Liu Laboratory

Rebecca H. Chung, Ph.D.

Rebecca H. Chung, Ph.D.

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


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

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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