McKay Laboratory News

Welcome Katy Strand!
February 09, 2024
The Hast Lab welcomes Katy Strand to the team as a PhD student! Katy completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Delaware and will be pursuing projects in the realm of implant design and function.
Hast Laboratory

Congratulations to Emily Sharp on Receiving ORS Spine Section Poster Award
February 06, 2024
Congratulations to all members of the Gullbrand Lab on their presentations at the Orthopaedic Research Society's 2024 Conference in Long Beach, California! Notably, PhD student Emily Sharp received the ORS Spine Section Poster Award for her outstanding project "A 'Clickable' Hydrogel for Annulus Fibrosis Repair After Intervertebral Disc Herniation." Dr. Sarah Gullbrand also presented during the Spine Biomechanics and Wearables session, highlighting our work understanding how rigid plate fixation of a tissue engineered disc replacement impacts adjacent facet degeneration over short and long durations in a large animal model.
Gullbrand Laboratory

New Additions to the Baxter Lab
January 12, 2024
We are very happy to have both Michelle Meyers and Stanton Godshall join the Human Motion Lab where they will complete their doctoral training in bioengineering while being mentored by Dr. Baxter. We are excited to see where their research takes them!
Baxter Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Victoria Muir and Coauthors on Advanced Healthcare Materials Publication
January 05, 2024
Congratulations to Dr. Victoria Muir and coauthors on their latest publication "Injectable Radiopaque Hyaluronic Acid Granular Hydrogels for Intervertebral Disc Repair" in Advanced Healthcare Materials.
Gullbrand Laboratory

The Mourkioti Lab welcome Kevin for his rotation in the winter semester!
January 03, 2024
Looking forward to working with you
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Michelle!
December 21, 2023
Congratulations to our very own Michelle Kwon for her acceptance into Robert Wood Johnson Medical School! We are all so proud of her and of all the hard work she has done. We are all confident she will do great things in her future as a doctor!
Baxter Laboratory

Congrats to Nuoying on her new paper at Star Protocols!
December 15, 2023
Good job Nuoying describing this new method!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Dr. Kotsaris presented at the McKay Young Investigator Seminar
December 05, 2023
Great presentation of your work!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congrats to Nuoying for a successful PhD Defense!
December 04, 2023
We are so happy and proud of you!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Zakary Beach, Courtney Nuss, Stephanie Weiss, and Dr. Soslwosky!
November 22, 2023
Congratulations to Zak, Courtney, Steph, and Dr. Soslowsky for their manuscript, "Neonatal Achilles Tendon Microstructure is Negatively Impacted by Decorin and Biglycan Knockdown After Injury and During Development" accepted for publication in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Jaclyn Carlson, Snehal Shetye, Mei Sun, Stephanie Weiss, Dr. Birk, and Dr. Soslowsky
November 16, 2023
Congratulations to Jackie, Snehal, Mei, Steph, Dr. Birk, and Dr. Soslwosky for their manuscript "Collagen V haploinsufficiency in female murine patellar tendons results in altered matrix engagement and cellular density, demonstrating decreased healing" accepted for publication in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Ana Peredo and Coauthors for New STM Cover
November 15, 2023
Congratulations to Dr. Ana Peredo and coauthors on their latest publication "Tension-activated nanofiber patches delivering an anti-inflammatory drug improve repair in a goat intervertebral disc herniation model." Their work was also featured as the cover of Science Translational Medicine's latest issue!
Mauck LaboratoryGullbrand Laboratory

Congratulations Dr. Joseph Newton, Courtney Nuss, Stephanie Weiss, Rebecca Betts, and Dr. Soslowsky
November 10, 2023
Congratulations to Joey, Courtney, Steph, Becca, and Dr. Soslowsky for the manuscript "Novel Application of In Vivo Microdialysis in a Rat Achilles Tendon Acute Injury Model" accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Physiology!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Dr. Gullbrand Speaks at PSRS
November 03, 2023
Dr. Sarah Gullbrand was invited to speak at the 2023 Philadelphia Spine Research Symposium held at Drexel University. Her talk, entitled "Mechanisms of Facet Degeneration Adjacent to Engineered Discs Implanted with Plate Fixation," highlighted our lab's collaborative work characterizing and modeling facet degeneration after total disc replacement surgery. Other members of the Mauck-Gullbrand Spine Group, including Dr. Kevin Burt, Caitlin Barrett, Matthew Fainor, Brianna Orozco, and Emily Sharp presented their work during the poster session.
Gullbrand Laboratory

Congratulations to Co-First Authors Matthew Fainor and Brianna Orozco
October 30, 2023
Congratulations to co-first authors Matthew Fainor and Brianna Orozco as well as their coauthors for the newly published paper "Mechanical crosstalk between the intervertebral disc, facet joints, and vertebral endplate following acute disc injury in a rabbit model" published in JOR Spine.
Gullbrand Laboratory

Baxter Lab Trip to UDel
October 26, 2023
The Baxter Lab had such a great time visiting our collaborators at the University of Delaware yesterday! We got a wonderful tour of their facilities, listened to our own Dr. Baxter give a seminar on his work with markerless motion capture and wearable sensors, and enjoyed their famous creamery ice cream and cows! Thank you to everyone in the UDel Tendon Group for planning the special day for us all, especially Dr. Karin Silbernagel and Andy Smith.
Baxter Laboratory

Welcome Katy!
October 25, 2023
Welcome to Katy Strand our new BE PhD student who is rotating through the Baxter Lab during the second half of the fall semester!
Baxter Laboratory

DiscGenics Announces Research Collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for Tissue-Engineered Discs with Discogenic Cells
October 18, 2023
Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Gullbrand, Dr. Robert Mauck, and Dr. Harvey Smith as well as our entire team of spine researchers for earning BRAVE Funding from the VA Technology Transfer Program. This funding, awarded to our industry collaboration with DiscGenics, seeks to assess the feasibility of using DiscGenics' proprietary Discogenic Cells with the VA's whole, tissue-engineered endplate-modified disc-like angle ply structures (eDAPS).
Gullbrand Laboratory

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.
Liu Laboratory

Dr. Schipani interviewed in Science article
October 13, 2023
Dr. Schipani was interviewed by Science to comment on a recent Nature article about hemoglobin in chondrocytes. Check it out!

https://www.science.org/content/article/more-red-blood-cells-depend-hemoglobin-surprising-study-cartilage-reveals#:~:text=The%20authors%20%E2%80%9Cprovide%20solid%20and,t%20connected%20to%20the%20research
Schipani Lab

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.
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Azar!
October 04, 2023
Congratulations to Tala for her excellent PhD defense! We never want her to go, but wish her the best in her future endeavors!
Liu Laboratory

Sarah and Matthew Present at La Salle University
October 03, 2023
Dr. Sarah Gullbrand and Research Engineer Matthew Fainor visited La Salle Unviversity to give talks as part of the university's Biology Seminar Series. Matthew shared an overview of orthopaedics and Sarah presented the lab's work developing multiple therapies to treat the spectrum of disc degeneration. This seminar was part of the 2023 McKay DEI Committee seminar circuit to recruit undergraduate students for the McKay 2024 ORS Conference Grant Program.
Gullbrand Laboratory

Giulia to present at ASBMR
September 20, 2023
Giulia Lanzolla will present her poster titled "Pharmacological inhibition of HIF2 prevents trabecular bone loss in ovariectomized mice" at the 2023 ASMBR conference.
Schipani Lab

Congratulations to Dr. Ashley Fung, Yihan Li, Jasmine Wang, Thomas Leahy, Snehal Shetye, Dr. Liu, and Dr. Soslowsky!
September 11, 2023
Congratulations to Ashley, Yihan, Jasmine, Thomas, Snehal, Dr. Liu, and Dr. Soslowsky for their manuscript "Long-Term Effects of Reproduction and Lactation on the Rat Supraspinatus Tendon and Proximal Humerus" accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering! This paper is a great collaborative effort between two Mckay labs.
Soslowsky Laboratory

Welcome Michelle and Stanton
September 06, 2023
Michelle Meyers and Stanton Godshall are new BE PhD students and are rotating through the Baxter Lab during Fall semester!
Baxter Laboratory

Michelle Kwon wins 1st prize for her podium talk at Research Day!
September 06, 2023
Congrats to Michelle for wowing a packed room of orthopaedic practitioners and researchers at the 2023 Penn Orthopaedic Research day! Her impactful work on monitoring patient activity and tendon loading in the real-world is currently under review.
Baxter Laboratory

Congratulations Elena!
September 01, 2023
Elena Sabini is now a Research Associate in the Schipani Lab!
Schipani Lab

Congratulations Dr. Ashley Fung!
August 22, 2023
Congratulations to Ashley for her excellent PhD defense! We never want her to go, but wish her the best in her future endeavors.
Soslowsky Laboratory

Thank You to Our Phenomenal Gullbrand Lab Summer Students
August 18, 2023
As the summer draws to a close, we'd like to thank our exceptional summer students, Penn URF-funded undergraduate Aira Bazaz and Drexel med student Caitlin Barrett for all their hard work! Both Cait and Aira have contributed immensely to the productivity and the culture of our lab this summer, and fortunately for the whole lab, they will both be continuing part time in the lab this fall.
Gullbrand Laboratory

Congratulations to Vincent!
August 08, 2023
Congratulations to Vincent for passing his PhD qualifying exam! Well done!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations Dr. Dyment, Dr. Kuntz, Dr. Soslowsky and collaborators!
August 07, 2023
Congratulations to Dr. Dyment, Dr. Kuntz, and Dr. Soslowsky for their collaborative work with many others on the manuscript "Preclinical Tendon and Ligament Models: Beyond the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction, and Refinement) to 5W1H (Why, Who, What, Where, When, How)" which was accepted for publication in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research! This review summarizes the perspectives of experts for eight surgical small and large animal models of rotator cuff tear, flexor tendon transection, anterior cruciate ligament tear, and Achilles tendon injury using the framework: "Why, Who, What, Where, When, and How"
Dyment LaboratorySoslowsky Laboratory

Congrats to Mary McCoy, our summer CERM student
August 04, 2023
We are so proud of you! You did an amazing job presenting your summer work at the CERM Symposium! It was a pleasure to have you in the lab this summer. We wish you all the best for the remaining of your studies at UC Merced, California.
Mourkioti Laboratory

Mohd Khan a hit at ASBMR 2023!
August 04, 2023
Mohd's abstract has been selected as a talk at the ASBMR 2023 annual meeting and he has been awarded a Mid-career Faculty Travel Grant as well! In October he will present his work titled "Loss of TFAM in PRX1 lineage cells causes an Osteogenesis Imperfecta-like phenotype and increased HIF1a activity prevents it".

https://www.asbmr.org/annual-meeting
Schipani Lab

Welcome Guillermo!
August 01, 2023
We are happy to have join our lab for the fall semester.
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Ellen and Molly!
July 26, 2023
Huge congratulations Ellen & Molly on passing their Ph.D. qualifying exams! Now, new Ph.D. Candidates in the lab!
Heo Laboratory

Congratulations Dr. Thomas Leahy!
July 07, 2023
Major congratulations to Thomas for a successful PhD defense! He will be greatly missed, and we wish him all the best as he begins his postdoc in Dr. Sniadecki's lab at the University of Washington.
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Ellen!
July 07, 2023
Ellen and Hannah's proposal has been selected for the CEMB Trainee Pilot Award!! Way to go Ellen!
Heo Laboratory

Congratulations Dr. Joseph Newton!
June 29, 2023
Congrats to Joey for a successful Ph.D. defense! We wish him all the best in Chicago!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congrats to Madhura Nijsure!
June 21, 2023
Congrats to Madhura Nijsure from the Boerckel Lab for winning the ORS ISFR 3-minute pitch winner with her talk entitled "Brewing Skele-gro"
Boerckel Laboratory

