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Congratulations, Genevieve!

Members of BBL attended the Arnold and Madaleine Penner 3rd Annual Musculoskeletal Repair and Regeneration Symposium at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center on October 2nd, 2014. Genevieve was chosen for a Young Investigator Award for her outstanding poster: "Endoplasmic Reticulum Calcium Handling in Osteocyte Mechanobiology ". Congrats, Genevieve!

2014 BBL Summer Outing

In July, BBL members and summer students spent the day in New Jersey for a summer outing. We went on a ziplining tour at Mountain Creek and everyone had a blast. Afterwards, we all met at Ed and Carol's house for a BBQ to celebrate everyone's hard work!

ITS Software Available for Download

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Individual Trabecula Segmentation (ITS) is a powerful 3D image analysis tool for explicit assessments of trabecular plate and rod microstructure, which enables accurate early prediction of changes in metabolic bone diseases and evaluation of drugs that affect bone microstructure.

Collegiate Middle School 5th Graders Visit BBL

On Wednesday, May 28th, the 5th grade boys from Collegiate Middle School came to the Columbia University Department of Biomedical Engineering for a science tour. As part of their tour of various labs in the department, the students visited BBL to perform experiments on chicken bones. They were able to see the contributions of protein and mineral to overall bone strength by breaking chicken bones that had been soaked in water, vinegar, or bleach.

Genevieve explaining the experiment for the day.Genevieve explaining the experiment for the day.

New Study Shows that Bones are Incredibly Cool

From The Onion...

Doctors at Johns Hopkins have completed a ten-year study, determining that bones are the coolest part of the human body.


New Study Shows That Bones Are Incredibly Cool

Ji featured in Columbia Engineering's "Milestones"

Ji Wang, a fourth-year PhD student in BBL, was recently featured on the Columbia Engineering "Milestones" page for her prestigious fellowship award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). View the story here: http://engineering.columbia.edu/milestones.

Newly Weds

Ji and Bo had their lovely wedding on July 7th in their hometown Harbin, China. Ed shared this wonderful moment with them.

Annual BBL summer BBQ

Our annual BBQ was held this past Sunday at Ed and Carol's home in New Jersey. As always, we had a wonderful time! Some of the lab went kayaking and biking in Wawayanda State Park before the BBQ. At the house, we played poker and ate tons of delicious food!!

Ji Awarded the HHMI International Predoctoral Student Fellowship

Ji Wang has won the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)International Predoctoral Student Fellowship for her research on accurate and fast whole bone plate-rod models for clinical fracture risk assessment. This prestigious fellowship is designed to facilitate the research training of outstanding international predoctoral students in the biomedical and related sciences. It is one of the few funding opportunities for international students who are ineligible for fellowships or training grants through U.S. federal agencies.

Congratulations, Da!

The entire BBL family wishes to congratulate Da on a successful thesis defense this May! Da completed his thesis research at BBL in December, and he finalized his findings and defended his thesis at the end of May. Ed was able to attend.

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