neha wins an ORS/OREF post-doctoral fellowship to study the role of TGFβ in regulating perilacunar remodeling in diabetes!
January 2017: The lab receives funding for a new collaborative project on joint regeneration with researchers at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute!