We interview Lilian Plotkin on Bones and osteoporosis.
Lilian Plotkin is an Associate Professor at the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), USA. I obtained my PhD in Immunology at the Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, Argentina, followed by postdoctoral training and early faculty appointments at the Endocrinology Division and the Center for Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA. My research focuses on the role of connexins and pannexins as regulators of intracellular signalling in bone, and more recently, on the bone-brain interactions in conditions such as epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, and autism. My research has been published in JCI, JBC, JBMR, Bone and Aging Cell, among other journals. I maintain extensive collaborations with investigators in Indiana, outside the state and in several countries, including Chile, Argentina, Australia, Spain and The Netherlands. My research has been supported by local grants, the National Osteoporosis Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.