Congratulations to Molly!
June 20, 2023
Molly's project has been selected to participate in Penn Health-Tech’s 2023 Health-Tech Accelerator cohort! Way to go!
Heo Laboratory

Congrats to Todd Hullfish for passing his BE quals
June 14, 2023
Congratulations to Todd Hullfish for passing his BE qualification exam. great job!
Baxter Laboratory

Welcome Dr. Wen Sang!
June 05, 2023
Welcome Dr. Wen Sang as a postdoc fellow in Liu lab, and he will also assume the role of technical director and manager for the PCMD MicroCT Imaging Core!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Sherry!
May 15, 2023
Congratulations to Sherry for being awarded an NIH S10 Share Instrument Grant entitled "An integrated nano- and micro-indentation system for musculoskeletal tissue and biomaterials" to purchase a Hysitron TI 980 TriboIndenter.
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Yuanhang for being admitted to the PhD program at Boston University!
May 10, 2023
Yuanhang Li was admitted to the PhD program in Mechanical Engineering at the Boston University! Congrats, Yuanhang! We're so proud of you and look forward to your excellent research at Boston. Keep in touch!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Kruti for being accepted to the MD program at UCLA!
May 10, 2023
Kruti Desai received the "Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship" for pursuing her MD at David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA! Kruti, we're so proud of you, congrats! We look forward to seeing your excellence during your MD years. Keep in touch!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Kira for receiving Jumpstart for Juniors fund!
May 10, 2023
Kira Lu received the "Jumpstart for Juniors" fund from Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowship (CURF)! Congrats, Kira!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Lauryn for the 1st place award of the best poster!
May 09, 2023
We are so proud of you for this well-deserved award for presenting your lab work during the PREP Regional Symposium at Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Kevin for winning the PPDC award!
May 05, 2023
Kevin was selected by the Pennsylvania Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC) as the winner of the "Most Promising Pediatric Medical Device"!
Levin LaboratoryMourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations Ashley Fung, Thomas Leahy, Dr. Dyment, and Dr. Soslowsky!
May 03, 2023
Congratulations to Thomas, Ashley, Steph, Dr. Dyment, and Dr. Soslwosky for their manuscript "Investigating the temporal roles of decorin and biglycan in tendon healing" accepted for publication in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Welcome to Joeng Lab, Aiden and Gun-Woo!
May 01, 2023
Joeng Laboratory

Welcome to The Heo Lab, Jaeun Jung!
April 27, 2023
Welcome to our new Student Researcher Jaeun Jung!
Heo Laboratory

Congrats to Mina Kim for being accepted at the PhD program at UCLA!
April 24, 2023
Keep in touch as we look forward to seeing all the exciting research you will do during your PhD years.
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations Dr. Jaclyn Carlson!
April 10, 2023
Jackie successfully defended her PhD thesis! We wish her the best as she finishes up the last part of her veterinary clinics on her way to becoming VMD-PHD!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Catherine Wang, Yuna Heo, Tyler Blanch, and Eon Zhang!
April 06, 2023
Their new PhD program acceptances!

Eon Zhang (Duke U, BME)
Yuna Heo (UPenn, BE)
Tyler Blanch (UPenn, BE)
Catherine Wang (UPenn, BE)
Heo Laboratory

The Mourkioti Lab Welcomes Giorgos in our Team!
April 03, 2023
We look forward to working together. Super excited to have you in our group.
Mourkioti Laboratory

Gullbrand Lab Receives Penn University Research Foundation Grant
April 03, 2023
Congratulations to Dr. Gullbrand for earning funding from the University of Pennsylvania's University Research Foundation. The Research Foundation Grant is designed to "help faculty perform novel, pioneering research to determine project feasibility and develop preliminary data to support extramural grant applications." The Gullbrand Lab will be using this funding over the next year to investigate how the spine field can predict the success of cell therapies for intervertebral disc degeneration using biomarkers and a variety of imaging techniques.
Gullbrand Laboratory

Congratulations to Maggie Wagner for receiving a NSF GRFP!
March 29, 2023
Maggie received the NSF GRFP that will support her ground breaking research in Achilles tendon health using high-density EMG muscle sensing as a collaboration with Dr. Flavia Vitale's lab in Penn BE!
Baxter Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Song for his 1st author publication in AJSM
March 28, 2023
Dr. Song's 1st author paper 'Patellofemoral Joint Loading Progression Across 35 Weight-Bearing Rehabilitation Exercises and Activities of Daily Living' was just accepted for publication in the American Journal of Sports Medicine!
Baxter Laboratory

Congratulations to Matthew Fainor and Coauthors
March 28, 2023
Congratulations to Matthew Fainor and coauthors for the paper "A tunable calcium phosphate coating to drive in vivo osseointegration of composite engineered tissues" published in the Cells Tissues Organs as part of their Young Investigators Award Issue!
Gullbrand Laboratory

Welcome to The Heo Lab, Yuna Heo!
March 15, 2023
Welcome to our Research Engineer Yuna Heo!
Heo Laboratory

Congratulations to Tala Azar
March 14, 2023
Congrats to Tala for being selected as selected as a finalist for the 2023 ASME-BED/SB3C PhD Student Paper Competition!
Liu Laboratory

Schipani Lab Awarded NIH R01 grant
March 13, 2023
The Schipani Lab was awarded a R01 grant from the NIH to study the effects of HIF-1 during the process of somitogenesis!
Schipani Lab

Congratulations Christelle Darrieutort-Laffite, Zak Beach, Steph Weiss, Jeremy Eekhoff, and Dr. Soslowsky!
February 22, 2023
Congratulations to Christelle, Zak, Steph, Jeremy, and Dr. Soslowsky for their manuscript "Knockdown of biglycan reveals an important role in maintenance of structural and mechanical properties during tendon aging" accepted for publication in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Richa Gupta
February 22, 2023
Congratulations to Russ Huffman, Christine Piper, and Richa Gupta for their publication "Similar Biomechanics Between the Double-Cortical Button and Docking Techniques for Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction: A Cadaveric Evaluation" in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine! 
Hast Laboratory

ORS Tendon Section Poster Awards
February 20, 2023
Congratulations to Mike Distefano, Ashley Fung, and Thomas Leahy on their poster awards at the Orthopaedic Research Society 2023 Conference. All three received awards in the Tendon section!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Burt, Dr. Natalie Fogarty, and Dr. Elisabeth Lemmon
February 15, 2023
Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Burt, Dr. Natalie Fogarty, and Dr. Elisabeth Lemmon on their poster awards at the Orthopaedic Research Society 2023 Conference. Kevin received a poster award from the Spine Research Section. Natalie and Beth received poster awards from the Meniscus Research Section. See all the talks and posters presented @MauckLab on Twitter!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Ellen, Se-Hwan, Eon, and Molly!
February 14, 2023
Their nice presentations at ORS 2023! Proud!
Heo Laboratory

Congratulations to Tala Azar and co-authors!
February 13, 2023
Their abstract, "Temporal And Spatial Dynamics Of New Bone Formation In Cyclic Treatment Regimens Of Parathyroid Hormone-related Peptide (PTHrP)", was selected as a podium presentation at the ORS 2023 annual meeting!
Liu Laboratory

The Gullbrand Lab Presents at ORS 2023
February 10, 2023
Congratulations to the Gullbrand Lab on their 4 podiums and 3 posters at the Orthopaedic Research Society's 2023 Conference in Dallas, Texas! Of note, Dr. Sarah Gullbrand was invited to present the lab's work on intervertebral disc-facet degenerative crosstalk alongside experts from other tissue areas in an inaugural "Cell, Tissue, and System Crosstalk in Joint Disease" panel. In the "Biomaterials - Disc and OA" session, our surgical collaborator Dr. Harvey Smith presented the thesis work of Dr. Ana Peredo describing a novel system for annular patch repair, and Dr. Gullbrand presented the thesis work of Dr. Victoria Muir describing a strategy to restore intervertebral disc height through injection of a granular hydrogel into the nucleus pulposus. Congratulations to Research Engineer Brianna Orozco on successfully giving her first invited talk and to Matthew Fainor and Janai Augustin for their engaging poster presentations covering recent biomaterial modifications to the lab's total tissue-engineered disc replacements. See everything the Gullbrand Lab presented in more detail on Twitter!
Gullbrand Laboratory

Congratulations to the Heo Lab!
February 02, 2023
Congratulations to Dr.Heo and Heo Lab for being awarded NIH/NIAMS R50 Grant Award and for being part of an exciting project to study Achilles Tendinopathy! (Penn Achilles Tendinopathy Center of Research Translation). Our group (Project 2) will explore the relationship between the remodeling of chromatin — the material that makes up chromosomes — and how cells in tendons operate.
Heo Laboratory

The Mourkioti Lab welcomes Ola!
February 01, 2023
Welcome to our team!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Baxter Lab part of the new NIH supported Penn Achilles Tendinopathy - Center of Research Translation!
February 01, 2023
The Baxter Lab is part of an exciting NIH/NIAMS supported P50 project to study Achilles tendinopathy!
Baxter Laboratory

Dr. Sarah Gullbrand Presents at the VA Horizons Seminar Series
January 18, 2023
On Wednesday, Dr. Sarah Gullbrand presented on the extensive crosstalk between intervertebral disc, endplate, and facet degeneration discovered during our small and large animal model work as well as in our characterizations of human donor tissue. The presentation was part of the inaugural VA Horizons Seminar Series with the intention of uniting the diverse research division of the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center under a shared sense of intellectual community.
Gullbrand Laboratory

Welcome to The Heo Lab, Remi Greenberg
January 16, 2023
Welcome to our Undergrad Student Remi Greenberg.
Heo Laboratory

Welcome to The Heo Lab, Catherine Wang!
January 16, 2023
Welcome to our Research Engineer Catherine Wang!
Heo Laboratory

Welcome to The Heo Lab, Catherine Wang!
January 09, 2023
Welcome to our Research Engineer, Catherine Wang
Heo Laboratory

Congratulations to the Heo Lab!
December 27, 2022
Congratulations to Dr.Heo and Heo Lab for being awarded NIH/NHLBI R01 Grant Award for 2023-2027!
Heo Laboratory

Promising innovation by Levin and Mourkioti Labs
December 06, 2022
A series of procedures being developed by a strong collboration between our groups that has the potential to revolutionize hand and limb transplantation within the next decade.
Levin LaboratoryMourkioti Laboratory

Penn Institute of Aging (IOA) highlights Lauryn's work in the Mourkioti Lab!
December 02, 2022
Lauryn is the first IOA PennPREP Scholar!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Molly!
November 23, 2022
Congratulations to Molly on on winning best poster award at PCMD Annual Scientific Symposium!
Heo Laboratory

Small animal dynamometer to translate preclinical findings to the clinic is published!
November 23, 2022
Congrats to My My for her 1st author publication in the Journal of Biomechanics describing our small animal dynamometer and how it can translate preclinical findings to the clinic.
Baxter Laboratory

Stina as Keynote Speaker at the 4th H.Fleisch workshop
November 22, 2022
Stina attended the 4th Herbert Fleisch Workshop as a Keynote Speaker in Bruegge Nov 20-22, 2022
Schipani Lab

Congrats to Ellen, Se-Hwan, Molly, and Eon!
November 16, 2022
Congratulations on having their abstracts accepted for podium and poster presentations at the upcoming 2023 Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting in Dallas! Way to go!
Heo Laboratory

