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, orthoregeneration, 3D printing, clinical and translational research in orthopaedic surgery, medical device development
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, 2019
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
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 application serial No. 15/568,992, July 25, 2017.
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.
Alumna and Mentor, Bronx High School of Science, 2014 - Present
Orthopaedic Research Society Ambassador (Northeast), 2016 - 2018
Mentor, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Summer Scholars Research Program, 2017
Mentor, New York Academy of Sciences, 2015 - 2017
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.
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.
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