TBL wins in and out of the lab…

August has been a great month for the lab.

TBL graduate students Jason Kim, Sara Moshage, and John Shanley participated in a local run.  John was first in his age group for the 5k, Jason was second in his age group for the 10k, and Sara got third in her age group.

Prof. Kersh attended the ORS Musculoskeletal Biology Workshop and presented work done by TBL alum Lydia Bakalova in collaboration with Thomas Andersen’s group at the University of Southern Denmark.  The work was well received and Prof. Kersh received an ORS Alice J Lee Award for scientific merit.

Congratulations everyone!




TBL @ Midwest ORS Workshop

TBL members presented posters at the 2017 ORS Midwest Workshop.  Great job to Hafiz, Hyunggwi, Sameer, John, and Jason!  Thanks to Hyunggwi and Hafiz for the photos!


New TBL members – Sara Moshage and Chenxi Yan

Welcome newest TBL members Sara and Chenxi!

Sara has a BS in Bioengineering and has returned to UIUC to complete an MS.  Sara will work with VetMed Orthopedic Surgeon Annette McCoy to study equine biomechanics and fracture risk.

Chenxi completed his BS in Mechanical Engineering and has continued at UIUC.  Chenxi is interested in bone mechanics and is working on DVC-based analyses of bone.

Prof. Kersh receives BWF award

Prof. Kersh received a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Research Collaboration Travel Grant which will allow the lab to continue the exciting collaboration with biologists Thomas Andersen and his group in Denmark studying bone mechanobiology.  Thanks to the BWF for supporting our work.

Graduation news Spring 2017

Congratulations to Lydia Bakalova on turning in her Masters thesis, “Relating cortical bone mechanics to intracortical pore morphology, distribution and remodeling history within the fibula diaphysis” and to Kevin Brenner, TBL undergraduate volunteer, on his acceptance to Stanford.

Great job Lydia and Kevin!

TBL members win MechSE awards

Congratulations to John Shanley for winning the Smith Outstanding TA Award and Liz Livingston, who will start work with the TBL in Fall 2017, on the honor of being named a Knight of St. Patrick.  Both awards are given to students who represent leadership and excellence in character.  Congratulations John and Liz!