Archived BBML News Items



2023:

Two of our newest undergraduate researchers received 2023 summer grants from the IUPUI Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). Katelynn Gallagher's grant is titled "Mechanical Impacts of Advanced Glycation End Product (AGE) Accumulation in Bone" and Caleb Manring's is titled "Improved Bone Notching Methods for Fracture Toughness Testing".

Sarah Staller, an undergraduate student from the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University, is working on an honors project this summer focused on improving the accuracy of compression testing in mouse vertebrea.

The lab is happy to welcome our newest PhD student this summer. Amanda Wagner will be joining the BBML this July and starting her PhD in August!

2022:

Rachel K will be presenting a poster at the 2023 Annual Meeting of Orthopaedic Research Society in Dallas.

Nusaiba earned an award for the poster she presented at the 8th Annual Diabetes Symposium put on by the IU Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases. Congratulations!

Olivia Reul, also an undergraduate researcher in the lab, will be giving her first podium presentation at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society in San Antonio!

Rachel Surowiec, a postodoc since the spring of 2020, just started her excting new position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the BME Department at IUPUI. The lab is sad to see her leave, but the department is excited for our new addition!

Jen Hatch is also moving on to a new Lecturer position in BME @ IUPUI. Jen has worked in the lab since 2018, starting first as an undergrad, then completing an MS thesis as part of the BME 5 year BS/MS program, and then moving into our PhD program. Jen decided to transition into a faculty position starting in the Fall of 2022!

Congratulations to Nusaiba for successfully defending her MS thesis "The Metabolic and Skeletal Phenotype of the KK/Ay Murine Model for Chronic Kidney Disease and Type 2 Diabetes."

The lab will be well represented at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research in Austin, TX! We will have 5 poster presentations. Olivia Reul, an undergraduate researcher, will attend her first national conference as first author! Postdocs Rachel Surowiec and Amy Creecy both earned Young Investigator Awards. Nusaiba and Rachel Kohler also have posters. These presentations cover some of our newer work in Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease, some continuing work with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and a few other things. Congrats to all!

Andrea Jacobson, an undergraduate researcher in the lab, will be presenting her work at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society in San Antonio. Congrats Andi!

The lab has been prolific in 2022 with mutliple new publications, including 2 accepted in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (JBMR) in the same week! Please check out the publications section of the site for all the details. Congrats to all!

The lab welcomes Joseph Bustamante, a new PhD students starting this summer.

Congratulations to JD for successfully defending his PhD dissertation "Multiscale Characterization of Skeletal Properties in Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease." He will be missed as he heads back to his 3rd year of Medical School in the Indiana University School of Medicine in March.

2021:

Continuing the turnover in the lab, we are sad to say goodbye to Claudia as she completed her postdoctoral work in the lab in December 2021. At the same time, the lab is happy to welcome a new postdoc, Andy Tomaschke, and a new undergraduate researcher, Shelby Busker.

The lab will be well represented at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society in Tampa! We will have 4 poster presentations (Congrats to Amy, Claudia, Jen, and Nusaiba) and 2 podium presentations (Congrats to JD and Rachel S.) covering the work we continue in Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and some of our exciting new work in Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease. We are all looking forward to the first in-person conference the lab has attended as a group in 2 years.

Amy and Rachel S presented posters at the recent 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. JD also had an oral presentation and earned a Young Investigator Award. Congrats everyone!

On August 1, 2021, the interim tag was removed and Professor Wallace took on the role of Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at IUPUI.

Congratulations to Jen Hatch for successfully defending her MS thesis "Sex-Specific Bone Phenotype in the Streptozotocin-Induced Murine Model of Diabetes." Jen transitioned into the BME PhD research program in August and was awarded the Indiana University President Diversity Fellowship!

After 10 years in existence, the BBML has finally found a lab manager to help with the day to day operations of the lab. As of January 1, 2021, we welcome Dyann Segvich to the team!


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