Partridge Lab

Molecular Pathobiology
345 E. 24th St, room 1025B
Office: 212-992-7145 (ext. 27145)
Lab: 212-992-7191 (ext. 27191)


Nicola C. Partridge graduated with honors in Biochemistry from the University of Western Australia, where she went on to earn a PhD. Subsequently, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Melbourne and Washington University Dental School in St. Louis. In 1986, she was appointed to a faculty position at Saint Louis University where she rose to Professor of Pharmacological and Physiological Science and Orthopedic Surgery and Director of the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Training Program. In 2000, she was recruited as Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. In 2009, she became Chair of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology at NYU College of Dentistry, in which position she served until 2018. She also has joint appointments in the departments of Medicine, and Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at NYU School of Medicine.

Dr. Partridge’s research focuses on parathyroid hormone regulation of gene expression in the osteoblast and in bone. She has been continuously independently funded by NASA, NIH, NHMRC, foundations and industry since 1984. She has >150 publications. She has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, Calcified Tissue International and was an Associate Editor of Physiological Reviews and has recently become an Associate Editor of FASEB BioAdvances. Her contributions have been recognized by awards including: Shirley Hohl Award for Service of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR), UMDNJ-GSBS Excellence in Research Award, Louis V. Avioli Founders Award for Basic Science of ASBMR. She was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2019.