2018年12月24日，苏州大学骨科研究所邀请了美国哥伦比亚大学X. Edward Guo（郭向东）教授来我所交流访问并做专题报告，研究所教职工及骨科研究生参加了该报告。
郭教授的报告题目为“Bone Bioengineering: Microstructure, Mechanics, Mechanobiology, and Beyond”。郭教授针对松质骨的微观结构，建立骨小板与骨小杆模型，通过分析生理条件、病理条件下的骨小板、骨小杆数量、方向及比例等，细致区分出其变化差异，为骨质疏松、骨关节炎等疾病的早期诊断提供新的思路及精确的判断标准。郭教授的讲座精彩纷呈，引起了大家激烈的讨论。
Dr. Guo received his B.S. in applied mechanics from Peking University.He went to the U.S.A in 1988 and received his M.S. in 1990 and Ph.D. in 1994 in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics from Harvard University-MIT.In 1994-1996, Professor Guo did his postdoctoral fellowship in the Orthopaedic Research Laboratories at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor with Professor Steven A. Goldstein in orthopaedic bioengineering.In 1996 he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering and then Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University as an Assistant Professor.He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2003, Professor in 2007, and named as Stanley Dicker Professor in 2018.He directs the Bone Bioengineering Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia focusing his research interests in micromechanics of bone tissue, computational biomechanics, and mechanobiology of bone.His past honors include Young Investigator Recognition Award from the Orthopaedic Research Society, National Research Service Award from the NIH, a CAREER award from the NSF, Funds for Talented Professionals (Joint Research Fund for Overseas Chinese Young Scholars) from the National Natural Science Foundation of China.He was elected as a fellow to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.He was one of the founders and served as co-Editor-in-Chief of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE), an international journal of US Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).He has served many review panels for NIH, NSF, and NASA.His research has been supported by the Whitaker Foundation, the NSF, and the NIH. He served as President of International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society, the Society for Physical Regulation in Biology and Medicine, Member of Board of Directors of Orthopaedic Research Society, and Member of Board of Directors of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.He also founded the Special Interest Group in CMBE in the BMES and served as its founding Chair.