Congratulations to Marja Hurley, M.D., 2016 ASBMR Lawrence G. Raisz Award Recipient
Date: August 24, 2016
The Lawrence G. Raisz Award recognizes an ASBMR member for outstanding achievements in preclinical and translational research (cellular or in animals). The 2016 ASBMR Lawrence G. Raisz Award will be presented to Marja Hurley, M.D. at the ASBMR 2016 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, on Friday, September 16, 2016.
Dr. Hurley is Professor of Medicine, Orthopedics and Systems Genomics at UCONN Health School of Medicine. Her research studies the ways that Fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) isoforms differentially modulate bone and phosphate homeostasis. Dr. Hurley’s research provided insights into the biological relevance of the nuclear localized high molecular weight isoforms of FGF2 as novel regulators of FGF23, growth-plate abnormalities and osteoarthropathy. She has shown that FGF2 decreases with age in human osteoblasts and that FGF2 null or haplo-insufficiency in mice results in osteoporosis and impaired anabolic responses to PTH and BMP2 and impaired fracture healing due to modulation Wnt signaling.