Professor Alison Gartland BSc, PhD, PGCert HE, FEHEA.
Professor of Bone Biology
Understanding the basic cellular and molecular mechanisms of musculoskeletal diseases
Telephone: +44 (0)114 215 9046
Professor Alison Gartland studied for her PhD at The University of Liverpool, completed Post-Doctoral Researcher positions at IGMM, CNRS France and University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA. She is a Professor of Bone and Cancer Cell Biology at The University of Sheffield with expertise in purinergic signalling, bone and cancer cell biology, in vitro and in-vivo murine models of MSK disorders, including in the setting of both primary and secondary cancer. Her principal research area focus is on developing fundamental understanding of the basic cellular, molecular and genetic mechanisms responsible for musculoskeletal disease and cancer. Prof Gartland has over 50 publications in leading journals in the field of bone and cancer and has also authored several book chapters on human bone cell culture techniques and osteosarcoma. Current research projects include looking at the mechanisms of breast cancer metastasis to bone, primary bone cancer metastasis and screening for new drug treatments.