Faculty Research Labs

Allen Lab

The laboratory led by Matthew R. Allen, PhD studies the tissue-level mechanisms responsible for musculoskeletal integrity in health and disease by utilizing numerous in vivo model systems that help investigators understand how disease and pharmaceutical intervention influence bone structure, cellular activity, tissue-level properties (such as mineralization, microdamage, collagen, hydration), and biomechanical properties.

The laboratory studies a range of diseases/conditions, including osteoporosis, chronic kidney disease, and disuse using techniques that include imaging (CT, DXA, X-ray), histology (static and dynamic histomorphometry, microdamage), and mechanical testing (bending, compression, fatigue loading).

Active Research

NIH R01 DK110871

Multi PI – Matthew R. Allen, Sharon Moe, Tom Nickolas

NIH – F30 DK100093

Chris Newman; Mentors: Matthew R. Allen & Sharon Moe

NIH – F32 DK108554

Erin McNerny; Mentors: Matthew R. Allen & Sharon Moe


Co-PI – Matthew R. Allen and Thomas Siegmund

Research Faculty

Matthew R. Allen, PhD

Matthew R. Allen, PhD

Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development