Faculty Information

Shoshana Yakar, PhD

Molecular Pathobiology
Room 901E Dental Center, 421 First Avenue
E-mail: sy1007@nyu.edu

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Post-Doc training, NIDDK, NIH, 1996-2001
PhD, Tel-aviv University 1996
MsC, Tel-aviv University 1992
BS, Tel-aviv University 1990

Honors / Credentials

  • 1993 M. Sc. degree Excellence Award, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
  • 1996 Fogarty Fellow Training Award for post-doctoral work, NIH, NIDDK
  • 2006 Career Enhancement Award (CEA), American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)
  • 2009 The Harold and Golden Lamport Research Award, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Research Interests / Professional Overview

A major focus of my research has been on understanding the role(s) of the growth hormone (GH) and its downstream regulator insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) in tissue growth, development and repair. In particular, our research focuses on skeletal acquisition and maintenance of bone mass during growth and aging, respectively. We have generated numerous mouse models of global and tissue-specific ablation of the different members of the GH/IGF-1 axis and characterize their skeletal development.

Current Funding

Ongoing Research Support

R01DK100246, NIH/NIDDK
Shoshana Yakar (PI)
Central role for osteocytes in integration of endocrine signals during growth
Role: PI

2013282, Bi-national Science Foundation
Shoshana Yakar/Haim Werner (PI)
Mechanistic insights into IGF1-dependent longevity genes
Role: CPI

Completed Research Support

Shoshana Yakar (PI)
Effects of Dyslipidemia on Bone Acquisition During Puberty
Role: PI

R01AR055141, NIH/NIAMS
Shoshana Yakar (PI)
The temporal and spatial regulation of bone acquisition by Serum IGF-1
Role: PI

R01AR054919, NIH/NIAMS
Shoshana Yakar (PI)
Serum IGF-1 delivery system and it role in determining skeletal integrity
Role: PI

Yakar, Shoshana (PI)
The role of serum IGF-I in preserving skeletal integrity during postnatal growth and aging.
Role: PI

Representative Publications

Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.

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Complete List of Published Work in My Bibliography