Damian C. Genetos

Damian Genetos

Position Title
Associate Professor

Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine

2207 Vet Med 3B Davis, CA 95616

Research Interests

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of skeletal homeostasis

Dr. Genetos’s research focuses upon the mechanisms whereby bone cells respond to biophysical signals present during skeletal development, repair, and daily activity. Using both in vitro models for mechanical loading and in vivo transgenic or knockout mouse models, current research focuses include 1) the interaction of mechanical and chemical signals upon skeletal homeostasis; 2) diseases involving the skeletal system, including ectopic calcification within the vasculature, or mechanisms of prostate cancer osteosclerosis.

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Comparative Pathology
  • Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology

Specialties / Focus

  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Cellular Physiology
  • Molecular Physiology
  • Signal Transduction


  • APC/NPB 100/123 Comp Vert Organology, Winter

Honors and Awards

  • 2001-2004, NASA Pre-doctoral fellow
  • 2002, Young Investigator award, Fourth Bone Fluid Flow Meeting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2008-2011, NIH Individual National Research Service Award
  • 2009, Research award, 2009 Gordon Research Conference on Atherosclerosis, Tilton, NH

    Professional Societies

    • Orthopaedic Research Society
    • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research


    • 1999 B.A. (Hon) Physics, History Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
    • 2002 M.S. Cellular and Integrative Physiology Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
    • 2005 Ph.D. Cellular and Molecular Physiology Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA


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