We study mineralized tissues in relation to organismal development and life history in environmental context

Bromage Lab

Molecular Pathobiology
345 East 24th Street, Room 817-S
Phone: +1-212-998-9597
Lab: +1 212-998-9573 / 9635
Fax: +1-212-995-4445
E-mail: tim.bromage@nyu.edu


Following an undergraduate degree at the California State University at Sonoma in Anthropology, Biology, and Geology, Timothy G. Bromage obtained his MA and then in 1986 his PhD in Biological Anthropology from the University of Toronto. The later years of his PhD program were completed in the Department of Anatomy and Embryology, University College London. Tim was awarded a NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship in 1987 for bone research at the Royal Veterinary College, London, and in 1988 was appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Child Dental Health, London Hospital Medical College, University of London. In 1989 he took a position in the Department of Anthropology, Hunter College, City University of New York, where he remained for 15 years. There he developed the first fully digital microscopy facility in the United States, and together with his preparation laboratory, created the Hard Tissue Research Unit (HTRU). In 2004 Tim moved the HTRU to the NYU College of Dentistry.

Primary foci of research in the HTRU relate to bone and tooth biology with emphases on organismal development and life history, as well as for what “signals” exist in these tissues of variability in the external environment. His research has been reported in >200 papers and cited more than 5,900 times. He holds two patents from NYU, for a portable confocal microscope and for a method for simultaneously determining the absolute concentrations of 71 elements in seconds from aqueous solutions. His funding has largely come from the NIH, NSF, the Max Planck Society and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the United Nations Development Program. Tim’s contributions to science have been recognized by awards including: the Max Planck Prize (Life Science), Omicron Kappa Upsilon inductee of the National Dental Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, elected Full Member of Sigma XI, and elected to Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.