McKay Laboratory News

Publication selected as a highlighted article in the current issue of Journal of Biomechanics - Congratulations to Chantal de Bakker + Liu Lab!
August 22, 2018
Congratulations to Chantal M.J. de Bakker, Hongbo Zhao, Wei-Ju Tseng, Yihan Li, Allison R. Altman-Singles, Yang Liu, Laurel Leavitt, and X. Sherry Liu! Their publication titled "Effects of reproduction on sexual dimorphisms in rat bone mechanics" was a highlighted article for the current issue (Issue 77C) of Journal of Biomechanics.
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to former PhD student Chantal de Bakker for receiving the T. Chen Fong Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Imaging Science from University of Calgary. She will begin her postdoctoral career in Dr. Steven Boyd's lab!
July 27, 2018
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Kelsey Bonilla, Dr. Ben Freedman, Adam Pardes, and Dr. Louis Soslowsky!
July 26, 2018
Congratulations to Kelsey, Ben, Adam, and Dr. Soslowsky on their manuscript titled "Supraspinatus tendons have different mechanical properties across sex" accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomedical Engineering!
Soslowsky Laboratory

New Publication - Congratulations to Chantal de Bakker + Liu Lab!
July 24, 2018
Congratulations to Chantal de Bakker, Yihan Li, Hongbo Zhao, Laurel Leavitt, Wei-Ju Tseng, Wei Tong, Ling Qin, and X. Sherry Liu on their recent paper published in Journal of Bone and Mineral Resarch titled "Structural Adaptations in the Rat Tibia Bone Induced by Pregnancy and Lactation Confer Protective Effects against Future Estrogen Deficiency"
Liu Laboratory

Congrats to Sylvia, Brendan, and the rest of the Animo team!
July 20, 2018
Congrats to Sylvia, Brendan, and the rest of the Animo team for their publication "A Wearable Magnet-Based System to Assess Activity and Joint Flexion in Humans and Large Animals” accepted for publication in Annals of Biomedical Engineering!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Wei-Ju Tseng for being selected as a recipient of the ASBMR Young Investigator Award this year!
July 12, 2018
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Sarah Rooney!
July 05, 2018
Congratulations to former Soslowsky Lab graduate student, Sarah Rooney, for receiving the Biomedical Engineering Teaching Award from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Welcome Yilu Zhou, a new postdoctoral fellow in X. Sherry Liu's Lab!
July 02, 2018
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Hongbo Zhao and Wei-Ju Tseng
June 28, 2018
Congratulations to Hongbo and Wei-Ju! Their abstract was accepted for an oral presentation at the 2018 ASBMR Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada, titled "Cyclic and Alternating Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) and Alendronate Treatment Regimens Further Improve Bone Microarchitecture and Strength Beyond Daily and Cyclic PTH Regimens"
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Yihan Li
June 28, 2018
Congratulations to Yihan! Her abstract was accepted for an oral presentation at the 2018 ASBMR Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada, titled "Peri-Lacunar/Canalicular (PLC) Remodeling Enhances Mechano-Sensitivity in Rat Maternal Bone when Subjected to Estrogen Deficiency"
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Benjamin Freedman, Ashley Rodriguez, Ryan Leiphart, Joseph Newton, Dr. Joseph Sarver, and Dr. Lou Soslowsky!
June 26, 2018
Congratulations to Ben, Ashley, Ryan, Joey, J, And Dr. Soslowsky on their manuscript titled "Dynamic Loading and Tendon Healing Affect Multiscale Tendon Properties and ECM Stress Transmission" accepted for publication in Scientific Reports!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congrats to Anthony Martin!
June 25, 2018
Congrats to Anthony Martin and co-workers for winning the top poster award at the 2018 Ortho Research Day!

Acellular Hyaluronic Acid Scaffold with Growth Factor Delivery for Cartilage Repair in a Large Animal Model
Martín AR, Patel JM, Eby MR, Sennett ML, Davidson MD, Carey JL, Burdick JA, Mauck RL
Mauck Laboratory

New Publication - Congratulations to Chantal de Bakker + Liu Lab!
June 23, 2018
Congratulatons to Chantal de Bakker, Hongbo Zhao, Yihan Li, Allison Altman-Singles, Yang Liu, Laurel Leavitt, and X. Sherry Liu on their recent paper published in Journal of Biomechanics titled "Effects of reproduction on sexual dimorphisms in rat bone mechanics"
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Brittany Taylor!
June 13, 2018
Congratulations to Brittany for being selected as the 2018 Mid-Atlantic PREP/IMSD Research Symposium (MAPRS) Distinguished Alumni Awardee. She will be recognized at the 2018 MAPRS meeting at Duke University, where she will also give a keynote address.
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Luqiang Wang!
June 06, 2018
Congratulation to Luqiang on his paper "Analysis of Short-term Treatment with the Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitor Tadalafil on Long Bone Development in Young Rats" being accepted for publication into the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism!
Qin Laboratory

Welcome Wenzheng Wang, a new postdoctoral researcher in X. Sherry Liu's Lab!
May 15, 2018
Liu Laboratory

Paper Accepted for Publication - Smith/Malhotra Lab
April 24, 2018
Congratulations to Matt Piazza and co-authors on the acceptance of their paper "Whole Transcriptome Analysis of Notochord-Derived Cells during Embryonic Formation of the Nucleus Pulposus" for publication in Scientific Reports.
Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

Congratulations to Priyanka Ghosh
April 16, 2018
Congratulations to Priyanka Ghosh on her acceptance to Indiana University School of Medicine!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. X. Sherry Liu!
April 06, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. X. Sherry Liu on her promotion to tenured Associate Professor!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Wei-Ju Tseng on the birth of his baby boy, Nolan!
March 14, 2018
Liu Laboratory

Welcome Rebecca Chung, a new postdoctoral fellow in X. Sherry Liu's Lab!
February 19, 2018
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Spence Szczesny!
February 12, 2018
Congrats to Spence for his paper entitled “Fatigue Loading of Tendon Results in Collagen Kinking and Denaturation but Does Not Change Local Tissue Mechanics” accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomechanics!
Mauck Laboratory

Congrats to Sarah Gullbrand and the DAPS team!
February 05, 2018
Congrats to Sarah Gullbrand and the DAPS team for their paper entitled “Towards the Scale up of Tissue Engineered Intervertebral Discs for Clinical Application” accepted for publication in Acta Biomaterialia!
Mauck Laboratory

Congrats to Sylvia Qu
February 01, 2018
Congrats to Sylvia Qu and colleagues for their paper entitled “Maturation State and Matrix Microstructure Regulate Interstitial Cell Migration in Dense Connective Tissues” accepted for publication in Scientific Reports!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Ben Freedman, Ashley Rodriguez, Dr. Cody Hillin, Steph Weiss, and Dr. Lou Soslowsky!
January 30, 2018
Congratulations to Ben, Ashley, Cody, Steph, and Dr. Soslowsky for their manuscript titled "Tendon healing affects the multiscale mechanical, structural, and compositional response of tendon to quasi-static tensile loading" accepted for publication in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Top paper selected for JBME Annual Special Issue - Congratulations to Chantal de Bakker + Liu Lab!
January 18, 2018
Congratulations to Chantal de Bakker, Wei-Ju Tseng, Yihan Li, Hongbo Zhao, Allison R. Altman-Singles, Yonghoon Jeong, Juhanna Robberts, Lin Han, Do-Gyoon Kim and X. Sherry Liu! Their paper, "Reproduction Differentially Affects Trabecular Bone Depending on Its Mechanical Versus Metabolic Role", published in the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering was selected as one of the top papers in 2017 by the Associate Editors for the JBME Annual Special Issue.
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Carrie, Dr. Shetye, and Dr. Soslowsky!
January 10, 2018
Congratulations to Carrie, Snehal, and Dr. Soslowsky for their paper titled "Colonization of the cervicovaginal space with Gardnerella vaginalis leads to local inflammation and cervical remodeling in pregnant mice" published in the journal of PLOS ONE.
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Taylor, Dr. Cheema, and Dr. Soslowsky!
December 19, 2017
Congratulations to Brittany, Adnan, and Dr. Soslowsky for their literature review article titled "Tendon Pathology in Hypercholesterolemia and Familial Hypercholesterolemia" published in Current Rheumatology Reports!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congrats to Sonia Bansal
December 18, 2017
Congrats to Sonia Bansal for completing her thesis proposal!
Mauck Laboratory

Congrats to Minwook Kim
November 24, 2017
Congrats to Minwook Kim for his paper entitled "Role of Dexamethasone in the Long-Term Functional Maturation of MSC-Laden Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogels for Cartilage Tissue Engineering” accepted for publication in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Soslowsky!
November 22, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Soslowsky for being awarded the H. R. Lissner Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers! He got this award for "outstanding contributions toward the understanding, prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries to tendinous and ligamentous tissues; and for internationally recognized leadership in the biomechanics community”. We are so proud of you Lou!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congrats to Eddie Bonnevie
November 16, 2017
Congrats to Eddie Bonnevie for an excellent score on his F32 Application! Way to go Eddie!
Mauck Laboratory

Congrats to Minwook Kim
November 16, 2017
Congrats to Minwook Kim for being selected as New Investigator Recognition Award (NIRA) Finalist at the 2018 Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting! Congrats Minwook!
Mauck Laboratory

Congrats to Su Chin Heo
November 16, 2017
Congrats to Su Chin Heo for being selected as New Investigator Recognition Award (NIRA) Finalist at the 2018 Orthopaedic Research SocietyMeeting! Congrats Su Chin!
Mauck Laboratory

