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IU-MSI STEM Initiative

Robyn Fuchs

Research in my lab focuses on how to improve bone health of the growing skeleton using exercise and drug therapies. This is accomplished using various genetically modified animal models that have been generated to evaluate specific pathways involved in regulating bone growth. As a member of our research team you will gain hands-on experience learning how to evaluate bone tissue at a histological level, including how to process tissue, take images using a fluorescent microscope, and complete static and dynamic histomorphometric measures of bone formation. You will also learn various imaging techniques (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, micro-computed tomography, mall animal digital x-ray) used to provide information on structural and mineral characteristics of bone tissue.

Revised: Dec. 19, 2014

Sarah Larson
Program Coordinator
IU-MSI STEM Initiative
Indiana University
set9@indiana.edu
812-855-7463