PROF Natalie Sims

PROF Natalie Sims


  • Bone Cell Biology including osteoblast, osteoclast and osteocyte biology; identification of novel therapies for skeletal disorders



  • Assoc. Prof. Natalie Sims received her PhD from the University of Adelaide, Australia in 1995. She directs the Bone Cell Biology and Disease Unit at St. Vincent’s Institute and is a Principal Research Fellow at The University of Melbourne. Natalie is a board member of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, a Senior Editor of the journal Bone, and past Associate Editor of Calcified Tissue International. She received the ASBMR Fuller Albright Award (2010) and the IBMS Herbert A Fleisch Award (2013). Her work focuses on paracrine control of osteoblast and osteoclast function, particularly ephrin and IL-6 family cytokines, using genetically altered mouse models and in vitro systems. She has >100 publications.   


Member of

  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. Councillor, American Society of Bone and Mineral Research 2013 -
  • Australia and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society. Council Member; Chair, Research Committee 2009 -
  • International Bone and Mineral Society. Board Member 2009 -
  • International Society for Bone Morphometry. Board Member 2009 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, Adelaide University 1995

Awards and honors

  • International Bone and Mineral Society, Herbert A Fleisch Award, 2013
  • American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, Fuller Albright Award, 2011
  • NHMRC Fellowship, 2006


Available for supervision

  • Y