February talks from the lab

Prof. Kersh gave two talks in February.  The first was at the Danish Bone Research Workshop where she summarized our work in multi-scale bone mechanics with bone histomorphometry gurus Thomas Andersen and Christina Andreasen as well as micro-CT wizard Jesper Thomsen.

Back in Illinois, Prof. Kersh gave the February TechTalk at the Beckman Institute describing our use of the Visualization Lab which includes developing high-resolution finite element models from computed tomography data.

In both of these talks, the work presented was done by TBL alumnus Lydia Bakalova and current graduate students Sara Moshage, Hyunggwi Song, and Liz Livingston.  Great job team!

Munsur Rahman presents at SICB 2018

TBL post-doc Munsur Rahman is presenting work on behalf of our group and collaborator John Polk’s Evolutionary Biomechanics Laboratory, at the annual Society for Intergrative and Comparative Biology meeting in San Francisco.  We are studying the effect of postural differences on trabecular and subchondral bone properties using an ovine model of exercise.  Munsur will present initial results from our first cohort.

TBL member Hafiz is on a roll!

Congratulations to Hafiz Rahman, TBL PhD student!  Hafiz recently passed his prelim with flying colors and his review paper on the effect of rotator cuff tears on shoulder biomechanics has just come out.  Way to go Hafiz!

Rahman H, Currier E, Johnson M, Goding R, Wagoner Johnson AJ, Kersh ME. Primary and secondary effects of rotator cuff tears on glenohumeral biomechanics. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2017.

ASBMR 2017

Another great ASBMR meeting – this time in Denver.  We were excited to have our poster on mechanics featured at the bone fragility symposium and two posters during the main meeting.  Thanks to our collaborators Thomas, Christina, Jesper and Jean-Marie in Denmark.

Fall 17 kick-off

We had a great time getting together before the start of the Fall 17 semester. It was all fun and games until the Connect-4 tournament started. Congratulations to Zeeshan as the Fall 17 C4 champion!

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.