People

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

Director

Mariana Kersh, PhD
Lab Director
Coordinator of Research Programs


Mary Power

Favorite spot on campus:
Krannert Art Museum
Postdoctoral Researchers


Elahe Ganji, PhD
Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow


Favorite spot on campus:
Arboretum


Amir Ostadi Moghaddam, PhD
Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow


Favorite spot on campus:
Arboretum

Graduate Researchers


Sara Moshage
PhD ME Candidate
Equine biomechanics


Favorite spot on campus:
Arboretum

Roberto Pineda Guzman
PhD ME Candidate
Ligament biomechanics


Favorite spot on campus:
Green Street

Kellie Halloran
PhD ME Student
Wheelchair biomechanics


Favorite spot on campus:
Cafe Kopi

Michael Focht
PhD ME Student
Tendon biomechanics


Favorite spot on campus:
Soccer fields

Samantha Hammock
DVM/PhD Student
Equine biomechanics


Favorite spot on campus:
Arboretum



Mikayla Hoyle
PhD ME Student
Bone biomechanics


Favorite spot on campus:
Arboretum

Josh Craggette
MS ME Student
Bone biomechanics


Favorite spot on campus:
BrewLab

Griffin Sipes
PhD Student
Shoulder biomechanics


Favorite spot on campus:
Arboretum

Cash
Equine Research Assistant
Equine development


Favorite spot on campus:
UIUC Horse Farm
Med Students

Alex Teague
MD Candidate (Carle-Illinois College of Medicine)
Predictive bone growth modeling


Favorite spot on campus:
Arboretum

Sam Mircoff
MD Candidate (Carle-Illinois College of Medicine)


Favorite spot on campus:
Undergraduate Researchers

Ethan Park
Mechanical Engineering

Leejun Kim
Materials Science & Engineering
Alumni
Post-doctoral Fellows
Munsur Rahman, PhD
Bone mechanobiology
Graduate Researchers
2021Chenxi Yan
PhD ME
Bone Mechanics
Sony Manandhar
MS ME
Bone Mechanics
Michael Rogalski
MS ME
Bone Mechanics
2020Hyunggwi Song
PhD ME
Muscle and bone mechanics
2019Jason Kim
MS ME
Shoulder biomechanics during driving
Elizabeth Livingston
MS ME
Computational bone mechanics
Vineeth Bodapati
MS ME
Shoulder modeling
2018Hafizur Rahman
PhD ME
Shoulder biomechanics
John Shanley
MS ME
Rotator cuff injury mechanics
Sameer Muckatira
MS ME
Bone mechanics
2017Lydia Bakalova
MS ME
Bone mechanobiology
2016Eric Currier
MS ME
Time-lapsed bone strain
2015Xianhan Liu
MS ME
Bone strain in mice
Med Students
2021Bailey MacInnis
Undergraduate Researchers
2020/21:Berat Gulecyuz

Taylor Wills
Alejandro Martinez

Daria Wendell
Teagan Mathur
2019/20:Sterling Stanley Kellie Halloran
2018/19: Clara Duarte

Michael Adams

Ida Ang
Shreyas Chandrashekaran

Jamies Nie

Xiaoxi Du
Harikrishnan Kumar

Aisha Kamran
2016/17:
Kevin Brenner

Ben Slotarski
Nick RungeMarshall Johnson
2014/15:
Melissa Munanto

Megan Fritz

Varun Jain

Blase Horn
Mohammad Kotob

Jae Lee

Brian Abarbanel
Andrew Kim

Amanda Maher

Sam Goldsmith