Tania Crotti

Associate Professor Tania Crotti

Associate Professor

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Associate Professor Tania Crotti is a research academic in the School of Medical Sciences at The University of Adelaide. She was awarded a BHealthSci (Hons) in 1997 then worked as a Research assistant in the Department of Pathology, University of Adelaide. In 2002 A/Prof. Crotti completed her PhD on the mechanisms responsible for pathological bone remodeling in inflammatory conditions (funded by a Dora Lush, NHMRC Scolarship).

A/Prof. Crotti subsequently worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston USA 2003-2008. She was awarded a CJ Martin, NHMRC Fellowship to characterize the mechanisms regulating expression of the beta 3 integrin gene during osteoclast differentiation. In 2006 A/Prof. Crotti was awarded an American Arthritis Foundation Fellowship to investigate the role of cell-substrate interactions in regulating molecular pathways and genes associated with terminal osteoclast activation.

A/Prof. Crotti returned to Adelaide during 2008 to continue her work in the emerging field of Osteoimmunology. Her main research focus is to unravel the mediators of osteoclast differentiation and activation in order to arrest the localized bone loss associated with diseases such as periimplant loosening, periodontal disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Her more recent interest extends to mechanisms and assessment of pain in RA.

A/Prof Crotti coordinates Biology for Nursing Practice (1st yr Nursing) and Investigative Cell Biology (3rd yr Bch Health and Med Science). In 2013 she was the recipient of a Faculty of Health Sciences Executive Dean’s Learning and Teaching Prize and Development Award and in 2017 received a Beacon award for Developing Coursework Students as Researchers. She is currently the Manager of Postgraduate Coordinators for the, Adelaide Medical School and is actively involved in the supervision of Honours and PhD students.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 Secretary Australian New Zealand Orthopaedice Research Society
    2018 Postgraduate coordinator manager University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2014 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2011 Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2002 - 2003 Research Assistant, Department of Anatomy and Pathology University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2017 Teaching Award Beacon Commendations for the Enhancement and Innovation of Student Learning University of Adelaide Australia $2000
    2017 Fellowship Barbara Kidman Fellowship University of Adelaide Australia
    2013 Award Faculty of Health Sciences Executive Dean’s Learning and Teaching Prize and Development Award University of Adelaide Australia
    2012 Award Best Basic Science Poster for the Australian Rheumatology Association National meeting Australian Rheumatology Association Australia
    2011 Award Faculty International Conference Award (FICA) University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1998 - 2002 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    1996 - 1996 University of Adelaide Australia Bach Hlth Sci (Hons)
    1992 - 1995 University of Adelaide Australia Bach Hlth Sci
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2008 - 2011 CJ Martin Fellow University of Adelaide Australia
    2007 - 2008 American Arthritis Fellow Harvard Medical School United States
    2003 - 2007 CJ Martin Fellow Harvard Medical School United States
  • Research Interests

Year Research Funding

2017

2016

Arthritis Australia Project Grant

Australian Dental Research Foundation Grant

2015 Marion A Simpson Grant, Arthritis Australia “Abrogating Inflammation and Bone Loss in a Mouse Model of Inflammatory Arthritis” $25K
2015 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Grants in Aid Program (GAP) Award “OSCAR, A Serum Marker of Joint Erosion Enabling Treatment Modification” $60K
2013 The Allan and Beryl Stephens Grant, Arthritis Australia “OSCAR as a marker of disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis.” $25K
2011 New Appointment Grant Funding, School of Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide $15K
2009-2012 CIE on NHMRC Project Grant (ID:565361) “Regulation of Peri-implant Bone Loss.”
2008-2011 Post-doctoral support National Health and Medical Research Council (Aust) CJ Martin Fellowship (ID:200078). “Molecular Mechanisms of Bone loss in Osteoporosis and Inflammatory Disorders.”

 

Contributions to Teaching and Training

Year Activity

2019

2018

2018-current

 

2017-current

2017-current

2013

Invited Speaker: Adelaide Women Forum, University of Adelaide Promotion workshop

Invited Speaker: AMS Women’s Development and Promotion workshop

Supervisor - Student Relationship CaRST Workshops, FHMS

Senior Postgraduate Coordinator Manager, Adelaide Medical School

Senior Postgraduate Coordinator, Adelaide Medical School

Design and Deliver HDR Induciton workshops, Adelaide Medical School

Anatomy and Pathology Postgraduate coordinator

2013-current

 

