Osteoporosis and Metabolic Disorders of Bone Program

Updated February 18, 2015

Research Areas

  • Bone biology & skeletal homeostasis

    • Osteoclasts, osteoblasts, and osteocytes in bone remodeling & mechanotransduction
    • Signaling mechanisms mediating effects of hormones, growth factors, and cytokines in bone cells
    • Bone matrix composition, structure, and function
    • Pre-clinical development of novel therapeutics for osteoporosis
  • Clinical studies in osteoporosis & metabolic bone disorders

    • Epidemiology, pathogenesis, and pathophysiology
    • Environmental and genetic risk factors
    • Treatment, prevention, and diagnosis

Staff Contact

D. Lee Alekel, Ph.D.
Program Director
Osteoporosis and Metabolic Disorders of Bone Program
Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases
One Democracy Plaza
6701 Democracy Blvd. Ste. 800
Bethesda, MD 20892-4872
Email: Lee.Alekel@nih.gov