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NYU Dentistry’s Prof. Nicola Partridge receives recognition for craniofacial biology research

By Dental Tribune International
January 16, 2020

NEW YORK, U.S.: For her clinical work in the area of biology and the formation of bone, Prof. Nicola Partridge has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Partridge is professor of basic science and craniofacial biology at the New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry).

This year’s fellows “have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications,” the association said.

In the biological sciences section, Partridge was elected as an AAAS fellow for her expertise in molecular endocrinology and bone and mineral research. Specifically, she studies the role of parathyroid hormone action in bone and mineralized tissue, including the regulation of gene expression by the osteoblast. This research may inform new treatments for osteoporosis.

“I am honored to be elected a fellow of AAAS, and most grateful to my colleagues who nominated me. This makes my research on the molecular endocrinology of bone really meaningful,” she commented.

AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and is publisher of the journal Science, as well as Science Translational Medicine; Science Signaling; a digital, open-access journal, Science Advances; Science Immunology; and Science Robotics. The tradition of AAAS fellows began in 1874. Election as an AAAS fellow is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers.

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