Congrats to Sylvia Qu and Julianne Holloway
November 13, 2017
Congrats to Sylvia Qu and Julianne Holloway for having their manuscript entitled “Programmed Biomolecule Delivery to Enable and Direct Cell Migration for Connective Tissue Repair” accepted for publication in Nature Communications!
Mauck Laboratory

Congrats to John Martin and the DAPS team
November 13, 2017
Congrats to John Martin and the DAPS team for having their manuscript entitled “In Vitro Maturation and In Vivo Integration and Function of an Engineered Cell-Seeded Disc-like Angle Ply Structure (DAPS) for Total Disc Arthroplasty"accepted for publication in Scientific Reports!
Mauck Laboratory

Abstract Accepted as NIRA Finalist at ORS Annual Meeting - Qin Lab
November 10, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Ling Qin and Dr. Robert Tower on their "Multi-Modal Image Registration and Spatial Analyses to Unravel Angiogenic-Osteogenic Coupling" abstract being chosen as a NIRA finalist at the ORS 2018 Annual Meeting!
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Chantal de Bakker, Wei-Ju Tseng, Yihan Li, Hongbo Zhao, Allison Altman-Singels and Juhanna Robberts
October 13, 2017
Congratulations to Chantal, Wei-Ju, Yihan, Hongbo, Allison and Juhanna for their paper entitled, "Reproduction Differentially Affects Trabecular Bone Depending on Its Mechanical Versus Metabolic Role " being accepted for publication in Journal of Biomechanical Engineering!
Liu Laboratory

Congrats to Su Chin, Spence, and Dong Hwa!
October 09, 2017
Congrats to Su Chin, Spence, and Dong Hwa for their manuscript entitled "Expansion of Mesenchymal Stem Cells on Electrospun Scaffolds Maintains Stemness, Mechano-Responsivity, and Differentiation Potential”, accepted for publication in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
Mauck Laboratory

Paper Accepted for Publication - Qin Lab
October 04, 2017
"Subchondral bone plate sclerosis during late osteoarthritis is caused by loading-induced reduction in Sclerostin" was accepted to be published in Arthritis & Rheumatology!
Qin Laboratory

Paper Accepted for Publication - Qin Lab
October 04, 2017
"Proteasome inhibitor Bortezomib is a novel therapeutic agent for focal radiation-induced osteoporosis" was published in the FASEB Journal!
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Ling Qin
October 04, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Ling Qin on being the first Woman President-Elect of International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS)!
Qin Laboratory

Congrats to Luqiang Wang
October 04, 2017
Congratulations to Luqiang Wang on being selected to receive an ASBMR 2017 Young Investigator Travel Grant for the abstract presentation "Prior Focal Radiation Causes Atrophic Nonunion Healing in Mouse Long Bone Fracture."
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Chantal de Bakker
September 18, 2017
Congratulations to Chantal for successfully defending her thesis entitled "Structural Adaptations of the Maternal Skeleton in Response to Reproduction and Lactation."
Liu Laboratory

Congrats to Claire McLeod!
September 13, 2017
Congrats to Claire for her review paper entitled “On the origin and impact of mesenchymal stem cell heterogeneity: New insights and emerging tools for single cell analysis” accepted for publication in the eCM Journal!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Courtney Nuss, Dr. Huegel, James Boorman-Padgett, Daniel Choi, Stephanie Weiss, and Dr. Soslowsky!
September 11, 2017
Congratulations to Courtney, Julianne, James, Dan, Steph, and Dr. Soslowsky for their manuscript titled "Poly-N-Acetyl Glucosoamine (sNAG) Enhances Early Rotator Cuff Tendon Healing in a Rat Model" accepted for publication in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Wei-Ju Tseng
September 08, 2017
Congratulations to Wei-Ju for receiving ASBMR ICMRS Webster Jee Young Investigator Award.
Liu Laboratory

Dr. Mourkioti's lab in Penn Medicine News!
September 08, 2017
Elisia's Stem Cell Reports paper is featured in Penn Medicine News
Mourkioti Laboratory

Paper Accepted for Publication - Smith/Malhotra Lab
September 07, 2017
Congratulations to Sun Peck and co-authors on the acceptance of their paper "Whole Transcriptome Analysis of Notochord-Derived Cells during Embryonic Formation of the Nucleus Pulposus" for publication in Scientific Reports.
Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

Welcome to Mourkioti Lab, Zachary!
September 07, 2017
Welcome to our new rotation student Zachary Beethem!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Dr. Mourkioti's Lab in Penn Medicine News!
September 06, 2017
Maryam's paper is featured in Penn Medicine News.
Mourkioti Laboratory

2017 David W. Smith Workshop Award - Dena Matalon
September 05, 2017
Congratulations to Dena Matalon on being awarded second prize at the 2017 David W. Smith Workshop on Malformations and Morphogenesis
Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

Welcome to Mourkioti Lab, Sylvia!
September 04, 2017
Welcome to our new rotation student Sylvia Stankov!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Welcome to Mourkioti Lab, Yuwei!
September 04, 2017
Welcome to our new rotation student Yuwei Qi!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Welcome to new rotation PhD Students Thomas Leahy and Ashley Fung
September 01, 2017
Welcome to our new undergraduate student rotation PhD Students Thomas Leahy and Ashley Fung!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Kelsey Robinson, Carrie Barnum, Stephanie Weiss, Dr. Huegel, Dr. Shetye, Dr. Birk, and Dr. Soslowsky!
August 25, 2017
Congratulations to Kelsey, Carrie, Stephanie, Julianne, Snehal, Dr. Birk, and Dr. Soslowsky for their manuscript titled "Decorin and Biglycan Are Necessary for Maintaining Collagen Fibril Structure, Fiber Realignment, and Mechanical Properties of Mature Tendons" accepted for publication in Matrix Biology.
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Zakary Beach, Jennica Tucker, Katie Reuther, Dr. Glaser, and Dr. Soslowsky!
August 23, 2017
Congratulations to Zak, Jennica, Katie, Dr. Glaser, and Dr.Soslowsky for their manuscript titled "Biceps Tenotomy in the Presence of a Supraspinatus Tear Alters the Adjacent Intact Tendons and Glenoid Cartilage" accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomechanics!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congrats to Eric Dai!
August 23, 2017
Congrats to Eric Dai for passing his qualifying exam!
Mauck Laboratory

Congrats to Su Chin, Brian, and Eric!
August 14, 2017
Congrats to Su Chin, Brian, and Eric for having their review paper 'Mechano-Adaptation of the Stem Cell Nucleus’ accepted for publication in the Nucleus! Nice work gents.
Mauck Laboratory

Congrats to Sarah Gullbrand!
August 14, 2017
Congrats to Sarah Gullbrand for being awarded a Career Development Award (CDA-1) from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs! Way to go Sarah!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. X. Sherry Liu
August 14, 2017
Congratulations to Liu Lab on being awarded an NSF grant entitled "Roles of Modeling- and Remodeling-based Bone Formation in Determining Trabecular Bone Mechanics at Multiple Length Scales"
Liu Laboratory

Paper accepted for publication - Mourkioti Lab
August 01, 2017
Congratulations to Elisia Tichy, David Sidibe, Maryam Sharifi-Sanjani and F. Mourkioti for their paper titled: "Single Stem Cell Imaging and Analysis Reveals Telomere Length Differences in Diseased Human and Mouse Skeletal Muscles"
Mourkioti Laboratory

R01 Grant Award - Smith/Malhotra Lab
July 28, 2017
Congratulations to the Smith/Malhotra lab on being awarded a new R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the pathogenesis and treatment of bone disease in the mucopolysaccharidoses
Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

Congratulations to Yihan Li
July 27, 2017
Congratulations to Yihan for passing her Qualifying Exam!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Wei-Ju Tseng
July 21, 2017
Congratulations to Wei-Ju for receiving ASBMR 2017 Annual Meeting Young Investigator Travel Grant.
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Yihan Li
July 21, 2017
Congratulations to Yihan for receiving ASBMR 2017 Annual Meeting Young Investigator Award.
Liu Laboratory

Paper Accepted for Publication - Smith/Malhotra Lab
July 20, 2017
Congratulations to Sarah Gullbrand and co-authors on the acceptance of their paper "Translation of an Injectable Triple-Interpenetrating-Network Hydrogel for Intervertebral Disc Regeneration in a Goat Model" into Acta Biomaterialia.
Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

Paper accepted fro publication- Mourkioti Lab
July 18, 2017
Congratulations to Maryam Sharifi-Sanjani, Nick Oyster, Elisia Tichy http://www.med.upenn.edu/mourkiotilab/ F. Mourkioti for their manuscript titled "Cardiomyocyte-Specific Telomere Shortening is a Distinct Signature of Heart Failure in Humans"
Mourkioti Laboratory

Welcome to new Undergraduate Student Tien-Jung Lee
July 15, 2017
Welcome to our new undergraduate student Tien-Jung Lee!
Liu Laboratory

