This program identifies new pathways for treatment of bone disease by studying intercellular communication within the bone microenvironment, particularly the communication between osteoblasts (bone forming cells) and osteoclasts (bone resorbing cells).

Prof Natalie Sims
Program Director
Associate Professor Natalie Sims directs the Bone Cell Biology and Disease Unit at St. Vincent’s Institute and is a Principal Research Fellow at The University of Melbourne. Natalie is a board member of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) and a Senior Editor of the journal, Bone. A/Prof Sims received the ASBMR Fuller Albright Award (2010) and the IBMS Herbert A Fleisch Award (2013) for her work focusing on paracrine control of osteoblast and osteoclast function.
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