Brianna Wins Best Biomechanics Poster at the 2022 PCMD Symposium
November 16, 2022
Research Engineer Brianna Orozco was recognized at the 2022 Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders Symposium with an award for best biomechanics poster. This award was presented to Brianna for her outstanding work characterizing "Intervertebral Disc and Facet Cross-talk in a Rabbit Puncture Model of Disc Degeneration."
Gullbrand Laboratory

The Mourkioti Lab welcomes Sam!
November 16, 2022
Looking forward to working with you!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Baxter Lab ORS abstracts!
November 12, 2022
Congrats to our lab members who will be representing us at the ORS 2023 meeting in Dallas! Todd Hullfish will give a podium talk describing ways to manage rehabilitation loading, Ke Song will present a poster on knee joint loading during exercise, and My My Tang will present a poster on why repairing an Achilles tendon rupture restores more function that non-surgical care.
Baxter Laboratory

Dr. Sarah Gullbrand Wins the ORS Spine Section Early Stage Investigator Award
November 10, 2022
Congrats to one of our very own! Dr. Sarah Gullbrand was awarded the Orthopaedic Research Society Spine Section Early Stage Investigator Award at this year’s Philadelphia Spine Research Symposium for her outstanding contributions to the spine field and the overall quality of her trainees.
Gullbrand Laboratory

The Mauck-Gullbrand Spine Group Presents at PSRS 2022
November 09, 2022
Members of the Mauck-Gullbrand Spine group presented to the international spine community at ORS PSRS 2022, and enjoyed reconnecting with our colleagues for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic. Our clinical collaborator, Dr. Harvey Smith, gave a podium talk highlighting the thesis work of former PhD student Dr. Ana Peredo translating the use of tension-activated annular repair patches in a goat cervical model. Other members of the group presented on structure-function relationships between the disc, endplate, and facet joints in a rabbit disc injury model (Brianna Orozco), the translation of total tissue-engineered disc replacements in a goat cervical model (Dr. Sarah Gullbrand), and the use of hydroxyapatite coating to induce discrete areas of bone formation in composite tissues (Matthew Fainor). Collaborative work developing an injectable granular hydrogel for NP repair with Dr. Victoria Muir and an annular repair patch with Zurimed were also presented by Brianna Orozco and Dr. Sarah Gullbrand, respectively.
Mauck LaboratoryGullbrand Laboratory

The Mourkioti Lab welcomes Dimitris!
October 26, 2022
Very excited to have you in our team!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Se-Hwan and Co-authors!
October 17, 2022
Congratulations to Se-Hwan and coauthors for their manuscript "Three-dimensional kagome structures in a PCL/HA-based hydrogel scaffold to lead slow BMP-2 release for effective bone regeneration" has been accepted for publication in Bio-Design and Manufacturing!
Heo Laboratory

BMES 2022 Poster Presentations - Se-Hwan and Eon!
October 13, 2022
Congratulations to Se-Hwan and Eon on their first poster presentations at BMES 2022!
Heo Laboratory

Congratulations Ashley Fung, Mei Sun, Dr. Louis Soslowsky, and Dr. David Birk
October 04, 2022
Congratulations to Ashley, Mei, Dr. Soslwosky, and Dr. Birk for their manuscript "Targeted Conditional Collagen XII Deletion Alters Tendon Function" accepted for publication in Matrix Biology Plus!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to the Mourkioti Lab!
October 03, 2022
The lab received a grant from the Department of Defense
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations Ryan Leiphart, Steph Weiss, Mike DiStefano, Stacey Mavridis, Sheila Adams, Dr. Nat Dyment, and Dr. Louis Soslowsky!
September 30, 2022
Congratulations to Ryan, Steph, Mike, Stacey, Sheila, Dr. Dyment, and Dr. Soslowsky on their manuscript "Collagen V deficiency during murine tendon healing results in distinct healing outcomes based on knockdown severity" accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomechanics!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to the Liu Lab!
September 27, 2022
Congratulations to the Liu Lab for receiving an NIH administrative supplement award to study Influence of sex and sex hormones on modeling- and remodeling-based bone formation!
Liu Laboratory

Baxter Lab receives R01 to study Achilles tendinopathy neuromechanics
September 24, 2022
The Baxter Lab received a R01 from NIAMS/NIH to define the neuromechanical mechanisms of Achilles tendinopathy. This is a collaboration with Dr. Flavia Vitale in the Department of Neurology at Penn.
Baxter Laboratory

Congratulations Wenzheng Wang and co-authors!
September 22, 2022
Their manuscript entitled "Distinct Responses of Modeling- and Remodeling-Based Bone Formation to the Discontinuation of Intermittent Parathyroid Hormone Treatment in Ovariectomized Rats" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Bone Mineral Research!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to the Heo Lab!
September 20, 2022
Congratulations to Dr.Heo and Heo Lab for being awarded NIH/NIAMS R01 Grant Award for 2022-2027!
Heo Laboratory

Welcome Joan!
September 19, 2022
The Mourkioti Lab welcomes Joan. We are excited to work together to better understand the mysteries of regeneration
Mourkioti Laboratory

Dr. Schipani and Brittany attended the GRC Bone and Teeth Conference
September 18, 2022
Dr. Schipani was the chair of the Gordon Bone and Teeth conference in Ventura California in September. Brittany Laslow attended to present her poster titled "Loss of HIF1 alters the process of Somitogenesis". The conference was a great success and good times were had by all!
Schipani Lab

Congratulations Dr. Zakary Beach!
September 13, 2022
Major congratulations to Zak for successfully defending his PhD thesis! Zak will be greatly missed, and we wish him the best with his future endeavors!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Welcome to The Heo Lab, Tyler Blanch!
September 12, 2022
Welcome to our Biotechnology grad student Tyler Blanch!
Heo Laboratory

ASBMR PODIUM presentation for Qin Lab!
September 11, 2022
Leilei's abstract, Csf1 from marrow adipogenic precursors is required for bone resorption, has been chosen for a PODIUM presentation at the ASBMR 2022 Annual Meeting.
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations Tala Azar and co-authors!
September 09, 2022
Their abstract, "Assessment of New Bone Formation in a Cyclic Treatment Regimen of Parathyroid Hormone-related Peptide (PTHrP) with and without an Intervening Antiresorptive" was selected to be presented as a plenary poster at the 2022 ASBMR Annual Meeting!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to the Heo Lab!
September 09, 2022
Congratulations to Dr.Heo and Heo Lab for being awarded NIH/NHLBI R56 Grant Award for 2022-2023!
Heo Laboratory

Welcome Sittinon!
September 08, 2022
Sittinon Neuthong is beginning his fall rotation through the Baxter Lab where he'll be studying Achilles tendon loading biomechanics in patients with tendinopathy.
Baxter Laboratory

Welcome Julianne!
September 01, 2022
We are excited for Julianne Meader to join the Baxter Lab to research precision rehabilitation strategies for Achilles tendon injuries.
Baxter Laboratory

Welcome new PhD student Vincent to the Liu Lab!
September 01, 2022
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations Molly and Ellen!
August 29, 2022
We are very excited that Molly and Ellen are starting their PhD in the Penn Bioengineering program this fall!
Heo Laboratory

Congratulations to Su Chin Heo and Co-authors!
August 22, 2022
Congratulations to Su Chin Heo and Co-authors for their paper 'Aberrant chromatin reorganization in cells from diseased fibrous connective tissue in response to altered chemomechanical cues’ now published in Nature Biomedical Engineering. Nice work!
Heo Laboratory

Welcome Maggie!
August 18, 2022
Maggie Wagner is beginning her doctoral training in Biomedical Engineering and will be co-mentored by Drs. Baxter and Vitale.
Baxter Laboratory

Baxter lab receives NIH grant to study precision rehabilitation
August 17, 2022
The Baxter Lab just received an R21 award from the NIH to study precision rehabilitation strategies to improve functional outcomes following Achilles tendon ruptures!
Baxter Laboratory

Congratulations to Zak Beach, Mihir Dekhne, Ashley Rodriguez, Stephanie Weiss, Thomas Adams, Sheila Adams, Mei Sun, Dr. David Birk, and Dr. Louis Soslowsky
August 15, 2022
Congratulations to Zak, Mihir, Ashley, Steph, and Dr. Soslowosky for their collaboration with Dr. Birk's group and their manuscript, "Decorin knockdown is beneficial for aged tendons in the presence of biglycan expression" accepted for publication in Matrix Biology Plus!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Janai Presents at the B-Sure Fellowship Program
August 15, 2022
Congratulations to Undergraduate Research Assistant Janai Augustin on his stellar presentation at the B-Sure Fellowship Program's end of summer symposium! Run by the American Society of Biomechanics, B-Sure awards undergraduates with funding to complete a summer research experience of their choice. Janai presented his summer work developing "In-Situ Delivery of Microspheres to Promote Local Vascularization in Composite Structures."
Gullbrand Laboratory

Congratulations Se-Hwan and Eon!
August 03, 2022
Congratulations on having their first abstracts accepted for presentations @BMESociety 2022
Heo Laboratory

Welcome to Joeng lab, Bone-Hyeock!
August 01, 2022
Bon-Hyeock joined Joeng lab as a post-doctoral fellow!
Joeng Laboratory

Congrats to Mohd on his promotion!
August 01, 2022
Mohd has been promoted to Research Associate in the Schipani Lab
Schipani Lab

Congratulations to Sienna for becoming a trainee at the T32 Predoctoral Program in Developmental Biology!
August 01, 2022
Congratulations to Sienna Pyle for her appointment at the Developmental Biology (DB) training grant. We are so proud of you!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Hannah and Coauthors for their paper in Biofabrication.
July 30, 2022
Congratulations to Hannah and Coauthors for their paper "Gravity-based patterning of osteogenic factors to preserve bone structure after osteochondral injury in a large animal model" published in Biofabrication.
Mauck Laboratory

Sonal Begins Medical School
July 28, 2022
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Sonal Mahindroo, has been a critical member of our research team for the last year and a half, and we are incredibly sad to see her go. Sonal has begun her medical school journey, pursuing an MD at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. We have all learned so much from Sonal, and we can't wait to see what the future has in store for her!
Gullbrand Laboratory

Congratulations to Zak Beach, Ashley Fung, Stephanie Weiss, and Dr. Louis Soslowsky
July 11, 2022
Congratulations to Zak, Ashley, Steph, and Dr. Soslowsky for their manuscript "Post-injury tendon mechanics are not affected by tamoxifen treatment" accepted for publication in Connective Tissue Research!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Sachin Gupta and Coauthors
July 11, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Sachin Gupta and coauthors for the paper "Level dependent alterations in human facet cartilage mechanics and bone morphometry with spine degeneration" published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
Gullbrand Laboratory

Welcome Michelle!
July 07, 2022
We are excited to welcome Michelle Kwon to the Baxter Lab as a research specialist! Michelle will help run our clinical research projects on Achilles tendon injuries.
Baxter Laboratory

Welcome to The Heo Lab, Rachel Achong!
June 28, 2022
Welcome to our CEMB Summer Student, Rachel Achong
Heo Laboratory

Congratulations to Zak Beach, Mihir Dekhne, Ashley Rodriguez, Stephanie Weiss, Thomas Adams, Sheila Adams, Mei Sun, Dr. David Birk and Dr. Louis Soslowsky
June 24, 2022
Congratulations to Zak, Mihir, Ashley, Stephanie, and Dr. Soslowsky for their collaboration with Dr. David Birk's group for their manuscript "Decorin knockdown is beneficial for aged tendons in the presence of biglycan expression" accepted for publication in Matrix Biology plus!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Matthew Attends New Harvest 2022
June 09, 2022
Research Engineer Matthew Fainor attended the 2022 New Harvest Conference on Cellular Agriculture where he spent two days connecting with experts in the field looking to scale tissue engineering technology for applications in our food system.
Gullbrand Laboratory