2014-2017

2011-current

Coordinator for NURS 1005: Biology for Nursing Practice

Coordinator for PATHOL 3104: Investigative Cell Biology

Career and PhD application workshops for School of Medical Science Honours students

Lecturer in the Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, The University of Adelaide

 

University Leadership and Committees

2019 Student Matters Sub-committee (SMS), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS) Representative, UoA

 

ITDS Research and Innovation reference Group

2018-current

 

 

2017-current

 

 

2016-current

2012

FHMS Well Being Working Group Member

Human Biology Common Curriculum Steering Group Member

Chair of Adelaide Medical School (AMS) HDR Committee, FHMS

FHMS HDR Committee Member

Postgraduate Coordinator Manager, The Adelaide Medical School (AMS)

CaRST Online Postgraduate Coordinator Focus Group Member

CCSP Online Postgraduate Coordinator Focus Group Member

HDR Enrolment Online Postgraduate Coordinator Focus Group Member

AMS Research Education Committee Member

Honours Working Group Committee - development of common curriculum for School of Medical Sciences

 

School of Medical Sciences Executive Advisory Committee (SEAC) Member

   
   
   
   

 

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Regulating Periodontitis through a Topical Treatment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Adrian Dale Duran
    2018 Principal Supervisor The Establishment of Registry for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis patients in South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Ming Min
    2018 Principal Supervisor Assessing Pain and Treatment Responsiveness in a Patient Cohort and Mouse Model of Inflammatory Arthritis Using Neurobiophotonics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Florence Jade Lees
    2016 Principal Supervisor Abrogating Inflammation, Bone Loss and Hypernociception in a Mouse Model of Inflammatory Arthritis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Bonnie Williams
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2011 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Targeting NF-kappaB and NFATc1 signalling to inhibit bone resorption in peri-prosthetic osteolysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Muhamad Syahrul Fitri Zawawi
    2008 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Osteoclast-associated Intracellular ITAM Signalling Molecules in Human Peri-implant Osteolysis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ekram Alias
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2019 - ongoing Member Student Matters Sub-committee (SMS) of the Research Education and Development Committee (REDC) University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 - ongoing Secretary Scientific Review Committee Australian New Zealand Orthopaedic Research (ANZORS) Committee Scientific Review Committee Australian New Zealand Orthopaedic Research (ANZORS) Committee Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member Member of the FHMS Wellbeing Working Group The University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member ITDS Research and Innovation reference group The University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member Human Biology Common Curriculum Human Biology Steering Group The University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Grant Review Panel (GRP) member National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member Faculty of Health and Medical Science International Scholarship Ranking Committee The University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 - ongoing Chair Adelaide Medical School (AMS) Research Education Committee The University of Adelaide Australia
    2017 - ongoing Member Adelaide Medical School (AMS) Research Committee University of Adelaide Australia
    2016 - 2018 Member Arthritis Australia Grant Assessment Committee Arthritis Australia Australia
    2016 - ongoing Board Member Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences Higher Degrees Committee The University of Adelaide Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member International Bone Mineral Society (IBMS) Young Investigator Committee International Bone Mineral Society Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member Adelaide Medical School (AMS) Research Education Committee University of Adelaide Australia
    2014 - ongoing Member Scientific Review Committee Australian New Zealand Orthopaedic Research (ANZORS) Committee ANZORS Australia
    2012 - 2015 Member School of Medical Sciences HDR and Honours committee Universoty of Adelaide Australia
    2012 - 2012 Member School Honours Programme Working Group University of Adelaide Australia
    2012 - ongoing Member National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC’s) Postdoctoral Reference Group NHMRC Australia
    2011 - 2011 Member School Executive Advisory Council (SEAC) University of Adelaide
    2010 - ongoing Secretary Adelaide Bone Group Committee Seminar Series Adelaide Bone Group Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2017 - ongoing Member Education Academy Australia
    2013 - ongoing Member Australian Rheumatology Association Australia
    2010 - ongoing Member Australian and New Zealand Society of Bone and Mineral Research Australia
    2010 - ongoing Member Adelaide Bone Joint Meeting Seminar Series Australia
    2008 - ongoing Member Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society Australia
    2007 - ongoing Member Orthopaedic Research Society
    2001 - ongoing Member American Society of Bone and Mineral Research United States
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2016 - ongoing Associate Editor Inflammopharmacology University of Adelaide Australia
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Postgraduate Coordinator Manager, Adelaide Medical School University of Adelaide Australia
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83135388
  • Email: tania.crotti@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4408
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Helen Mayo North, floor 6
  • Room: 6 12B
  • Org Unit: Medical Sciences

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