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    Congratulations to Stavroula Kousteni, Ph.D., the 2013 ASBMR Fuller Albright Awardee

    Date: August 21, 2013

    Congratulations to the 2013 ASBMR Fuller Albright Awardee Stavroula Kousteni, Ph.D. The Fuller Albright Award is given in recognition of meritorious scientific accomplishment in the bone and mineral field to an ASBMR member who has not yet reached his or her 45th birthday. Dr.  Kousteni received her Ph.D. from Cardiff University, United Kingdom and trained in the laboratory of Stavros Manolagas. She moved to the Departments of Medicine and Physiology at Columbia University Medical Center as an independent investigator in 2006. Since her arrival at Columbia, her contributions include the unraveling of mechanisms whereby oxidative stress affects bone mass, the analysis of the transcriptional mediation of bone suppressive functions of gut-derived serotonin, the transcriptional regulation of the endocrine function of bone as a glucose-regulating organ and the demonstration that osteoblasts regulate hematopoietic stem cell fate and can induce acute myeloid leukemia in mice and humans. Hear Dr. Kousteni and the other 2013 Esteemed Awardees offer their insights and career advice at the 2013 ASBMR Annual Meeting session: Success in Research: Leadership Lessons from 2013 ASBMR Esteemed Awardees.  This session will take place on Saturday, October 5 from 10:30 – 11:30 am at the Baltimore Convention Center, Room 327-328.

    Dr. Kousteni’s meritorious scientific accomplishments include, but are not limited to, the quality of her publications in the field, which are in-depth, innovative studies that are published in high profile journals and represent pivotal contributions to the field. Additionally, Dr. Kousteni has been funded by the NIH (two RO1s as PI, project leader of a PO1 grant, as well as co-investigator on two RO1 grants), is a mentor for undergraduate and graduate students as well as post-doctoral fellows, research associates and visiting professors, and is an author of 51 abstracts presented at the ASBMR Annual Meeting in the last 13 years, including 28 abstracts that were selected for oral presentations.