Welcome Xiaoyu Xu, new postdoctoral fellow to the Liu Lab!
June 08, 2022
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Lucy!
June 07, 2022
Congratulations to Lucy Hederick for being awarded Weinberg College Summer Research Grant! Way to go!
Heo Laboratory

The Mourkioti Lab welcomes post-baccalaureate PennPREP student, Lauryn!
June 06, 2022
We are excited to have you in our team and look forward working with you
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations Shaopeng Pei and co-authors!
May 31, 2022
Their review manuscript entitled "Instrumented Nanoindentation in Musculoskeletal Research" has been accepted for publication in Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology!
Liu Laboratory

Congrats Mohd!
May 20, 2022
Congratulations to Mohd in the Schipani Lab for getting his green card!
Schipani Lab

Congratulations to Sienna!
May 18, 2022
We are so proud for Sienna Pyle who received a Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority (CSURM) Fellowship to support her participation in the 2022 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Cardiac Regulatory Mechanisms.
Mourkioti Laboratory

Promotion News!
May 17, 2022
Our PI has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, effective July 1st! Really grateful to all lab members (current and past) for their hard work over the years.
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations Ellen!
May 13, 2022
Congratulations Ellen on her graduation and successfully completing her master's courses!
Heo Laboratory

Congrats Sienna!
May 12, 2022
Congratulations to Sienna Pyle for a great presentation of her work at the CDB Retreat in Galloway, NJ
Mourkioti Laboratory

Emory Musculoskeletal Research Center Invites Dr. Gullbrand to Speak
April 26, 2022
Dr. Gullbrand spoke about the lab's work on "Tissue Crosstalk in Intervertebral Disc Degeneration and Repair" with members of the Emory Musculoskeletal Research Center.
Gullbrand Laboratory

Welcome Madison!
April 22, 2022
We are excited to welcome Madison Woods to the Baxter Lab as a research specialist! Madison will help run our clinical research projects on Achilles tendon injuries.
Baxter Laboratory

Congrats to Todd!
April 19, 2022
We are very excited that Todd Hullfish is starting his PhD in the Bioengineering program this fall!
Baxter Laboratory

Congratulations to Molly and Ellen!
April 01, 2022
Huge Congratulations Ellen and Molly! They got admitted by Penn BE for their Ph.D! We can't wait to see what achievements we make together in the coming years!
Heo Laboratory

The Mourkioti Lab on Penn Medicine News
March 18, 2022
Congratulations to Nuoying Ma et. al. and the rest of the Mourkioti Lab for their Science Advances paper entitled "Piezo1 regulates the regenerative capacity of skeletal muscles via orchestration of stem cell morphological states".
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Sohaib Hashmi!
March 18, 2022
Congrats to Dr. Sohaib Hashimi for matching into Penn Medicine! Best luck!
Heo Laboratory

Congratulations to Cori Riggin, Steph Weiss, Ashley Rodriguez, Harina Raja, Mengcun Chen, Susan Schultz, Dr. Chandra Sehgal, and Dr. Louis Soslowsky
March 10, 2022
Congratulations to Cori, Steph, Ashley, Harina, Mengcun, Susan, Dr. Sehgal, and Dr. Soslwosky for their manuscript "Increasing Vascular Response to Injury Improves Tendon Early Healing Outcome in Aged Rats" accepted for publication in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering!
Soslowsky Laboratory

The Levin and Mourkioti Labs welcome Kevin Cobbol
March 07, 2022
Looking forward working with you!
Levin LaboratoryMourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Saeed Ahmed!
March 01, 2022
Congrats on your acceptance to joint Oxford Nanoimaging (ONI)! Good luck on your new journey!
Heo Laboratory

Paper Accepted for Publication - Qin Lab
February 21, 2022
"EGFR signaling is required for maintaining adult cartilage homeostasis and attenuating osteoarthritis progression." was accepted to be published in Journal of Bone and Mineral Research!
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Leilei Zhong and Lutian Yao!
February 21, 2022
Congratulations to Leilei Zhong, Lutian Yao, and coauthors for their paper titled "Transient expansion and myofibroblast conversion of adipogenic lineage precursors mediate bone marrow repair after radiation." that was accepted for publication in JCI Insight!
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Tao Gui!
February 21, 2022
Tao's paper, Superoxide dismutase-loaded porous polymersomes as highly efficient antioxidant nanoparticles targeting synovium for osteoarthritis therapy, has been accepted for publication in Biomaterials.
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Carrie Barnum, Snehal Shetye, and Dr. Soslowsky!
February 17, 2022
Congratulations to Carrie, Snehal, and Dr. Soslowsky for their collaboration with Dr. Joy Vinks' group on the manuscript "The non-pregnant and pregnant human cervix: a systematic proteomic analysis" accepted for publication in Reproductive Sciences!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Zak Beach, Kelsey Bonilla, Mihir Dekhne, Mei Sun, Thomas Adams, Sheila Adams, Stephanie Weiss, Ashley Rodriguez, Snehal Shetye, Dr. David Birk, and Dr. Louis Soslowsky
February 13, 2022
Congratulations to Zak, Kelsey, Mihir, Steph, Snehal, and Dr. Soslowsky for their collaboration with Dr. Birk's group on the manuscript "Biglycan Has a Major Role in Maintenance of Mature Tendon Mechanics" accepted for publication in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congrats to Mary Kate Evans for winning the Tendon Section Podium Award at the 2022 Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting in Tampa, FL!
February 08, 2022
Dyment Laboratory

Gullbrand Lab Presents at ORS 2022!
February 05, 2022
Congratulations to members of the Gullbrand-Mauck Spine group on their presentations at ORS 2022! Dr. Sarah E. Gullbrand, Ana P. Peredo, Lance Murphy, and Matthew Fainor presented five projects investigating the osteogenic effects of novel biomaterials, the mediation of neuroinflammatory molecules in intervertebral disc injury, the degenerative cross-talk between intervertebral discs and facets, and the translational impact of annular repair and replacement disc devices as tested in goat models.
Gullbrand Laboratory

Welcome Giulia!
January 31, 2022
We want to welcome Giulia Lanzolla, M.D. who has joined the Schipani Lab as a postdoctoral fellow coming to us from the University of Pisa.
Schipani Lab

Dr. Sarah Gullbrand Receives JOR Spine Early Career Award
January 14, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Gullbrand for receiving the 2022 JOR Spine Early Career Award! This award recognizes the ‘rising stars’ of the spine field and highlights their outstanding work published in the JOR Spine.
Gullbrand Laboratory

The Mourkioti and Shore Labs on Penn Medicine News
January 14, 2022
Congratulations to Alessandra Stanley, Elisia Tichy, Jacob Kocan, Douglas Robert, Eileen Shore and Foteini Mourkioti for their NPJ Regenerative Medicine paper entitled "Dynamics of skeletal muscle-resident stem cells during myogenesis in fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva".
Mourkioti LaboratoryShore Laboratory

The Mourkioti lab welcomes CAMB/DSRB Rotation Student, Abigail Ridler
January 11, 2022
Looking forward to working with you this semester!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Joeng lab!
January 01, 2022
Joeng lab received R01 grant from NIH/NIAMS!
Joeng Laboratory

Congratulations to Yeonju Lee for ORS NIRA final list!
January 01, 2022
Joeng Laboratory

Congratulations to Michael Duffy!
January 01, 2022
Congratulations to Michael for receiving Penn Training Grant in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases!
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations Wei-Ju Tseng and co-authors!
December 26, 2021
Their manuscript entitled "Short Cyclic Regimen With Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) Results in Prolonged Anabolic Effect Relative to Continuous Treatment Followed by Discontinuation in Ovariectomized Rats" has been accepted for publication in Journal of Bone Mineral Research!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Ryan Leiphart, Hai Pham, Tyler Harvey, Taishi Komori, Tina Kilts, Dr. Snehal Shetye, Stephanie Weiss, Sheila Adams, Dr. David Birk, Dr. Louis Soslowsky, and Dr. Marian Young!
December 21, 2021
Congratulations to Ryan, Snehal, Steph, and Dr. Soslowsky for their collaboration with Dr. Birk and Dr. Young's groups on the manuscript "Coordinate roles for collagen VI and biglycan in regulating tendon collagen fibril structure and function" accepted for publication in Matrix Biology Plus!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Ben Freedman, Kwasi Adu-Berchi, Carrie Barnum, Dr. George Fryhofer, Dr. Nabeel Salka, Dr. Snehal Shetye, Dr. Louis Soslowsky!
December 20, 2021
Congratulations to Ben, Kwasi, Carrie, George, Nabeel, Snehal, and Dr. Soslowsky on their manuscript "Nonsurgical treatment reduces tendon inflammation and elevates tendon markers in early healing" accepted for publication in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Career and Personal Development Programs at ORS 2022!
December 19, 2021
Want to learn how to develop and manage a research budget or write a high-impact biosketch? Join us at ORS - free workshops (but registration is required) developed by Josh Baxter.
Baxter Laboratory

Congratulations to Lena Hamvas!
December 01, 2021
Congrats on your acceptance to joint the MD program at A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine! We wish the best to Lena as she continues on her journey! 
Heo Laboratory

Congratulations to Lexy, Elisia and co-authors!
November 30, 2021
Congratulations to Lexy, Elisia, Jake, Doug, Eileen and Faye. Their manuscript: "Dynamics of skeletal muscle-resident stem cells during myogenesis in fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva" has been accepted for publication in NPJ Regenerative Medicine.
Mourkioti LaboratoryShore Laboratory

Congratulations to Tao Gui
November 17, 2021
Congratulations to Tao Gui for receiving a podium presentation at ORS 2022 Annual Meeting for his abstract "Superoxide Dismutase-Loaded Porous Polymersomes as Highly Efficient Antioxidant Nanoparticles for Osteoarthritis Therapy "!
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations Wonsae Lee and co-authors!
November 11, 2021
Their abstract, "Transient Reduction in Lipid-Laden Bone Marrow Adipocytes during Pregnancy and Lactation and Full Recovery after Weaning" was selected to be presented at the ORS 2022 Annual Meeting as a New Investigator Recognition Award (NIRA) finalist!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations Yilu Zhou and co-authors!
November 10, 2021
Their abstract, "Adaptive Response to Pregnancy and Lactation Optimizes the Balance between Calcium Homeostasis and Mechanical Integrity of the Maternal Humerus Bone and Supraspinatus Tendon Enthesis" was selected to be presented as a poster at the ORS 2022 Annual Meeting!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations Tala Azar and co-authors!
November 10, 2021
Their abstract, "Dynamics Of New Bone Formation In A Cyclic Treatment Regimen Of Parathyroid Hormone-related Peptide (PTHrP)" was selected to be presented as a poster at the ORS 2022 Annual Meeting!
Liu Laboratory

Congrats to Saeed, Ellen, Se-Hwan, and Molly!
November 10, 2021
Their abstracts were accepted for the presentations at the upcoming 2022 Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting in Tampa, FL!
Heo Laboratory

BMES 2021 Poster Presentation - Molly!
October 09, 2021
Congratulations to Molly on her first poster presentation at BMES 2021!
Heo Laboratory

BMES 2021 Podium Presentation - Ellen!
October 08, 2021
Congratulations to Ellen on her first podium presentation at BMES 2021!
Heo Laboratory