R21 Grant Award - Smith/Malhotra Lab
July 12, 2017
Congratulations to the Smith/Malhotra Lab on being awarded a new R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the regenerative potential of embryonic notochordal disc progenitor cells
Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. F. Mourkioti
July 03, 2017
Congratulations to Mourkioti Lab on being awarded an American Heart Association Grant-In-Aid Grant to study the mechanism of dystrophic cardiomyopathy.
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. X. Sherry Liu
July 01, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. X. Sherry Liu for receiving an NIH R01 grant on the project entitled "Effect of pregnancy and lactation on postmenopausal bone health."
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Wei-Ju Tseng and Yihan Li
July 01, 2017
Wei-Ju's abstract entiled Cyclic Treatment Regimen Rescues Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) Discontinuation-Induced Bone Loss and Microarchitecture Deterioration, and Yihan's abstract entitled Peak Trabecular Bone Microarchitecture But Not Bone Mass Predicts Rate of Estrogen-Deficiency-Induced Bone Loss, have been selected to be presented at 2017 ASBMR Plenary Poster Session.
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Tonia Tsinman!
June 29, 2017
Congratulations to Tonia Tsinman for winning first place in the MS student paper competition at the 2017 SB3C meeting!!! Way to go!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Yihan Li
June 20, 2017
Yihan was selected as a Fellow for the Endocrine Fellows Foundation, and her abstract will be presented at the EFF/ASBMR meeting in September.
Liu Laboratory

Paper accepted for publication - Mourkioti Lab
June 20, 2017
Congratulations to Maryam Sharifi-Sanjani and Dr. F. Mourkioti for their manuscript titled: "Evaluation of telomere length in human cardiac tissues using cardiac quantitative FISH"
Mourkioti Laboratory

Welcome to new Master Student Mengting Huang
June 20, 2017
Welcome to our new MS student Mengting Huang!
Liu Laboratory

Welcome to new High School Student Courtland Wesley
June 19, 2017
Welcome to our new high school student Courtland Wesley!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Adam Pardes, Zak Beach, Harina Raja, Ashley Rodriguez, Ben Freedman, and Dr. Soslowsky!
June 15, 2017
Congratulations to Adam, Zak, Harina, Ashley, Ben, and Dr. Soslowsky for their manuscript titled "Aging leads to inferior Achilles tendon mechanics and altered ankle function in rodents" accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomechanics!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Cori Riggin, Dr. Huegel, Dr. Steinberg, Dr. Kuntz, Dr. Mauck, Dr. Soslowsky, and Dr. Bernstein!
June 15, 2017
Congratulations to Cori, Julianne, Dr. Steinberg, Dr. Kuntz, Dr. Mauck, Dr. Soslowsky, and Dr. Bernstein for their manuscript titled "Electrospun PLGA Nanofiber Scaffolds Release Ibuprofen Faster and Degrade Slower after In Vivo Implantation" accepted for publication in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congrats to Dr. Brian Cosgrove!
June 12, 2017
Congrats to Dr. Brian Cosgrove for successfully defending his thesis entitled “Engineering Complex Microenvironments to Manipulate and Study Cellular Mechanobiology"on June 5th. Way to go Brian!
Mauck Laboratory

Congrats to Dr. Bhavana Mohanraj!
June 12, 2017
Congrats to Dr. Bhavana Mohanraj for successfully defending her thesis entitled “High Throughput and Mechano-Active Platforms to Promote Cartilage Regeneration and Repair” on May 22nd. Way to go Bhav!
Mauck Laboratory

ISSLS 2017 Best Paper Award - Sarah Gullbrand
June 09, 2017
Congratulations to Sarah Gullbrand and co-authors on being awarded the best paper prize at the 2017 meeting of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine in Athens, Greece!
Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

F31 Predoctoral National Research Service Award
June 01, 2017
Congratulations to Lexy for her F31 Predoctoral National Research Service Award from NIAMSon "Intersection of Upregulated BMP Signaling and Cellular Mechanotransduction in fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP)"!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Zak Beach and Dr. Gittings!
May 31, 2017
Congratulations to Zak Beach and Dan Gittings for their book chapter on Tendon Biomechanics published in Muscle and Tendon Injuries.
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congrats to Sonia, Niobra, Alex, Olivia, Sylvia, Bre, Sai, Rob, and Milt
May 12, 2017
Congrats to Sonia, Niobra, Alex, Olivia, Sylvia, Bre, Sai, Rob, and Milt for their paper “Large Animal Models of Meniscus Repair and Regeneration: A Systematic Review of the State of the Field” accepted for publication in Tissue Engineering, Part C. Great work team!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Claire McLeod
May 12, 2017
Congrats to Dr. Claire McLeod for successfully defending her thesis entitled: Single Cell Molecular Heterogeneity inn Musculoskeletal Differentiation. Way to go Dr. McLeod! Best of luck at Google!
Mauck Laboratory

NIH Postdoctoral F32 Award - Sun Peck
May 12, 2017
Congratulations to Sun Peck for receiving the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein-NRSA Postdoctoral F32 Award for Impaired BMP Signaling and Failed Bone Formation in Mucopolysaccharidosis VII!
Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

Congratulations to Sarah Gullbrand!
May 01, 2017
Congratulations to Sarah Gullbrand for being awarded a Career Development Award entitled “The Role of the Endplate in Intervertebral Disc Degeneration and Regeneration” from the Rehabilitation Research and Development Service (RR&D) of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs!
Mauck Laboratory

Muscle Training Grant
May 01, 2017
Congratulations to Lexy for her Muscle Training Grant from the Pennsylvania Muscle Institute!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Allison Altman Singles, Wei-Ju Tseng, Chantal de Bakker, Carina Lott, Juhanna Robberts and Hongbo Zhao
April 30, 2017
Congratulations to Allison, Wei-Ju, Chantal, Carina, Juhanna and Hongbo for their paper entitled, "Intermittent Parathyroid Hormone after Prolonged Alendronate Treatment Induces Substantial New Bone Formation and Increases Bone Tissue Heterogeneity in Ovariectomized Rats"being accepted for publication in Journal of Bone Mineral Research!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Mihir!
April 19, 2017
Congratulations to our undergraduate research assistant, Mihir, for being awarded the Spring 2017 Ernest M. Brown, Jr. College Alumni Society Undergraduate Research Grant from the College Alumni Society!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Jessica Johnston, Dr. Brianne Connizzo, Dr. Snehal Shetye, Kelsey Robinson, Dr. Julianne Huegel, Ashley Rodriguez, and Dr. Soslowsky!
April 10, 2017
Congratulations to Jessica, Bri, Snehal, Kelsey, Julianne, Ashley, and Dr. Soslowsky for their manuscript titled "Collagen V haploinsufficiency in a murine model of classic Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is associated with deficient structural and mechanical healing in tendons" accepted for publication in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Nature Protocols paper by Maryam
April 01, 2017
Congratulations to Maryam for her Nature Protocols paper!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congrats to Eddie, Sarah, Sonia, and Brian
March 29, 2017
Congrats to Eddie, Sarah, Sonia, and Brian for having their abstracts selected for podium presentation at the 2017 SB3C meeting! And to Tonia for being selected as a finalist in the MS Level Poster competition!
Mauck Laboratory

Congrats to everyone for the fabulous showing at the 2017 ORS meeting!
March 29, 2017
Congrats to everyone for the fabulous showing at the 2017 ORS meeting! Special shoutout to Sarah Gullbrand and Eddie Bonnevie for winning the New Investigator Recognition Award!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Gittings and Dr. Cheema!
March 28, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Gittings and Dr. Cheema for being awarded a grant from the OREF to study the effects of nicotine on tendon healing!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Team Achilles!
March 28, 2017
Congratulations to Team Achilles for having their abstract on predicting Achilles tendon healing from functional and structural measurements selected to be featured in the summary session at the 2017 ORS Annual Meeting!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Zak and Ryan!
March 28, 2017
Congratulations to 2nd year graduate student Zakary Beach and 1st year graduate student Ryan Leiphart for being awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship! Way to go!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Freedman!
March 27, 2017
Congratulations to Ben for receiving the Sol Pollack Award for Excellence in Graduate Bioengineering Research! This award is given annually to the most deserving bioengineering graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania who has successfully completed research that is original and recognized as being at the forefront of its field!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to George Fryhofer!
March 21, 2017
Congratulations to George on receiving the Jonathan Rhoads Prize for Surgical Scholarship for his paper titled "Postinjury Biomechanics of Achilles Tendon Vary by Sex and Hormone Status".
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Hongbo Zhao
March 21, 2017
Congratulations to Hongbo for being accepted for a podium presentation at SB3C 2017 for his work entitled "Effects of Daily and Cyclic Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) Treatment Regimens on Bone in Ovariectomized Rats"
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Yihan Li
March 21, 2017
Congratulations to Yihan for being accepted for a podium presentation at SB3C 2017 for her work entitled "Relationships Between Peak Bone Microstructure and Rate of Estrogen-deficiency-induced Bone Loss"
Liu Laboratory

CHOP Research Poster Day Winner - Dena Matalon
March 08, 2017
Congratulations to Dena Matalon who was a selected as a winner at the CHOP Research Poster Day within the Labarotary-Based research section.
Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

Congratulations to Benjamin Freedman, George Fryhofer, Nabeel Salka, Harina Raja, Dr. Hillin, Courtney Nuss, Dr. Farber, and Dr. Soslowsky!
February 28, 2017
Congratulations to Ben, George, Nabeel, Harina, Cody, Courtney, Dr. Farber and Dr. Soslowsky for their manuscript titled "Mechanical, histological, and functional properties remain inferior in conservatively treated Achilles tendons in rodents: Long term evaluation" accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomechanics.
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Benjamin Freedman, Nabeel Salka, Dr. Morris, Pankti Bhatt, Adam Pardes, Dr. Gordon, Courtney Nuss, Cori Riggin, George Fryhofer, Dr. Farber, and Dr. Soslowsky!
February 23, 2017
Congratulations to Ben, Nabeel, Tyler, Pankti, Adam, Josh, Courtney, Cori, George, Dr. Farber, and Dr. Soslowsky for their manuscript titled "Temporal healing of Achilles tendons following injury in rodents depends on surgical treatment and activity" accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Minwook Kim
February 21, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Minwook Kim for successfully defending his thesis! A truly Minwookian effort!
Mauck Laboratory

