Liu Laboratory

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.

What's New

Congratulations to Vincent on winning first place in SB3C 2024 Student Paper Competition!
June 17, 2024
Vincent won first place in SB3C 2024 Student Paper Competition!
Well done! Congratulations!

Congratulations to Vincent
March 05, 2024
Congrats to Vincent for being selected as a finalist for the 2024 SB3C PhD Student Paper Competition!

Congratulations to Liu Lab
March 05, 2024
Liu lab received FOCUS/Penn PROMOTES RAISE Grant for pilot study "A deep reinforcement learning-based system to guide treatment regimens for osteoporosis based on sex and sex hormone dependencies". Congratulations!

Congratulations to Dr. Xiaoyu Xu
October 14, 2023
Congratulations to Xiaoyu and co-authors for the abstract titled ‘Conditional deletion of PTH1R in osteocytes abolishes lactation-induced alterations in canalicular pericellular space and increases bone microstructure deterioration’ being selected for both oral and poster presentations at the 2023 ASMBR conference.

Congratulations to Dr. Xiaoyu Xu
October 10, 2023
Congratulations to Dr. Xiaoyu Xu on presenting her current work ‘Conditional Deletion Of PTH1R In Osteocytes Abolishes Lactation-Induced Alterations In Canalicular Pericellular Space And Increases Bone Microstructure Deterioration’ in the McKay Yong Investigator Seminar.

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