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TCNJ Biomedical Engineers Study Space Radiation

Life in the lab is focused: students immersed in biomedical engineering research at TCNJ have spent months studying the effects of space radiation on rodent bones.

But the experience has been anything but limiting under the tutelage of Assistant Professor Anthony Lau whose estimable expertise and resume have given his students an entrée to research at big universities and labs.

Since his arrival at TCNJ four years ago, Lau has collaborated with researchers at Johns Hopkins University and NASA’s Space Radiation Laboratory at Brookhaven in studying the bones of rats that have been subjected to radiation. The bones are measured for density and volume, and students in Lau’s lab take it a step further by measuring their strength.