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Professor Alexander Robling

Professor Alexander Robling

Professor Alexander Robling

Professor Robling is an Associate Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Indiana University, he also has an adjunct appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Before joining the University of Indiana, Professor Robling undertook PhD studies at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.

Professor Robling has particularly focused on mechanobiology, which merges the older science of mechanics with the newer and emerging disciplines of molecular biology and genetics. At the centre of mechanobiology is the cellular process of mechanotransduction, or the way that cells sense and respond to mechanical forces.

His research explores the way that mechanical loads signal bone cells to build stronger bones. This research program has led Professor Robling’s team to a particular family of molecules, the Wnt signalling pathway, as major regulators of mechanotransduction.

His current projects involve unravelling the way in which mechanical stimuli applied to by exercise lead to maintenance or increase of bone strength.

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Lecture Recording - How does bone respond to being loaded?

Recorded 5 April 2016 at the University of Adelaide


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