Liu Laboratory

Rebecca H. Chung, Ph.D.

NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow


Douglaston (Queens), New York


Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, 2017, Stevens Institute of Technology

M.E. Biomedical Engineering, 2012, Stevens Institute of Technology

B.S. Chemical Biology, 2010, Stevens Institute of Technology


International and domestic travel, yoga, hiking, stand up paddleboarding, digital photography

Areas of Interest

Postmenopausal osteoporosis, microCT imaging, orthoregeneration, 3D printing, biomedical technology innovation, STEM outreach

Honors and Awards

NIH F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Fellowship Award, 2020

Orthopaedic Research Society New Investigator Recognition Award (NIRA) Recipient, 2020

Orthoregeneration Network (ON) Education Grant, 2020

Stevens Outstanding PhD Research Award, 2017

Inducted Fellow - National Academy of Inventors Stevens Student Chapter, 2017

New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Graduate Student Award, 2016

National Science Foundation Innovation-Corps Grant, 2015

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Fellowship, 2014

National Science Foundation Fellowship, 2014

Stevens Graduate Teaching Assistantship, 2011

Edwin A. Stevens Scholarship, 2011

Martha Bayard Stevens Scholarship, 2011

DeBaun Performing Arts Scholarship, 2011


Postdoctoral Ambassador - McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, UPenn Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2019 - Present

Management Consultant - MicroCT Imaging Core Facility, Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, 2019 - Present

Alumna and Mentor, Bronx High School of Science, 2014 - Present

Orthopaedic Research Society Ambassador (U.S. Northeast Region), 2016 - 2018

Mentor, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Summer Scholars Research Program, 2017

Mentor, New York Academy of Sciences, 2015 - 2017

Patents and Inventions

Chung R., Kalyon D.M., Valdevit, A., “3D Printed Trans-modular Scaffold Designs for Grafting Applications in Segmental Bone Defects”, U.S. Patent No. 10,660,764 B2, awarded May 26, 2020.

Chung R., Valdevit A., Magnone P., “Oscillating Elevator Clamp to Facilitate Tooth Extraction”, U.S. provisional patent application serial No. 62/516,445, filing date: June 7, 2017.


Lai X, Chung R, Li Y, Liu XS, Wang L. Lactation Alters Fluid Flow and Solute Transport in Maternal Skeleton: A Multiscale Modeling Study on the Effects of Microstructural Change and Loading Frequency. Bone. 2021 

Li Y, de Bakker CMJ, Lai X, Zhao H, Parajuli A, Tseng WJ, Pei S, Tan M, Chung R, Wang L, Liu XS. Maternal Bone Adaptation to Mechanical Loading during Pregnancy, Lactation, and Post-Weaning Recovery. Bone. 2021 

Li Y, Tseng WJ, de Bakker CMJ, Zhao H, Chung R, Liu XS. Peak Trabecular Bone Microstructure Predicts Rate of Estrogen-Deficiency-Induced Bone Loss in Rats. Bone. 2021

Zhao H, Chang CC, Liu Y, Yang Y, Tseng WJ, de Bakker CMJ, Chung R, Ghosh P, Deng L, Liu XS. Reproducibility and Radiation Effect of High-Resolution In Vivo Micro Computed Tomography Imaging of the Mouse Lumbar Vertebra and Long Bone, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2019 

Chung R., Kalyon, D.M., Valdevit, A., (2018) Patient-Specific and Physiological Load Sustaining Synthetic Graft Substitutes for Fusion of Critically Sized Segmental Bone Defects. arXiv:1807.05622

Chung R., Kalyon, D.M., Yu, X., Valdevit A. (2018) Segmental Bone Replacement via Patient-Specific, 3D Printed Bioresorbable Graft Substitutes and their use as Templates for Culture of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Under Mechanical Stimulation at Various Frequencies. Biotechnol and Bioeng. 1-12.

Valdevit A., Noonan E., Sidoti H., Chung R., Ritter A., Errico T. (2015) Elevated Frequency Loading of Facet Joints. J Biomed Eng and BioSci, 2:12-17.

Ergun A., Chung R, Ward D., Valdevit A., Ritter A., Kalyon D.M. (2012) Unitary Bioresorbable Cage/Core Bone Graft Substitutes for Spinal Arthrodesis Coextruded from Polycaprolactone Biocomposites. Annal Biomed Eng. 40(5):1073-87.

Selected Abstracts

Wang W+, Chung R+, Li Y, Gullbrand S, Zhang Y, Liu XS. Effects Of Pregnancy And Lactation On The Functional Spinal Unit Post Menopause. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting; February 12-16, 2021. (+Authors contributed equally)

Li Y, Parajuli A, de Bakker CMJ, Chung R, Zhao H, Tseng WJ, Wang L, Liu XS. Maternal Bone Adaptation To Mechanical Loading During Pregnancy, Lactation, And Post-weaning Recovery. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting; February 12-16, 2021.

Chung R*, Li Y, de Bakker CMJ, Osuna CA, Leggin J, Davis Z, Wang L, Liu XS. Delineating the Effects of Pregnancy and Lactation on Rat Maternal Bone Responses to Future Estrogen Deficiency. Orthopaedic Research Society 2020 Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. February 8-11, 2020 *New Investigator Recognition Award (NIRA) recipient

Li Y, Parajuli A, de Bakker CMJ, Zhao H, Tseng WJ, Chung R, Wang L, Liu XS. Effects of Reproduction and Lactation on Rat Maternal Bone Mechano-Responsiveness and Osteocyte Microenvironment. Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference. Seven Springs, PA. June 25-28, 2019

Chung R, Hjerpe R, Valdevit A. Cross Sectional Cortical Bone Response to Dynamic Loading. Orthopaedic Research Society 2017 Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. March 19-22, 2017

Chung R, Hjerpe R, Valdevit A. Regional Mechanical Characterization of Femoral Head Cartilage. Orthopaedic Research Society 2017 Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. March 19-22, 2017

Chung R, Valdevit A. Fatigue Characteristics of 3D Printing Scaffold for Long Term Stability in Segmental Bone Defects. Biomedical Engineering Society 2016 Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN. October 5-8, 2016

Valdevit A, Chung R, Dawoud M, Ullrich PF, Gallagher MB, Schneider JM. Intervertebral Implant Design Can Influence Viscoelastic Response of Underlying Bone in Dynamic Loading. 15th International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery Annual Conference. San Diego, CA, April 15-17, 2015

Chung R, Pugliese K, Vandergaag G, Ritter A, Valdevit A. Vertebral Body Response to Elevated Frequency Fatigue Loading. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, March 28-31, 2015

Chung R, Niemiera M, Ritter A, Valdevit A. Stiffness Response of Bone to Elevated Frequency Loading. Society of Engineering and Science Annual Meeting. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. October 1-3, 2014

Chung R, Noonan E, Sidoti H, Ritter A, Errico T, Valdevit A. Response of Facet Joint Stiffness to Elevated Loading Frequencies. International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery Annual Meeting. Vancouver, Canada. April 3-5, 2013

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