News

New BBL Publications

We have two exciting new publications from the clinical mechanics group and the mechanobiology group in the BBL!

Subchondral Trabecular Rod Loss and Plate Thickening in the Development of Osteoarthritis
Yan Chen, Yizhong Hu, Y Eric Yu, Xingjian Zhang, Tezita Watts, Bin Zhou, Ji Wang, Ting Wang, Weiwei Zhao, Kwong Yuen Chiu, Frankie KL Leung, Xu Cao, William Macaulay, Kyle K Nishiyama, Elizabeth Shane, William W Lu, and X Edward Guo
Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, Vol. 33, No. 2, February 2018, pp 316–327


Mechanically induced Ca2+ oscillations in osteocytes release extracellular vesicles and enhance bone formation
Andrea E. Morrell, Genevieve N. Brown, Samuel T. Robinson, Rachel L. Sattler, Andrew D. Baik, Gehua Zhen, Xu Cao, Lynda F. Bonewald, Weiyang Jin, Lance C. Kam & X. Edward Guo
Bone Research Volume 6, Article number: 6 (2018)



X. Edward Guo named Chair of Columbia University Biomedical Engineering

BBL is now on Twitter!

The Bone Bionengineering lab has recently joined Twitter! Follow us @ColumbiaBBL for live updates from conferences, recent publications, and other lab news.

Congrats 2017 Graduates!

BBL at ORS

The BBL had a very productive trip to San Diego for the 2017 Orthopaedic Research Society meeting. Jenny and Sam shared their work in the poster sessions while Rachel gave her first presentation. All were successful and generated great conversation with fellow researchers in the field.

We also had time to catch up with some alumni, including a lovely dinner with Dr. Lucas Lu.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Congrats to Tezita on her new job!

The BBL wishes Tezita Watts huge success in her new position. She has started as a Patent Examiner/Mechanical Engineer at the Department of Commerce - US Patent and Trademark Office. She will be reviewing the patentability of biomedical devices specific to surgical applications.

Tezita worked with the BBL while she completed her Masters at Columbia. She has been an invaluable member of our team for the last year and a half and will be greatly missed.

Happy Holidays from the BBL!

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BBL earns multiple poster and presentation spots at 2017 ORS

Congratulations to BBL members who have earned several poster and presentations spots at the annual Orthopaedic Research Society 2017 meeting to be held in March in San Diego. We are excited to present work done over the last year by both our clinical mechanics and mechanobiology groups, including work performed with our excellent 2016 summer interns. Below is a list of all abstracts accepted.

Paper Presentation in a Bone Mechanobiology Spotlight Session:
Downregulation Of Sclerostin In Response To Load Is Independent Of Ca2+-Mediated Mechanosensation

Congratulations Dr. Eric Yu!

On September 30th Eric Yu successfully defended his thesis: Contributions of anisotropic and heterogeneous tissue modulus to apparent trabecular bone mechanical properties.

We are very proud and impressed by him. He will be greatly missed when he parts the BBL, but luck for us, we have a little more time with Dr. Yu as he stays on to finish up some final parts of his projects.

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