Basic Bone Biology Program

Reviewed July 12, 2013

Research Areas

  • Cell biology of osteoclasts, osteoblasts, and osteocytes
  • Mechanisms regulating bone formation and resorption
  • Regulation of gene expression in bone cells
  • Signaling mechanisms mediating effects of hormones, growth factors, and cytokines on bone cells
  • Origin and differentiation of bone progenitor cells
  • Bone matrix composition, structure and function

Staff Contact

Faye H. Chen, Ph.D.
Program Director
Basic Bone Biology Program
Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases
NIAMS, NIH, DHHS
One Democracy Plaza
6701 Democracy Blvd. Ste. 800
Bethesda, MD 20892-4872
Email: chenf1@mail.nih.gov