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X. Lucas Lu

X. Lucas Lu

Associate Professor
201A Spencer Lab
Newark, Delaware 19716
Phone: 302-831-3581
xlu@udel.edu

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EDUCATION

PhD | Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Our research focuses on the articular cartilage and osteoarthritis, in particular how cartilage and bone cells sense the mechanical forces generated from our physical activities and transfer the signals into orchestrated cellular activities. Using advanced mechanical methods, microscopy techniques, nanotechnology, proteomics and computational modeling, the mechano-chemical conversation between cartilage and bone at both molecular and cellular levels are investigated to understand the etiology of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, and to find new therapeutic interventions aimed at the mitigation or treatment of these diseases.

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Biomechanical Engineering

FACULTY EXPERTISE

  • Biomechanics
  • Solid Mechanics

 

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