Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year from the BBLHappy Chinese New Year from the BBL

Congratulations to the BBL, earning two Late Breaking Abstract Posters at ORS!

The entire BBL received excellent news. Both abstracts we submitted for the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) annual meeting late-breaking abstracts were accepted in poster sessions. On the mechanobiology side our abstract titled:

Mechanically-Induced Calcium Oscillations in Osteocytes Mediate Skeletal Adaptation and Cause Release of Exosomes Containing Sclerostin, RANKL and OPG

was accepted. On the clinical mechanics side our abstract titled:

Decrease of Subchondral Trabecular Rods Dictates Progression of Early Osteoarthritis

Happy New Year from the BBL

The Bone Bioengineering celebrated the end of 2015 with two very fun, food-centric events. On Thanksgiving, we blended East and West and started our own holiday tradition with a noodle party. Everyone made their favorite noodle dish, allowing for a meal of everything from Greek style mac and cheese to spicy cold noodles. It was a lunch full of noodles and laughter followed by a sleepy afternoon.

Ji and Bo welcome their new baby!

Huge congratulations to BBL member Ji and her husband Bo who welcomed their first child to the world on November 29th. Their daughter arrived a very healthy 7.8 lbs, 20 inches with a full head of gorgeous hair. We here at the BBL are so happy for Ji and Bo and cannot wait to meet their new baby girl. In the meantime, she is styling in the bibs and onsies we made for her this summer.

Congratulations Andrea!

This Thanksgiving was extra memorable for BBL member Andrea ..... her (now) fiancée Bill popped the question while celebrating with friends and family over the holiday. Andrea and Bill are very excited, as evident in the lovely picture they've shared of the big moment. Andrea and Bill, your BBL family is thrilled and send you support and many well wishes!

Sam's first trip to China

This November Sam traveled to Beihang University in China to attend the Columbia-Beihang Biomedical Engineering Symposium where he presented to graduate students about the lab and his research. In addition, he spoke to graduate and undergraduate students more generally about living and studying in the US. Michael Duffy from the Cell and Molecular Biomechanics Lab and Christopher Mosher from the Biomaterials and Interface Tissue Engineering Laboratory Fortunately along with Professors Guo, Jacobs, Lu, Kyle, and Mow were also part of the Columbia crew visiting Beihang.

Mercy College Teachers Visit

Teachers Visit 1Mercy College Visit to Columbia

ORS podium paper presentation features ITS

Professor Ed Guo, in collaboration with Professor Jack CY Cheng of The Chinese University of Hong Kong is a co-author on a paper that has been selected for presentation at the upcoming Orthopaedic Research Society meeting to be held in Orlando in early May. The paper is titled, "Abnormal Trabecular Plate and Rod Structure in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis - a Study with Individual Trabecula Segmentation (ITS)" and features an exciting application of the ITS technique developed by Professor Guo and the Bone Bioengineering Laboratory.

Genevieve earns a podium presentation at ORS

Congratulations to Genevieve. She has been selected to give a podium presentation at this year's Orthopaedic Research Society's Annual Meeting, to be held in Orlando Florida in early March. We are very proud of her! The title of her talk will be:
"T-type Voltage-Sensitive Calcium Channels Mediate Mechanically Induced Intracellular Calcium Oscillations by Regulating Intracellular and Endoplasmic Reticulum Calcium Dynamics in Osteocytes"

New Publication

Congratulations to Genevieve, Rachel, and Ed. Their review article titled "Experimental studies of bone mechanoadaptation: bridging in vitro and in vivo studies with multiscale systems" will be published in The Royal Society's Interface Focus as part of a special themed issue to be released in December. Once published the article can be accessed online at

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