Welcome to Dyment Lab
February 20, 2017
Dr. Dyment started at Penn in January 2017. He is currently interviewing students to work in the lab.
Dyment Laboratory

Congratulations to Claudia Loebel
February 02, 2017
Congrats to visiting graduate student Claudia Loebel for her paper entitled "Crosslinking Chemistry of Tyramine-Modified Hyaluronan Hydrogels Alters Mesenchymal Stem Cell Early Attachment and Behavior" accepted to BIomacromolecules! Nice work!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Sonia Bansal
January 31, 2017
Congrats to Sonia Bansal for publishing her first manuscript entitled “Mechanical function near defects in an aligned nanofiber composite is preserved by inclusion of disorganized layers: Insight into meniscus structure and function” in Acta Biomaterialia!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Greg Meloni and colleagues
January 31, 2017
Congrats to Greg and colleagues for their paper entitled "Biphasic Finite Element Modeling Reconciles Mechanical Properties of Tissue Engineered Cartilage Constructs Across Testing Platforms," accepted for publication in Tissue Engineering, Part A.
Mauck Laboratory

Welcome to our new undergraduate student Priyanka Ghosh
January 23, 2017
Welcome to our undergraduate student Priyanka Ghosh!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Chantal de Bakker
January 19, 2017
Congratulations to Wei-Ju for being accepted for a podium presentation at ORS 2017 for her work entitled " Reproduction-Induced Changes in Maternal Bone Confer Protective Effects against Estrogen Deficiency"
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Chantal de Bakker, Allison Altman Singles, Yihan Li, Wei-Ju Tseng and Connie Li
January 19, 2017
Congratulations to Chantal, Allison, Yihan, Wei-Ju, and Connie for their manuscript entitled, "Adaptations in the Microarchitecture and Load Distribution of Maternal Cortical and Trabecular Bone in Response to Multiple Reproductive Cycles in Rats" being accepted for publication in Journal of Bone Mineral Research!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. X. Sherry Liu
January 18, 2017
Congratulations to Sherry for receiving the NSF CAREER Award on the project entitled, "Temporal Changes In Rat Maternal Bone During Lactation And After Weaning"
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Chantal de Bakker, Wei-Ju Tseng, Yihan Li and Hongbo Zhao
January 16, 2017
Congratulations to Chantal, Wei-Ju, Yihan and Hongbo for their review paper entitled, "Clinical Evaluation of Bone Strength and Fracture Risk" being accepted for publication in Current Osteoporosis Reports!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Cori Riggin!
January 12, 2017
Congratulations to Cori Riggin for coming in 2nd place for her presentation at the 6th Annual Penn Bioengineering Graduate Research Symposium!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Benjamin Freedman!
January 12, 2017
Congratulations to Ben for coming in 2nd place for his poster at the 6th Annual Penn Bioengineering Graduate Research Symposium!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to the Soslowsky lab!
January 10, 2017
Research from the Soslowsky lab was recently featured on the NIAMS Spotlight on Research 2016 section in their News and Events section! Great job, Soslowsky lab!https://www.niams.nih.gov/News_and_Events/Spotlight_on_Research/2016/achilles_tendon.asp
Soslowsky Laboratory

Paper in Muscle & Nerve by Elisia
January 01, 2017
Congratulations to Elisia for her paper in Muscle & Nerve!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Gittings!
December 27, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Gittings for being awarded the 2016 Resident/Fellow Fast Track Grant from the American Foundation for the Surgery of the Hand for his project titled "The effect of nicotine on healing in a rat Achilles tendon model"!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Abhishek Chandra and coauthors
December 13, 2016
Congratulations to Abhishek Chandra and coauthors for their paper titled "Suppression of Sclerostin alleviates radiation-induced bone loss by protecting bone forming cells and their progenitors through distinct mechanisms" that was accepted for publication in Journal of Bone and Mineral Research!
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Xiaoyuan Ma
December 13, 2016
Congratulations to Xiaoyuan Ma for being chosen as a NIRA finalist at the ORS 2017 Annual Meeting for his work titled "Subchondral Bone Plate Sclerosis During Late Osteoarthritis Is Mediated By Loading-induced Decrease In Sclerostin Amount"
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Haoruo Jia, Xiaoyuan Ma, Wei Tong, and coauthors
December 13, 2016
Congratulations to Haoruo Jia, Xiaoyuan Ma, Wei Tong, and coauthors for their paper titled "EGFR signaling is critical for maintaining the superficial layer of articular cartilage and preventing osteoarthritis initiation" that was accepted for publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences!
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Su Chin Heo
November 30, 2016
Congratulations to Su Chin Heo and coauthors for their paper entitled “Differentiation Alters Stem Cell Nuclear Architecture, Mechanics, and Mechano-Sensitivity” accepted for publication in eLife!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Ben!
November 20, 2016
Congratulations to Ben Freedman for being awarded a President Gutmann Leadership Award to help support travel to the 2017 ORS Conference!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Claire McLeod
November 17, 2016
Congrats to Claire McLeod for her paper "High fidelity visualization of cell-to-cell variation and temporal dynamics in nascent extracellular matrix formation” accepted for publication in Natures Scientific Reports!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Carrie!
November 14, 2016
Congratulations to Carrie for her paper titled "RNA-binding proteins in eye development and disease: implication of conserved RNA granule components" published in Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: RNA!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Ben and Cori!
November 14, 2016
Congratulations to Ben and Cori for their review paper featured on Atlas of Science!
Soslowsky Laboratory

ORS 2017 Accepted Abstracts - Smith/Malhotra Lab
November 11, 2016
Congratulations to the Smith/Malhotra Lab for having 5 abstracts accepted for podium or poster presentation at the Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting 2017 in San Diego, CA.
Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

Congratulations to Wei-Ju Tseng
November 09, 2016
Congratulations to Wei-Ju for being accepted for a podium presentation at ORS 2017 for his work entitled " Cyclic Treatment Regime Rescues PTH Withdrawal-Induced Bone Loss and Microarchitecture Deterioration"
Liu Laboratory

Welcome Ranmaru!
November 01, 2016
Ranmaru Shimoda, an exchange student from Japan, is joining our lab.
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Spencer Szczesny
October 28, 2016
Congrats to Spence on his review paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering!
Mauck Laboratory

2016 PSRS Accepted Abstracts - Smith/Malhotra Lab
October 03, 2016
Congratulations to the Smith/Malhotra Lab for having 6 abstracts accepted for presentation at the 2016 Philadelphia Spine Research Symposium.
Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

Congratulations to George Fryhofer, Benjamin Freedman, Dr. Hillin, Nabeel Salka, Adam Pardes, Stephanie Weiss, Dr. Farber, and Dr. Soslowsky!
September 13, 2016
Congratulations to George, Ben, Cody, Nabeel, Adam, Steph, Dr. Farber, and Dr. Soslowsky for their manuscript titled "Post-Injury Biomechanics of Achilles Tendon Vary by Sex and Hormone Status" accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Physiology.
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Jennica, Dr. Gordon, Robert, Dr. Zuskov, and Dr. Soslowsky!
September 08, 2016
Congratulations to Jennica, Josh, Robert, Andrey, and Dr. Soslowsky for their manuscript titled "P2 Porous Titanium Implants Improve Tendon Healing in an Acute Rat Supraspinatus Repair Model" accepted for publication in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congrats to Robert Mauck, Jason Burdick, and Brian Cosgrove
September 06, 2016
Congratulations to Robert Mauck, Jason Burdick, and Brian Cosgrove for the development of a biomaterial that enables the study of how stem cells sense stiffness.
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Chantal de Bakker
September 05, 2016
Congratulations to Chantal being awarded for 2016 ASBMR Young Investigator Award for her work entitled, "Reproduction-Induced Changes in Maternal Trabecular Bone Microarchitecture Confer Protective Effects against Estrogen Deficiency."
Liu Laboratory

Welcome to new Master Student Tan Meng
September 05, 2016
Welcome to our new MS student Tan Meng!
Liu Laboratory

Welcome David!
September 01, 2016
David Sibide joins our lab as Research Specialist A.
Mourkioti Laboratory

Welcome to new PhD Student Yang Liu
August 22, 2016
Welcome to our new PhD student, Yang Liu!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Sarah Gullbrand and co-authors!
August 17, 2016
Congratulations to Sarah Gullbrand and co-authors for their paper entitled “A Large Animal Model that Recapitulates the Spectrum of Human Intervertebral Disc Degeneration’ accepted for publication in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage!
Mauck Laboratory

Paper Accepted for Publication
August 17, 2016
Gullbrand SE, Malhotra NR, Schaer TP, Zawacki Z, Martin JT, Bendigo JR, Milby AH, Dodge GR, Vresilovic EJ, Elliott DM, Mauck RL, Smith LJ. (2016) "A Large Animal Model that Recapitulates the Spectrum of Human Intervertebral Disc Degeneration". Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.
Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

