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.
Hyunggwi Song, PhD candidate studying bone mechanics and adaptation, presented his poster “A non-invasive method for predicting the effects of muscle force on gait-induced bone formation” at the UIUC IGB Fellows Symposium. Great job Hyunggwi!
Congratulations to TBL PhD student, Hafizur Rahman, and collaborators Woowon Lee and Prof. Toussaint on the publication of our new method for evaluating collagen crimping in ligaments. Way to go!!
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!
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!
Hafiz Rahman and Woowon Lee (TBL collaborator) presented posters at this years Orthopedic Research Society. We had a great time, learned a lot, and 4 generations of scientists came together in San Diego.
Prof. Kersh and colleagues were invited to publish a review of current practices for strengthening fracture prone regions of bone. Read the the article here.
Check out the great article on Lydia here!
Welcome MS candidate, John Shanley, to the TBL! John joined this Fall 2016 and is working on developing an experiment to simulate rotator cuff injury mechanisms.
Prof. Kersh and MS candidate, Lydia Bakalova, attended ASBMR 2016 in Atlanta in September. Lydia co-presented a poster with our Danish collaborators, Thomas Andersen and Christina Andreasen. We enjoyed a few hours in the aquarium and spending non-Skype time with our research friends!