Tamara Alliston, PhD

University of California San Francisco

Tamara Alliston, PhD, is a Professor in the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery where she leads the Laboratory of Skeletal Mechanobiology.  With a focus on TGFβ signaling, her laboratory investigates the interaction between physical and biochemical signals in the control of skeletal cell differentiation and the role of these pathways in bone fragility and osteoarthritis. Supported by the NIH, NSF, and DOD, her group employs approaches from molecular and cell biology, materials science, and engineering to identify mechanisms of skeletal disease in order to advance the development of new therapeutic strategies.