I am thrilled to announce that 3 new PhD students are joining my research team in 2018 on the Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Stipend. Karen, Tahlia, and Chelsea will cover three different aspects of bone growth factors (disease, diet, and sex). The ultimate goal is to combine their results to fully understand the effect of all these factors on bone remodeling.
Karen Cooke: Ancient human bone histology and disease.
Tahlia Stewart: Ancient human bone histology and diet.
Chelsea Morgan: Ancient human bone histology and sex.
It's been an exciting couple of weeks for me science wise in November 2017. I got to spend four days at the Australian Synchrotron with colleagues from medicine at Melbourne University, scanning ancient human bone. Left on a very high note as we had been able to detect phosphate peaks in our samples. I then headed over to Ballarat for this year's ASHB conference where I presented a talk investigating bone remodeling in a femur from an ancient ankylosed hip. My research students also presented several talks and posters - all in all, it was a great meeting!