BMES 2021 Podium Presentation - Saeed!
October 08, 2021
Congratulations to Saeed on his first podium presentation at BMES 2021!
Heo Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Julianne Huegel, Peter Chan, Stephanie Weiss, Courtney Nuss, Harina Raja, Dr. Erik Waldorff, Dr. Nianli Zhang, Dr. James Ryaby, Dr. Louis J. Soslowsky, Dr. Andrew Kuntz
September 30, 2021
Congratulations to Julianne, Peter, Steph, Courtney, Harina, Erik, Nianli, James, Dr. Soslowsky, and Dr. Kuntz on their manuscript "Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy Alters Early Healing in a Rat Model of Rotator Cuff Injury and Repair: Potential Mechanisms" accepted for publication in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
Soslowsky Laboratory

The Mourkioti lab welcomes CAMB/DSRB Rotation Student, Chris McAllister
September 20, 2021
We are excited to have you rotate this semester.
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations Dr. Snehal Shetye, Dr. Lou Soslowsky, and Dr. Enomoto-Iwamoto
September 07, 2021
Congratulations to Snehal and Dr. Soslowsky for their collaboration with Dr. Enomoto-Iwamoto's group on the manuscript "Inhibition of Glucose Use Improves Structural Recovery of Injured Achilles Tendon in Mice" accepted for publication in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Penn Medicine Blog Features Sonal Mahindroo and Dr. Sarah Gullbrand
September 02, 2021
Julie Wood, from Penn Medicine's Department of Communication, covers Gullbrand lab member Sonal Mahindroo's journey into research at Penn. As an energetic undergraduate student at Saint Bonaventure University, Sonal took part in the McKay Orthopaedic Research Lab's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion conference grant program which led to her summer research with Dr. Gullbrand. Hear Sonal's story from orthopaedic patient to orthopaedic researcher on the Penn Medicine news blog.
Gullbrand Laboratory

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"
Liu Laboratory

Welcome Elena
September 01, 2021
The Schipani Lab welcomes post-doc Elena Sabini!
Schipani Lab

Congratulations to Lutian Yao!
August 31, 2021
Congratulations to Lutian Yao for receiving a podium presentation at ASBMR 2021 Annual Meeting for his abstract "A single-cell transcriptome atlas of mouse long bone fracture repair"!
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Luqiang Wang, Lutian Yao, and Co-Authors!
August 31, 2021
Luqiang and Lutian's paper, Plasminogen regulates bone fracture repair by promoting the functions of periosteal mesenchymal progenitors, has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Sienna and Nuoying, our graduate students, for passing their Qualifying exams.
August 11, 2021
Good job girls! We are all very happy and proud of you. Now the "real" PhD road begins :)
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations Saeed, Ellen, and Molly!
August 03, 2021
Congratulations on having their first abstracts accepted for podium presentations and a poster presentation @BMESociety 2021
Heo Laboratory

Congratulations to Thomas Leahy, Courtney Nuss, Mary Kate Evans, Ashley Fung, Dr. Snehal Shetye, and Dr. Louis Soslowsky
July 28, 2021
Congratulations to Thomas, Courtney, Mary Kate, Ashley, Snehal, and Dr. Soslowsky on their manuscript "Achilles Tendon Ruptures from Middle-Aged Rats Heal Poorly Compared to those from Young and Old Rats" accepted for publication in the American Journal of Sports Medicine!
Soslowsky Laboratory

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!
Liu Laboratory

The Mourkioti Lab Welcomes Ryan!
July 19, 2021
Mourkioti Laboratory

Welcome to the Schipani Lab, Lorenzo Arboit!
July 15, 2021
Lorenzo is a visiting medical student from St. Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa Italy. He hopes to expand his knowledge of bone biology while working on a project with the Schipani Lab!
Schipani Lab

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

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

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!
Liu Laboratory

Welcome to the Schipani Lab, Dian Wang!
July 01, 2021
Dian Wang joins the Schipani Lab as a histology technician!
Schipani Lab

Congrats to the Dyment Lab and Collaborators!
July 01, 2021
Their NIH/NIAMS R21 application entitled "Improving tendon-to-bone repair with hedgehog signaling therapeutics" was awarded.
Dyment Laboratory

Congrats to Tonia Tsinman for her SB3C PhD Student Paper Competition Award!
June 20, 2021
Dyment Laboratory

Congrats to Tim Kamalitdinov for being a SB3C PhD Student Paper Competition Finalist!
June 20, 2021
Dyment Laboratory

Congratulations to Se-Hwan, Saeed and Co-authors!
June 08, 2021
Congratulations to Se-Hwan, Saeed, and coauthors for their manuscript "3D cell aggregate printing technology and its applications" that has been accepted for publication in Essays in Biochemistry!
Heo Laboratory

Congratulations to Yulong Wei!
June 02, 2021
Yulong's paper, The critical role of Hedgehog-responsive mesenchymal progenitors in meniscus development and injury repair, has been accepted for publication in eLife.
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Blake!
June 02, 2021
Congratulations to Blake Hernandez for receiving "The Bridge Fellowship" to join the BE graduate group in Fall 2021! We are so proud and happy for you!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations Yihan Li and co-authors!
June 01, 2021
Their manuscript, "Maternal Bone Adaptation to Mechanical Loading during Pregnancy, Lactation, and Post-Weaning Recovery" has been accepted for publication in Bone.
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations Dr. Biao Han!
May 24, 2021
Congratulations to Biao for receiving the Drexel University Outstanding Dissertation Award for his PhD dissertation! This award is presented to PhD/doctoral students who have written original, innovative dissertations that reflect great research and have or are likely to be disseminated widely and have significant impact on the field and society.
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations Molly and Shreya!
May 13, 2021
Congratulations Molly and Shreya on their graduation and successfully completing their master's courses!
Heo Laboratory

Congratulations to Elisia Tichy and co-authors!
May 11, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Tichy and co-authors for the paper "Persistent NF-κB activation in muscle stem cells induces proliferation-independent telomere shortening" published in Cell Reports!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Dr, Mourkioti's lab in Penn Medicine News!
May 11, 2021
Elisia's Cell Reports paper is featured in Penn Medicine News!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Welcome to the Mourkioti Lab, Ji-Hyung Lee!
May 03, 2021
Welcome to our new postdoc Ji-Hyung Lee
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Lucy Hederick for being awarded Northwestern University Summer Undergraduate Research Grant!
April 12, 2021
Congratulations to Lucy Hederick for being awarded Northwestern University Summer Undergraduate Research Grant!! We look forward to meeting you at the lab soon!
Heo Laboratory

Congratulations to Nara Park for publication!
April 01, 2021
Congratulations to Nara Park and other authors for their manuscript "Reticulocalbin 3 is Involved in Postnatal Tendon Development by Regulating Collagen Fibrillogenesis and Cellular Maturation" accepted for publication in the Scientific Report!
Joeng Laboratory

Congratulations to Boao Xia and Co-authors!
March 30, 2021
Congratulations to Boao Xia and coauthors for their manuscript "Development of A Decellularized Meniscus Matrix-Based Nanofibrous Scaffold for Meniscus Tissue Engineering" has been accepted for publication in Acta Biomaterialia!
Heo Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Beth Ashinsky and Coauthors
March 24, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Beth Ashinsky and coauthors for the paper "Intervertebral Disc Degeneration and Regeneration: A Motion Segment Perspective" published in European Cells and Materials!
Mauck LaboratoryGullbrand Laboratory

Welcome to The Heo Lab, Lucy Hederick!
March 12, 2021
Welcome to our Undergrad Student Lucy Hederick.
Heo Laboratory

Congratulations to the Liu Lab!
March 10, 2021
Congratulations to the Liu Lab for receiving a R01, 5-year grant from NIH/NIAMS: "Leveraging modeling-based bone formation for osteoporosis treatment" (R01-AR077598)
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Tala Azar!
March 04, 2021
Congrats Tala for being selected as a finalist for the 2021 ASME-BED/SB3C Master's Student Paper Competition!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Yihan Li!
March 04, 2021
Congrats Yihan for being selected as a finalist for the 2021 ASME-BED/SB3C PhD Student Paper Competition!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Counihan, Thomas Leahy, Courtney Nuss, Joseph Newton, Sarthak Mohanty, Dr. Louis J. Soslowsky, and Dr. Daniel Farber!
March 03, 2021
Congratulations to Matt, Thomas, Courtney, Joey, Sarthak, Dr. Soslowsky, and Dr. Farber on their manuscript "Limited Scar Resection for Chronic Achilles Repair: Use of a Rat Model" accepted for publication in the American Journal of Sports Medicine!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Wenzheng Wang!
February 28, 2021
Congrats Wenzheng for receiving the ICMRS-ORS Webster Jee Young Investigator Award!
Liu Laboratory

Welcome Perry!
February 22, 2021
Perry Bruder just arrived from Michigan to work in the Schipani Lab! Unfortunately, he brought a lot of snow with him :(
Schipani Lab

Congratulations to Lutian Yao!
February 17, 2021
Lutian has won the NIRA award at the 2021 ORS Annual Meeting for his abstract A Subset of FAP Cells Expressing Gli1 Promote Muscle Regeneration With Less Fat Accumulation.
Qin Laboratory

Dr. Sarah Gullbrand and Dr. Sachin Gupta present at ORS!
February 15, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Gullbrand and Dr. Sachin Gupta on their talks at the Orthopaedic Research Society's 2021 Annual Meeting. Sarah presented on "Tissue-Engineered Total Disc Replacement," while Sachin spoke about his work on "Alterations in Facet Joint Biomechanics with Intervertebral Disc Degeneration."
Gullbrand Laboratory

Congratulations to Lutian Yao!
February 11, 2021
Lutian's paper, Gli1 defines a subset of fibroadipogenic progenitors that promote skeletal muscle regeneration with less fat accumulation, has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
Qin Laboratory

In the News from Qin's Lab: Our Recent Publication "Targeting cartilage EGFR pathway for osteoarthritis treatment" is Featured in the Research Highlight Section of Nature Reviews Rheumatology
February 08, 2021
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Joey Newton, Dr. George Fryhofer, Ashley Rodriguez, Dr. Andrew Kuntz, and Dr. Louis Soslowsky!
January 28, 2021
Congratulations to Joey, George, Ashley, Dr. Kuntz, and Dr. Soslowsky on their manuscript "Mechanical properties of the different rotator cuff tendons in the rat are similarly and adversely affected by age" accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Courtney Nuss, Dr. Julianne Huegel, Sergio Finkielsztein, and Dr. Louis Soslowsky!
January 28, 2021
Congratulations to Courtney, Julianne, Sergio, and Dr. Soslowsky on their manuscript "Liquid Poly-N-acetyl Glucosamine (sNAG) Improves Achilles Tendon Healing in a Rat Model" accepted for publication in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congrats to Dr. Brian Cosgrove and coauthors
January 22, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Brian Cosgrove and coauthors for the paper "Nuclear envelope wrinkling predicts mesenchymal progenitor cell mechano-response in 2D and 3D microenvironments" published in Biomaterials!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations Yihan Li and co-authors!
January 19, 2021
Their manuscript "Peak Trabecular Bone Microstructure Predicts Rate of Estrogen-Deficiency-Induced Bone Loss in Rats" has been accepted for publication in Bone.
Liu Laboratory

In the News from Qin's Lab: New Treatment Target Discovered That Halts Osteoarthritis-Like Knee Cartilage Degeneration
January 14, 2021
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Nuoying for receiving the 1st Poster Price at the BE Graduate Group Research Symposium!
January 13, 2021
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Mac Sennett and Coathors!
January 07, 2021
Congratulations to Mac Sennett and coauthors for the paper "Long term outcomes of biomaterial-mediated repair of focal cartilage defects in a large animal model" published in European Cells and Materials!
Mauck Laboratory

Welcome to The Heo Lab, Sung Yeon Kim!
January 04, 2021
Welcome to our Bioengineering Ph.D. student Sung Yeon Kim!
Heo Laboratory

Congrats to Dr. George Fryhofer and Coathors
December 24, 2020
Congratulations to Dr. George Fryhofer and coathors for the paper "Fabrication and maturation of integrated biphasic anatomic mesenchymal stromal cell‐laden composite scaffolds for osteochondral repair and joint resurfacing" published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
Mauck Laboratory

Farewell and best wishes to Wenzheng Wang!
December 23, 2020
Farewell to Wenzheng Wang, our visiting scholar. Best wishes as he returns to China to resume clinical practice as an orthopaedic surgeon!
Liu Laboratory

Call for Applicants: McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory Conference Grant
December 22, 2020
The (DEI) committee of McKay is excited to announce our first Conference Grant to support undergraduate students (juniors & seniors) who have been unable to get hands-on research experience this year due to COVID, to attend the 2021 Virtual Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting. Under-represented minorities and those with limited research experience are especially encouraged to apply!

