Partridge Recognized for Research on the Biology and Formation of Bone

Nicola Partridge

Nicola Partridge, a professor of basic science and craniofacial biology at NYU College of Dentistry, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

This year’s Fellows “have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications,” the association said. The new Fellows will be recognized in February at the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting in Seattle.

As part of the Section on Biological Sciences, Partridge was elected as an AAAS Fellow for her expertise in molecular endocrinology and bone and mineral research. Specifically, she studies the role of parathyroid hormone action in bone and mineralized tissue, including the regulation of gene expression by the osteoblast (a cell that forms new bone). This research may inform new treatments for osteoporosis.

AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science, as well as Science Translational Medicine; Science Signaling; a digital, open-access journal, Science Advances; Science Immunology; and Science Robotics. This year’s AAAS Fellows were formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of Science on November 29. The tradition of AAAS Fellows began in 1874.