Welcome to Liu Laboratory
Our research program focuses on biological processes in bone and on how they influence bone material, microstructural, and biomechanical properties with aging, disease, and therapies.
We utilize state-of-the-art imaging, image analysis, and mechanical modeling techniques to explore the mechanisms affecting mechanical functions of skeletons at different length scales in both animal models and clinical investigations. The ultimate goal of our lab is to translate the technologies and research findings from bench side to bedside to improve the diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for osteoporosis and other bone diseases.
Wei-Ju, Chantal, Mary Beth, and Allison had 5 abstracts accepted to the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Annual Meeting in Houston, TX this coming September!
Chantal's abstract entitled, "Pregnancy and lactation bone loss cause long-lasting structural deterioration of the maternal skeleton that accumulates over multiple reproductive cycles" for ASBMR was chosen for a Young Investigator Travel Grant and will be honored at the Plenary Poster Session at the Annual Meeting!
- Chantal was selected as a Fellow for the Endocrine Fellows Foundation, and her abstract will be presented at the EFF meeting in September
- Chantal's poster entitled, "Maternal Bone Regains Mechanical Competence after Lactation by Increasing the Thickness and Altering the Structure Type of the Remaining Trabeculae" was awarded first place in the Tissue and Cellular Engineering category for the Masters Student Paper Competition at the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics Meeting in Boston, MA
- Sherry received a Young Investigator Award to attend the AAOS/CORR/ORS/CMH-UCD Musculoskeletal Sex Differences Throughout the Lifespan (SD) Research Symposium in Rosemont, IL