Sutada Lotinun, PhD
Instructor in Oral Medicine, Infection, and Immunity
Sutada Lotinun, PhD
Dr. Sutada Lotinun is an instructor in the Department of Oral Medicine, Infection, and Immunity at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM). She received a PhD in physiology from Mahidol University, in Thailand, before moving to the United States. Dr. Lotinun completed her postdoctoral training at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, where her research focused on the role of estrogen metabolites and intermittent/continuous parathyroid hormone in bone remodeling.
Dr. Lotinun joined Dr. Roland Baron’s laboratory at Yale University School of Medicine in 2007 and moved with his group to HSDM in 2008. Since then, she has helped establish the bone histomorphometry core center that serves numerous investigators within Harvard University and in multiple other institutions. Dr. Lotinun is also responsible for operating an ultra-high-resolution Xradia MicroXCT-200 machine at HSDM, located in Dr. Bjorn Olsen’s laboratory.
Dr. Lotinun has received numerous awards during her career, including the NIH/NIAMSD and Alice L. Jee Memorial Travel Award for Junior Investigators in 2000; a Travel Award from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, also in 2000; a Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research in 2001; the Kelly Award for Outstanding Orthopedic Research from the Mayo Clinic, also in 2001; and the Young Investigator Award from the IXth Congress of the International Society of Bone Morphometry in 2002.
Fields of Interest
Dr. Lotinun’s research interests are focused on 1) understanding c-Kit signaling in osteoclasts, especially the molecular mechanism by which c-Kit/c-Cbl interaction regulates osteoclast function and cytoskeletal organization; and 2) understanding the mechanisms by which inhibition or deletion of cathepsin K leads to increased bone formation.