Congratulations Dr. Wei-Ju Tseng!
December 17, 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Wei-Ju Tseng for successfully defending his PhD thesis, entitled "Structural and Mechanical Responses to Intermittent Parathyroid Hormone Treatment, Discontinuation, and Cyclic Administration Regimens"
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Sonia Bansal and team!
December 07, 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Sonia Bansal and coauthors for the paper "Structure, function, and defect tolerance with maturation of the radial tie fiber network in the knee meniscus" published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Daphney Chery and team
December 03, 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Daphney Chery and coauthors for the paper "Decorin regulates cartilage pericellular matrix micromechanobiology" published in Matrix Biology!
Mauck Laboratory

In the News from Qin's Lab: Potential Cellular Target for Eliminating Bone Breakdown in Osteoporosis Found
November 25, 2020
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Leilei Zhong!
November 25, 2020
Leilei's abstract, Transient Expansion and Myofibroblast Conversion of Marrow Adipogenic Lineage Precursors (MALPs) Mediate Bone Marrow Repair After Radiation, has been chosen for a PODIUM presentation and POSTER presentation at the ORS 2021 Annual Meeting as a New Investigator Recognition Award (NIRA) finalist.
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Tao Gui!
November 24, 2020
Tao's abstract, Targeting Cartilage EGFR Pathway for Osteoarthritis Treatment, has been chosen for a PODIUM presentation at the ORS 2021 Annual Meeting.
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Lutian Yao!
November 24, 2020
Lutian's abstract, A Subset of FAP Cells Expressing Gli1 Promote Muscle Regeneration With Less Fat Accumulation, has been chosen for a PODIUM presentation and POSTER presentation at the ORS 2021 Annual Meeting as a New Investigator Recognition Award (NIRA) finalist.
Qin Laboratory

Congrats to Dr. Beth Ashinsky and Coauthors
November 18, 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Beth Ashinsky and coathors for the paper "Degeneration alters structure‐function relationships at multiple length‐scales and across interfaces in human intervertebral discs" published in the Journal of Anatomy!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations Wenzheng Wang and co-authors!
November 18, 2020
Their abstract "PTH-related peptide(PTHrp) induces Greater Modeling-based Bone Formation and Anabolic Window than Parathyroid Hormone(PTH) during Treatment and Early Withdrawal" was selected for a podium presentation at the ORS 2021 Annual Meeting!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations Wenzheng Wang and Rebecca Chung & co-authors!
November 18, 2020
Their abstract, "Effects Of Pregnancy And Lactation On The Functional Spinal Unit Post Menopause" was selected for a poster presentation at the ORS 2021 Annual Meeting!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations Yihan Li and co-authors!
November 18, 2020
Their abstract "Maternal Bone Adaptation To Mechanical Loading During Pregnancy, Lactation, And Post-weaning Recovery" was selected for a podium presentation at the ORS 2021 Annual Meeting!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations Yihan Li and co-authors!
November 18, 2020
Their abstract "Effects Of Reproduction And Lactation On Osteogenic And Adipogenic Differentiation Potentials Of Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells" was selected for a poster presentation at the ORS 2021 Annual Meeting!
Liu Laboratory

Welcome to The Heo Lab, Saeed Ahmed!
November 02, 2020
Welcome to our Research Engineer Saeed Ahmed
Heo Laboratory

Welcome Yujung in the Mourkioti Lab!
November 02, 2020
Mourkioti Laboratory

The Schipani Lab Joins McKay Orthopedic Research Laboratory!!!
November 01, 2020
Dr. Ernestina (Stina) Schipani has joined the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine as the William Wikoff Smith Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. She is located within the McKay Orthopedic Research Labs and over the years she has used cartilage and bone tissues as models to establish important principles in the broader fields of G-protein coupled receptors and hypoxia biology. She brings post doc Mohd Parvez Khan, Ph.D. with her and hired Brittany Laslow, M.S. as the lab's new lab manager!
Schipani Lab

Welcome Shaopeng Pei and Wonsae Lee, two new postdoctoral fellows to the Liu Lab!
October 23, 2020
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Hannah Zlotnick and Coauthors
October 20, 2020
Congratulations to Hannah Zlotnick and coauthors for the paper "Magneto‐Driven Gradients of Diamagnetic Objects for Engineering Complex Tissues" published in Advanced Materials
Mauck Laboratory

Welcome to The Heo Lab, Dr. Se-Hwan Lee!
October 15, 2020
Welcome to our Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Se-Hwan Lee
Heo Laboratory

Congrats to Ana Peredo and Coauthors!
October 15, 2020
Congratulations to Ana Peredo and coauthors for the paper "Mechano-activated biomolecule release in regenerating load-bearing tissue microenvironments" published in Biomaterials
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations Dr. Jay Patel and coauthors!
October 14, 2020
Congrats to Dr. Jay Patel and the team of surgeons and scientists for the new paper "Resorbable Pins to Enhance Scaffold Retention in a Porcine Chondral Defect Model" published in Cartilage
Mauck Laboratory

The Mourkioti Lab welcomes James!
October 05, 2020
Mourkioti Laboratory

Welcome to The Heo Lab, Yujia (Ellen) Zhang!
October 01, 2020
Welcome to our Biotechnology grad student Yujia (Ellen) Zhang!
Heo Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Brittany Taylor!
September 30, 2020
Major congratulations to Brittany for accepting a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida! Brittany is an asset to our team and will be deeply missed! Please click the link to see her featured on the Penn Bioengineering blog.
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations Ana Peredo!
September 18, 2020
Congrats to Ana Peredo and coauthors for the excellent review article on annulus fibrosus repair!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations Dr. Sonia Bansal for a successful thesis defense!
September 17, 2020
Major congrats to Dr. Sonia Bansal on a stellar PhD Defense. We will miss Dr. Bansal's expertise working with large animal models, and enthusiasm about the meniscus!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Corinne Riggin, Ashley Rodriguez, Stephanie Weiss, Harina Raja, Dr. Mengcun Chen, Susan Schultz, Dr. Chandra Sehgal, and Dr. Louis Soslowsky!
September 16, 2020
Congratulations to Cori, Ashley, Stephanie, Harina, Mengcun, Susan, Dr. Sehgal, and Dr. Soslowsky on their manuscript "Modulation of Vascular Response after Injury in the Rat Achilles Tendon Alters Healing Capacity" accepted for publication in Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Ryan Leiphart, Dr. Snehal Shetye, Stephanie Weiss, Dr. Nathaniel Dyment, and Dr. Louis Soslowsky!
September 16, 2020
Congratulations to Ryan, Snehal, Steph, Dr. Dyment, and Dr. Soslowsky on their manuscript "Induced Knockdown of Decorin, Alone and in Tandem with Biglycan Knockdown, Directly Increases Aged Tendon Viscoelasticity" published in the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Ashley Fung, Dr. Snehal Shetye, Yihan Li, Dr. Yilu Zhou, Dr. X. Sherry Liu, and Dr. Louis Soslowsky!
September 16, 2020
Congratulations to Ashley, Snehal, Yihan, Yilu, Dr. Liu, and Dr. Soslowsky on their manuscript "Pregnancy and Lactation Impair Subchondral Bone Leading to Reduced Rat Supraspinatus Tendon Failure" published in the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Wei Yu!
September 14, 2020
Congratulations to Wei Yu on being selected to receive the 2020 ASBMR Young Investigator Award for his abstract presentation "Bone marrow adipogenic lineage precursors (MALPs) promote osteoclastogenesis in bone remodeling and pathologic bone loss."
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Lutian Yao!
September 14, 2020
Congratulations to Lutian Yao on being selected to receive the 2020 ASBMR Young Investigator Award for his abstract presentation "Single cell analysis reveals transient expansion of marrow adipogenic lineage precursors as the mechanism for bone marrow recovery after radiation."
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Yulong Wei!
September 14, 2020
Congratulations to Yulong Wei on being selected to receive the 2020 ASBMR Young Investigator Award for his abstract presentation "Targeting Cartilage Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Pathway for Osteoarthritis Treatment."
Qin Laboratory

Welcome Hamd in the Mourkioti Lab!
September 08, 2020
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to The Heo Lab for being awarded the "Seed Project Award" from the CEMB!
September 07, 2020
Congratulations to The Heo Lab for being awarded the "Seed Project Award" from the CEMB (Center for Engineering MechanoBiology) at UPenn
Heo Laboratory

The Mourkioti Lab Welcomes Sienna Pyle in the lab!
September 01, 2020
Mourkioti Laboratory

The Gullbrand Lab Joins McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory
September 01, 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Gullbrand on her appointment as Research Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery!
Gullbrand Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Daphney Chery for being awarded the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship
August 20, 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Daphney Chery for being awarded the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship! Dr. Chery is headed to Washington DC to work for the Department of Defense to strengthen the STEM programs of HBCUs and MSIs
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to the Liu Lab!
August 04, 2020
Their paper (de Bakker+2018, JBMR), "Structural Adaptations in the Rat Tibia Bone Induced by Pregnancy and Lactation Confer Protective Effects Against Future Estrogen Deficiency" was featured as a highlight for Breastfeeding Awareness Month by the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research.
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Heo Lab!
August 01, 2020
Congratulations to Dr.Heo and Heo Lab for being awarded NIH/NIAMS R21 Grant Award for 2020-2022!
Heo Laboratory

Welcome to The Heo Lab, Zizhao (Molly) and Shreya!
August 01, 2020
Welcome to our Biotechnology grad students Zizhao (Molly) Li and Shreya Mondal
Heo Laboratory

Congratulations to Heo Lab!
July 24, 2020
Congratulations to Dr.Heo for being awarded NIH/NIAMS R21 Grant Award for 2020-2022!
Heo Laboratory

Congratulations to Wenzheng Wang and co-authors!
July 23, 2020
Their abstract, "Dynamics of Modeling- and Remodeling-Based Bone Formation in Response to Intermittent Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) Treatment and Discontinuation" was selected for an oral presentation at the ASBMR 2020 Annual Meeting!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Wei-Ju Tseng and co-authors!
July 23, 2020
Their abstract, "Differences in Material Properties of Trabecular Bone Tissue from Modeling- and Remodeling-Based Bone Formation in Rats" was selected to be presented as a plenary poster at the ASBMR 2020 Annual Meeting!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Tala Azar and co-authors!
July 23, 2020
Their abstract, "Greater Activation of Modeling-Based Bone Formation and Improvement in Bone Microarchitecture by Intermittent PTHrP vs. PTH in Ovariectomized (OVX) Rats" was accepted to be presented as a plenary poster at the ASBMR 2020 Annual Meeting!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Jay Patel
July 02, 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Jay Patel for accepting a position as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at the Emory University!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Su Chin Heo and Co-authors
June 19, 2020
Congratulations to Su Chin Heo and Co-authors for their paper 'Nuclear softening expedites interstitial cell migration in fibrous networks and dense connective tissues’ now published in Science Advances. Nice work!
Heo Laboratory