Congratulations to Brian Cosgrove and co-authors!
August 15, 2016
Congrats to Brian Cosgrove and co-authors for their paper titled "N-cadherin adhesive interactions modulate matrix mechanosensing and fate commitment of mesenchymal stem cells" accepted for publication in Nature Materials.
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Huegel, Dr. Kim, James, Adam, Dr. Morris, Courtney, Dr. Mauck, Dr. Soslowsky, and Dr. Kuntz!
August 05, 2016
Congratulations to Julianne, DongHwa, James Cirone, Adam, Tyler, Courtney, Dr. Mauck, Dr. Soslowsky, and Dr. Kuntz for their manuscript titled "Autologous Tendon-Derived Cell-Seeded Nanofibrous Scaffolds Improve Rotator Cuff Repair in an Age-Dependent Fashion" accepted for publication in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research.
Soslowsky Laboratory

Paper Figure Selected as Cover Art - Sun Peck
August 01, 2016
Congratulations to Sun Peck whose paper figure was selected as cover art for the August 2016 edition of Molecular Genetics and Metabolism.
Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

Congratulations to Abhishek Chandra
July 15, 2016
Congratulations to Abhishek Chandra for being accepted for a podium presentation at ASBMR 2016 for his work titled " Bortezomib rescues radiation-induced osteoporosis by promoting DNA repair and cell survival in osteoblasts"
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Haoruo Jia
July 15, 2016
Congratulations to Haoruo Jia for being granted this years EFF travel grant and also being accepted for a podium presentation at ASBMR 2016 on his work titled "Subchondral bone plate sclerosis during late osteoarthritis is mediated by loading induced decrease in Sclerostin amount"
Qin Laboratory

Welcome Maryam Sharifi-Sanjani
July 13, 2016
Maryam becomes our new post doctoral fellow and will be working hard to advance our cardiac project. Welcome Maryam!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations Dr. Mourkioti
July 13, 2016
Faye becomes Co-Director of the Musculoskeletal Regeneration Program at the Penn Institute of Regenerative Medicine
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Tonia Tsinman
July 11, 2016
Congrats to Tonia Tsinman for passing her qual exam!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Su Chin Heo and co-authors
July 11, 2016
Congrats to Su Chin Heo and co-authors for their paper entitled “Mechanically Induced Chromatin Condensation Requires Cellular Contractility in Mesenchymal Stem Cells” now accepted for publication in the Biophysical Journal!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Sonia Bansal
July 05, 2016
Congrats to Sonia Bansal for taking 3rd place in the MS level student paper competition (cell and tissue mechanics) at the SB3C meeting!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Bhavana Mohanraj
July 05, 2016
Congrats to Bhavana Mohanraj for taking 1st place in the PhD level student paper competition (microfluidics and sensing) at the SB3C meeting!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Brian Cosgrove
July 05, 2016
Congrats to Brian Cosgrove for taking 1st place in the PhD level student paper competition (mechanosensing and mechanics) at the SB3C meeting!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Chih-Chiang Chang
July 02, 2016
Congratulations to Chih-Chiang for being selected as a SB3C MS level student competition finalist for his work entitled, "Reproducibility of mouse trabecular bone microstructure at multiple skeletal sites by in vivo micro computed tomography imaging."
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Hongbo Zhao
July 02, 2016
Congratulations to Yihan for being selected as a SB3C MS level student competition finalist for his work entitled, "Longitudinal assessment of mouse bone microstructure by in vivo mCT imaging with minimal radiation effects."
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Yihan Li
July 02, 2016
Congratulations to Yihan for being selected as a SB3C MS level student competition finalist for her work entitled, "Effects of reproduction and lactation on maternal bone tissue mechanical properties at different length scales."
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Chantal de Bakker
July 01, 2016
Congratulations to Chantal for being awarded 2nd Place as a SB3C Ph.D level student competition for her work entitled, "Reproduction Induces Adaptation of the Maternal Skeleton and Alters Patterns of Postmenopausal Bone Loss."
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. X. Sherry Liu
July 01, 2016
Our proposal "Mechanical Consequences of Modeling- vs. Remodeling-Based Bone Formation" will be funded by Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorder Pilot Grant Program.
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Jennica, James, Dr. Morris, Courtney, Dr. Potocek, and Dr. Soslowsky!
June 06, 2016
Congratulations to Jennica , James, Tyler, Courtney, Julianne, and Dr. Soslowsky for their manuscript titled "Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy improves tendon-to-bone healing in a rat rotator cuff repair model" accepted for publication in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research.
Soslowsky Laboratory

Paper Accepted for Publication
June 06, 2016
Peck SH, Casal ML, Malhotra NR, Ficicioglu C, Smith LJ. (2016) "Pathogenesis and Treatment of Spine Disease in the Mucopolysaccharidoses". Molecular Genetics and Metabolism.
Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

Orphan Diseases Grant - Smith/Malhotra Lab
June 02, 2016
The lab was awarded a new grant from the Penn Orphan Diseases Center to investigate novel treatments for skeletal disease in mucopolysaccharidosis I.
Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

Welcome to new Undergraduate Student Meghan Pinezich
May 31, 2016
Welcome to our undergraduate student Meghan Pinezich!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Andre Zuskov, Andrew Dunkman, and Dr. Soslowsky!
May 19, 2016
Congratulations to Andrew Zuskov, Andrew Dunkman, and Dr. Soslowsky for their manuscript titled "The role of bone sialoprotein in the tendon-bone insertion" accepted for publication in Matrix Biology.
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to John Martin and co-authors!
May 18, 2016
Congrats to John Martin and co-authors for their paper “In vivo performance of an acellular disc-like angle ply structure (DAPS) for total disc replacement in a small animal model", now in press at the Journal of Orthopedic Research.
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Sarah Gullbrand and co-authors!
May 18, 2016
Congrats to Sarah Gullbrand and co-authors for their paper "Correlations Between Quantitative T2 and T1ρ MRI, Mechanical Properties and Biochemical Composition in a Rabbit Intervertebral Disc Degeneration Model" now in press at the Journal of Orthopedic Research.
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Yihan Li, Chih-Chiang Chang and Wonsae Lee
May 16, 2016
Congratulations to Yihan, Chih-Chiang and Wonsae for receiving their Masters degrees in Material Science, Bioengineering and Biotechnology, respectively.
Liu Laboratory

McKay Seminar Series for Young Investigators
May 01, 2016
Elisia presented her work at the McKay Seminar Series for Young Investigators
Mourkioti Laboratory

CDB Annual Retreat Presentation
May 01, 2016
Maryam's abstract was selected for oral presentation at the CDB Annual Retreat May 12-13, Galloway, NJ
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Adam, Ben, George, Nabeel, Pankti and Dr. Soslowsky!
April 29, 2016
Congratulations to Adam, Ben, George, Nabeel, Pankti, and Dr. Soslowsky for their manuscript titled "Males Have Inferior Achilles Tendon Material Properties Compared to Females in a Rodent Model" accepted for publication in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering.
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Ben, Dr. Gordon, Pankti, Adam, Dr. Thomas, Cori, Jennica, Alexis, Dr. Hast, Dr. Farber, and Dr. Soslowsky
April 21, 2016
Congratulations to Ben, Josh, Pankti, Adam, Cori, Jennica, Alexis, Mike, Dr. Farber and Dr. Soslowsky for their manuscript titled "Nonsurgical treatment and early return to activity leads to improved Achilles tendon fatigue mechanics and functional outcomes during early healing in an animal model" accepted for publication in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research.
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Wonsae Lee
April 20, 2016
Congratulations to Wonsae for getting accepted to Biomedical engineering program at the Stony Brook University.
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Beth Ashinsky
April 18, 2016
Congrats to Beth Ashinsky for being awarded the 2016 Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship. Welcome back to the lab — we missed you!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Chih-Chiang Chang
April 15, 2016
Congratulations to Chih-Chiang for getting accepted to Bioengineering program at the University of California - Los Angeles!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Shetye!
April 08, 2016
... and his wife on their new addition to the family, Baby Rohan. We wish them all the best and good health!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Thank you, Pankti Bhatt!
April 08, 2016
... for all of her amazing contributions to the lab over the past 3 years. We wish her the best of luck in all of her future endeavors!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Connizzo and Dr. Soslowsky!
April 04, 2016
Congratulations to Bri and Dr. Soslowsky for their manuscript titled "Multiscale Regression Modeling in Mouse Supraspinatus Tendons Reveals That Dynamic Processes Act as Mediators in Structure-Function Relationships Journal of Biomechanics" accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomechanics!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Julianne Potocek
March 31, 2016
Congratulations to Julianne for winning the New Investigator Recognition Award (NIRA) at ORS 2016 for her work titled "Effects of Autologous Tenocyte-Seeded Nanofibrous Scaffolds in Rotator Cuff Repair are Age-Dependent". Great job, Julianne!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congrats to Claire McLeod and Ally Cote
March 28, 2016
Congrats to Claire and Ally for their paper entitled "Single cell differences in matrix gene expression do not predict matrix deposition” published in Nature Communications!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Connizzo and Dr. Soslowsky!
March 24, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Bri Connizzo and Dr. Soslowsky for their paper titled "Collagen V Expression is Crucial in Regional Development of the Supraspinatus Tendon." published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
Soslowsky Laboratory

