Dr. Pavalko’s laboratory studies the cellular mechanisms controlling bone response to mechanical loading. His lab’s focus is on the role of integrin-medicated signaling through focal adhesions in the regulation of fluid flow-induced mechanical stimulation of osteoblasts and osteocytes. 

Subject areas:

  • Mechanobiology
Past Affiliations

Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, Indiana University School of Medicine

Associate Professor, Cell Signaling and Communication

Human Anatomy, Cell Biology
PhD, Florida State University, Cell Biology, 1987
BS, Guilford College, Biology, 1982
pharmacy & pharmacology cell & developmental biology biochemistry & molecular biology genetics human physiology cytoskeleton biophysics