July 2013Congratulations to...
Chantal for passing her qualifying exam!
June 2013Sherry Liu and Wei-Ju Tseng attended ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Sunriver OR. Sherry had a podium presentation "3D in vivo dynamic imaging of PTH's anabolic action" and Wei-Ju presented his poster "Assessment of the vascular and trabecular microstructures using micro computed tomography, vascular network perfusion, and image registration techniques".
Our lab received a pilot grant from Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders to study "Structure and Strength Recovery in Post-Lactation Bone"!
Summer students Carina Lott, Connie Li and Darius Williams!
Chantal being selected as an Orthopaedic Bioengineering Predoctoral Fellow in the NIH/NIAMS grant "Training in Musculoskeletal Research"!
May 2013Sherry Liu and Allison Altman attended AAOS/ORS bone quality and fracture prevention research symposium. Sherry was invited to give a lecture on "High-Resolution Peripheral Quatitative CT". Allison received a young investigator award and presented her poster "In vivo bone dynamic imaging of PTH's anabolic effect".
Shenghui Lan, Mimi Luo, Beom Kang Huh, Allison Altman, and Abhishek Chandra for their paper entitled "3D Image registration is critical to ensure accurate detection of longitudinal changes in trabecular bone density, microstructure, and stiffness measurements in rat tibiae by in vivo micro computed tomography (µCT)" accepted for publication in Bone.
Beom Kang Huh on his graduation! Best of luck in your new Ph.D journey in Korea! We will miss you so much!
April 2013Congratulations to...
Chantal getting NSF fellowship honorable mention
March 2013Congratulations to...
Allison Altman for winning Young Investigator Award in the 2013 AAOS/ORS Bone Quality and Fracture Prevention Symposium at Rosemont IL. Her poster "3D in vivo bone dynamic imaging of PTH's anabolic action" will be prsented in the Young Investigator Poster Session.
Abhishek Chandra and Allison Altman for their paper entitled "PTH prevents the adverse effects of focal radiation on bone architecture in young rats" published in Bone.
Sherry Liu for her recent paper from her previous work:
"Fast trabecular bone strength predictions of HR-pQCT and individual trabeculae segmentation (ITS)-based plate and rod finite element model discriminate postmenopausal vertebral fractures" in Journal of Bone and Minearl Research
Pre- and post-menopausal differences in bone microstructure and mechanical competence in Chinese-American and White women in Journal of Bone and Mineral Research
"Abdominal fat is associated with lower bone formation and lower trabecular bone volume in healthy premenopausal women: a transiliac bone biopsy study" in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
"Accuracy of plate-rod microstructural finite element models of trabecular bone based on individual trabecula segmentation" in Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
January 2013Congratulations to...
Allison had a podium presentation at the Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX
Paper-139: A closer look at the immediate trabecular response to combined parathyroid hormone and alendronate treatment
Chantal had a podium presentation at the Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX
Paper-344: Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography for Quantitative Assessment of Multiple Stages of Fracture Healing
Allison and Wei-Ju presented two posters at the Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX
PS1-1205: 3D image registration is critical to ensure accurate detection of longitudinal changes in bone microstructure and mineral density measurements in rats by in vivo micro computed tomography
PS2-1479: Age-dependent responses in 3D architectural developmental patterns in the rat tibia to daily parathyroid hormone administration
Sherry, Allison, Wei-Ju, and Chantal attended the Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX
December 2012Welcome to...
New Graduate Student Mary Beth Tribble!
New Undergrate Student Klyde Breitton!
September 2012Thanks to...
Dr. Hyunduck Nah who kindly joined her microCT server into our server cluster. Now the efficiency of image reconstruction and analysis has been increased 50%.
New Research Engineer Wei-Ju (Louis) Tseng!
New Graduate Student Chantal de Bakker!
August 2012New MicroCT Imaging Core
A new microCT imaging core has been set up in Stemmler 511. This core facility consists of an in vivo small animal microCT imaging system (Scanco vivaCT40, Scanco AG, Switzerland), an ultra-high resolution specimen microCT imaging system (Scanco microCT35, Scanco AG, Switzerland), and two HP Integrity rx2660 Servers.
The core facility is co-directed by Dr. Kurt Hankenson and Dr. Sherry Liu.
June 2012Welcome to...
New postdoc research scientist Allison Altman!
Sherry Liu for her co-authored paper entitled "Microarchitectural abnormalities are more severe in postmenopausal women with vertebral compared to non-vertebral fractures" accepted for publication in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Liu Lab for receiving a McCabe pilot award for the project entitled "Temporal changes in maternal bone remodeling, microarchitecture, and micromechanics during and after lactation".
May 2012Welcome to...
New MS graduate student Beom Kang (BK) Huh!
April 2012Welcome to...
New research assistant Mimi Luo!
Sherry Liu for receiving ASBMR-AIMM John Haddad Young Investigator Award at Snowmass Colorado.
March 2012Congratulations to...
Sherry Liu for her paper entitled "Site-specific changes in bone microarchitecture, mineralization, and stiffness during lactation and after weaning in mice" published in Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. This paper is featured on the cover and also selected as cover art in the April issue for its scientific and artistic value!