NIRA Award for Wei Tong
March 10, 2016
Congratulations to Wei Tong for winning the New Investigator Research Award (NIRA) at ORS 2016 for his work titled "The Critical Role of Mesenchymal Progenitors in Initiating the Secondary Ossification Center at the Epiphyseal Cartilage"
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Rooney, R. Baskin, Dr. Torino, R. Vafa, P. Khandekar, Dr. Kuntz, and Dr. Soslowsky
March 01, 2016
Congratulations to Sarah, Rachel, Dan, Rameen, Pooja, Dr. Kuntz and Dr. Soslowsky for their manuscript titled "Ibuprofen Differentially Affects Supraspinatus Muscle and Tendon Adaptations to Exercise in a Rat Model" accepted for publication in the American Journal of Sports Medicine!
Soslowsky Laboratory

ORS 2016 NIRA Award Finalist -Haoruo Jia
March 01, 2016
Congratulations to Haoruo Jia for being selected as a NIRA award finalist for his work "Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Signaling in Cartilage Prevents OsteoarthritisProgression" -SESSION NUMBER: 001SESSION TITLE: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage RepairPRESENTATION TIME: 8:35am 8:42amPAPER #: 0006
Qin Laboratory

ORS NIRA Award Finalist -Tong Wei
March 01, 2016
Congratulations to Tong Wei for being selected as a NIRA award finalist for his work "The Critical Role of Mesenchymal Progenitors in Initiating the Secondary Ossification Center at theEpiphyseal Cartilage" -SESSION NUMBER: 034SESSION TITLE: Bone Repair and TraumaPRESENTATION TIME: 11:22am - 11:29amPAPER #: 0215
Qin Laboratory

Gordon Research Seminar Podium Presentation by Abhishek Chandra
February 29, 2016
Congratulations to Abhishek Chandra for being selected as one of the podium presenters at Gordon Research Seminars at Galveston, Texas to present his work titled "Suppression of Sclerostin Alters and Protects the Fate of Mesenchymal Progenitors to Alleviate the Radiation Induced Osteoporosis"
Qin Laboratory

Poster Award at Gordon Research Conference for Abhishek Chandra
February 29, 2016
Congratulations to Abhishek Chandra for being awarded the poster award at the Gordon Research Conference for his poster titled- "Suppression of Sclerostin Alters and Protects the Fate of Mesenchymal Progenitors to Alleviate the Radiation Induced Osteoporosis"
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Brianne Connizzo!
February 22, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Bri Connizzo and Dr. Soslowsky for their paper titled "Collagen V-heterozygous and -null supraspinatus tendons exhibit altered dynamic mechanical behaviour at multiple hierarchical scales." published in Interface Focus!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Jennica Tucker!
February 18, 2016
Congratulations to Jennica Tucker and Dr. Louis Soslowsky for their paper titled "Effect of Simvastatin on Rat Supraspinatus Tendon Mechanical and Histological Properties in a Diet-Induced Hypercholesterolemia Model" published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Chantal de Bakker
January 28, 2016
Congratulations to Chantal for passing her Prelim Proposal!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Wei-Ju Tseng
January 27, 2016
Congratulations to Wei-Ju for passing his Qualifying Exam!
Liu Laboratory

Welcome to new Master Student Marissa Eppes
January 18, 2016
Welcome to our new MS student Marissa Eppes!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Su Chin Heo and Woojin Han
January 15, 2016
Congrats to Su Chin Heo and Woojin Han for having their recent paper highlighted in the Penn News Today!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Chantal de Bakker
January 11, 2016
Congratulation to Chantal who was awarded 2nd Place for her poster presentation at the Graduate Student Poster Session & Competition in the Bioengineering Graduate Group Symposium!
Liu Laboratory

Congrats to Woojin Han and Su Chin Heo
January 05, 2016
Congratulations to Woojin Han and Su Chin Heo for their paper 'Microstructural heterogeneity directs micromechanics and mechanobiology in native and engineered fibrocartilage’ now published in Nature Materials. Nice work!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Vishal Saxena and the Cartilage Tissue Engineering Group
January 05, 2016
Congrats to Vishal Saxena and the Cartilage Tissue Engineering Group for their manuscript accepted to Tissue Engineering Part A entitled "Anatomic Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Based Engineered Cartilage Constructs for Biologic Total Joint Replacement".
Mauck Laboratory

Welcome Lexy!
January 01, 2016
We are excited to have Alexandra (Lexy) Stanley as member of our team!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Soslowsky!
January 01, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Soslowsky for being honored with the ORS 2016 Mentoring Award! Way to go, Dr. Soslowsky and a great achievement!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Andrew Dunkman, Dr. Mark Buckley, David Beason and Dr. Louis Soslowsky!
December 24, 2015
Congratulations to Andrew Dunkman, Dr. Mark Buckley, David Beason and Dr. Louis Soslowsky for their paper titled "The Injury Response of Geriatric Mouse Patellar Tendons" published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Adam Pardes and Ben Freedman!
December 22, 2015
Congratulations to Adam Pardes and Ben Freedman for their paper titled "Ground reaction forces are more sensitive gait measures than temporal parameters in rodents following rotator cuff injury" published in J. Biomech!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Julianne Potocek!
December 16, 2015
Congratulations to Dr. Potocek for being selected as a finalist for the New Investigator Recognition Award (NIRA) at ORS 2016! Way to go, Julianne!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Chantal de Bakker, Allison Altman Singles, Connie Li, Mary Beth Tribble, Carina Lott and Wei-Ju Tseng
December 07, 2015
Congratulations to Chantal, Allison, Connie, Mary Beth, Carina and Wei-Ju for their manuscript entitled, "Minimizing Interpolation Bias and Precision Error in In Vivo µCT-based Measurements of Bone Structure and Dynamics" being accepted for publication in Annals of Biomedical Engineering!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Brian Cosgrove and Su Chin Heo
December 01, 2015
Congratulations to Brian Cosgrove and Su Chin Heo for having their submissions selected for the Fellow/Student Award at the 2016 Cell and Molecular Bioengineering Meeting! Nice work guys!
Mauck Laboratory

Congrats to Su Chin Heo, Sylvia Qu, and John Martin
November 16, 2015
Congrats to Su Chin Heo, Sylvia Qu, and John Martin for successfully completing their PhD Thesis Dissertation Defenses!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Su Chin Heo
November 16, 2015
Congrats to Su Chin Heo for receiving the Best Oral Presentation Award for his presentation titled "Cell contractility established by RhoA/Rock and TGFB/BMP signaling mediates load induced chromatin condensation in MSCs" at the International Biomedical Engineering Conference 2015!
Mauck Laboratory

ORS PSRS Podium Award - Sun Peck
November 12, 2015
Congratulations to Sun Peck who was awarded 1st Place for her podium presentation in the category of 'Cell and Molecular Biology' at the ORS PSRS 3rd International Spine Research Symposium in Philadelphia, PA: “Whole-Transcriptome Profiling of Notochord Cells during Embryonic Nucleus Pulposus Formation”.
Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

ORS PSRS Poster Award - Sarah Gullbrand
November 12, 2015
Congratulations to Sarah Gullbrand who was awarded 2nd Place for her poster presentation in the category of 'Preclinical, Animal Models and Clinical' at the ORS PSRS 3rd International Spine Research Symposium in Philadelphia, PA: “Recapitulating the Spectrum of Degenerative Changes to the Intervertebral Disc in a Large Animal Model”.
Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

ORS PSRS Poster Award - Sun Peck
November 12, 2015
Congratulations to Sun Peck who was awarded 1st Place for her poster presentation in the category of 'Disease Mechanisms and Pathobiology' at the ORS PSRS 3rd International Spine Research Symposium in Philadelphia, PA: “Inactivation of Wnt/β-Catenin Signaling Contributes to Failed Vertebral Bone Formation in MPS VII”.
Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Bri Connizzo!
November 05, 2015
...for completing her PhD Thesis Dissertation Defense! Bri will be completing her post doctoral fellowship at MIT under a F32 fellowship from the NIH!
Soslowsky Laboratory

ORS- NIRA finalist-Haoruo Jia
November 04, 2015
Congratulations to Haoruo Jia for being selected as one of the NIRA finalist at ORS,2016. Way to go.NIRA PRESENTATION INFORMATIONSESSION DATE & TIME: Saturday Mar 5 2016 8:00 AM 9:00 AMSESSION NUMBER: 001SESSION TITLE: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage RepairPRESENTATION TIME: 8:35am 8:42amPAPER #: 0006PAPER TITLE: Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Signaling in Cartilage Prevents OsteoarthritisProgressionAUTHORS: Haoruo Jia1, Xiaoyuan Ma1, Basak Doyran2, Wei Tong1, Xianrong Zhang3, Motomi EnomotoIwamoto4,Lin Han2, Ling Qin4.
Qin Laboratory

ORS- NIRA finalist-Tong Wei
November 04, 2015
Congratulations to Tong Wei for being selected as one of the NIRA finalist at ORS,2016. Way to go.NIRA PRESENTATION INFORMATIONSESSION DATE & TIME: Sunday Mar 6 2016 11:15 AM - 12:15 PMSESSION NUMBER: 034SESSION TITLE: Bone Repair and TraumaPRESENTATION TIME: 11:22am - 11:29amPAPER #: 0215PAPER TITLE: The Critical Role of Mesenchymal Progenitors in Initiating the Secondary Ossification Center at theEpiphyseal CartilageAUTHORS: Wei Tong1, Haoruo Jia1, Xiaoyuan Ma1, Motomi Enomoto-Iwamoto, PhD2, Ling Qin, PhD3.
Qin Laboratory

