Lab News


September 2019: Rachana and Taraneh both had their abstracts accepted and presented their work at their very first ASBMR conference in Orlando. (And then they went to Disneyworld.)

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August 2019: Our review on how type 2 diabetes affects bone biomechanics is in press in Current Osteoporosis Reports - go team! Check it out here.


June 2019: Rachana Vaidya and Taraneh Rezaee both successfully passed their PhD qualifying exams! On to the next stage!


May 2019: We celebrated the success of several students this month. Jake Aaronson successfully defended his MS thesis - hooray! He and his labmates, Tianna Edwards and Matt Phou, all walked across the commencement stage for their MS degrees (in the pouring rain). We are going to miss this bunch as they move on to bigger and better things!


April 2019: Tianna Edwards and Rachana Vaidya won 1st and 2nd place, respectively, in the grad division of the 3-Minute Thesis competition this year - congrats on keeping our lab’s 3MT presence going strong!


April 2019: Congratulations to Jake Aaronson and Rachana Vaidya for their tag-team 1st place win for best presentation in the grad division at the Sigma Xi research symposium! They presented their work on osteocyte behavior in hyperglycemic conditions.

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June 2018: Our lab headed up to the Center for Skeletal Research core in Boston to get trained on how to grow and take care of Ocy454 osteocytes. Thanks to Dr. Paola Divieti Pajevic for her training sessions!

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May 2018: Kudos to Zach Herrera for receiving the summer internship award from the Office of Undergraduate Research! He is working on 3D printing polylactic acid and titanium dioxide composites that could be used as part of biomedical implants.


April 2018: Jake Aaronson won the grand prize in the undergraduate division of the 3-Minute Thesis competition at UMassD - congrats! Listen to his 3MT talk here.


November 2017: Jake Aaronson had an abstract accepted for the Orthopaedic Research Society meeting on the effects of an in vitro diabetic environment on bone microindentation properties. Have fun in New Orleans in March!


July 2017: Congratulations to Talia D'Ambruoso and the rest of the "Bone Notcher" senior capstone team for their abstract acceptance at BMES. We’re proud to have UMassD represented at the meeting!


May 2017: Kudos to Jake Aaronson for receiving the summer internship award from the Office of Undergraduate Research. Learn more about his summer project here.


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