X. Edward Guo, Ph.D

Dr. Guo ( is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and the Director of the Bone Bioengineering Laboratory.

Curriculum Vitae

Yue (Eric) Yu

Eric ( joined the lab in September 2011. He received his B.S in Microelectronics at Xian Jiao Tong University 2009 and M.S in Mechanical Engineering at Univ. of Houston in 2011. His research mainly focuses on the mechanics of individual trabecula, including trabecular types, orientations, heterogeneous material properties and anisotropy, etc... and how they influence the whole bone strength.

Broken bones? For sure! He had a tibial shaft fracture and laid in bed for 2 whole months due to a failed dunk trial...

Andrea Morrell

Ph.D. Candidate
Andrea ( joined the Bone Bioengineering Lab in September 2012. She received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rochester in 2012 and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at Columbia. Andrea’s research utilizes an ex vivo model of live osteocytes in their native network in the bone to observe real-time mechanotransduction events, such as intracellular calcium signaling and actin network dynamics. She will be characterizing these signals to investigate their role in communication within the osteocyte network as well as to other cell types involved in bone modeling and remodeling. Andrea is a trainee of the NIH T32 Training Grant for Multidisciplinary Engineering Training in Musculoskeletal Research.

Broken bones? Surprisingly, no!

Sam Robinson

Ph.D. Candidate
Sam ( joined the Bone Bioengineering Lab in Fall 2013. He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley in 2011 and worked in the Spine Biomechanics Lab at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles for two years after that. Sam works on the mechanobiology side of the lab, specifically using in-vivo models and micro-computed tomography.

Broken bones? He has never broken a bone despite his low bone density!

Rachel Sattler

Ph.D. Candidate
Rachel ( joined the lab in September 2014. She received her B.S. in Engineering Physics at Fordham University. Prior to attending college, Rachel was a professional dancer performing with Nevada Festival Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, and various modern dance companies in NYC. She was also a personal trainer specializing in pilates, post-natal fitness, and post-rehabilitation training. After years spent studying the adaptation and healing of the body from the outside in, she is excited to be studying those processes from the inside out. Her research interests with the BBL include protein signaling and mechanisms by which osteocytes coordinate bone modeling in response to mechanical stimulus.

Broken bones? Just her pinkie toes.

Yizhong Jenny Hu

M.S. leading to Ph.D. Candidate
Jenny ( joined the Bone Bioengineering Lab in September 2015. She received her B.S in Biomedical Engineering with a focus on biomechanics at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research currently involves HR-pQCT based studies, and searching for early diagnostic and treatment methods for osteoarthritis.

Broken bones? No and hopefully never!

Xingjian (Eddie) Zhang

M.S. Candidate
Eddie ( joined the Bone Bioengineering Lab in September 2015. He received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at Beijing Institute of Technology in 2015 and is currently a graduate student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Broken bones? Despite his best daredevil attempts over the last 22 years, Eddie has failed to break any bones.

BBL Alumni

X. Neil Dong
Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Health and Kinesiology

Ph.D. 2002

Chi Hyun Kim
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

D.Eng. Sc. 2003 (First Doctor of Engineering Science recipient in the Department of Biomedical Engineering)

Erica Takai
Associate Director for Premarket Regulatory Science, Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories [OSEL], Food and Drug Administration

Ph.D. 2005

Xiaowei Sherry Liu
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Ph.D. 2007

Mei Lin Ete Chan
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University

Ph.D. 2009

Xiaohui Zhang
Technical Service Engineer, ANSYS, Inc.

Ph.D. 2009

Bo Bob Huo
Professor of Applied Mechanics and Biomechanics, School of Aerospace Engineering, Department of Applied Mechanics, Beijing Institute of Technology

Postdoctoral Fellow 2006-2008

Xin Lucas Lu
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware

Postdoctoral Fellow 2007-2010

Songlin Peng
Assistant Professor, Department of Spine Surgery, Shenzhen People's Hospital, 2nd Affiliated Medical School, Jinan University

Visiting Ph.D. 2007-2009

Da Jing
Assistant Professor, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, China

Visiting Ph.D. 2011-2013

Isabel Leong
Postdoctoral Fellow 2010-2013

Andrew Baik
Scientist, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Ph.D. 2012

Bin Zhou
Principal Engineer, Baxter

Ph.D. 2015

Ji Wang
Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group

Ph.D. 2016

Genevieve Brown
Medical Associate, Health Science Communications

PhD. 2016

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