Welcome Taylor!
November 01, 2015
Taylor Gardiner has joined our lab as a Undergraduate Research Technician. She will be assisting lab members with a variety of tasks including PCR preparations and mouse colony maintenance.
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Jennica Tucker!
October 29, 2015
...for all of her amazing contributions to the laboratory over the past five(+) years of her time with us! We wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congrats to Su Chin Heo, Stephen Thorpe, and Tristan Driscoll
October 28, 2015
Congrats to Su Chin Heo, Stephen Thorpe, and Tristan Driscoll for their paper entitled “Biophysical Regulation of Chromatin Architecture Instills a Mechanical Memory in Mesenchymal Stem Cells" accepted for publication in Scientific Reports!
Mauck Laboratory

Congrats to Christian Pfeifer, Matt Fisher, Jim Carey, and Rob Mauck
October 23, 2015
Congrats to Christian Pfeifer, Matt Fisher, Jim Carey, and Rob Mauck for their publication in Science Translational Medicine entitled "The Impact of Guidance Documents on Translational Large Animal Studies of Cartilage Repair”. Nice work guys!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Chantal de Bakker
October 21, 2015
Chantal was introduced as a Women's Leadership Forum Spotlight on Women.
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Adam Pardes, Cori Riggin, and Ben Freedman!
October 12, 2015
...for being featured in a recent article of the DP for their work on GABE and BMES! The article can be read by clicking the title above!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Sarah Rooney and Pankti Bhatt!
October 12, 2015
...for their paper titled, "Genetic Response of Rat Supraspinatus Tendon and Muscle to Exercise" published in PLoS1!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Welcome to Soslowsky Lab, Zak!
October 12, 2015
Welcome to our new graduate student, Zak Beach!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Welcome Taylor!
October 01, 2015
We welcome Taylor Gardiner in our lab!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Welcome to new PhD studnet
October 01, 2015
Welcome to our new PhD student, Hongbo Zhao!
Liu Laboratory

Paper Accepted for Publication
September 25, 2015
Peck SH, O’Donnell PJ, Kang J, Shore EM, Pacifici M, Dodge GR, Haskins ME, Malhotra NR, Smith LJ. (2015) "Delayed Hypertrophic Differentiation of Epiphyseal Chondrocytes Contributes to Failed Bone Formation in Mucopolysaccharidosis VII Dogs". Molecular Genetics and Metabolism.
Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

ORS PSRS Podium Presentation - Sun Peck
September 21, 2015
Congratulations to Sun Peck who was selected for the following podium presentation at the ORS PSRS 3rd International Spine Research Symposium in Philadelphia, PA: “Whole-Transcriptome Profiling of Notochord Cells during Embryonic Nucleus Pulposus Formation”.
Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

ORS PSRS Poster Presentations - Sarah Gullbrand
September 21, 2015
Congratulations to Sarah Gullbrand who was selected for the following poster presentations at the ORS PSRS 3rd International Spine Research Symposium in Philadelphia, PA: “Correlation of Quantitative T2 and T1ρ MRI Parameterswith Mechanics and Biochemical Content in a RabbitIntervertebral Disc Degeneration Model” and “Recapitulating the Spectrum of Degenerative Changes tothe Intervertebral Disc in a Large Animal Model”.
Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

ORS PSRS Poster Presentations - Sun Peck
September 21, 2015
Congratulations to Sun Peck who was selected for the following poster presentations at the ORS PSRS 3rd International Spine Research Symposium in Philadelphia, PA: “Inactivation of Wnt/β-Catenin Signaling Contributes to Failed Vertebral Bone Formation in MPS VII” and “Progression of Vertebral Bone Disease in Mucopolysaccharidosis VII Dogs from Birth to Skeletal Maturity”.
Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

Welcome to new undergraduate student
September 21, 2015
Welcome to our new undergraduate student Dina Ramadane!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Tiao Lin, Wei Tong, Abhishek Chandra, Haoruo Jia, Wei-Ju Tseng
September 17, 2015
Congratulations to Talon, Wei, Abhishek, Haoruo and Wei-Ju for their manuscript entitled, " A comprehensive study of long-term skeletal changes after spinal cord injury in adult rats." being accepted for publication in Bone Research!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Tiao Lin, Wei Tong, Abhishek Chandra, Haoruo Jia, Wei-Ju Tseng
September 17, 2015
Congratulations to Talon, Wei, Abhishek, Haoruo and Wei-Ju for their manuscript entitled, " A comprehensive study of long-term skeletal changes after spinal cord injury in adult rats." being accepted for publication in Bone Research!
Qin Laboratory

ASBMR Poster Presentation - Sun Peck
September 01, 2015
Congratulations to Sun Peck who was selected for the following poster presentation at the 2015 ASBMR Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA: “Failed Vertebral Bone Formation in Mucopolysaccharidosis VII is Associated with Aberrant Sox9 Regulation and Altered Wnt Signaling”
Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

Congratulations to Haoruo Jia
September 01, 2015
Congratulations to Haoruo Jia for receiving this year's ASBMR young investigator award
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Lin Tiao
September 01, 2015
Congratulations to Lin Tiao for being selected to receive this year's ASBMR young investigator award.
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Lin Tiao, Haoruo Jia and Wei Tong
September 01, 2015
Congratulations to Lin Tiao, Haoruo Jia and Wei Tong for all being accepted for a podium presentation at ASBMR, 2015 at Seattle.
Qin Laboratory

Double Congratulations to Wei Tong
September 01, 2015
Wei Tong was selected as a Fellow for the Endocrine Fellows Foundation, and also for a 2015 ASBMR Young Investigator Travel Grant for the abstract presentation “Mesenchymal Progenitors Promote Vasculogenesis to Initiate the Formation of Secondary Ossification Center in the Epiphyseal Cartilage”.
Qin Laboratory

Congrats to Xuan Cao and Tristan Driscoll
August 31, 2015
Congrats to Xuan Cao from the Shenoy lab and Tristan Driscoll for their publication entitled "A chemo-mechanical model for extracellular matrix and nuclear rigidity regulated size of focal adhesion plaques" accepted for publication in the Biophysical Journal!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Claire McLeod
August 26, 2015
Congrats to Claire McLeod for successfully completing her thesis proposal! Way to go Claire!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Wei-Ju Tseng
August 13, 2015
Wei-Ju was selected as a Fellow for the Endocrine Fellows Foundation, and his abstract will be presented at the EFF/ASBMR meeting in October.
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Rooney!
August 11, 2015
...for completing her PhD Thesis Dissertation Defense! Sarah is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congrats to Iris Kim, Christian Pfeifer, Matt Fisher, Vishal Saxena, Greg Meloni, Michelle Kwon, and Minwook Kim
August 05, 2015
Congrats to Iris Kim, Christian Pfeifer, Matt Fisher, Vishal Saxena, Greg Meloni, Michelle Kwon, and Minwook Kim for their paper entitled “Fibrous Scaffolds with Varied Fiber Chemistry and Growth Factor Delivery Promote Repair in a Porcine Cartilage Defect Model,” accepted for publication in Tissue Engineering, Part A!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to John Martin
August 05, 2015
Congrats to John Martin and co-authors for their paper "A Radiopaque Electrospun Scaffold for Engineering Fibrous Musculoskeletal Tissues: Scaffold Characterization and In Vivo Applications" accepted for publication in Acta Biomaterialia!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Allison Altman Singles, Wei-Ju Tseng, Chantal de Bakker and Abhishek Chandra
July 31, 2015
Congratulations to Allison, Wei-Ju, Chantal and Abhishek for their manuscript, "Quantification of skeletal growth, modeling, and remodeling by in vivo micro computed tomography" being accepted for publication in Bone!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Cori Riggin, Bhavana Mohanraj, Adam Pardes, and Ben Freedman
July 22, 2015
Congratulations to the Penn Chapter of the BMES and Graduate Association of Bioengineering. The chapter received the 2015 Meritorious Chapter Award, the highest honor presented to a student chapter! The board has several students from the McKay Labs, including Cori Riggin (Outreach Chair), Bhavana Mohanraj (Symposium Chair), Adam Pardes (Website Chair), and Ben Freedman (Co-President).
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Allison Altman Singles
July 01, 2015
Congratulations to Allison for receiving a Young Investigator Award to attend the 2015 ASBMR Annual Meeting at Seattle, WA!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. X. Sherry Liu
July 01, 2015
Sherry received NIH/NIAMS K01 award entitled, " The effect of PTH on modeling-based bone formation."
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Ben Freedman
June 29, 2015
Congratulations to Ben Freedman for his publication, "MRI-based analysis of patellofemoral cartilage contact, thickness, and alignment in extension, and during moderate and deep flexion," accepted to The Knee with his former PI's Dr. Amy Lerner (U. Rochester) and Dr. Frances Sheehan (NIH)!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Sylvia Qu and John Martin
June 22, 2015
Congrats to Sylvia Qu and John Martin for winning 1st and 2nd place in the Cell and Tissue Engineering PhD Student Paper Competition at the SB3C Meeting!
Mauck Laboratory

Welcome to new high school student
June 18, 2015
Welcome to our new high school student, Rahul Mikkilineni!
Liu Laboratory

Welcome to new undergraduate student
June 08, 2015
Welcome to our new undergraduate student Steven Polomski!
Liu Laboratory

