Originally from the United Kingdom, Hollie graduated from The University of Sheffield with a First class degree in Biomedical Science. She is a recent addition to Dr McNamara’s research group. Her research is looking at mechanobiology based approaches for the treatment of osteoporosis.
Hollie’s research will aim to test whether targeting mechanobiological responses of osteoblasts can provide effective treatments for bone loss during osteoporosis. It will involve modulating mechanoreceptors and key mechanotransduction proteins in bone cells from normal and osteoporotic human and animal tissue using in vitro cell culture e.g. MSC’s and primary osteoblast cells. Her research seeks to also modulate mechanotransduction responses in vivo for preventing bone loss, bone tissue composition and fracture in osteoporosis.