People

“Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist…” – Carl Sagan


Mariana Kersh, PhD
Lab Director
Graduate Researchers


Sara Moshage
PhD ME Student
Equine biomechanics


Favorite spot on campus:
Arboretum

Chenxi Yan
PhD ME Candidate
Bone mechanics


Favorite spot on campus:
ARC

Sony Manandhar
MS ME Candidate
Bone mechanics


Favorite spot on campus:
Boneyard creek

Roberto Guzman
PhD ME Student
Ligament


Favorite spot on campus:
Green Street

Michael Rogalski
MS ME Candidate
Cortical bone mechanics


Favorite spot on campus:
Soccer fields

Kellie Halloran
PhD ME Student
Wheelchair biomechanics


Favorite spot on campus:
Caffe Paradiso

Bailey MacInnis
MD Candidate (Carle-Illinois College of Medicine)
Undergraduate Researchers

Paxton Wiersema
Shoulder biomechanics


Favorite spot on campus:
Boneyard creek

Teagan Mathur
Equine bone development


Favorite spot on campus:
Cocomero

Berat Gulecyuz

Favorite spot on campus:
Alma Mater

Alejandro Martinez

Favorite spot on campus:
Boneyard creek

Taylor Wills

Favorite spot on campus:
Main Quad

Daria Wendell

Favorite spot on campus:
Main Quad
Alumni
Post-doctoral Fellows
Munsur Rahman, PhD
Bone mechanobiology
Graduate Researchers
Hyunggwi Song
PhD ME
Muscle and bone mechanics
Jason Kim
MS ME
Shoulder biomechanics
Elizabeth Livingston
MS ME
Computational bone mechanics
Vineeth Bodapati
MS ME
Shoulder modeling
John Shanley
MS ME
Rotator cuff injury mechanics
Sameer Muckatira
MS ME
Bone mechanics
Hafizur Rahman
PhD ME
Shoulder biomechanics
Lydia Bakalova
MS ME
Bone mechanobiology
Eric Currier
MS ME
Time-lapsed bone strain
Xianhan Liu
MS ME
Bone strain in mice
Undergraduate Researchers
2019/20:

Kellie Halloran
Sterling Stanley
2018/19:

Shreyas Chandrashekaran

Harikrishnan Kumar

Jamies Nie

Aisha Kamran
Clara Duarte

Michael Adams

Ida Ang

Xiaoxi Du
2016/17:

Nick Runge

Ben Slotarski
Kevin Brenner

Marshall Johnson

2014/15:

Mohammad Kotob

Andrew Kim
Melissa Munanto

Megan Fritz
Jae Lee

Amanda Maher

Sam Goldsmith
Varun Jain

Brian Abarbanel

Blase Horn