PROF Natalie Sims

PROF Natalie Sims

Positions

  • Bone Cell Biology including osteoblast, osteoclast and osteocyte biology; identification of novel therapies for skeletal disorders

Overview

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  • Professor Sims is Head of the Bone Cell Biology and Disease Unit at St. Vincent's Institute of Medical Research, where she is also the Deputy Director, and is a Professorial Fellow at The University of Melbourne.

    She completed her PhD at the University of Adelaide in 1995, followed by postdoctoral work at the Garvan Institute (Sydney) and Yale School of Medicine (Connecticut, USA).

    Her laboratory studies the cellular interactions responsible for development, maintenance and strength of the skeleton, and has defined the roles of a number of key pathways, including the IL-6 family of cytokines and estrogen receptor isoforms in bone through the use of genetically altered mouse models and in vitro systems.

    Her work has been recognised by the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Fuller Albright Award (2010) and the International Bone and Mineral Society Herbert A Fleisch Award (2013), and was appointed a Fellow of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (2018).

    She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, and at Endocrine Reviews, and she serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.  She is President-Elect of the Australia and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society.

       

Affiliation

Member of

  • The University of Divinity. Member of University Council 2018 -
  • Australia and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society. President-Elect 2017 -
  • International Bone and Mineral Society. Elected Board Member 2009 -
  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. Elected Councillor, American Society of Bone and Mineral Research 2013 - 2015
  • Australia and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society. Elected Council Member; Chair, Research Committee 2009 - 2015
  • International Society for Bone Morphometry. Elected Board Member 2009 - 2014

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Additional Grant Information

  • Professor Sims and her laboratory at St. Vincent's Institute have been continuously funded by the NHMRC since 2003.   

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, Adelaide University 1995

Awards and honors

  • International Bone and Mineral Society, Herbert A Fleisch Award, 2013
  • American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, Fuller Albright Award, 2011
  • NHMRC Fellowship, 2006

Supervision

Available for supervision

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