Meet PhD student Martha Blank
Posted 08th August 2019
Martha is a PhD student in our Bone Cell Biology & Disease Unit. Her supervisor is SVI Deputy Director, Professor Natalie Sims. Bone is a surprisingly dynamic tissue, continually changing its shape and composition in response to physical exercise, diet and other factors. This is controlled by three cell types within the bone tissue – osteoblasts (that form bone), osteoclasts (that destroy bone) and osteocytes (a network of cells that signal to osteoblasts and osteoclasts). Their research is focussed on understanding the way these cells communicate with each other to control bone health.