Dr. Mark Seeley of Geisinger and Dr. Wheatley were awarded a Bucknell-Geisinger Research Initiative Stage II grant entitled “Characterization and Modeling of Miserable Malalignment Syndrome Lower Limb Biomechanics” to study anterior knee mechanics and lower limb rotational morphology. The grant will support further computational modeling, building off of the previously awarded Stage I grant, as well as the collection of clinical gait data.
Dr. Wheatley will be working closely with Dr. Seeley and other Geisinger clinicians and researchers during his 2019-2020 academic year pre-tenure leave. An exciting time for the lab!
The 2019 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport meeting, sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, has come and gone. The MMOT lab was well represented at the conference, as Keith and Anurag traveled with Dr. Wheatley to southwest PA to present their work on muscle and aponeurosis mechanics.
Anurag placed 3rd overall in the BS level Musculoskeletal, Respiratory, Ocular and Other Systems Poster Competition! Congratulations Anurag and Keith on a job well done and all of your hard work!
Full conference proceedings can be found here: http://archive.sb3c.org/
The MMOT lab is excited to announce that Elyssa Penson (Mechanical Engineering 2021) was selected as a Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars recipient for summer 2019. Elyssa will be working with Dr. Wheatley and Dr. Kenny Mineart (CHEG) to study the biaxial properties of hydrogels as potential tissue replacements.
More information on the CBL program at Bucknell can be found here: https://www.bucknell.edu/lucescholars