I received my undergraduate degree from UC San Diego in Bioengineering and my PhD from Columbia University in Biomedical Engineering, studying primary cilia-mediated mechanotransduction in bone. During my PhD I utilized in vitro to in vivo strategies, including high-throughput screening and animal models, to help develop novel osteoporosis therapeutic strategies. Now I am interested in understanding the mechanisms directing tumor progression and why many cancers preferentially metastasize to bone. When not in the lab I enjoy playing soccer and going to concerts.

Contact: mspasic@bwh.harvard.edu