Our main research interest is the characterization of bone structure and composition in osteoporosis and other disease states using both ex vivo and in vivo high resolution imaging techniques. Specifically, we are developing techniques in micro computed tomography (microCT), high resolution peripheral quantitative CT (HR-pQCT), and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy for the assessment of bone quality. As a part of the Musculoskeletal Quantitative Imaging Research (MQIR) group in the Department of Radiology and Biological Imaging at UCSF, we enjoy a rich, collaborative environment working closely with researchers, clinicians, and students. We are committed to the training and education of postdoctoral fellows, residents, and students (medical, graduate, undergraduate, and high school) interested in pursuing a career in musculoskeletal research. Our research is supported by the NIH and by intramural UCSF funding.