Congratulations to Daniel Bikle, M.D., Ph.D., 2016 ASBMR Louis V. Avioli Founders Award Recipient
Date: August 24, 2016
The Louis V. Avioli Founders Award honors an ASBMR member for fundamental contributions to bone and mineral basic research. The 2016 ASBMR Louis V. Avioli Founders Award will be presented to Daniel Bikle, M.D., Ph.D. at the ASBMR 2016 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, on Saturday, September 17, 2016.
Dr. Bikle is a Professor of Medicine and Dermatology at the University of California San Francisco. His research is two-pronged, centered around the hormonal regulation of calcium metabolism and its effects on bone and skin. His research on calcium metabolism and bone focuses on the mechanisms by which parathyroid hormone and insulin like growth factor-1 regulate bone formation and differentiation, the response of bone to mechanical loading and unloading, and the ability of bone to heal fractures. His skin-focused research examines the mechanisms by which calcium and 1,25(OH)2D regulate keratinocyte differentiation, wounding repair, and skin cancer development.