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Student Profiles - Bethany Herbert
3rd year DSTP student

Title of Project                                                   

The role of MK2 in bone homeostasis.

Brief description of project

My research is focused on the role of MK2, a p38 MAP Kinase activated protein, and its involvement in molecular mechanisms of osteoclastogenesis.

Mentor and Department

Dr. Keith Kirkwood DDS, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina

Honors and Awards

Academic Deans List: Fall 2010- present


1. Li, Q., Yu, H., Zinna, R., Martin, K., Herbert, B., Liu, A., Rossa, C., Jr., Kirkwood, K.L., 2011. Silencing mitogen-activated protein kinase-activated protein kinase-2 arrests inflammatory bone loss. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 336, 633-642.

2. Yu, H., Li, Q., Herbert, B., Zinna, R., Martin, K., Junior, C.R., Kirkwood, K.L., 2011. Anti-inflammatory effect of MAPK phosphatase-1 local gene transfer in inflammatory bone loss. Gene Ther 18, 344-353.