6496-Bellido, Teresita

Teresita M. Bellido, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology, & Physiology


Previous Academic Appointments

11/1993-5/2000:  Research Assistant Professor of Medicine. Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and UAMS Center for Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas

6/2000 – 6/2003:  Research Associate Professor of Medicine

7/2003 – 6/2007:  Associate Professor of Medicine

7/2007 – 6/2008:  Professor of Medicine with Tenure

3/2007 – 6/2008:  Faculty, Graduate School, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

4/2007 – 6/2008, Adjunt Faculty, Department of Applied Sciences, Nanotechnology Center, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

10/2009 – 9/2014:  Faculty, Graduate School, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Titles & Appointments

  • Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology, & Physiology
  • Adjunct Professor of Medicine
  • Education
    1993 FEL Veterans Administration Medical Center-Indiana University
    1990 FEL University Nacional del Sur
    1988 PhD Universidad National Del Sur, Argentina
    1981 BS Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
    1979 BS Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
  • Research

    The Bellido laboratory studies osteocytes and their role in regulating the function of osteoblasts and osteoclasts in response to hormonal and mechanical stimuli. They study the regulation of osteocyte-derived genes by parathyroid hormone (PTH), the mechanisms by which PTH and mechanical force regulate bone homeostasis through actions on osteocytes, and the antagonistic interplay between glucocorticoids and mechanical stimulation in bone. Trainees in the Bellido lab will learn all in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo experimental approaches to study osteocytes, including culture of osteocytic cell lines and primary osteocytes, isolation and culture of separate bone cell population, bone organ cultures derived from wild type or genetically modified mice, and the in vivo skeletal responses to osteocyte-specific deletion or overexpression of genes. Trainees will learn all techniques required to assess skeletal phenotypes at the tissue, cell, molecular levels, by analyzing proliferation, apoptosis, differentiation, and gene expression in osteoblasts, osteoclasts and osteocytes in our in vitro and in vivo models.

  • Professional Organizations
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
    Argentinean Association of Osteobiology and Mineral Metabolism
    Argentinean Society of Research in Biochemistry
    Endocrine Society

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