Congratulations to Hannah Zlotnick and Co-Authors for their paper in Tissue Engineering Part A
June 19, 2020
Congratulations to Hannah Zlotnick and Co-Authors for their paper "Optimized Media Volumes Enable Homogeneous Growth of MSC-Based Engineered Cartilage Constructs" in Tissue Engineering Part A
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. SuChin Heo and Co-Authors for the Paper in Science Advances
June 19, 2020
Congratulations to Dr. SuChin Heo and Co-Authors for the paper "Nuclear softening expedites interstitial cell migration in fibrous networks and dense connective tissues" in Science Advances
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Soslowsky lab alum Dr. Nelly Andawaris-Puri!
June 18, 2020
A big congrats to Nelly for reaching new heights! She was recently appointed the Associate Director of Graduate Studies in Cornell MAE department!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Best of luck to Carrie Barnum!
June 18, 2020
We wish the best to Carrie as she continues on her scientific journey. Congrats on your acceptance to the joint MD/PhD program at Penn State University!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Mengcun Chen, Dr. Snehal Shetye, Dr. Sarah Rooney, and Dr. Louis Soslowsky!
June 18, 2020
Congratulations to Mengcun, Snehal, Sarah, and Dr. Soslowsky on their manuscript “Short and Long-term Exercise Results in a Differential Achilles Tendon Mechanical Response” accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Brittany Taylor, Dr. Julianne Huegel, Harina Raja, Stephanie Weiss, Courtney Nuss, Dr. Louis Soslowsky, and Dr. Andrew Kuntz!
June 18, 2020
Congratulations to Brittany, Julianne, Harina, Stephanie, Courtney, Dr. Soslowsky, and Dr. Kuntz on their manuscript “Localized Delivery of Ibuprofen via a Bilayer Delivery System (BiLDS) for Supraspinatus Tendon Healing in a Rat Model” published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Julianne Huegel, Courtney Nuss, Harina Raja, Peter Chan, Dr. Andrew Kuntz, and Dr. Louis Soslowsky!
June 18, 2020
Congratulations to Julianne, Courtney, Harina, Peter, Dr. Kuntz, and Dr. Soslowsky, on their manuscript titled “Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy on Rat Achilles Tendon Healing,” published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Julianne Huegel, Courtney Nuss, Harina Raja, Peter Chan, Dr. Andrew Kuntz, and Dr. Louis Soslowsky!
June 18, 2020
Congratulations to Julianne, Courtney, Harina, Peter, Dr. Kuntz, and Dr. Soslowsky, on their manuscript titled “Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy on Rat Achilles Tendon Healing,” published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Ryan for the HHMI fellowship!
June 16, 2020
Congratulations to Ryan and Rob for being selected as a student-advisor pair for the 2020 HHMI Gilliam fellowship!
Mauck Laboratory

Congrats to Dr. Dong Hwa Kim and Co-Authors for their paper in Acta Biomaterialia
June 15, 2020
Congrats to Dr. Dong Hwa Kim and Co-Authors for their paper "Fabrication, maturation, and implantation of composite tissue-engineered total discs formed from native and mesenchymal stem cell combinations" in Acta Biomaterialia
Mauck Laboratory

Congrats to Beth Ashinsky and Co-Authors for their paper in Acta Biomaterialia
May 23, 2020
Congrats to Beth Ashinsky and Co-Authors for their paper "Sacrificial Fibers Improve Matrix Distribution and Micromechanical Properties in a Tissue-Engineered Intervertebral Disc" in Acta Biomaterialia
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations Dr. Dong Hwa Kim and colleagues for their paper in Acta Biomaterialia
May 23, 2020
Congratulations Dr. Dong Hwa Kim and colleagues for their paper "Biocompatibility and bioactivity of an FGF-loaded microsphere-based bilayer delivery system" in Acta Biomaterialia
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Nuoying Ma for being awarded the 2020 SEAS Outstanding Research Award.
May 14, 2020
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Gullbrand and Co-Authors for their paper in JOR Spine
May 14, 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Gullbrand and Co-Authors for their paper "Restoration of physiologic loading modulates engineered intervertebral disc structure and function in an in vivo model" in JOR Spine
Mauck Laboratory

The Mourkioti Lab welcomes Grant Li and Ian Paez!
May 11, 2020
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations Dr. Beth Ashinsky for successfully defending her PhD thesis!
May 05, 2020
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Heo Lab!
May 04, 2020
Congratulations to Dr.Heo for being awarded NIH/NIAMS K01 Grant Award for 2020-2025. Way to go!
Heo Laboratory

Welcome to The Heo Lab
May 01, 2020
The Heo Lab started at Penn in March 2020!
Heo Laboratory

Congratulations to Eric Dai and Co-Authors for their paper in Advanced Healthcare Materials
April 19, 2020
Congratulations to Eric Dai and Co-Authors for their review paper "“Looping In” Mechanics: Mechanobiologic Regulation of the Nucleus and the Epigenome" in Advanced Healthcare Materials
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Sonia Bansal and Co-Authors for their paper in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research
April 19, 2020
Congratulations to Sonia Bansal and Co-Authors for their paper "Transection of the medial meniscus anterior horn results in cartilage degeneration and meniscus remodeling in a large animal model" in Journal of Orthopaedic Research
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Dong Hwa Kim and Dr. Brittany Taylor and Co-Authors for their paper
April 19, 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Dong Hwa Kim and Dr. Brittany Taylor and Co-Authors for their paper "Supraspinatus Tendon Healing with an FGF-Loaded Bilayer Delivery System in a Rat Model" in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Mauck LaboratorySoslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Boao Xia!
March 18, 2020
Boao Xia got admitted by Rice University for her Ph.D.! Big Congratulations!
Heo Laboratory

Congratulations to Rebecca Chung for being awarded a NIH F32 grant!
March 05, 2020
Liu Laboratory

Congrats to Na Rae Park for receiving the New Investigator Recognition Award (NIRA) at the ORS 2020 Annual Meeting!
February 25, 2020
Joeng Laboratory

NASA Awards Grant to Mourkioti Lab to Investigate Muscle Tissue Adaptation in Space
February 12, 2020
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Rebecca Chung for receiving the New Investigator Recognition Award (NIRA) at the ORS 2020 Annual Meeting!
February 11, 2020
Liu Laboratory

The Mourkioti Lab welcomes Lilianne Sutton in the group!
January 13, 2020
Mourkioti Laboratory

Farewell to Ruiyan (Raven) Ni as she returns to Hong Kong to finish her last semester of undergraduate studies in Biomedical Engineering!
December 16, 2019
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Yihan Li on successfully defending her PhD thesis proposal!
November 22, 2019
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations Carlos Osuna on passing his PhD qualifying exam!
November 12, 2019
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations Rebecca Chung and co-authors!
November 07, 2019
Their abstract, "Delineating The Effects Of Pregnancy And Lactation On Rat Maternal Bone Responses To Future Estrogen Deficiency" was selected to be presented at the ORS 2020 Annual Meeting as a New Investigator Recognition Award (NIRA) finalist!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations Wenzheng Wang and co-authors!
November 07, 2019
Their abstract, "Dynamics Of Modeling- And Remodeling-Based Bone Formation In Response To Intermittent Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) Treatment And Discontinuation" was selected to be presented at the ORS 2020 Annual Meeting as a New Investigator Recognition Award (NIRA) finalist!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations Yilu Zhou and co-authors!
November 07, 2019
Their abstract "Structural And Cellular Responses Of Supraspinatus Tendon Enthesis And Subchondral Bone To Pregnancy, Lactation, And Post-Weaning Recovery" was accepted to be presented as a moderated poster at the ORS2020 Annual Meeting!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations Wei-Ju Tseng and co-authors!
November 07, 2019
Their abstract, "Differences In Material Properties Of Trabecular Bone Tissue From Modeling- And Remodeling-Based Bone Formation In Rats" was accepted for a podium presentation at the ORS2020 Annual Meeting!
Liu Laboratory

Welcome Blake in the Mourkioti Lab!
November 04, 2019
Mourkioti Laboratory

The Mourkioti Lab on UPenn IOA News!
October 15, 2019
Mourkioti Laboratory

Welcome undergraduate research students, Harry and Beatrix!
September 16, 2019
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations Tala Azar on passing her PhD qualifying exam!
September 04, 2019
Liu Laboratory

Welcome undergraduate research students, Raven and Kathryn to the Liu lab!
August 29, 2019
Liu Laboratory

Farewell to our summer undergraduate student, Zachary Davis! Thank you for your efforts and good luck with senior year!
August 15, 2019
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to the Mourkioti Lab!
August 07, 2019
The lab awarded a NASA grant to study how space-flight-like conditions impact telomere length in muscle stem cells and how that impacts muscle atrophy.
Mourkioti Laboratory

Farewell to our summer high school student, Joshua Bowden! Thank you for your help with our ongoing research and good luck with the upcoming school year!
August 06, 2019
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to the Mourkioti Lab!
August 01, 2019
The lab received an R01 from NHLBI-NIH
Mourkioti Laboratory

Farewell to our summer undergraduate student, Justin Leggin! Thank you for your efforts and best wishes for the upcoming school year!
July 26, 2019
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. X. Sherry Liu on being selected as a spotlight speaker for the 2020 ORS Annual Meeting!
July 18, 2019
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Hongbo Zhao and co-authors!
July 10, 2019
Their manuscript entitled "Reproducibility and Radiation Effect of High-Resolution In Vivo Micro Computed Tomography Imaging of the Mouse Lumbar Vertebra and Long Bone" which was accepted for publication in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Leilei Zhong on being selected to receive a 2019 ASBMR Young Investigator Award!
July 10, 2019
Congratulations to Leilei Zhong on being selected to receive a 2019 ASBMR Young Investigator Award for her abstract presentation "Single Cell Transcriptomics Identifies a Unique Adipocyte Population That Regulates Bone Marrow Environment."
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Leilei Zhong!
July 08, 2019
Congratulations to Leilei Zhong on being chosen by the Endocrine Fellows Foundation to attend the Thirteenth EFF/ASBMR Fellows Forum on Metabolic Bone Diseases!
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Zuzkov!
July 08, 2019
Congratulations to Andrey, Ben, Josh, J, Mark, and Dr. Soslowsky for their publication titled "Tendon biomechanics and crimp properties following fatigue loading are influenced by tendon type and age in mice" accepted for publication in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Yulong Wei!
July 01, 2019
Congratulations to Yulong Wei on being selected by the ASBMR 2019 Program Committee to present his abstract "The Regulatory Role of EGFR Signaling in Adult Cartilage Homeostasis and Osteoarthritis" at the ASBMR 2019 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida!
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Lutian Yao!
July 01, 2019
Congratulations to Lutian Yao on being selected by the ASBMR 2019 Program Committee to present his abstract "Gli1 labels a subpopulation of FAP cells that respond to muscle injury" at the ASBMR 2019 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida!
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Hao Sun!
July 01, 2019
Congratulations to Hao Sun on being selected by the ASBMR 2019 Program Committee to present his abstract "Identification of Gli1 as a Progenitor Cell Marker for Meniscus Injury Repair" at the ASBMR 2019 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida!
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Ryan!
July 01, 2019
Major congratulations to Ryan for winning 1st place in the PhD paper competition (session: imaging, injury, and biomedical engineering education) at the 2019 SB3C conference in Seven Springs, PA!!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Ashley!
July 01, 2019
Many congratulations to Ashley for winning 1st place in the PhD paper competition (session: morphogenesis, development, growth, and remodeling) at the 2019 SB3C conference held in Seven Springs, PA!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congrats to Ling and Rob!
June 25, 2019
Congrats to Ling Qin and Rob Mauck for being inducted as Fellows of International Orthopaedic Research at the 2019 ICORS meeting in Montréal!
Mauck LaboratoryMcKay LaboratoryQin Laboratory

