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Eugene Joseph
Eugene Joseph, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology


  • Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, The Morehouse School of Medicine, 2004 
  • M.S., Human Anatomy, Loma Linda University, 1988
  • B.A., Biology, minor in Chemistry, Antillian College, 1980

Principal Research Interests

Dr. Joseph’s general interest is in biomedical science research with special interest in the biology of bone cells. His current research is in signal transduction mechanisms that regulate bone formation and mineralization in an osteosarcoma (bone cancer) cell line (UMR 106-01 BSP). He also researches the mechanisms that mediate the effects of oxidative stress on osteoblasts. Outcomes of his current research will enable approaches designed to prevent or mitigate bone loss due to prolonged bed rest, space flight, osteoporosis and other disorders of bone.

Research Area

  • The effects of oxidative stress on bone biomineralization.
  • Mitigation of the effects of oxidative stress on bone by natural antioxidants.
  • Signal transduction in osteoblast-like cells.

Phone: 951-785-2524
Building: Price Science Complex, Rm. 204


  • Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Lerner Research Institute, Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • NASA- Sponsored Student. Musculoskeltal Group, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • G. T. Anderson Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Arts and Sciences, La Sierra University, 2009
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, La Sierra University, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Biology Teacher of the Year, La Sierra University, 1995, 2009, 2012, 2014

Representative Publications

  1. Paul McMillan, Raymond Dewri, Eugene E. Joseph, Robert L. Schultz and Leonard J. Deftos. (1989) Rapid changes of light microscopic indices of osteoclast-bone relationships correlated with electron microscopy. Calcified Tissue International 44(6):399-40.

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