Brendan Boyce, MD
Brendan F. Boyce received his medical degree from the University of Glasgow, Scotland in 1972 and trained as an anatomic pathologist at the University Department of Pathology in the Royal Infirmary, Glasgow where he was appointed lecturer and later senior lecturer in Pathology. He became a member of the Royal College of Pathologists of Great Britain in 1979 and was appointed senior lecturer and honorary consultant pathologist in 1982 in the Royal Infirmary. He has had a special interest in the pathology of metabolic bone disease since 1977 when he trained in histomorphometry in the laboratory of Dr. Pierre Meunier in Lyon, France. He collaborated with the late Dr. Iain Boyle and his group in clinical studies of patients with metabolic bone diseases until 1986 when he spent 2 years on sabbatical in the laboratory of Dr. Greg Mundy at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He returned to San Antonio in 1990 to the Department of Pathology where he worked in collaboration with Dr. Mundy and colleagues developing a number of animal models to study the effects of cytokines and growth factors on the function and regulation of osteoclasts in normal and disease states. In 1999 he moved to the University of Rochester New York to be Director of Surgical Pathology where he heads a bone research group and collaborates with a growing group of basic and clinical bone biology scientists in the Center for Musculoskeletal Research.