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.
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.
Kudos to Hyunggwi for passing his PhD qualifying exam! Hyunggwi is studying the mechanics of bone growth using experimental and computational models, and the role of muscle forces in bone remodeling. Way to go Hyunggwi!
Prof. Kersh and colleague Prof. Stu Warden from IUPUI will be working on a new project funded looking at the effect of loading on the tibia during different activities to understand how loading and fatigue influences the strain distribution in bone. Thanks to the NBA and GE Sports and Orthopedic Medicine Collaboration grant for funding this work.
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!
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.
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.