Welcome to new PhD student
June 03, 2015
Welcome to our new PhD student, Peng Guo!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Allison Altman Singles
June 01, 2015
Congratulations to Allison for being Assistant Professor at Penn State University!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Connie Li and Juhanna Robberts
May 19, 2015
Congratulations to Connie Li and Juhanna Robberts on their graduation and successfully completing their undergraduate courses.
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Harvey Smith
May 15, 2015
Congratulations to Harvey Smith for being awarded a PCMD Pilot Grant for 2015-2016. Way to go Spine Team!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Tristan Driscoll, Brian Cosgrove, Su Chin Heo, and Zach Shurden
May 13, 2015
Congrats to Tristan Driscoll, Brian Cosgrove, Su Chin Heo, and Zach Shurden for the acceptance of their paper "Cytoskeletal to Nuclear Strain Transfer Regulates YAP Signaling in Mesenchymal Stem Cells with Dynamic Loading" to the Biophysical Journal!
Mauck Laboratory

Welcome to new Master Student
May 12, 2015
Welcome to our new masters student, Wonsae Lee.
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew F. Kuntz
May 06, 2015
Congratulations to Dr. Andrew F. Kuntz for being selected for the 2015 AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Development Program, which will be held in Rosemont, IL, September 17-19, 2015!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. LeAnn Dourte
May 06, 2015
Congratulations to Lab PhD alum and current Penn BE Lecturer, Dr. LeAnn Dourte, for being awarded the Hatfield Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Lecturer and Practice Professor Track!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Louis Soslowsky
May 06, 2015
Congratulations to Louis J. Soslowsky, PhD for his appointment as Associate Dean for Research Core Facilities in the Perelman School of Medicine!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to John Martin
May 06, 2015
Congratulations to John Martin for being selected as a winner of the 2015 "Art in Science" competition!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Robert L. Mauck
May 06, 2015
Congratulations to Robert L. Mauck, PhD for his appointment as Director of McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Ben Freedman and Cori Riggin
April 15, 2015
Congratulations to Ben Freedman and Cori Riggin for their review paper, "The (Dys)Functional Extracellular Matrix," published in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta in collaboration with Nate Bade, Sijia Zhang, Philip Haines, Katy Ong, and Paul Janmey!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Ben Freedman, Andrey Zuskov, J Sarver, and Mark Buckley
April 15, 2015
Congrats to Ben Freedman, Andrey Zuskov, J Sarver, and Mark Buckley for their paper, "Evaluating Changes in Tendon Crimp with Fatigue Loading as an ex vivo Structural Assessment of Tendon Damage," published in the Special Tendon Edition of the Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Bri Connizzo and Ben Freedman
April 15, 2015
Congratulations to Bri Connizzo and Ben Freedman for their paper, "Targeted Deletion of Collagen V in Tendons and Ligaments Results in a Classic Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Joint Phenotype" published in the American Journal of Pathology in collaboration with Mei Sun and Dr. David Birk at the University of South Florida
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Josh Gordon, Ben Freedman, Andrey Zuskov, and Renato Iozzo
April 15, 2015
Congratulations to Josh Gordon, Ben Freedman, Andrey Zuskov, and Renato Iozzo for their paper, "Achilles tendons from decorin- and biglycan-null mouse models have inferior mechanical and structural properties predicted by an image-based empirical damage model," published in the Journal of Biomechanics!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Tyler Morris, Cody Hillin, and Ben Freedman
April 15, 2015
Congratulations to Tyler Morris, Cody Hillin, and Ben Freedman for being awarded a 1-year grant from the OREF to support research for Cody during his year in McKay!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Claire McLeod
April 05, 2015
Congratulations to Claire McLeod for winning a scholarship and travel award to attend the Summer Institute for Statistics in Big Data, held at the University of Washington!
Mauck Laboratory

Welcome Danae!
April 01, 2015
Jungsun (Danae) Yoon starts working in the lab. Welcome Danae!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Welcome to Breanna Seiber
March 26, 2015
Welcome to new Research Engineer Breanna Seiber!
Mauck Laboratory

Welcome to Marcus Henderson
March 26, 2015
Welcome to new Research Engineer Marcus Henderson
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Mimi Luo
March 12, 2015
Congratulations to lab alumni Mimi Luo for getting accepted to the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine with full tuition scholarship!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Chantal de Bakker
March 06, 2015
Congratulations to Chantal for winning 3rd place for her talk at the Bioengineering Graduate Student Symposium!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations Elisia
February 26, 2015
Elisia Tichy recently won a travel award through the University's Biomedical Postdoctoral Program. She will be attending the Muscular Dystrophy Association meeting in Washington, D.C.Great job, Elisia!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Matt Fisher
February 10, 2015
Congrats to Matt Fisher for his paper entitled "Engineering Meniscus Structure and Function via Multi-layered Mesenchymal Stem Cell-seeded Nanofibrous Scaffolds" accepted for publication in a Special Issue on the topic of the Meniscus in the Journal of Biomechanics!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Sarah I. Rooney
February 06, 2015
Congratulations to Sarah I. Rooney for receiving the 2015 Savio L-Y Woo Young Researcher Award, which will be presented to her at the International Symposium of Ligaments & Tendons XIV in Las Vegas, Nevada!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Milt Zgonis
February 03, 2015
Congrats to Dr. Milt Zgonis for his OREF New Investigator Grant on strain transfer in native and engineered meniscus being funded!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to the New Parents
January 28, 2015
Congratulations to Mike and Alex Hast for the birth of their son, Lucas Michael Hast!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Welcome Chris Greer
January 16, 2015
Chris Greer is doing his second rotation in our lab. Welcome Chris!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Julianne and Alexis
January 15, 2015
Congratulations to Julianne Potocek and Alexis Williams for their new review paper, "Rotator cuff biology and biomechanics: a review of normal and pathological conditions" published in Curr Rheumatol Rep!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Paper Accepted for Publication
January 09, 2015
Gorth DG, Lothstein KE, Chiaro JA, Farrell MJ, Dodge GR, Elliott DM, Malhotra NR, Mauck RL, Smith LJ. (2015) "Hypoxic Regulation of Functional Extracellular Matrix Elaboration by Nucleus Pulposus Cells in Long Term Agarose Culture". Journal of Orthopaedic Research.
Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

Congratulations to Ben Freedman
January 06, 2015
Congratulations to Ben Freedman for coming in 2nd place in the 2015 BE Symposium poster session for his poster titled, "Novel application of a micro-CT perfusion technique to evaluate Achilles tendon vessel microarchitecture in three dimensions!"
Soslowsky Laboratory

Poster Presentation - Sun Peck
December 18, 2014
Congratulations to Sun Peck who was selected for the following podium presentation at the 2015 World Symposium on Lysosomal Diseases in Orlando, Florida: "Failed Vertebral Bone Formation in Mucopolysaccharidosis VII Dogs is Associated with Impaired Chondrocyte Hypertrophic Differentiation".
Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

Renovation Party
December 17, 2014
As a thank you to all those that worked hard to complete the renovations Faye had a small party to show off the new space.
Mourkioti Laboratory

2015 ISSLS Prize - Sarah Gullbrand
December 05, 2014
Congratulations to Sarah Gullbrand who won the 2015 ISSLS prize for her graduate school work at RPI. She will present her paper at the 2015 annual meeting in San Francisco in June.
Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

Welcome to new Master Students
December 04, 2014
Welcome to our new masters students Yihan Li, Youwen Yang, Chih-Chiang Chang!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to the New Parents
November 19, 2014
Lab manager, Nick Oyster, and his wife Michelle welcomed their first baby into the world on November 20th. Ethan Oyster tipped the scales at 8 pounds 15 ounces.
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Abhishek and Tiao
October 23, 2014
Congrats to Abhishek Chandra and Tiao Lin for their paper titled "PTH1-34 Blocks Radiation-Induced Osteoblast Apoptosis by Enhancing DNA Repair through Canonical Wnt Pathway" in Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Qin Laboratory

Welcome to new undergraduate student
September 15, 2014
Welcome to our new undergraduate student, Heng-Chieh Alex Hsu!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. X. Sherry Liu
August 01, 2014
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!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Chantal de Bakker
July 15, 2014
Chantal was selected as a Fellow for the Endocrine Fellows Foundation, and her abstract will be presented at the EFF meeting in September!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Chantal de Bakker
July 15, 2014
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!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Chantal de Bakker
July 11, 2014
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!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Allison Altman Singles, Wei-Ju Tseng, Chantal de Bakker and Mary Beth Tribble
July 08, 2014
Congratulations to Allison, Wei-Ju, Chantal, and Mary Beth had 5 abstracts accepted to the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Annual Meeting in Houston, TX this coming September!
Liu Laboratory

Nick Oyster joins the lab!
July 01, 2014
Nick Oyster joins the Mourkioti lab as its first lab manager. He brings 9 years of lab experience from the University of Pittsburgh.Welcome Nick!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Welcome to new undergraduate student
July 01, 2014
Welcome to our new undergraduate student, Sarah Akintoye!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Abhishek Chandra, Tiao Lin, Mary Beth Tribble, Allison Altman Singles and Wei-Ju Tseng
June 20, 2014
Congratulations to Abhishek, Talon, Mary Beth, Allison, and Wei-Ju on the acceptance of their paper entitled, " PTH1-34 Alleviates Radiotherapy-induced Local Bone Loss by Improving Osteoblast and Osteocyte Survival" to Bone!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Allison Altman Singles
June 13, 2014
Congratulations to Allison's poster entitled, "Enhanced Individual Trabecular Repair and Its Mechanical Implications in PTH and Alendronate Treated Rat Tibial Bone" was awarded Best Poster on Orthopaedic Research Day!
Liu Laboratory

Welcome to new undergraduate student
May 01, 2014
Welcome to our new undergraduate student Laurel Leavitt!
Liu Laboratory

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