International Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism

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International Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism-Skeletal biology-Candice Tahimic

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Candice Tahimic


NASA Ames Research Center,
Moffett Field,
CA 94035, USA.

Research Interests:

  • Skeletal biology 
  • Skeletal and cardiovascular responses to spaceflight 
  • Countermeasures for spaceflight-induced skeletal and cardiovascular deficits 
  • Stem cell biology 
  • Growth factor signaling in bone 
  • Autophagy
  • Mechanotransduction 
  • Genetic engineering



  • Postdoctoral training, Endocrine Research Unit, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center/University of California, San Francisco.
  • Ph.D. in Life Science, Tottori University, Japan.
  • B.S. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of the Philippines.

Honors and Awards (Competitive):

  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Endocrine Fellows Forum Travel
  • Award, 2013
  • Endocrine Society Early Career Forum Travel Award, 2013
  • Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Research Scholar Award, 2001-2006
  • Dean’s List, 1998, 1999.