X Sherry Liu PhD

Sherry is a bioengineer currently based at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA, USA). The focus of her research is to better understand biological processes in bone and on how they influence bone material, microstructural, and biomechanical properties with aging, disease, and therapies. She has been actively involved in the new investigator mentoring in Orthopaedic Research Society and International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society. In her spare time, she enjoys running, backpacking, and photography.

Patricia Juárez, PhD

Patricia is a Biochemist currently appointed as associate professor at the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education in Ensenada in Baja California, México. Her research focuses on translational research for the study and treatment of bone metastases and bone disordersusing animal models of cancer, bone and renal diseases.  She is actively involved in the Cancer and Bone Society and the Membership Engagement and Education Committee at the ASBMR. She enjoys sharing her experience with young investigators, she believes that science is for everyone and loves science communication. Patricia is a dancer and practices yoga in her free time.

Marie-Therese Haider BSc PhD

Marie-Therese is a postdoctoral fellow at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (Hamburg, Germany). Her primary research interest is to study the interaction between the bone microenvironment and disseminated tumor cells. In particular she aims to establish the role of bone cells, especially osteoblasts, in mediating metastatic breast cancer growth. When she is not in the lab, she enjoys traveling, baking, reading thrillers and doing sports.

Natalie K Hyde BBiomedSc (Hons) PhD

Natalie is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Epi-Centre for Health Ageing, Deakin University in Geelong, Australia. To date her research has largely focused on the role of maternal vitamin D and offspring health outcomes, with a focus on musculoskeletal health. Currently she is developing a program of research investigating the role of the developmental origins of musculoskeletal health, with a particular focus on various exposures during pregnancy and musculoskeletal health in later life. She enjoys mentoring students and is currently supervising a number of Honours and PhD candidates. When she is not working she likes to spend time with her family and friends, watch documentaries (mainly true crime) and reading.

Karan M Shah MSc PhD

Originally from India, Karan is a cell biologist now based at the University of Sheffield (UK), with interests in bone cell physiology. The focus of his current research is to understand the mechanisms that govern the metastases of breast cancer to bone, with wider interests in purinergic signaling and its role in bone physiology. When not at work, you are likely to find Karan on a long run or a walk in the Peak District.

Hollie Allison PhD

Hollie Allison is a postdoctoral researcher in The Mechanobiology and Medical Device Research Group (MMDRG) at The National University of Ireland, Galway. Her primary research interest is in the field of bone mechanobiology. In particular, her research focusses mainly on the mechanobiological changes that occur at both the tissue and cellular level during post-menopausal osteoporosis and what implications these changes have on osteoclastogenesis. The aim of this work is to gain a better understanding of the cellular changes that occur during estrogen deficiency, in the hopes that this work may inform future mechanobiological-based treatments for osteoporosis. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, hiking and baking.

Lilian I Plotkin PhD

Lilian obtained a PhD in Immunology form the Universidad de Buenos Aires in Argentina. She is currently based at Indiana University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the role of connexins and pannexins on bone cell differentiation, survival and function, on the effects of aging on bone, and on the regulation of skeletal muscle mass and strength by bone cells. She has been an ASBMR member since 1997, and has been part of the Advocacy, Membership Engagement, and Women in Bone and Mineral Research Committees and the Diversity in Bone and Mineral Research Subcommittee. She is passionate about mentoring and dedicates part of her time in the lab interacting with young investigators from high school to medical and graduate students. In addition to science, in her free time Lilian enjoys spending time with her family, dancing, practicing Zumba, cooking, and making crochet toys (amigurumies).