Hello everyone! My name is Ariane Zamarioli and I come from Brazil. I was a visiting assistant professor in Dr. Kacena’s lab for six months from September 2018 through February 2019.
I first met Dr. Kacena at the ASBMR conference (the largest bone scientific meeting in the world) back in 2014. I was very excited to learn about her projects to study bone regeneration in space since I had some previous experience with fracture healing by studying different rodent models for osteoporosis (i.e. Type I diabetes, spinal cord injury). We found a way for me to contribute to Dr. Kacena’s team and we have since been remotely working together.
I was happy to join her lab last fall and be part of her spaceflight studies for bone regeneration and therapies, which will directly benefit the astronauts and indirectly benefit a large population with limited loading to their lower body (i.e. elderly and disabled people).
The views expressed in this content represent the perspective and opinions of the author and may or may not represent the position of Indiana University School of Medicine.
IU School of Medicine
With more than 60 academic departments and specialty divisions across nine campuses and strong clinical partnerships with Indiana’s most advanced hospitals and physician networks, Indiana University School of Medicine is continuously advancing its miss...