About the Bone Disease Program of Texas

The Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Bone Disease Program of Texas, a collaborative research, clinical and education program of Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, was established in 2002 to capitalize on the strengths of these two institutions. The program acts as a hub for activities within the Texas Medical Center related to bone health and osteoporosis research.

Faculty participants have access to a number of Bone Program Cores, which include:

Bone Histology/Immunohistochemistry Lab at Baylor College of Medicine

This core facility provides high quality histological and immunocytochemistry/IF services.

MicroCT Lab at Baylor College of Medicine

The μCT 40 MicroCT Scanco scanner allows the measurement and visualization of bone structures with an attainable isotropic voxel size of 10 μm.

Biomechanics Lab at The University of Texas Health Houston

The Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory provides a wide range of experimental and computational biomechanical measurements.

Bone Histomorphometry Lab at MD Anderson Cancer Center

The Bone Histomorphometry Core Laboratory provides histomorphometric analyses of non-decalcified bone specimens.

Clinical Translational Research

The overall purpose of the IDDRC Clinical Translational Core is to facilitate the bidirectional translation of research observations into patient-oriented studies.