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 Dr. Yihan Li!
September 01, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Yihan Li for successfully defending her PhD thesis, entitled "Adaptation of Maternal Skeletal Mechano-responsiveness, Osteocyte Microenvironment, and Bone Marrow Adipocytes in Response to Reproduction and Lactation"

Congratulations Tala Azar and co-authors!
July 21, 2021
Their abstract, "Induction of an Anabolic Window upon Early Treatment Withdrawal of Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) and PTH-related Peptide (PTHrP): Contributions of Modeling- and Remodeling-based Bone Formation" was selected to be presented as a plenary poster at the ASBMR 2021 Annual Meeting!

Congratulations to Kruti Desai!
July 14, 2021
Congratulations to Kruti Desai on receiving an Abraham Noordergraaf Undergraduate Research Fellowship!

Congratulations to Justin Leggin!
July 14, 2021
Congratulations to Justin Leggin on receiving a Blair Undergraduate Research Fellowship for summer 2021!

Congratulations Wenzheng Wang and co-authors!
July 09, 2021
Their manuscript entitled "Activation, development, and attenuation of modeling- and remodeling-based bone formation in adult rats" has been accepted for publication in the Biomaterials!

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