Congratulations to Leilei Zhong!
June 21, 2019
Congratulations to Leilei Zhong on winning third place at the 2019 Orthopaedic Research Day Symposium for her presentation “Single Cell Transcriptomics Identifies a Unique Adipocyte Population that Regulates Bone Marrow Environment.”
Qin Laboratory

Congrats to Joel!
June 19, 2019
Congratulations to Joel Boerckel on receiving the Alice L. Jee Young Investigator Award to attend the ORS 48th International Musculoskeletal Biology Workshop in Sun Valley, Idaho this July!
Boerckel Laboratory

Welcome Joshua Bowden, who joined the Liu lab as a high school summer research student!
June 17, 2019
Liu Laboratory

Welcome Justin Leggin and Zachary Davis, who joined the Liu lab as undergraduate summer research students!
May 20, 2019
Liu Laboratory

Congrats to Rob!
May 17, 2019
Congrats to Rob Mauck for winning the inaugural CMC VA Medical Center Researcher of the Year Award!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Wei-Ju Tseng for successfully passing his PhD proposal!
May 09, 2019
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Riggin!
April 29, 2019
Congratulations to Cori, Mengcun, Josh, and Dr. Soslowsky for their publication titled "Ultrasound-guided dry needling of the healthy rat supraspinatus tendon elicits early healing without causing permanent damage" accepted to be published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Lexy!
April 22, 2019
Lexy successfully defended her PhD thesis!
Mourkioti LaboratoryShore Laboratory

Congratulations to Delia!
April 15, 2019
Delia received a College Alumni Society Research Grant. We are so proud of you!
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Tala Azar on receiving a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
April 09, 2019
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Ashley Fung!
April 05, 2019
Congratulations to Ashley on being selected as a finalist for the ASME-SB3C 2019 PhD Student Paper Competition for her work titled "Pregnancy And Lactation Impair Subchondral Bone Leading To Reduced Rat Supraspinatus Tendon Failure Properties"!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Riggin and Dr. Soslowsky!
March 28, 2019
Congratulations to Cori and Dr. Soslowsky for their manuscript titled Ultrasound Evaluation of Anti-VEGF Induced Changes in Vascular Response Following Tendon Injury accepted for publication in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Yihan Li on being selected as a finalist for the ASME-SB3C 2019 PhD Student Paper Competition!
March 15, 2019
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Yihan Li and co-authors!
March 15, 2019
Their abstract, "Effects of Reproduction and Lactation History on Rat Maternal Bone Mechano-responsiveness and Osteocyte Microenvironment" accepted as a podium presentation at the 2019 SB3C Conference!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Bhavana Mohanraj and Co-Authors for the Paper in Advanced Functional Materials!
March 07, 2019
Congratulations to Bhavana Mohanraj and co-authors for the paper "Mechanically Activated Microcapsules for “On‐Demand” Drug Delivery in Dynamically Loaded Musculoskeletal Tissues" published in Advanced Functional Materials!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Ryan Leiphart!
February 12, 2019
Congrats, Ryan, for receiving the Tendon Section Poster Award at the 2019 Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting in Austin, Texas.
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Gittings, Dr. Cori Riggin, James Boorman-Padgett, Stephanie Weiss, Dr. Dan Farber, Dr. David Steinberg, and Dr. Louis Soslowsky!
February 07, 2019
Congratulations to Dan, Cori, James, Steph, Dr. Farber, Dr. Steinberg, and Dr. Soslwsky on their manuscript titled "Chronic nicotine exposure alters uninjured tendon vascularity and viscoelasticity" accepted for publication in Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics.
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to the Mourkioti Lab!
February 01, 2019
Faye received a Research Grant from Muscular Dystrophy Association
Mourkioti Laboratory

Welcome Nuoying!
February 01, 2019
Nuoying Ma from the Engineering School joined our lab
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Sylvia Qu for the review paper published in Nature Reviews Rheumatology!
January 25, 2019
Congratulations to Sylvia Qu for the paper titled "Cell migration: implications for repair and regeneration in joint disease" published in Nature Reviews Rheumatology!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Minwook Kim for the paper published in PNAS!
January 23, 2019
Congratulations to Minwook Kim for the paper "Extracellular Vesicles Mediate Improved Functional Outcomes in Engineered Cartilage Produced from MSC/Chondrocyte Co-Cultures" published in PNAS!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Beth Ashinsky and Sonia Bansal for their winning posters at the 2018 PCMD symposium!
January 04, 2019
Congratulations to Beth Ashinsky and Sonia Bansal for their winning posters at the 2018 Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders Symposium
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Eddie Bonnevie for winning the best podium presentation award at the 2018 PSRS!
January 04, 2019
Congratulations to Eddie Bonnevie for winning the best podium presentation award at the 2018 Philadelphia Spine Research Symposium for the talk titled "Alterations in Fibrous Network Topography Regulates Onset of Fibrotic Phenotypes in Annulus Fibrosus Cells"
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations for Liane Miller for receiving an OREF resident clinician-scientist training grant!
January 04, 2019
Congratulations for Liane Miller for receiving a resident clinician-scientist training grant from the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Minwook Kim for his paper in Tissue Engineering Part A
January 04, 2019
Congratulations to Minwook Kim and Co-Authors for the paper titled "Donor Variation and Optimization of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Chondrogenesis in Hyaluronic Acid." published in Tissue Engineering Part A.
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations to Sarah Gullbrand and Co-Authors for their paper in Science Translation Medicine!
January 04, 2019
Congratulations to Sarah Gullbrand and Co-Authors for their paper titled "Long-term mechanical function and integration of an implanted tissue-engineered intervertebral disc" published in Science Translation Medicine!
Mauck Laboratory

Congratulations Dr. X. Sherry Liu for being selected as the recipient for the 2019 Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award!
December 21, 2018
Congratulations Sherry (and co-authors Chantal de Bakker & Yihan Li) for being selected as the recipient for the 2019 Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award, which recognizes outstanding basic and/or clinical research related to the musculoskeletal system that is of high significance and impact!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Cheema, Joseph Newton, James Boorman-Padgett, Stephanie Weiss, Courtney Nuss, Dr. Gittings, Dr. Farber, and Dr. Soslowsky!
November 20, 2018
Congratulations to Adnan, Joey, James, Steph, Courtney, Dan, Dr. Farber, and Dr. Soslowsky on their manuscript titled "Nicotine Impairs Intra-Substance Tendon Healing After Full Thickness Injury in a Rat Model" accepted for publication in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research.
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Leilei Zhong on being selected as a NIRA finalist from the ORS!
November 08, 2018
Congratulations to Leilei Zhong on being selected as a New Investigator Recognition Award (NIRA) finalist from the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) for co-authoring her paper titled "Deciphering The In Vivo Heterogeneity Of Mouse Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Progenitors At Single Cell Resolution."
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Yulong Wei on being selected as a NIRA finalist from the ORS!
November 08, 2018
Congratulations to Yulong Wei on being selected as a New Investigator Recognition Award (NIRA) finalist from the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) for co-authoring his paper titled "The Regulatory Role Of Egfr Signaling In Adult Cartilage Homeostasis And Osteoarthritis."
Qin Laboratory

Research highlighted by the Orthopaedic Research Society "Basic Science Tip of the Week" - Lactation Bone Loss: A Second Chance
October 15, 2018
Congratulations to Chantal de Bakker + Liu Lab! Their work, "Microarchitectural Adaptations in Rat Maternal Bone Induced by Pregnancy and Lactation Exert Protective Effects against Future Estrogen Deficiency" was recently highlighted by the ORS.
Liu Laboratory

Research highlighted by the Orthopaedic Research Society "In the News" - Short-Term Costs with Long-Term Benefits: Pregnancy and Lactation Lead to Structural Adaptation in Maternal Rat Bone
October 15, 2018
Congratulations to Chantal de Bakker + Liu Lab! Their research findings provide new insight into osteoporosis prevention and treatment for post-menopausal women by considering their reproductive histories.
Liu Laboratory

Farewell and best wishes to Hongbo on the next chapter of his career! He recently joined Deloitte's Healthcare Management Group (Risk Advisory) as a Consultant Intern
September 26, 2018
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Lexy!
August 28, 2018
Lexy's Book Chapter on "Defining Skeletal Muscle Progenitor Lineages" was accepted for publication
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Tower!
August 28, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Robert Tower on being selected to receive an ASBMR 2018 Annual Meeting Young Investigator Travel Grant for the abstract presentation “Mineralizing Bone Surfaces Drive Blood Vessel Redistribution Through Asymmetric Angiogenesis.”
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Elisia for her paper in Skeletal Muscle
August 27, 2018
Mourkioti Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Rooney, Dan Torino, Rachel Baskin, Rameen Vafa, Pooja Khandekar, Dr. Kuntz, and Dr. Soslowsky!
August 22, 2018
Congratulations to Sarah, Dan, Rachel, Rameen, Pooja, Andy, and Dr. Soslowsky for their manuscript titled "Doxycycline Improves Cage Activity, but not Exercised, Supraspinatus Tendon and Muscle in a Rat Model" accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomechanics.
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Chen, Dr. Shetye, Dr. Huegel, Dr. Riggin, Dr. Gittings, Courtney Nuss, Stephanie Weiss, Dr. Kuntz, and Dr. Soslowsky!
August 22, 2018
Congratulations to Mengcun, Snehal, Julianne, Cori, Dan, Courtney, Steph, Andy, and Dr. Soslowsky for their manuscript titled "Biceps Detachment Preserves Joint Function in a Chronic Massive Rotator Cuff Tear Rat Model" accepted for publication in The American Journal of Sports Medicine.
Soslowsky Laboratory

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

Welcome two new PhD students, Tala and Charlie to the Liu Lab!
August 20, 2018
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Tower!
August 16, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Robert Tower of the Qin Lab for being selected as the winner of the 2018 “Art in Science” competition for his paper, Spatial and temporal regulation of Collagen 2 labeling in the developing intervertebral disk, in the postdoctoral fellow category!
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Hongbo Zhao for his talk at the McKay Young Investigator Seminar, titled "Cyclic and Alternating PTH and Alendronate Treatment Regimens Further Improve Bone Microarchitecture and Strength Beyond Daily and Cyclic PTH Regimens"
August 14, 2018
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to former PhD student Chantal de Bakker!
July 27, 2018
Chantal received 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!
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to the Mourkioti lab!
July 26, 2018
Faye received a Talk Award from FASEB Conference on Skeletal Muscle Satellite Cells and Regeneration
Mourkioti 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

Congratulations to Chantal de Bakker and co-authors!
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 the Mourkioti Lab!
July 01, 2018
Faye received a grant from the Penn Institute of Aging
Mourkioti 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

Congratulations Chantal de Bakker and co-authors!
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

The Mourkioti Lab welcomes Jake!
May 21, 2018
Jacob Kocan joined the Mourkioti Lab with a PURM grant
Mourkioti Laboratory

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

Welcome Delia!
May 10, 2018
Delia Chen joined the Mourkioti Lab with a PURM grant
Mourkioti 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 David!
April 17, 2018
David will be a CAMB-DSRB student next year! We look forward to your next career step
Mourkioti 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

Congratulations to the Mourkioti Lab for the URF grant!
March 01, 2018
Faye received a Research Grant from University Research Foundation
Mourkioti 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

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

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

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

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

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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