2014

Month

News

November

A manuscript on osteoclastogenesis (Hamamura, K., Chen, A., Tanjung, N., Takigawa, S., Sudo, A., Yokota, H) was accepted by “Cellular Signalling” without any revision.

October

A collaborative project with Dr. Motomu Shimaoka (Mie University, Japan) was launched on “mechanotransduction and integrin biology” in collaboration with Dr. Sungsoo Na (BME).

September

An NIH/NIAMS R01 (Mechanical Loading and Bone) was competitively renewed for a third time (percentile 1%).

August

Dr. Kazumasa Minami (MD/PhD) joined the lab!
ThucNhi TruongVo joined the lab as a Master’s graduate student!
HZ Healthtech LLC was founded as a SpinUp company.

July

Dr. Shinya Takigawa (MD) joined the lab!
A “spinal cord injury induced osteoporosis” study was awarded in collaboration with Dr. Riyi Shi at Purdue University.
A CTSI/RISC project (Treatment of Osteogenesis Imperfecta) started in collaboration with Dr. Joseph Wallace (BME).
An NIH/NIAMS R03 (Quantitative imaging at subcellular levels in chondrocyte mechanotransduction) was awarded to Dr. Sungsoo Na (BME).  Our lab will support the project.

June

Dr. Xiaolin Tu (PhD) joined the lab during the summer period prior to his leave to China.

May

Two summer students (Nick Shi, Purdue/BME; and Arsalan Siddiqui, SEED Program/Caramel High) joined the lab!

April

A “100 Voices of Hope” project (Treatment of Breast Cancer and Bone Metastasis) was awarded in collaboration with Dr. Hari Nakshatri at IU Simon Cancer Center.

March

An NIH/NIGMS R41 (Multi-Blot Western Device) was awarded as a subcontract to YC Bioelectric LLC.

February

A BBRC project (Development of Knee Loading Device) started in collaboration with Drs. Stanley Chien (ECE) and Sohel Anwar (ME).

January

Nancy Tanjung finished her MS/BME program.  Congratulations!

2013

Month

News

December

In 2013, 13 peer-reviewed journal articles were published, including Bone, and Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.

October

Dr. Akinobu Nishimura (MD/PhD) joined the lab!

September

Dr. Wenxiao Xu (MD) joined the lab!

August

Andy Chen finished his MS/BME program.  Congratulations!  He continues to pursue a PhD degree.

July

An IUPUI/RSFG pilot project (Treatment of breast cancer and bone metastasis) was awarded.
An IU/CTSI project (Biomechanical regulation of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis by tyrosine family kinases) was awarded in collaboration with Drs. Fred Pavalko (IU Medicine) and Angela Bruzzaniti (IU Dentistry).

June

A summer student (Paige Price; SEED Program/Brownsburg High) joined the lab!

February

Dr. Kazumasa Minami (MD/PhD; Osaka University, Japan) visited the lab for one month!