I am developing a project to ask how the hypothalamus senses and allocates energetic resources for bone metabolism and to understand how these processes are differentially regulated by genetic sex. A deeper and more comprehensive understanding of molecular differences in the skeleton and its regulation in males compared to females is imperative for the development of future therapies for age-related bone diseases and transgender hormone therapy. My academic training and research experience have provided me with a background of scientific disciplines that span molecular and animal biology, cancer biology, nutritional sciences, and endocrinology.
As a postdoctoral scholar I have developed many successful collaborations with distinguished labs here at UCSF as well as Stanford, UC Davis and UC Berkeley. These fruitful collaborations have assisted me to develop a multidisciplinary project which further extends my academic training, allowed me to publish a high impact paper (Herber, Krause et al., 2019) and has assisted me in the successful pursuit of a K01 as well as other numerous funding sources.
I received funding from UCSF T32, P30, AHA, NRSA, and am currently funded by a K01 through 2025 from NIA.