Dr. Bullock has a background in Anatomy and Cell Biology, with a focus on musculoskeletal health and mechanics. After receiving a B.A. in Animal Science with a focus in biotechnology in 2010, she spent the next 9 years in cell biology and biomedical engineering labs. In 2019, she received a PhD from Indiana University in Anatomy and Cell Biology in the IU School of Medicine. A list of publications can be found here.
Madyson is exploring the role of ghrelin, "the hunger hormone", on mesenchymal stem cell differentiation, and the factors that influence muscle vs fat formation in response to nutrition.
Madyson is also part of the Ford Apprentice Scholar's Program at Eckerd. Congratulations Madyson!
Lillie is using cutting edge cell culture techniques to investigate the effects of different milk proteins on gene expression.
Lillie is from Appleton, WI and is majoring in Biochemistry at Eckerd
Madeline joined the MBCB lab in 2022 to assist with cell culture and data analysis.
Madeline in from Georgia and is a Biology major at Eckerd
Anna is investigated Wnt signaling and disuse in bone cells, with a long-term interest in dentistry. Anna is also a Ford Scholar and Barbas Research Fellowship recipient.
An alumni of the MBCB - Haylee investigated gene regulation of shell calcification in Gopher tortoises. Using PCR, she explored gene mutations in tortoise DNA that may lead to decreased shell calcification.
Jlana is investigating the molecular mechanisms that drive bone repair, especially in Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease.
An alumni of the MBCB, Alexa joined the lab in Summer 2022, and optimized the in vitro mechanical unloading device-- the rotating wall bioreactor-- to characterize the effect of mechanical unloading in osteocyte cells from bone.