Liu Laboratory

Tala Azar

Tala Azar

Graduate Student in Bioengineering
University of Pennsylvania


Yonkers, NY


B.E. Biomedical Engineering, 2018, Macaulay Honors College at The City College of New York


Exploring new food places and cafes, painting, learning to crochet, hiking

Honors and Awards

Training in Musculoskeletal Research Grant Appointment, 2020

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, 2019 

Areas of Interest

Mechanotransduction, microCT imaging, osteoporosis, bone biomechanics


Wang W, Tseng WJ, Zhao H, Azar T, Dyment N, Liu XS. Dynamics Of Modeling- And Remodeling-Based Bone Formation In Response To Intermittent Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) Treatment And Discontinuation. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting; February 8-11, 2020 Phoenix, AZ. 

Azar T, Cassimatis N, Draqowich M, R Hashemiyoon, BB Ratliff. “Comparative Study of the Mechanical Properties of New PEGSSDA Hydrogels and Their Effects on the Stem Cell Secretome.” Poster Presented at Experimental Biology; April 22-26, 2017; Chicago, IL.


C. Barnett, O. Nnoli, W. Abdulmahdi, L. Nesi., M. Shen., J.A. Zullo, D.L. Payne, T. Azar, P Dwivedi. K. Syed., J. Gromis., M. Lipphardt., E. Jules, E.L. Maranda, A. Patel., M.M. Rabadi, B.B. Ratliff, “Low Birth Weight is Associated with Impaired Murine Kidney Development and Function,” Pediatr Res 2017, 82(2): 340-348.

W. Abdulmahdi, M. Lipphardt, B. Ratliff, D. Patel, Ms. Rabadi, T. Azar, E. Jules, R. Hashemiyoon, “HMGB1 Redox during Sepsis,” Redox Biology 2017, 12:600-607.

K.Sunderic, C. Li, D. Dawkins, T. Azar, L. Cardoso, S. Wang, “Optimization of Thermal Dosing for Osteogenesis of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells Cultured with Pro-inflammatory Cytokines,” 2017, submitted.

J.A. Zullo, J. Fan, T.F. Azar, W. Yen, M. Zeng, J. Chen, B.B. Ratliff, J. Song, J.M. Tarbell, M.S. Goligorsky, B.M. Fu, “Exocytosis of Endothelial Lysosome-Related Organelles Hair-Triggers a Patchy Loss of Glycocalyx at the Onset of Sepsis,” Am J Pathol 2016, 186: 248-258.

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