Shore Laboratory

Andria Culbert

Graduate Student in Cell and Molecular Biology

University of Pennsylvania


York, Pennsylvania



B.S. Chemistry, 2008, West Chester University of Pennsylvania



Stem cell differentiation

BMP receptor signaling

Cartilage formation



  1. Chakkalakal SA, Zhang D, Culbert AL, Convente MR, Caron RJ, Wright AC, Maidment ADA, Kaplan FS, Shore EM. An Acvr1 knock-in mouse has fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 27(8): 1746-1756, 2012.



  1. Culbert AL, Chakkalakal SA, Convente MC, Lounev VY, Kaplan FS, Shore EM. 2013, Genetics of Bone Biology and Skeletal

Disease, Chapter 24: Fibrodysplasia (myositis) ossificans progressiva, Elsevier, San Diego, CA.



  1. Culbert AL, Chakkalakal SA, Caron RJ, Shore EM. Gain-of-function Alk2 mutation enhances chondrocyte differentiation and promotes heterotopic endochondral ossification. Gordon Research Conference: Cartilage Biology and Pathology, Les Diablerets, Switzerland, 2013. (accepted)
  2. Culbert AL, Chakkalakal SA, Caron RJ, Shore EM. The FOP R206H Alk2 Mutation Enhances BMP-Induced Chondrogenic Differentiation. American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Abstract No. FR0091, 2012. (poster presentation)
  3. Chakkalakal SA, Culbert AL, Convente MR, Zhang D, Kaplan FS, Shore EM. The Alk2 R206H (FOP) mutation causes lower limb chondrodysplasia in mice. American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, Abstract No. SU0095, 2011. (poster presentation)
  4. Culbert AL, Chakkalakal SA, Shore EM.  The Alk2 R206H (FOP) mutation enhances sensitivity to chondrogenic differentiation. Fifth Fellows Forum on Metabolic Bone Diseases, San Diego, California, Abstract No. 36, 2011. (poster presentation)
  5. Culbert AL, Shore EM. The effect of the FOP ACVR1 R206H mutation on chondrogenic differentiation. Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders Annual Symposium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Abstract No. P35, 2011. (poster presentation)



GAPSA President’s Award Travel Grant, 2013

ASBMR Young Investigator Travel Grant, 2012

EFF-ASBMR Fellow, 2011


Andria joined the McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory in the summer of 2009 and is currently working towards the completion of her graduate studies in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Outside of the lab, she thoroughly enjoys mountain biking, hiking, traveling, and cooking with her husband, family, and friends.

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