Associate Professor Tania Crotti
|Org Unit||Medical Sciences|
|Telephone||+61 8 8313 5388|
Helen Mayo North
- BHlthSc (Hons), PhD, University of Adelaide
A/Prof Crotti is the Postgraduate Coordinator Manager for the Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and a Member of the Adelaide Education Academy.
Tania was awarded a BHealthSci (Hons) in 1997 then worked as a Research assistant in the Department of Pathology, University of Adelaide. Tania completed her PhD on “The mechanisms responsible for pathological bone remodeling in inflammatory conditions” in 2002 (funded by a Dora Lush, NHMRC Scolarship). The publications arising from this work contributed to defining the cellular source and role of the RANKL/OPG system in pathological bone resorption in inflammatory arthritis and peri-implant osteolysis associated with failed orthopedic implants.
Tania subsequently worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston USA. She was awarded a CJ Martin, NHMRC Fellowship to characterize the mechanisms regulating expression of the beta 3 integrin gene during osteoclast differentiation. In 2006 Tania was awarded an American Arthritis Foundation Fellowship to investigate the role of cell-substrate interactions in regulating molecular pathways and genes associated with terminal osteoclast activation. Her postdoctoral work has been recognized in her receipt of several research awards including a Novartis Young Investigator Award at the Joint Meeting of the ECT/IBMs in Geneva, Switzerland (2005); the ASBMR Harold M. Frost Young Investigator Award at the International Sun Valley Workshop on Skeletal Biology (2005), and most recently a John Haddad Young Investigator Award from AIMMS and ASBMR (2008) Colorado, USA.
Tania returned to Adelaide during 2008 to continue her work in the emerging field of OSTEOIMMUNOLOGY. Her main research focus is to unravel the mediators of osteoclast differentiation and activation in order to arrest the localized bone loss associated with diseases such as peri-implant loosening, periodontal disease and RA.
Techniques available in the lab
- Real time quantivative PCR
- Live animal CT
- In vitro cell culture assays
- Animal models of rheumatoid arthritis, periodontal disease, peri-implant loosening
Google Scholar Link: http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=XQYUbOgAAAAJ&hl=en
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