Harvey J. Armbrecht, Ph.D.
Department of Internal Medicine-Geriatrics
Determine how calcium homeostasis changes with age and how this contributes to age-related bone loss.
Office: VA-Jefferson Barracks
Phone: (314) 894-6510
Ph.D., 1974, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Age-related bone loss is a major health problem in both men and women. The main focus of our research has been to determine how calcium homeostasis changes with age and how this contributes to age-related bone loss. We have used the F344 rat as an animal model in which to study changes in calcium homeostasis with age. The F344 rat shows changes in calcium homeostasis which are similar to those seen in humans.